How to Validate Windows XP as Genuine?

How to Validate Windows XP as Genuine?

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To install some Windows XP updates or upgrades like Media Player 11, you need to activate your copy of Windows XP. I will show you how you can validate your copy of Windows XP as genuine.

Follow these steps:

1. Go to “RUN” and type REGEDIT.  Windows registry editor will pop up.

2. Now expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\WPAEvents

3. On the right side, double-click on OOBETimer

4. In that windows, delete everything you can and exit.

registryEditor How to Validate Windows XP as Genuine?

You can achieve this just by applying this registry file. Download it and double-click to apply.

5. Now, Go to “RUN” and type

%systemroot%\\system32\\oobe\\msoobe.exe /a

6. Activate Windows will pop up.

7. Choose Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows and click Next

activate How to Validate Windows XP as Genuine?

8. Now, press on “Change Product Key”

activate2 How to Validate Windows XP as Genuine?

9. Enter new key as

THMPV-77D6F-94376-8HGKG-VRDRQ

10. Click on “Update”

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11. Now, Click on “Remind Me Later”

activate4 How to Validate Windows XP as Genuine?

12. Restart the Windows

13. When system reboots, go to “RUN” and type

%systemroot%\\system32\\oobe\\msoobe.exe /a

14. You will see on “Activate Windows” that Windows is already activated.

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15. Press OK to exit.

You are DONE, Njoy!!

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venkat

thank u

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Dhruv

Hey,

I had done this about 2 months back. But yesterday after using my pc for a while, I switched accounts. On logging in, the windows not genuine thingy came up in the corner. I was using microsoft security essentials for quite a while, but now I will not able to as it says windows did not pass validation.
What caused this? How can i get back validation? Thanks..

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g\m/an

this happened to me as well. After enjoying for quite a while I’m back to a non-genuine version of xp. Guess MS caught up and invalidated the key mentioned here or something. i got it after a recent windows update. I tried to go through the same steps outlined here but WPAEvents in step 2 no longer exists. any other ideas???

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Kenric

tnx it worked :3

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Ravi

Hey…I just validated the copy and its validated..Just got to reinstall AVG Anti-virus as it was asking for some key. So, i have reinstalled it. Thanks BRO. Thanks you so much.

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Ravi

Can we “on” Microsoft Automatic updates now (Windows security alerts)?

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Neeraj K

Yes! you can.

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Ravi

Thanks!!!!!!!

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somebody

it didnt work on mine cause i still cant get windows media player 11 because it says its “not valid” or “not genuine” HELP!

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Shashank

I validated my windows XP about a year ago as instructed above and it worked. But from last week my windows agin got invalid So will this method work for the second time?

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Michael

Hi, I have Windows XP Pro Version 2002, SP3.
I have followed the procedure above – and I even get at the end the message that my windows is activated.
However, when I try to update, I get the message that:

To get updates, you must first validate your Windows software. Validation assures that you are using an authentic and fully licensed copy of Windows.

then I am asked if I want some help to validate…etc

anyone has any idea how to solve this? thank you in advance.

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Thomas

I tried, but I can’t do step 6, any window popped up. Help, i tried to do it looking for that forlder on Windows, but when i clicked it, nothing..

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jag43216

I need to re-install windows as there seems to be a problem with current product key (even though it’s been validated many times, MS is suddenly telling me it’s invalid?) Anyway, i have a genuine windows disc but it’s not in it’s original cover so i don’t know the product key. Before wiping my pc clean, how can i find the product key of that disc?
Hi, i should rephrase that: it was validated on installation and later the validation was checked when i downloaded ie8. It was also checked when i installed other MS programmes. I have contacted MS, but they want me to call them and right at the moment i cannot afford that call to the U.S. (Because of my location i’m being asked to call the US office)
Hi, i should rephrase that: it was validated on installation and later the validation was checked when i downloaded ie8. It was also checked when i installed other MS programmes. I have contacted MS, but they want me to call them and right at the moment i cannot afford that call to the U.S. (Because of my location i’m being asked to call the US office)
Mick, you’re a genius!

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Bob

sorry, did it 3 times, kept getting the lets activate windows page, I know I didn’t fuck it off 3 times. but hey, we tried

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mr flibble

i have previously asked this question before but, with a different explanation. i don’t have a product key number as the computer i am talking about is second hand and it says i maybe a victim of software counterfeiting,and i cannot get any windows updates as it says i have to validate to make sure i am using the correct software, but i cant. how much will genuine software cost? anyone help please!!!

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Muzahid

I have windows xp (pirated) installed in my PC. Now I want to go for the genuine license but now in the market only windows 7 is available. Please guide me how I can use Win 7 product key without formatting my pc to get genuine license.

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