Re-Activating Windows XP Home

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Guybrush, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    I have read somewhere that it is possible to copy a file from within Windows XP to disk to paste back into XP after a format to save contacting Microsoft and getting the third degree.

    Could someone please enlighten me because after my re-activation of Office XP woes after I bought a new computer, I am loath to contact them again.

    I thought I was only required to give them my name, rank and service no.under the Geneva Convention!

    I forgot to mention, I am fitting a new HDD and Sound Card thus the reason to re-activate.

    Any help is much appreciated.:)
     
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    Keep in mind this is for a reformat - it probably won't work if you're adding or chaning hardware - but you can try:

    Copy wpa.dbl after you activated the first time (it's in the system32 folder). After reformatting & reinstalling XP just copy the file back to the same folder.
     
  3. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    allan, thank you

    allan thank you for your prompt reply I will give it a go
     
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    You're welcome - good luck.