After the installation of the Windows XP operating system on the PC is complete, you will be prompted to activate your copy of the software. However, sometimes you may receive an error message during the activation process. When this happens, and you can not get past the activation invitation, you can manually register your copy of Windows XP without entering your license key.
This PatchLicense you to bypass the trial version of Windows XP either using the product key of the stock, or using the software to display your own product key. Note that you should only use the following information if you can not activate it, even if you have a legally acquired copy of Windows XP. You can also use windows xp activator to activate your copy.
Note: The 1 method presented here may need to be used together depending on the situation:
Changing the Windows XP product key manually-contains instructions for using the product’s stock key to activate Windows XP.
Using Windows Key Finder – contains detailed instructions on how to extract the product key from your device using Windows Key Finder.
Fixing the Windows activation cycle – only required if you have already reached the activation period and must reset the cycle.
- Step: 1
Open the Start menu and click \”Run.\”
- Step: 2
Type \”regedit\” into the text field and hit the \”OK\” button to launch the Registry Editor.
- Step: 3
Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WPAEvents directory using the database tree on the left side of the window.
- Step: 4
Double-click on the registry entry labeled \”OOBETimer.\”
- Step: 5
Highlight all of the text in the \”Value data\” field and delete it.
- Step: 6
Replace the deleted text with \”FF D5 71 D6 8B 6A 8D 6F D5 33 93 FD\” and hit \”OK.\” This is the standard Windows XP code and entering it will manually activate your copy of the software.
- Step: 7
Right-click on the \”WPAEvents\” folder and choose \”Permissions.\”
- Step: 8
Highlight \”SYSTEM\” in the list of accounts, check the \”Deny Full Control\” box and press \”OK.\”