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Thread: XP SP1, activation and installation...a probable solution!




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    I see lot of troubles regarding sp installation and activation, so here is something for all of you. I don't know whether it'll work for all of you or not but anyways...try this thing out...hey it worked for me... :D

    download the 133MB full installation of sp1 to do all the hot works like changing the key and all...but still...to get your comp going again with sp1 ofcourse...try doing these things: -

    Tip 1 reinstall the windows xp with one of the keys generated by the key gen rather than changing it after u install XP. once you have got XP up and running...use your sp1 network installation. now activate the XP from registry.
    click on start-->run, type regedit
    go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    Look for a string value RegDone. If its not there add the value from Edit-->New-->String Value. Name it as "RegDone". Double click on the key in the right hand pane and type the value as "1". This should work as something looking like your activation completed.

    Tip 2 another way of doing it is (if you have a CD writer ofcourse)...try slip streaming your sp1 network installation and create a bootable CD with it. Number of articles are available on web for doing this. one such link is...
    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?...cle.cfm&id=160

    I hope it will help most of the people. Just a reminder...I have tried both tips on a friend's pc with a hot CD and it worked like a breeze! I am not sure about its working on your PC.
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    Hi,

    I followed your tip 1, but I even get the message about the activation of windows. Unfortunatelly I only have a home edition of XP. Any idea??

    thx

    ur

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    You can't slipstream the home version, only corp. As to reactivation?

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    I have tried to add the "RegDone" line in regedit on my pc. However, after rebooting, this line gets deleted and the activation message is still active. I have the home version of XP PRO, not the corporate version. Any ideas? :cry:

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    I have the Regdone key in the registry section of my XP Guide, and as I note there, it is MS Product Registration, not Activation. They're two separate things. Registration is just like registering any other product...you send details and you'll be informed of future updates, "great offers" etc.

    Activation is a different procedure, and setting Regdone=1 will do nothing for/with activation.

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    Thanks for clarifying the explanation for RegDone and how this effects product registration. However, I am looking for a similar solution for the required activation.

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    I'd like to know how to do this too. I was using a friends copy of XP on my old computer but bought the OEM from MWave when I ordered my new computer parts. Now I'd like to reinstall my official XP on my old computer but I don't know what to do about the activation stuff. The XP I have installed on it now never asked for activation, maybe it was a hacked edition?

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    Sorry to disappoint you but i think that explaining you about your earlier copy of XP will make a lot of people upset out here. so its better to remain hush hush about it...:D
    In anycase if everything is going fine for you with no activation than why bother...;)
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    This thread won't be deleted, but it's best to close it so that people can't post keygen questions/answers here then complain if I edit or delete them.

    Once again, for those who don't know, please read the XP Key Change thread at the top of this forum for our policy on these matters, and I hope you decide to actually pay for the software you use, because then you won't have to worry about activation or Windows Update problems, you'll get proper support for a legitimate product.

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