3 Tips to Make Your Windows XP Genuine

If your Windows XP is not genuine and you want to make it genuine then the following are 3 different methods you can apply to activate it. All the methods mentioned here are completely Free and you don’t need to complete any offer, pay for third party softwares or enter your email to make your Window XP genuine. It is free, easy and 100% tested and working methods.

Once your windows is activated you will be able to use the features of a full version and can enjoy a genuine windows for free.

Follow the steps bellow to make windows XP genuine.

How to Make Windows XP Genuine and Activate for Free?

First Method

1:- Open NotePad from Start Menu and paste the following code in your notepad program.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion]
“CurrentBuild”=”1.511.1 () (Obsolete data – do not use)”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWPAEvents]

2. Now save the file on the name of Genuine.reg (Make sure to save it with .reg extension.). Save the file on Desktop

3:- Close the file and go to Desktop and double click on the file you just saved. Run the file.

4:- Your Windows XP is now genuine. Restart your windows and that’s it.

Second Method

If you are not lucky and the above method is not working for you then don’t worry you can try this one.

1. Download this file

2. Extract it and Run the file.

3. Now go to genuine microsoft software and click on the button “Validate Windows”

4. Done

3rd Method

Even if the above two methods are not working for you, then try this one.

1. Click on “Start>Run” and enter regedit.

2. Navigate to the following location.

LOCAL-MACHINE-SOFTWARE-Microsoft-Window’s NT-Current Version-WPAEvents

3. Now click on “OOBE Timer” located at right side of the box. Delete all the values and close Regedit.

4. Now click on “Start>Run” and type the following and hit enter.

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

5. One the next page select “Use Phone to Activate” and click on “Change Product Key”. A box will be shown where you need to enter the following Product Key.




6. Click on “Update” and then “Remember Later” option. Once you are done, Restart your PC.

7. Now the final step is to enter the below code again in “Start>Run” to make sure that your windows is genuine.

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

Now your Windows XP is Genuine and activated. Don’t forget to read my previous article about winzip alternatives.

Note:- This post is for educational purpose only. We don’t take any responsibility for any kind of damage to your System. However all the methods are tested and proved damage free. Use of any kind of patch, kegen or trick is illegal and you should not involve in such activities.

Do share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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  • Liked this tutorial.. need to give it a try..

  • Asad

    don’t work for me

  • Asad@ Did you paste the exact code in notepad.

  • Asad

    yes and it entered in the registry successfully after validation it says
    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.
    The product key found on this computer is not valid for use in your region.

    • hina

      same problm, with me
      i also paste the same code on notepad bt it is not saved with the name of genuine.reg.it saved just as genuine.
      you may b a victim of software conterfaiting.
      This copy of Windows did not pass Genuine validation.
      what should i do?

      • mina

        Dear, change the file extension from (.txt) to .reg

        you can do this by Command Prompt or you can do this within windows. if you know how to show “known files extensions” ;-)
        you can save file at c:\ (root location of primary drive.) once done then run “CMD” command
        your will be at “C:\Documents and Settings\[your profile/login name]>” with black windows
        execute following commands:
        1: cd \
        2: ren genuine.txt genuine.reg
        3: exit

        You are done here. Open “my computer” and browse to the c:\ now you will see the same file turns into Reg file appears in green cube blocks. now hit it and you will make your windows XP genuine


  • Ohh let me check this again, but it worked fine for me.

  • frustrated

    it doesn’t work for me T_T.. “registry editing has been disabled by your administrator”

  • Furstrated@ Which version of window XP you are using. Is it SP1 or SP2?

  • Larry

    It works but after I restart my comp it’s back to being ungenuine.
    I need to install Service Pack 3. After it installs, windows restarts and needs to be verified before it lets you use the computer.
    Is there any way to keep windows genuine after you restart your computer?

  • mr.

    same issue happen to me also
    “yes and it entered in the registry successfully after validation it says
    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.
    The product key found on this computer is not valid for use in your region.”

    My system
    window xp professional
    version 2002
    service pack 2

  • hand182

    where should i save the file??
    it can be anywhere or should be in windows registry??

  • handi82@ Save the file on your desktop with .reg extension and then run it.

    • vipul

      Your 3rd way is the best.It helped me with in 1st try

  • Spiky

    I downloaded d file from the given link but still when it’s not working.
    I tried 2 upadte my pc but it says that the key in ur pc is not genuine

  • RS

    Great! The 2nd method works for me. Thanks!

  • Shahbaz

    It not works for me, message shown is ” Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator. what will i do now ?

