Wednesday, May 20, 2009

How to activate windows XP Manually

This is a simple but effective registry hack that has been tried and tested several times by me and it works!!

If you don't believe me then try this for yourself!

1 - Start menu/run/ type "regedit" and press enter,
this will take you to the registry editor.

2 - Now follow this directory:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/WPAEvents

3 - When you get to WPAEvents in the righthand column there should be "OOBETimer"
right click it and go to "modify"
Change the numbers in there to :

FF D5 71 D6 8B 6A 8D 6F D5 33 93 FD (this works with Windows XP Home and Pro, both 32 and 64bit versions).

4 - When you've entered them, right click on the file "WPAEvents" and go into "permissions".

5 - In there highlight "SYSTEM" and underneath it check the two boxes under "deny" and click "OK".

Phew thats it!!! I know it looks complicated but it's really easy, it just requires patience.

To check that Windows is activated, simply click on Start menu/All Programs/Activate Windows.

It will say "Windows is already activated".

Enjoy!!

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