Updating product key on windows xp
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info? )I have been reading alot about changin Win XP product key but have hadproblems with OEM machines. Youshould now be able to change an OEM Product Key to another one. Click on Start then Run andenter the following line:%systemroot%\system32\oobe\/a Then click on Activate by phone and hit the Change Product Key.This applet is going to perform a Genuine Microsoft Software check before it will allow you to change the Product Key.Select the Windows XP button to get to the Web page shown in Figure B. Microsoft suggests creating a restore point, which is always a good idea before making changes to your Windows XP installation.Note the gentle warning about sending information to Microsoft so the system can verify the validity of your operating system.
Now you want to cut/paste the next two files to a newfolder:- wpa.dbl- Once these files have been removed from the system32 folder you want toactivate your copy by doing the following.
In May 2003, Tech Republic contributor Brien Posey published an article explaining how to change the Product Key on Microsoft Windows XP, and I republished it in the Microsoft Windows Blog last year.