  • Binod

    I went through 1st method, but couldn’t work. Again Second one but when I click on ” validate wondow” botton, it ask me to purchase validate code.
    Plz help me to make “windows 7 build 7600″ genune.

  • hi, the first way help me. thank you very much

  • SGFoxe

    i bought an asus netbook off craigslist with windows pro xp engineered to tiny xp … no problem for a good 18 months 2 years until i, at the suggestion of our office’s i/t person, since i was running out of space, transferred my virus program from avast to the msn security system — which is when the black pirate screen &c began to appear. our i/t guy put in some magic code to make my tiny xp pass tests — which indeed it did.

    however, after i transferred some programs to a card, got rid of the truncated office program (only 4 gig on the virtual harddisk) to create some room, the updates on the windows xp totally flooded my tiny excuse for a hard drive and used it all up … rendering my little asus virtually unusable

    my question — is msn deliberately flooding xp programs w/updates since they are outphasing them now?

  • Aditya09

    @ Shahbaz viruses causes your error. I had it once, forgot how to fix it lol
    I had the problem with Windows Media Player.
    And both way works and thankz a million man :D
    The 2nd step is the same as first step. Just with us doing no work. lol

  • Guide

    Add op to the post that restart is required otherwise this will not work.

  • adi

    it did work for me the easy way u can find thnx

  • robi

    thanks buddy…
    it works for me as well….

  • ericsson Arc

    it don`t work here for me

    But i try again


  • Mate, it is not working for me. I have Windows XP Service Pack 3.

  • Aminu Haruna

    Please, help to make my window a genuine one

  • Prashant

    didnt work for me too mate..

    i was having a one click solution before… but i lost it… :-(

  • Nick games

    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation. or use notepad

  • xpsolutions

    Does Not Work… Any other working formula?

  • uttam


  • Kaushik

    Thanks a lot man :D :D no other wga cracks or other dint work for me but this worked just like a charm thnx thnx thnx

  • Bilal

    Can we update the windows after the crack

  • rajan

    where should i paste the codes of 1st method to get my windows genuine

  • she

    hi!I tried to install the code but it didn’t work for me..can you help me please?i am using windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3

  • Nicko

    Has everyone forgotten that there is a windows 7. Forget XP, Windows 7 is the one to get for free????

  • Taral

    Yehhh. . . its working. . . .ThanQ.. .

  • likhit

    man this is not working for me plz can help

  • DA

    you have to go to the registry editor and click properties of the WPAEvents then Deny access to the SYSTEM ‘user’. then the system wont change it every time you restart.

  • Ang

    Thank you

  • Thanks for Awesome tips !

  • Hi, what about this “. Does i have to delete them

  • scott

    great info. need to mention that you open the .reg file after saving it

  • AllTopTricks

    Nice Info Bilal….Keep Sharing :)

  • krishna

    Its not worked for me……..
    Wat to do I now????

  • krishna

    Its saying U need to give a unicode wen i am trying do 1st method..
    plz any1 can help me???

  • tarun

    after pasting it in notepad and saving as genuine.reg it is saying that it is in encode format urs is in apsn format change toencode ,can i change it

  • harpreet

    thanks man the file worked………………………………. do u have more tricks like that?

  • Dear Bilal,

    Thanks for sharing how to tweak acticvation.. Thanks once again keep posted like this more..

  • Thanks Bilal………………..awesome trick……….I wasn’t aware of this

  • real good tweak this saved the day awesome post dude

  • Sam

    Very Nice man, Thanks your blog is good

  • Thank You Bilal i needed this to activate my xp on this system.

  • surender nayyar

    i hav an acer aspire 4743z laptop and using window xp.but my VGA;is not working so i need ur help pls reply

  • wez

    hi will this work with XP sp1

  • surprised! i never heard that a windows copy can be made genuine with such tricks!
    anyway… thanks for letting everyone know about this trick.

  • Ayush sharma

    u don’t put \(slash) between hkey_local_machine software microsoft windows and currentversion i think may be its wrong Is it??? or its correct plz tell me i can not test it coz im using 7……..

  • maran

    hey dude, i cudnt find validate button anywher

  • Sridhar Nadiger

    hey dude, it second method worked for me, my windows got genuine, thanks for this…

    • AK

      HI dude..

      It updated the keys for me.. but give validation error as worng region…
      which region are you in…

  • Indu

    It doesn’t work for my windows xp sp-2. I tried a lot. But all in vain.. Please help me…

  • mark_ksa

    not working also for me buddy…is there any way to make my windows genuine?tnx

  • Is it legal?

  • Shivam Singh

    great trick!!!! the second one worked for me…….!

