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Thread: winXP activation code




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    i have a real version of xp pro and want to find out where the product activation code is stored on my system. i really don't want to go through the bs of calling ms to get xp reactivated. when i redo my hole system next month

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    I'm in the same boat as you, except this is my 3rd major hardware change in short period of time...i'm consered that ms wont believe me this time...so I would rather hack the activation, but I don't know how...it's never been a issue until recently
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    The file you need to back up is c:\windows\system32\wpa.dbl

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    Some of the tools here could help
    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...review&dId=350

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs
    The file you need to back up is c:\windows\system32\wpa.dbl
    backing up that file dosn't help when you have a major hardware change
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    thanks nutty, but i've been though that article already =)
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Hmmm...the quickest, easiest and most guaranteed way is simply to reactivate as recommended by MS. If you have a legit WinXP then it shouldn't be a problem. Otherwise there are many threads in this forum (use Search) on activation, and the various tools and guides available.

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