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CdCViRus    0
Originally posted by RodneyCK

Proven? They don't work for me.

Okay, try it in Safe Mode

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RodneyCK    0
Originally posted by CdCViRus

Okay, try it in Safe Mode

I just tried it and got the message, "You can't activate Window XP in safe mode." Are you just guessing?

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CdCViRus    0
Originally posted by RodneyCK

I just tried it and got the message, "You can't activate Window XP in safe mode." Are you just guessing?

No, I am not guessing, I am merely exploring all the options

What I meant was do the reg hacks in Safe Mode, then boot up normally and activate Windows.

Also, if that fails, try doing it from the 'Administrator' account

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RodneyCK    0

Sorry, just frustrated with this..

I tried what you said.

1. booted into safe mode

2. went into the administator account

3. changed the numbers in the regedit

4. rebooted into regular mode

5. hit run, typed in the %system$..blah blah

Then the activation screen came up and said, "Windows is already activated. Click OK To exit.

It's the old FCKGW key.. it somehow keeps reverting it back to that key. Is anyone else having this problem?

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Tim Dorr    0

Ok, as an owner of a legit copy of Windows XP Corp Edition, I should be able to change my cd-key without an issue, end of story. I didn't purchase the cd-key, I purchased the program, and the fact it came with a specific key is irrelevant to the fact that it can work with any other key I choose or generate by other methods. Also note, that changing my cd key is not warez as long as I am not stealing this key from another user or from another copy of windows. Warez is the distribution of software, not the changing of cd-keys. And if I want to do this, on my own, with a legitimate copy of Windows, there is no problem with that. Now, if this thread was entitled "How do I get my Warezed copy of Windows to work with SP1?" we would close it. However, despite the fact that the majority of warezed copies of windows xp are Corporate Edition, Corp != Warez, otherwise MS would stop selling it (you know they DO make it for a reason... :) ). So, stop thinking this is warez when it's not. You'll know it's gone in that direction if we close/remove the thread.

I think that about covers it, so I must say thanks for the tip. I'm going to go change my cd-key just because I can now :D :D :D

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McKrout    0
Originally posted by timdorr

Ok, as an owner of a legit copy of Windows XP Corp Edition, I should be able to change my cd-key without an issue, end of story. I didn't purchase the cd-key, I purchased the program, and the fact it came with a specific key is irrelevant to the fact that it can work with any other key I choose or generate by other methods. Also note, that changing my cd key is not warez as long as I am not stealing this key from another user or from another copy of windows. Warez is the distribution of software, not the changing of cd-keys. And if I want to do this, on my own, with a legitimate copy of Windows, there is no problem with that. Now, if this thread was entitled "How do I get my Warezed copy of Windows to work with SP1?" we would close it. However, despite the fact that the majority of warezed copies of windows xp are Corporate Edition, Corp != Warez, otherwise MS would stop selling it (you know they DO make it for a reason... :) ). So, stop thinking this is warez when it's not. You'll know it's gone in that direction if we close/remove the thread.

I think that about covers it, so I must say thanks for the tip. I'm going to go change my cd-key just because I can now :D :D :D

well said

TS

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J t R    0
Originally posted by timdorr

Ok, as an owner of a legit copy of Windows XP Corp Edition, I should be able to change my cd-key without an issue, end of story. I didn't purchase the cd-key, I purchased the program, and the fact it came with a specific key is irrelevant to the fact that it can work with any other key I choose or generate by other methods. Also note, that changing my cd key is not warez as long as I am not stealing this key from another user or from another copy of windows. Warez is the distribution of software, not the changing of cd-keys. And if I want to do this, on my own, with a legitimate copy of Windows, there is no problem with that. Now, if this thread was entitled "How do I get my Warezed copy of Windows to work with SP1?" we would close it. However, despite the fact that the majority of warezed copies of windows xp are Corporate Edition, Corp != Warez, otherwise MS would stop selling it (you know they DO make it for a reason... :) ). So, stop thinking this is warez when it's not. You'll know it's gone in that direction if we close/remove the thread.

I think that about covers it, so I must say thanks for the tip. I'm going to go change my cd-key just because I can now :D :D :D

sorry to inform you but when you bought XP you paid for the license(read the EULA) and the license is determined by the cd-key.

and last time i checked you couldn't walk into CompUSA and buy Windows XP Corp edition

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SOOPAH256    0
Originally posted by J t R

and last time i checked you couldn't walk into CompUSA and buy Windows XP Corp edition

oh really? what a ghetto store. you can get it at Fry's. :p lol, j/k

you're really funny J t R. :D

/me goes hide behind a box.

