Xp updating product key
If you wish to acquire a licensed copy of Microsoft Office, you must change its product key to a genuine one.Many times when I start working at a new customer I find a few copies of XP that have a pirated serial number, or the same number used over and over.While it is located in the registry, it's encrypted and not readable, making finding it difficult.Follow the steps below to locate your Windows XP product key: Important: Please read my Windows Product Keys FAQ for more information.Finding your Windows XP product key is easy usually takes less than 10 minutes.
It is used to identify that the copy of the program is original.
Microsoft has provided two scripts for updating a Windows XP serial number. Serial Change script for XP: XPChange Serial Change script for XP w/sp1 or greater: XPChange Serial SP1Simply save the script file to a convient location, and call it from the command line using the new serial number: XPChange xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx You can then check if the serial number has been changed, and is valid by calling this at the command line: %systemroot%\system32\oobe\/a The activation wizard should load and tell you your copy of windows has already been activated.
It pays to have a valid serial number on all of your machines – in more ways than just keeping the BSA happy.
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It can sometimes disable you from receiving critical updates, and support from Microsoft.