Windows XP service pack targest pirates

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looser used our newssubmit to tell us that Microsoft will release an update for Windows XP that should fix several bugs that are currently known in the Operating System.

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How long until it’s cracked? An hour? A Day? A Week?

Try ‘Cracked already, pal!!!’ This will have been doing the rounds before being released I’m sure. Especially among the hackers who can rip out the further protection. Keep smiling - there’s always a brighter day tomorrow… :4

They’re so dumb. Their OS with all it’s protection was cracked, do they really think it’s gonna be any harder to crack this stupid SP?

Then theres the XP KeyGen released by The Blue List. Takes a while to generate em, but your chance of them being black listed is one in a million. And considering how fast MS killed the distribution of it i dont think they can detect KeyGenned ones too easily.

I wonder if this affects the Corp. version? :4

deKerf, I’d be willing to bet that the key distributed with the devilsown release will be blacklisted. That’s the advantage of using a service pack to neuter pirated keys – it doesn’t matter if you’re using the Corporate version, since they’ll be bypassing Windows Activation altogether.

So how do you go about changing your key in the registry if you generate one using XP KeyGen?? Or do you have to reinstall??

Microsoft did something similar with the 2nd service release for Office 2000. After installing this over an illegal version of Office, all of the Office applications failed to start up.

Change Product Key without Reinstall: 1. Run regedit and go to: HKey_Local_MachineSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrent VersionWPAEvents, on the right double click on “oobetimer” and change at least one digit of this value to deactivate windows. 2. Choose run from start menu and type in this command: %systemroot%system32oobemsoobe.exe /a to get the activation screen and go to the second option which is activate by phone. 3. In the new screen choose the option to change product key, and type in the new product key (Corporate one only). 4. Close that window, reboot your system and enter the command in step 2 for the second time to verify your activation , you should see “windows is already activated”.

Does anyone know if the (working) corp keys generated by the XP keygen are equivalent to that of the ones that were available when xp was released or are they computer-specific? The keys widely available on the net will work on any computer and not require activation. If someone generates a corp key on one coputer, using the keygen, can this be used on all computers as well and not require activation (not even prompting)? This question is out of curiosity only ;).

I could not get %systemroot%system32oobemsoobe.exe /a to run. Any other suggestions as to how to change a key without reinstall.

other suggestion: use win2k =)

Pewee it works but it was typed wrong. After you edit the registry, you need to reboot. Then the OOBE folder will appear in the system32 folder. Here it is %systemroot%/OOBE/MSOOBE.EXE /A I still don’t like this solution as it requires you to activate. I just want to change the key.

Here is the correct command: %systemroot%/system32/OOBE/MSOOBE.EXE /A

If you can’t get the ‘%systemroot%system32oobemsoobe.exe /a’ running, you might have disabled two important dll’s. To enable them, you could download XP Antispy ( and select default settings for regwizc.dll and licdll.dll

anyone know any good guides on how to get rid of this stupid authorisation of windows xp home addition. or where i can get hold of one of the keygens? email me if so thanks.

Stupid MS - Should i laugh

man, not bad this protection, took me two hours to compute a new corporate key. I’ll wait for the service pack, if it doesn’t like my old serial, I’ll replace it by my new one. one key in 120 searches! not much, but enough for me

Domino - you say it still requires activation. Is this true for fresh installs of xp using the generated key - or just when changing an already installed copy of windows?