Community Q&A Do you have Windows XP without the genuine serial key?
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You can validate Windows XP Professional in a variety of ways. Click the Start button, then click "All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Activate Windows" to start the activation process.
Alternatively, click the "Windows Activation" icon in the notification area to start the activation process. Click the "No, I don't want to register now; let's just activate Windows" link if you only want to activate Windows XP Professional, then click "Next." Wait for the activation wizard to establish a network connection. Click the Start button, then click "All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Activate Windows" to start the activation process.
Most of them saying its just a con trick to get you to pay out $99, and that you have threaten Microsoft in some way to get them to fix it for you.
One person said that Microsoft themselves tried installing one of own genuine copies and came up against the same problem.
So my question is, has anyone come up with a solution to this problem? It only removes the WGA notification update that phones home every time you start XP.
If you installed the WGA update it may have determined that your XP was not genuine when it actually is. If that does not work then reinstall XP and don't install WMP11. When you update XP make sure you do not download the WGA notification update.
1st Step: Click START2nd Step: Click RUN3rd Step: Type REGEDIT4th Step: Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE5th Step: Expand SOFTWARE6th Step: Expand MICROSOFT7th Step: Expand Windows NT8th Step: Expand Current Version9th Step: Click WPAEvents10th Step: And then double click OOBETimer11th Step: Erase Everything then click OK (0000 remain)12th Step: Close the Resistry Editor13th Step: Go back to RUN14th Step: Copy this and paste it to run: %systemroot%\system32\oobe\/a15th Step: Choose Yes, I want to telephone a customer service.........
and click Next16th Step: Click Change Product Key17th Step: Type THMPV - 77D6F - 94376 - 8HGKG - VRDRQ then click Update18th Step: Click Remember Me Later19th Step: Go back to RUN and Click OKThat's it!!!
The installation went quite easily and everything is working fine.