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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.

Windows XP Genuine

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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  • Chethan

    January 29, 2010, 1:19 pm

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

  • Asad

    January 30, 2010, 5:30 pm

    don’t work for me

  • Chand

    January 30, 2010, 5:37 pm

    Asad@ Did you paste the exact code in notepad.

  • Asad

    February 1, 2010, 9:27 am

    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

      July 17, 2011, 1:48 pm

      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

        October 31, 2011, 4:49 am

        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” πŸ˜‰
        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


  • Chand

    February 2, 2010, 6:59 am

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

  • frustrated

    February 7, 2010, 3:48 am

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

  • Chand

    February 7, 2010, 5:29 am

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

  • Larry

    June 13, 2010, 1:38 am

    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.

    August 31, 2010, 3:15 pm

    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

    September 12, 2010, 5:09 am

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

  • Bilal Ahmad

    September 12, 2010, 8:25 am

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

    • vipul

      May 16, 2013, 9:30 pm

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

  • Spiky

    October 11, 2010, 2:49 pm

    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

    October 21, 2010, 2:07 am

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

  • Shahbaz

    November 2, 2010, 8:12 am

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

  • Binod

    November 9, 2010, 8:27 am

    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.

  • Javel

    November 10, 2010, 3:17 am

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

  • SGFoxe

    November 16, 2010, 5:02 pm

    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

    November 29, 2010, 12:35 pm

    @ 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 πŸ˜€
    The 2nd step is the same as first step. Just with us doing no work. lol

  • Guide

    December 6, 2010, 1:08 pm

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

  • adi

    December 23, 2010, 1:05 pm

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

  • robi

    February 7, 2011, 5:44 pm

    thanks buddy…
    it works for me as well….

  • ericsson Arc

    February 16, 2011, 10:26 pm

    it don`t work here for me

    But i try again


  • Gon

    February 20, 2011, 9:53 am

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

  • Aminu Haruna

    February 23, 2011, 7:54 am

    Please, help to make my window a genuine one

  • Prashant

    February 28, 2011, 2:24 pm

    didnt work for me too mate..

    i was having a one click solution before… but i lost it… πŸ™

  • Nick games

    March 3, 2011, 12:59 pm

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

  • xpsolutions

    March 4, 2011, 9:02 am

    Does Not Work… Any other working formula?

  • uttam

    April 12, 2011, 6:37 am


  • Kaushik

    April 22, 2011, 1:14 pm

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

  • Bilal

    May 2, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Can we update the windows after the crack

  • rajan

    May 7, 2011, 8:19 am

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

  • she

    May 14, 2011, 6:22 am

    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

    May 20, 2011, 2:32 pm

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

  • Taral

    May 31, 2011, 9:14 am

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

  • likhit

    June 10, 2011, 11:12 am

    man this is not working for me plz can help

  • DA

    June 20, 2011, 9:24 pm

    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

    June 21, 2011, 6:16 am

    Thank you

  • A to Z Tutorials Of Technologies !

    July 8, 2011, 8:45 am

    Thanks for Awesome tips !

