Friday, July 24, 2009

How To Validate Your Copy of Windows XP

When you haven't installed an original copy of Windows XP [which you obviously haven’t because you got it from a Rs. 35 pirated CD :P], after a while you get a notification asking you to either validate it or get a genuine windows.

How to validate Windows XP without actually buying one is what I’m going to tell you in 10 simple steps:

1. Go to RUN by clicking on the START button, and type REGEDIT. A window will open.

2. Now expand HKEY LOCAL MACHINE on the left hand corner.

3. Then expand SOFTWARE
then CurrentVersion
and then WPAEvents

4. Now on the right side of the windows, double-click on OBETimer

5. Another window will open. In the window, select everything and press delete. Then exit.

6. Go to RUN and type: %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
[there's a space between exe and /a]

7. A windows will open entitled 'Activate Windows'. Choose Yes, I wish to call.

8. Click on Modify Product Key button which appears at the base of this window.

9. Type: THMPV - 77D6F - 94376 - 8HGKG - VRDRQ in the given key space and click on Update. Press 'Remember Later' on the windows that appears next and Restart your windows.

10. After restarting, perform the 6th step again. You'll see a message telling you that your Windows is activated!! :D

This is how i activated my copy of windows and it's still in working condition! Hope it works for you as well :) If it doesn't, leave a comment and i'll attend to it as soon as i can.


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