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CdCViRus    0
Originally posted by RodneyCK

Sorry, just frustrated with this..

I tried what you said.

1. booted into safe mode

2. went into the administator account

3. changed the numbers in the regedit

4. rebooted into regular mode

5. hit run, typed in the %system$..blah blah

Then the activation screen came up and said, "Windows is already activated. Click OK To exit.

It's the old FCKGW key.. it somehow keeps reverting it back to that key. Is anyone else having this problem?

Hooold on - that's not right

As soon as you modify the reg, Windows becomes deactivated - so when you run msoobe.exe /a, you should NOT get the message that Windows is already activated.

Anywayz, try deleting the reg value entirely, instead of just modifying it - BUT MAKE A BACKUP!!!

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RodneyCK    0
Originally posted by CdCViRus

Hooold on - that's not right

As soon as you modify the reg, Windows becomes deactivated - so when you run msoobe.exe /a, you should NOT get the message that Windows is already activated.

Anywayz, try deleting the reg value entirely, instead of just modifying it - BUT MAKE A BACKUP!!!

I know, it's weird. It's like xp restores the regedit key and the activation key back to the FCKGW.. Key on it's own.

I will try deleting it compeletly and let you know if that works..

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Hidr0    0
Originally posted by J t R

whatever, telling people how to change their cd-key is warez,no matter how many times you put *cough* in there when telling someonw how to, theres no logical reason why you would change it unless you have a warez copy and are trying to circumvent wpa.

i can't believe a mod has posted twice in this thread and it's still open.

So... Whats your problem, if you dont like whats this thread is about... JUST DONT COME IN HERE!:::.... OR A LEAST SHUT YOUR MOUTH!:::.... Just let people mess around whit their stuff!.... This aint warez anyway....

WHO ARE YOU TO CRITICISE, THIS PEOPLE... PSEUDO MODDD!...

...:::gEt A lIfE!!!!!::::... :mad:

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RodneyCK    0

CdCViRus, that was it! You have to delete the whole regedit hex not just one of the numbers to deactivate it.

Thanks for all your help. ;)

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J t R    0
Originally posted by Hidro

So... Whats your problem, if you dont like whats this thread is about... JUST DONT COME IN HERE!:::.... OR A LEAST SHUT YOUR MOUTH!:::.... Just let people mess around whit their stuff!.... This aint warez anyway....

WHO ARE YOU TO CRITICISE, THIS PEOPLE... PSEUDO MODDD!...

...:::gEt A lIfE!!!!!::::... :mad:

ah nice to see schools been let out, you should finish your homework before you get on the net

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atomoverride    0
Originally posted by OPaul

Microsoft is implementing a more secure key verification system with the new service pack for the Corporate Edition, so if you have an illegal key don't upgrade.

http://www.wininformant.com/Articles/Index...ArticleID=26051

This article might be useful in telling you that you are wrong.

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So I have tested 2 things....

1.) Newly generated Product KEY for CORP winxp and installed SP1 all versions as of today. Worked fine updates are groovy.

2.) Retail WinXP with no activation patch. SP1 Installed fine all versions as of today. But windows update doesnt work, so you have to do updates manualy. No problemo for a network guy like me.

Like I have always said for all microsoft does there will always be a way around it. Not that I endorse such things I just dont like activating my RETAIL one. I think activation is a waste of time and effort I upgrade my pc every 3 months.

[disclaimer] Neowin.net, and or its affiliates or partners are in no way responsible for this post. And or its contents. atomoverride is just stating what he belives is his right as free speech.[/disclaimer]

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CdCViRus    0
Originally posted by RodneyCK

CdCViRus, that was it! You have to delete the whole regedit hex not just one of the numbers to deactivate it.

Thanks for all your help. ;)

You welcome - glad I could help

But, it IS only sufficient to modify one digit to deactivate Windows ...

Anywayz, it aint important anymore

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Hidr0    0
Originally posted by J t R

ah nice to see schools been let out, you should finish your homework before you get on the net

LET ME TELL YA SOMETHING MAN... STOP S***ING BILL G. B*LLS... HEY MODS BILL'S LAMERS SHOULD BE BANNDED!... IMO

...::: SERIOUSLY GET A LIFE::::....

