I have a new machine with no os. This is to replace an old machine that will be formatted and unused.
I have the original product key, but a copy of XP Home from a different machine so I need to change the kep.
I have modified the OOBETimer by changeing 2 digits and been throught the following..
Click Start > Run and type in: "%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a"
Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and then click Next
Click Change Product Key (at the bottom)
Enter your valid Product Key
Press Update and close the window.
If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later
Restart your computer
After the restart I go back into "%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a" and it does not tell me that Windows is activated! All is the same as before.
What can I do?
Edited by tom468, 18 December 2009 - 06:28 AM.