Windows xp x86 activation

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by armadillotuff, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. armadillotuff

    armadillotuff MDL Member

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    I can't get past the Windows activation windows on my xp x86 system. My system comes up but as soon as I go to activate the xp screen goes to a blank activation screen and never activates or even allow me to call for a new product key. Any way to shut the xp activation completely off?
     
  2. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    Use a vlk :cool:
     
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  3. armadillotuff

    armadillotuff MDL Member

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    Please explain vlk
     
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    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Safe Mode allows to login. Try to change the key from there.
     
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  6. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    If he has had problems with activation so far, personally i would wipe and start afresh with a vlk just incase the current installation activation is corrupted. I would use nlite, create an unattended file with the vlk. :)
     
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  8. case-sensitive

    case-sensitive MDL Novice

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    @armadillotuff

    In my opinion = --- >

    DONT mess with nlite . IF a person knows what they are doing its an OK program ...... BUT ...... to be honest its not a finished product . There are to many chances to totaly mess up your system . It took me two years to get a useable product with nlite ...... and now after years of experiments i'm still not satisfyed . I still get error messages . There are to many variables and dependances ...... and no real explanation . If you look in the net theres so much contradicting ' information ' about what to do with it and how that its still trial and error .

    SO ---- >


    Get the apropriate VLK ombios files ...... and the serial number for them . Make an iso from your original XP iso . Replace the original OMBIOS files in the iso with the new ones . Burn the disk . Install it . When it asks you for the serial number enter it = A working system without takeing risks ?

    If thats crap please shoot it down .
     
  9. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    i did say "I would use nlite, create an unattended file with the vlk". i didnt say tweak although you can tweak like billy o.

    nlite is good if you know what you are doing or are willing to experiment. :)
     
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  10. case-sensitive

    case-sensitive MDL Novice

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    Wazzock ...... that wasnt aimed at you it was amied at Nlite . Sorry if it came over like that . I'm having a bad day .

    @armadillotuff ...... My opinion of best prcedure = ---- >

    As its a bad day for me i'll go one step further = NEVER try to repir a broken instalation ...... because 1 - How should you know exactly whats broken ? and 2 - Its easyer to wipe the partition / disk and then reinstall = Then you know 100 % that all the broken bits are fixed .

    Put your system in without an internet conection . Set it up and then make a partition copy with something like Acronis . Then IF and when you get problems you can wipe the partition with the acronis boot disk and put the copy back in in about ten minutes = Quick , easy and safe .

    Just out of habit and to get rid of any polution that i might have and havent found i reinstall my acronis system copy once a month .
     
  11. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Addicted

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    #11 oldsh_t, Dec 16, 2016
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    Guess I will have to say that is crap!!

    nLite has to be the easiest program out there to work with on XP. I have used it, and trust me, I knew nothing and all this was new to me. I never ever had a problem with it or making any install disk. When your new to it you have to take your time with it. Read carefully and take small steps. Sure you can screw things up if you do something wrong, but the way I see it if there is something you don't understand then by pass that part. There are warnings when you want to do something, heed the warnings. Anything I did not understand I by passed. I took small steps and did small things each time. Burnt a disk and installed to see if I did it correct, then built on that disk one step at a time. I made about 8 disks to get where I wanted to be, a fully unattended install, with a lot of junk removed and tweeked out the way I wanted XP and learned a lot in the mean time.

    This is a great tool for those that want to learn,,,,, and like wazzock said Are willing to experiment.


    This is probably why you have had so many problems.
     
  12. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    nothing makes you learn faster than failure :)
     
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  13. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    #13 wazzock, Dec 16, 2016
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    once you can tell your tit from your a---hole with nlite, its as easy as scratching ya balls 1st thing in the morning with your eyes shut. :biggrin:
     
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  14. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    and those are always the sweetest successes :)
     
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  15. Crime[Scene]

    Crime[Scene] MDL Novice

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    Unless you're skydiving and your chute doesn't open. :weep:
     
  16. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    you know someone this happend to :(
     
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  17. Crime[Scene]

    Crime[Scene] MDL Novice

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    No. I was just giving you an undeservedly hard time :), a bad habit I picked up in Chat.

    Worse still, I left out my plug for nLite. I had one false start with it. Did a little more reading and was able to integrate the sata drivers required for my laptop.