Is Windows activation still working ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Lockherup, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Lockherup

    Lockherup

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2018
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    54
    I guess this is the only forum where people won't laugh at me for doing this but I need to reload XP SP2 from my original CD and if I remember correctly it needs to be activated in 30 days. The last time I tried this I never got through even though I followed the date fix and everything else. Is it still up or will I need a crack to get XP again ?
     
    Lockherup, Aug 18, 2018
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Lockherup

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,917
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Florida
    is this an oem install? do not know if it works for retail but follow the instructions below, I do this everytime I reinstall and if it asks do I want to activate,then I say yes over the internet and in about 15 seconds, it says good to go, :)


    Create the Activation Status



    Navigate to system32 folder.

    Copy the wpa.dbl and wpa.bak files

    Reinstall XP in the normal manner

    Restart the computer and use the F8 key to bring up the Advanced Boot Options

    Select Minimal Safe Mode using Up and Down Arrow Keys and press Enter.

    Navigate to system32 folder.

    Rename the existing wpa.dbl and wpa.bak files.

    Copy the previously backed up wpa.dbl and wpa.bak files to the system32 folder.

    Reboot the computer.
     
    Elizabeth23, Aug 18, 2018
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Lockherup

    Lockherup

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2018
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    54
    Thanks I'll try that. as far as I know its the IBM version disc.
     
    Lockherup, Aug 18, 2018
    #3
  4. Lockherup

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,917
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Florida
    okay, it should work, I have a Dell and have reinstalled a bunch of times. and always been activated right away.
     
    Elizabeth23, Aug 18, 2018
    #4
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.