Activating Windows Corp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by geoffwm, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. geoffwm

    geoffwm Guest

    When I try to “activate windows” using %systemroot%\system32\oobe/msoobe /a the activate dialogue screen is displayed but it is blank of information, the only thing present if the blue screen and the embossed keys in the bottom right corner. Am I missing some required files?
    Thanks for any help guys.
  2. Blyx

    Blyx Guest

    Windows Activation


    Don't know if this helps...but I just tried it using
    %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a and it worked for me...I see that you are missing the .exe ...that could be the problem.

    Good luck!
  3. geoffwm

    geoffwm Guest

    Re: Windows Activation

    Thanks, but adding the *.exe gives the same blank screen.
  4. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

    I dont know if this will help but try changing the "/" after oobe to "\".
  5. geoffwm

    geoffwm Guest

    Problem resolved

    I resolved this issue by doing a “repair”

    (1) Reboot your system. Go into the BIOS and set it to
    boot from the CD first.
    (2) Put your XP CD in the drive and reboot.
    (3) When asked, press any key to boot from CD.
    (4) Allow setup to start.
    (5) At the next screen, don't get confused. The option "to
    repair a Windows XP installation using recovery
    console" is not what you want. Instead,
    choose "Setup Windows XP now."
    (6) Next screen, press F8 to accept license.
    (7) Critical step: on next screen, press R to do a repair.
    Don't choose anything else on this screen!!!
    (8) XP will appear to be installing from scratch, let it run
    its course. Provide your key when asked. When this
    process is finished, your Win_XP will be "repaired"
    and the new key will be in place. Just download the
    Windows Updates you need again, as these will have
    been removed.
  6. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

    Arlington, TX
    Windows XP Corp has no activation. Only Home and Pro have activation.
  7. geoffwm

    geoffwm Guest

    My Win Corp now has activation screen

    My activation screen, since doing the "Repair" is showing up normally. The new key was accepted and a new ID written.

    My Win XP Corp edition certianly now has an operating activation dialogue screen.
  8. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

    Arlington, TX
    If it's Windows XP Corp, there is no activation in it. DevilsOwn (or whoever) used Windows XP Pro with some modifications in it to skip activation.

    It is possible to bring up a Windows XP Activation screen in Windows XP Corp because the files are still there. But if you chose to activate it, it would always activate.
  9. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    They're not trying to activate it, they're trying to change the product key.
  10. FoolishFreak

    FoolishFreak Guest

    what's the difference between WinXP Pro and WinXP Corp?
  11. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    a keycode:D
  12. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    xp corp. is xp pro but for an office so instead of having to activate a bunch of pc they just use a corp. keycode that tells the sys. that it is okay and to run normal. were as home or regular pro addition you have to activate the account to get it rolling correctly