Best way to activate Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by nima1024, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. nima1024

    nima1024 MDL Member

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    Hello all,

    I just have to install some Windows XPs on our company's computers and I already have an updated CD with myself, but I just don't know how to make it genuine these days.

    I use a VLK key during installation to make it pass but what to do after that?

    I have downloaded both Retail & VL version of SP3.

    I recall some tools names WGA 1.9.40 & AntiWPA and something else, which is the best and easy mode to activate Windows XP and make it Genuine?

    Regards,
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Have a look here :)
     
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  3. nima1024

    nima1024 MDL Member

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    I actually read that topic, but it's description is not enough, it's confusing and it did not explain what does this tool exactly do, but I found somehow by downloading it, will give it a try.

    It changes VLK to OEM and try to install correct serial and thus OEM:SLP?

    Do I need to enter or find serial numbers by myself or it contains some?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    It may be out of support but your company still needs valid licenses for XP - which should be able to activate easily.
     
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  5. nima1024

    nima1024 MDL Member

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    Which Genuine VL Key exactly you mean? is it freely available?
     
  6. Tito

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    nima1024 MDL Member

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  8. Tito

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    Read the stickies to learn about OEM:SLP activation. VLK and OEMBIOS changer tool is just a tool to switch the licensing channel of existing retail or VL installation. You can also do it in time of installing - use a common OEM:SLP media to activate your PCs if they have same SLP strings or you can use a multi-OEM solution.
     
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  9. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    AntiWPA is useless because it cracks winlogon.exe, it not activates Windows XP.
     
  10. tkontonis69

    tkontonis69 MDL Novice

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    I found a way in youtube to activate windows xp through editing a string in the registry titled
    [h=1]how to activate windows xp without a product key[/h]I am new and I can't post links yet.
     
  11. urie

    urie Moderator
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    There is no way you can activate just by editing registy. What you have seen is a hack.
     
  12. biegalson

    biegalson MDL Novice

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    I seen exactly same video , what do you mean "hack' When he did it an clicked activate windows it said it's activated already
     
  13. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    I'm not understanding the OP. If they are employed by a legitimate company, shouldn't they already have valid VLK or retail keys? Why task an employee with this?
     
  14. imgwhirl

    imgwhirl MDL Novice

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    If you have input a legit non-leaked key, you should be good to go. To confirm, open windows update in XP, if it does not complain "you are victim of piracy", then you are activated.
     
  15. Yen

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    There has been a tool around which is able to calculate vaild VLKs.
    Since VLK activation is offline only at WU blacklisted keys have been detected....
     
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  16. biegalson

    biegalson MDL Novice

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    does it mean when i used a key when installing it worked and i can use windows update i have a working and activated windows without worry that it will be deactivated or any other problems?
     
  17. Yen

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    I guess so. I don't believe M$ makes efforts to blacklist new VLKs for XP in the future since their XP support is cancelled already...
    If my brain serves me right they introduced WGA on XP with an update, you can disable it additionally.
     
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  18. LostED

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    #18 LostED, Aug 20, 2015
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    to avoid key blacklist...


    Code:
    rd/s/q "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\application data\Windows Genuine Advantage"
    rd/s/q "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Windows Genuine Advantage"
    
    echo 127.0.0.1   genuine.microsoft.com >> c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
    
     
  19. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    I 've got a Original XP pro Corporate SP3 Student Edition dated january 2013, if i'm not mistaken, it doesn't need key to be genuine or not??

    windsman.
     
  20. urie

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    VLK Key is will already be in present winnt.sif file.