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

    Jul 31, 2010
    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

    Sep 27, 2009
    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

    Jul 31, 2010
    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.

  4. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    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

    Nov 5, 2010
    #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:


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

    ameykelkar MDL Member

    May 8, 2011
    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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