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How to Activate Windows XP Without a Genuine Product Key

If you can’t find your product key after re-installing Windows XP, you may be locked out of using the operating system. You can bypass the activation process by editing the Windows registry and using an OEM key, though this technically violates your license agreement with Microsoft. Only use the following if you are unable to activate and you have a legally-purchased copy of Windows XP.

Steps

 

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Step#1

Press . Win+Rand typeregedit.
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Step#2

Click “File” → “Export” and save a copy of your registry in case something goes wrong.
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Step#3

Expand .HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWPAEvents.

 

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Step#4

Double-click .OOBETimerand delete all of the values.
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Step#5

Type .FF D5 71 D6 8B 6A 8D 6F D5 33 93 FDand save the changes.

 

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Step# 6

Right-click the “WPAEvents” folder and click “Permissions”.

 

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Step#7

Select “SYSTEM” and then check the “Deny Full Control” box.

 

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Step#8

Click Start and select “Activate Windows”. If you don’t see the option, open the Run box and type %systemroot%system32oobemsoobe.exe /a

 

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Step#9

Click “Activate on the Phone” and then “Change Product Key”.

 

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Step#10

Enter .THMPV 77D6F 94376 8HGKG VRDRQas the product key.

 

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Step#11

Click the “Update” button and then select “Remind me later”.

 

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Step#12

Restart your computer.

 

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Step#13

Press . Win+R, type%systemand press Enter.
Your Windows XP is now activated and you can download software from Microsoft Website like WMP, MS Security Essentials e.t.c
Thanks to WikiHow

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