What is the current, best and easiest XP activation method today post SP3?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by venomhed, May 13, 2011.

  1. venomhed

    venomhed MDL Novice

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    I have a Windows XP Pro VLK disk that has worked great for many years but ever since SP3 I always get the genuine activation problem. I have tried Antiwpa but that doesn't work at all anymore. So instead I have to use a VLK keygen, and a key changer and a program that changes the hosts file then a reboot and it works. It is quite a long process.

    There are so many bypass programs out there and it is too confusing to test each one (most are a virus it seems too!)

    Any suggestions on what to try would be great and I appreciate the time to respond.
     
  2. hasenfrasen

    hasenfrasen MDL Novice

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    Do it the OEM way, tatoo the BIOS with a SLP marker and use the corresponding OEM-key and OEMBIOS files.

    Tatoo @ forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6351-DMI-Boot-CD-for-Award-AMI-Intel-BIOS-%28Add-SLP1.0-w-o-modding%29
    OEM-key @ forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6077-VLK-and-OEMBIOS-changer...
     
  3. venomhed

    venomhed MDL Novice

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    A BIOS mod for XP? I never thought that would apply. I understand the OEM and VLK, that does seem to be the least restrictive core components.

    Ok I will look further on this site but the information is rather hard to swallow sometimes here due to so many pages of alterations and edits. But, i got time, so here I go.

    Thanks.
     
  4. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    Go to: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/22945-Windows-XP-Archive-(Genuine-ISO) and carefully follow Lateshift's instructions. Worked great for me.
     
  5. stream

    stream MDL Member

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    #5 stream, May 15, 2011
    Last edited: May 15, 2011
    Why is it that only since SP3 you are having an activation problem?! :confused:

    All VLK disc installs (SP0, SP1, SP1a, SP2a, SP2b & SP3) will prompt you for genuine validation if you enable windows update.

    You have to either
    a) Use an OEM SLP disc :cool:

    OR

    b) Disable windows update before connecting to the internet for a VLK install (with its attendant limitations) :(
     
  6. ameykelkar

    ameykelkar MDL Member

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    If you want to activate windows without giving any stress to your brain,
    check out my Windows XP Repository thread (Find link in signature) and go to Mission 5.3
     
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