  • Recycle Mobile Phone

    IT WORKS! HAHA! My Win XP box is now a legitimate one. Thanks Bilal

  • This can be function to windows 7?, please answer

    • Aarthi

      shall i try for windows 7

  • AAki

    second method is saved as license.reg is it correct?

  • Mohd Imran

    Your Second method really works for me.This helped me for
    installing media player 11.

    Thanx Bilal.

  • vishnu

    have just used first method and it showed information updated in registery…. now how can i check whether my copy is now genuine or not?

  • anurag

    ohh…it works thank you sarwesh you as a coool man my xp is now ginuen.thankyou

  • nur aqidah

    :( sir…can u teach me step by step please….i’m not good with computer..i tried paste the code for many2 times..it says something about the key has been changed..but there is still ‘this copy of window did not pass genuine windows validation..and i also try the second step..and i don’t know what i do wrong… :( :( :(

  • kambham


    I stuckup in the middle plz, help me……
    How to validate that ref file., is there any options available at microsoft website. & How can i know that xp is genuine.

  • Sayeed

    The 1st method is not working after completing all the steps. So
    i applied the second one. But I am not finding the ‘Validate Windows’ in the last Step. Plz help.

  • Mayank

    Bro… It did work in a better way with me.. but after restarting the computer… the message still appear that my windows is not genuine….!!
    what should i do now..??

  • Alok kumar

    thanks dude it works for me

  • blackgoldknight

    Thank you very much for the help. I had issues at first with the validation after restarting my computer, but followed DA’s advice went to the registry editor and denied access to the SYSTEM user.

    To do this, I followed the following procedure:
    1.) Start->Run->typed “regedit” and clicked OK.
    2.) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-> SOFTWARE-> Microsoft-> Windows NT-> WPAEvents
    3.) Right click on WPAEvents-> Permissions…-> SYSTEM-> Click ‘Deny’ under ‘Full Control’

  • AK

    Hi, It worked for me, but validation fails stating the different region / country as reason.

    Which region country are you guys in for whom this worked.
    any idea who to deal this.

  • Sandra

    thank you so much the second solved it :D

  • jenni

    worked for me, I have Windows XP

  • Tapan

    it’s work thanks dude but now i faced another problem is how we show that our xp became genuine just guide me how we check it out that i m waiting and once more time thank dude

  • Darwin

    Guys nothing needs to be done to avoid the notifications.
    Only do the following-
    Launch RegEdit in run command.
    Browse to the following location-
    Hkey-local-machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current version\Winglogon\Notify
    now delete d folder ‘Wgalogon’and all its content
    now restart ur computer and its done

    • working thanks for this

      • johnson


        Thanks so much for this simple and straightforward approach. It really work for me.

  • Reza

    yes thank you very much i entered in the registry successfully and it is working nice after longtime i am block by windows genuine microsoft software validation with black skin after that my previous wall paper sows.Now can I enable windows security or go to the Microsoft site for any update?

  • i have tried this but when new updates comes it gives error and my windows show genuine error

  • ibraheem

    i cant understand which file download in 2nd method

  • Rohan

    It worked. My windows is genuine

  • It works for me, thx for the tips!

  • dharme

    i use window 7!!!!!is there any alternative for me to make ungenuine

  • namngailu lengpa

    not working …. tried both of the methods…useless

    it says the version you’re looking for purchase is no longer available
    check to see if your pc supports windows7

    and I thought I was trying to validate my XP

    Plz help

  • hirak hemant bhattarai

    i did the process bt there is still saying that the windows dint pass the genuine…….xp sp 3….after cubase 6 n nuendo 4 did not work on windows 7 i changed it to xp…..bt xp is saying not genuine plzz help me

  • rishibha

    yeah….. i also try it!!! bt its fail…… it shows ur computer is not genuine….. somebody plz help me….:(

    • MidniTe

      it works baba!!!!!!

  • MidniTe

    worked for me!!!!!!!
    dos dumb ppl who didnt get it shame on u:p

  • Ragupathy Baskaran

    I tried to paste the code given above in Notepad. But when I tried to save it in Desktop, the following message appeared on the screen.
    “This file contains characters in Unicode format which will be lost if you save this file as an ANSI encoded text file. To keep the unicode information, click cancel below and then select one of the unicode options from the Encoding drop down list. Continue ? ”
    WHAT TO DO ?

  • Darvesh

    when validate it shows
    “The product key used to activate Windows on your PC is a volume license key that has been blocked by Microsoft.”

  • rennnn

    it work for me thnx man

  • If u hav Quick heal total security key or crack for full version then plz send me…….