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Xahid    5,359
Originally posted by RodneyCK

I know, it's weird. It's like xp restores the regedit key and the activation key back to the FCKGW.. Key on it's own.

I will try deleting it compeletly and let you know if that works..

I think you've use XPAntiSpy, and Disable some of XP features (by assuming they are spying) you need to re-enable them.

then try this

ftp://neowin:neowin@jasonc1986.serveftp.com/xpda.exe

here's the utility you are looking for. it will deactivate windows (remove the cd-key) and allow you to run the activation wizard (reenter your cd-key)

may be it helps you !

dunno if it still UP!

will email ya, if you req.

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Joswin    25
Originally posted by J t R

sorry to inform you but when you bought XP you paid for the license(read the EULA) and the license is determined by the cd-key.

and last time i checked you couldn't walk into CompUSA and buy Windows XP Corp edition

You just proved wrong your own point. You paid for the license. So if you buy a new license there is no reason why you cannont change the CDKEY within windows to reflect that license change (The software you buy is not bound to the CDKEY it came with). Such as say a companies VLK escapes and MS issue them with a new license (new key) so you use that method to change the keys on the computers. The only other option is a complete OS reinstall, and in a company its costly. Why mr.thurrott even said himself (at least I think it was him) he would like to see a CDKEY changing option in windows as standard, or some admin util released by MS for the same purpose.

Finally, no you cant buy XP PRO ?Corp? in a store. You get it though one Microsoft?s Volume Licensing programs such as Select or Open License. These are available for PC?s as few as ?5? to ?500,000?.

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Smash    0
Originally posted by atomoverride

http://www.wininformant.com/Articles/Index...ArticleID=26051

This article might be useful in telling you that you are wrong.

-----------------

So I have tested 2 things....

1.) Newly generated Product KEY for CORP winxp and installed SP1 all versions as of today. Worked fine updates are groovy.

2.) Retail WinXP with no activation patch. SP1 Installed fine all versions as of today. But windows update doesnt work, so you have to do updates manualy. No problemo for a network guy like me.

Like I have always said for all microsoft does there will always be a way around it. Not that I endorse such things I just dont like activating my RETAIL one. I think activation is a waste of time and effort I upgrade my pc every 3 months.

[disclaimer] Neowin.net, and or its affiliates or partners are in no way responsible for this post. And or its contents. atomoverride is just stating what he belives is his right as free speech.[/disclaimer]

I did the same exact thing. I'm using the beta SP1 right now. I just changed my cdkey and used a new one with the keygen!

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Baud    0
Originally posted by glix81

the answers you seak are here

http://www.<< spam >>/

LOL I went there and what can I read on the page?

"Neowin is dead"

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JK1150    0
Originally posted by CdCViRus

Agreed - but still, this does not in any way prove that Windows XP Corporate Edition is warez :p

ARGH! Let me clear things up. SP1 works with Corporate Edition, as well as any other edition. The thing that is being blocked is the FCK serial number. Major companies use Windows XP Corporate Edition, and will be allowed to buy and use SP1, but the bootleggers won't. So if you have Corp, it may not be illegal, but the one being discussed here is b/c it won't work with SP1. And don't tell me I am wrong, I know people at companies who installed SP1 on a system that was never activated b/c it is corp (and they used no hack)

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Hidr0    0
Originally posted by Baud

LOL I went there and what can I read on the page?

"Neowin is dead"

Well... I believe, you should GO BACK and READ more carefully... before posting anything...

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Baud    0
Originally posted by Hidro

Well... I believe, you should GO BACK and READ more carefully... before posting anything...

I 'm not sure you got the point, Hidro: go on the site and look carefully.

Anyway, it doesn't matter, the sun is shining and the little birds sing... and I am really pleased to see you stopped shouting.:p

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Nodiaque    14
Originally posted by CdCViRus

Hooold on - that's not right

As soon as you modify the reg, Windows becomes deactivated - so when you run msoobe.exe /a, you should NOT get the message that Windows is already activated.

Anywayz, try deleting the reg value entirely, instead of just modifying it - BUT MAKE A BACKUP!!!

Something that I don't understand is that I never had the activation screen on my windows. Even when changing the key to test if your steps works (and it does) and I never got any activation screen, it boot-up normally.

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