  • Sam

    July 11, 2011, 11:21 pm

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

  • scott

    July 27, 2011, 2:07 pm

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

  • AllTopTricks

    July 31, 2011, 5:52 pm

    Nice Info Bilal….Keep Sharing πŸ™‚

  • krishna

    August 6, 2011, 10:13 pm

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

  • krishna

    August 6, 2011, 10:14 pm

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

  • tarun

    August 9, 2011, 6:53 pm

    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

    August 12, 2011, 4:27 pm

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

  • Ganesan K

    August 12, 2011, 7:22 pm

    Dear Bilal,

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

  • Abhinav

    August 22, 2011, 6:52 pm

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

  • Marzan Chowdhury

    August 26, 2011, 12:01 am

    real good tweak this saved the day awesome post dude

  • Sam

    September 5, 2011, 9:55 am

    Very Nice man, Thanks your blog is good

  • iPhone 5

    September 13, 2011, 10:23 pm

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

  • surender nayyar

    September 13, 2011, 11:04 pm

    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

    September 19, 2011, 11:48 pm

    hi will this work with XP sp1

  • Ritesh @ TechSpacia

    September 22, 2011, 2:30 am

    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

    September 22, 2011, 5:06 pm

    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

    September 28, 2011, 7:53 pm

    hey dude, i cudnt find validate button anywher

  • Sridhar Nadiger

    October 4, 2011, 1:38 pm

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

    • AK

      May 26, 2012, 11:36 pm

      HI dude..

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

  • Indu

    October 13, 2011, 10:29 pm

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

  • mark_ksa

    October 16, 2011, 10:19 am

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

  • sim

    October 20, 2011, 11:20 am

    Is it legal?

  • Shivam Singh

    October 26, 2011, 10:41 am

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

  • Recycle Mobile Phone

    October 26, 2011, 10:44 am

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

  • Blogging tips

    October 28, 2011, 9:39 am

    This can be function to windows 7?, please answer

    • Aarthi

      July 4, 2012, 6:53 pm

      shall i try for windows 7

  • AAki

    November 14, 2011, 6:07 am

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

  • Mohd Imran

    November 19, 2011, 12:07 am

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

    Thanx Bilal.

  • vishnu

    November 23, 2011, 11:11 pm

    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

    December 8, 2011, 10:20 pm

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

  • nur aqidah

    December 21, 2011, 10:46 pm

    πŸ™ 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… πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  • kambham

    January 2, 2012, 1:49 pm


    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

    April 17, 2012, 11:46 am

    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

    April 22, 2012, 12:47 am

    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

    May 21, 2012, 11:24 am

    thanks dude it works for me

  • blackgoldknight

    May 26, 2012, 2:14 am

    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

    May 26, 2012, 11:15 pm

    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

    May 27, 2012, 9:11 pm

    thank you so much the second solved it πŸ˜€

  • jenni

    May 30, 2012, 10:07 pm

    worked for me, I have Windows XP

  • Tapan

    June 2, 2012, 11:41 pm

    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

    June 6, 2012, 1:35 am

    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

    • vinod nair

      July 13, 2013, 12:28 pm

      working thanks for this

      • johnson

        August 2, 2013, 10:52 pm


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

  • Reza

    June 16, 2012, 12:26 am

    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?

  • sam

    June 21, 2012, 2:05 am

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

  • ibraheem

    June 22, 2012, 1:22 pm

    i cant understand which file download in 2nd method

  • Rohan

    July 4, 2012, 12:40 pm

    It worked. My windows is genuine

  • epub creator

    July 5, 2012, 3:36 pm

    It works for me, thx for the tips!

  • dharme

    July 13, 2012, 1:28 pm

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

  • namngailu lengpa

    July 18, 2012, 10:59 am

    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

    July 30, 2012, 3:27 pm

    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

    August 5, 2012, 7:53 am

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

    • MidniTe

      August 7, 2012, 5:20 pm

      it works baba!!!!!!

  • MidniTe

    August 7, 2012, 5:18 pm

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

  • Ragupathy Baskaran

    August 13, 2012, 10:31 am

    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

    August 23, 2012, 7:42 pm

    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

    August 28, 2012, 6:23 pm

    it work for me thnx man

  • Additya

    August 29, 2012, 11:17 pm

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

  • Arsie Organo Jr

    September 4, 2012, 6:43 pm

    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.

    • Bilal Ahmad

      September 4, 2012, 7:14 pm

      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

    September 13, 2012, 11:22 pm

    its really working !! than you so much

  • blastingzone

    September 15, 2012, 10:53 pm

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

  • Arsh

    September 29, 2012, 9:03 am


  • umer

    November 4, 2012, 10:25 pm

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

  • Taha

    November 23, 2012, 11:26 am

    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

    December 5, 2012, 10:49 pm

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

  • sahib

    December 22, 2012, 9:29 am

    great work……
    works on my both systems

  • s_singh

    January 7, 2013, 7:06 pm

    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

    February 8, 2013, 1:39 pm

    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

      March 15, 2013, 5:33 pm

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

      how is that?