  • Hi Bilal, does the registry code still working? I will install Windows XP on my brother’s computer this coming weekend and I would like to know if it is working otherwise I will ask him to buy a license copy of Windows 7 instead. Thanks.

    • Arsie@ For some users it works and for some it is not working. If you follow the steps correctly then i am sure it will work. Also read the comments posted by the users to see further solution if you get any problem during the process.

  • zubair jadran

    its really working !! than you so much

  • blastingzone

    Great! Thanks a lot! 2nd method worked for me!

  • Arsh


  • umer

    Here its problem bilal bro.
    it says :http://prntscr.com/ixt9h
    Please Littile Help Here !

  • Taha

    I highly doubt this will work what is Bilal bhia sahab talking about … download file … extracted to desktop .. run license.reg … ??? o shea it works … go back online … down .. down .. Leave a comment: Thanks for the mod, worked for me. I have win xp pro 32x sp2 … chears

  • flexiload

    New website.
    Great information you have provides. but needed for the win7

  • sahib

    great work……
    works on my both systems

  • s_singh

    My problem is unique, I am not able to access my PC. Every time I select “Resolve now” or Resolve Later”, it comes back to same screen. I lived with the annoying popup for couple of months but now I am not able to access my PC

  • sanaullah

    follow the below steps to make windows XP genuine.
    1) start > run > “regedit” (without the quotes of course)

    2) go to the key:


    …and doubleclick on it. Then change some of the value data to ANYTHING ELSE…delete some, add some letters, I don’t care…just change it!

    now close out regedit.

    3) go to start > run > “%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a” (again, dont type the quotes)

    4) the activation screen will come up, click on register over telephone, then click on CHANGE PRODUCT KEY, enter in this key: JG28K-H9Q7X-BH6W4-3PDCQ-6XBFJ.

    • jorja

      if I will run the regedit, it will say:
      registry edit has been disabled by administrator

      how is that?

      • Adithya

        It means your administrator has restricted your account to change in registry settings. log in with administrator and then u will be able to change in registry

  • sanaullah

    now ur WINDOW ACTIVE 100%

  • aaftab

    my windows is activate please help me…..


    I’m new here on, but I find it interesting and educational. Thx

  • Abubakar Ismail

    Hi, very helpful keep on…..

  • Abir

    Dude awesome shit…keep it up the 2nd solution worked for me!!!!!!!

  • annesha

    thank u so much….the second 1 worked 4 me

  • suzette

    the second method works for me . tnx ;)

  • Prasad

    Thank you very much man..!
    the 2nd trick do work for me.
    i have searched many times to make my windows genuine but this helps me a lot.
    again thank you very much

  • awesome

    the 3rd solution work for me, thank you..

  • andreas

    is it gonna work for xp sp3?
    and after i did one of em..
    how to check if my xp is genuine?, without getting black if your method failure

  • Farooq

    Thanks, It worked !


  • Mak

    thanks it worker, but worked for a month, i tried to do it again, but gives an errror.. anyonec can help me?

  • Arun Soni

    I have pasted th given code and windows xp becomes Genuine…for that thnks and then i restarted my Pc and is asking for username and password even though i have not put the password in my pC.help me…….

  • sum ting wong

    Thanks much! I had installed a legal copy of my XP on a VM and then forgot to register it. So now I can use it again. You rock!!

  • Mushtaq

    it worked for me……. :)
    thanks bro…….keep it up……!!

  • benyjo

    The 3rd method worked like Magic. Thanks!!!

  • Adrian

    Thank you very much sir! Very useful! Keep going!

  • aisha

    sir i try to resolve this problem online but i cant succeed
    can i resolve it online ?
    please reply me sir

  • aisha

    sir plz tell me why this problem create again and agan

  • techsafi

    we need windows xp for 10 more years so thanks for a referesher

  • Paul

    For some reason after I change or delete that value calling the msoobe /a command still gives me “Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit.”
    Btw, it also fails the Genuine tests.

  • umarameen

    Thanks brother the second method works for me. thanks great

  • Pijush Mitra

    Your hard work is seen in this article, Bilal. Thanks for sharing :)

  • shan

    i have liked the third method coz it has really worked for me but users should be keen about this %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a because some of us we forget to leave a space after .exe so u must leave a space otherwise things won’t work for u
    and another mistake is about the second method i have tried and failed because i couldn’t see where to validate my genuine microsoft software from i think we need to clarify that with some steps pliz thanks very much

  • shehzad

    thnkx, 3rd method worked for me!

  • Ali

    Its Working


    thanx 1st method helps me

  • Andyy

    It doesn’t work for me , when i did this I click with right mouse and there wasn’t “RUN” … what can I do ??

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