Quick question re: Activating XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by jackinbox, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. jackinbox

    jackinbox MDL Novice

    Jul 27, 2011
    Thanks to everyone for all the great info on these boards. Suddenly out of the blue the other day I got the dreaded message telling me I had 6 days to activate. I'm not sure what happened.

    Anyway, I'm running XP Professional from a retail CD on a self-built computer with an Asus motherboard. I followed the instructions (or so I thought) in the Windows XP Repository but it's still not showing as activated.

    My CRC value is HITACHI BE5CE5BD.

    I downloaded the 4 OEMBIOS files and put them in the uncompressed folder and the Changer Tool appeared to work without error.

    I'm wondering if I still need to go in an change my product key, since the key I'm currently using is probably retail. Or perhaps there's something else I missed somewhere along the way?

    I did use Hazar's XP Activator tool about a year ago, so I'm wondering if that's what is interfering?

    Thanks in advance guys!
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
    The tool changes the key at the same time.

    What does the oembios tool shows?

  3. jackinbox

    jackinbox MDL Novice

    Jul 27, 2011
    #3 jackinbox, Jul 27, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
    "You have chosen to change the files for a XP Pro system

    Are you ready to change them now? (Y/N)"

    I select "y" and it copies numerous files.

    Then it says "The files have been changed. .

    The key has also been changed to a HITACHI Windows XP PRO key

    You will need to restart the computer for the changes

    To take effect.

    Do you want to restart now? (Y/N)"

    I restart and go to the Windows page and it tells me:

    "Activate Windows.

    Windows has not yet been activated with a genuine product key.

    Not to worry, we can help you with that."

    Then it gives you options to buy it.

    I may have an old version of AntiWPA 2 running also, so I'm not sure if that is part of the problem?
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Nov 30, 2009
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  5. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    It may not work but you could try to uninstall AntiWPA first before you do clean windows installation.