      • Adithya

        December 21, 2014, 7:13 pm

        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

    February 8, 2013, 1:41 pm

    now ur WINDOW ACTIVE 100%

  • aaftab

    March 16, 2013, 5:45 pm

    my windows is activate please help me…..


    April 15, 2013, 6:13 pm

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

  • Abubakar Ismail

    May 7, 2013, 2:37 pm

    Hi, very helpful keep on…..

  • Abir

    May 14, 2013, 6:38 pm

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

  • annesha

    June 18, 2013, 11:27 pm

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

  • suzette

    June 21, 2013, 7:08 pm

    the second method works for me . tnx πŸ˜‰

  • Prasad

    June 28, 2013, 12:36 pm

    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

    July 6, 2013, 9:19 am

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

  • andreas

    July 8, 2013, 8:19 am

    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

    July 21, 2013, 5:52 pm

    Thanks, It worked !


  • Mak

    August 19, 2013, 10:05 pm

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

  • Arun Soni

    August 27, 2013, 6:25 pm

    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

    September 14, 2013, 10:10 pm

    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

    September 29, 2013, 11:04 pm

    it worked for me……. πŸ™‚
    thanks bro…….keep it up……!!

  • benyjo

    October 15, 2013, 1:33 am

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

  • Adrian

    October 15, 2013, 2:20 pm

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

  • aisha

    October 19, 2013, 12:01 pm

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

  • aisha

    October 19, 2013, 1:37 pm

    sir plz tell me why this problem create again and agan

  • techsafi

    November 30, 2013, 2:01 pm

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

  • Paul

    December 22, 2013, 5:16 am

    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

    January 4, 2014, 4:46 am

    Thanks brother the second method works for me. thanks great

  • Pijush Mitra

    January 7, 2014, 12:34 pm

    Your hard work is seen in this article, Bilal. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • shan

    February 8, 2014, 12:43 am

    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

    February 12, 2014, 10:28 am

    thnkx, 3rd method worked for me!

  • Ali

    December 5, 2014, 4:17 pm

    Its Working


    December 29, 2014, 7:26 am

    thanx 1st method helps me

  • Andyy

    March 4, 2015, 8:08 pm

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

  • LC

    April 13, 2015, 10:45 am

    I installed windows xp (no service pack) over parallels desktop (mac os x) . After this first procedure I was able to install the SP2 without worries. Thanks a lot!

  • jagan

    July 16, 2015, 9:56 am

    I tried 2nd method its working thanx.

  • char

    July 31, 2015, 5:30 am

    i tried the 2nd method and its working. thanks to the author. the warning image says your the victim of . . . , . . is gone n0w. thanks, thanks, and thanks.

  • Harshad

    October 26, 2015, 1:43 pm

    i go to the site genuine windows software i cannot see where is validate windows

  • Theos

    November 23, 2015, 2:02 pm


    The third method worked for me in Australia. Although it did confirm activation as the last step suggested it failed to validate when Media Player 11 attempted to install.
    Another think that also happened is the license key for the antivirus AVG had to be re-entered on the first power up. So keep it handy.

    Good luck and thanks

  • Maya

    May 11, 2016, 5:47 pm

    sadly none of the three worked for me, I@m getting desperate… Updated to SP3 on my old PC and now I’m being asked to activate Windows, while I have no idea where the code has gone to. In the second method, the link to validate doesn’t go to page with ‘Validate Now’ button. Would I need to install Windows Genuine Advantage? Would it work then? Please if you have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you

  • Engr. Jonathan .C. Nelson

    March 7, 2017, 3:30 am

    All the steps are working perfectly well… thanks bro.. you just made me eat


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