Quick question re: Activating XP

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

  1. jackinbox

    jackinbox MDL Novice

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    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

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    The tool changes the key at the same time.

    What does the oembios tool shows?

    sebus
     
  3. jackinbox

    jackinbox MDL Novice

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    #3 jackinbox, Jul 27, 2011
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    "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?
     
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  5. urie

    urie Moderator
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    It may not work but you could try to uninstall AntiWPA first before you do clean windows installation.