Win Xp and WGA and MS Essentials

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Yohoho, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Yohoho

    Yohoho MDL Novice

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    I have a system up and running with XP Pro volume. Thanks to My Digital Life, I am fully updated and all is well. Then I thought about installing Microsoft Security Essentials and hit a road block when they told me I would have to activate my copy of XP first.

    Has anyone done this? Should it pass the validation OK? Is Microsoft Security Essentials worth the trouble?

    I am also wondering, could or would, MS add something to MSE to check for any of these win 7 or XP activation tricks and call them viruses and then remove or disable them?

    Thanks
     
  2. sittingduck77

    sittingduck77 MDL Novice

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    If you-re OEM activated, you have nothing to worry about. In that case there's no problem installing WGA. If you're using a dodgy retail key, you'll run into trouble.

    Edit: Didn't see you're running a Volume edition. Well, still - if the key is good, there's no problem. If it's bad, there is a problem.
     
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  4. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    If your 'fully' updated your activation has already been checked.
    As there are a number of updates for XP (e.g. WMP, .NET) which will check your activation.

    Is MSE worth installing?
    Only you can tell, on this forum you'll dozens of people that love it and dozens more that hate it.
    Personally I install it on every system i build/sell because it works, its free, and is far, far better than nothing at all. ;)
     
  5. mr_devil

    mr_devil MDL Novice

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    hi...anyone can help me???
    I need newest WGA for my xp sp3 pro volume.
    please PM me link download

    coz most of link was incorrect or file was deleted.

    I coldnt find it.
    thanks B4
     
  6. pharee

    pharee MDL Novice

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    Me, too, please!
     
  7. rcnsit

    rcnsit MDL Novice

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    You can get WGA from the windows update site
     
  8. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    I don't think XP VOL editions use WGA.
    Its just for OEM or Retail editions isn't it ?????
     
  9. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    It is for all editions.

    sebus
     
  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Find yourself a better key!

    sebus
     
  11. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Or use an oem:slp activated version ;)
     
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  12. Archetype

    Archetype MDL Novice

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    I am not sure(cause im noob) but can't you do this ? h**p://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6077-VLK-and-OEMBIOS-changer... I did and i have MSE on xp pro without problem. I am still Genuine
     
  13. ShadowAnimal

    ShadowAnimal MDL Novice

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    Microsoft will withdraw it support to XP anyway
     
  14. l2p2c2

    l2p2c2 MDL Member

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    #15 l2p2c2, Feb 24, 2011
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    If you are not using a legit key, you should consider to change to oem activation instead of vlk activation. (see thread oem/vlk changer).
    If you are oem activated, you don't have to worry about a thing, and you don't have to use patched wga files!