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That's good information, thank you.

 

It says 2 files are needed.

 

I've looked in the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder.

I can find wpa.dbl file but NOT wpa.bak.

 

This article doesn't mention that file though:

 

http://www.worldstar...-re-activation/

 

?

 

"The files are very small (only 15 K or so each) and can be copied to a floppy, another hard drive or anywhere else that you see fit."

http://searchwindows...n-in-Windows-XP

Does that include a USB Flash Drive?

The transferral needs to be carried out in Safe Mode, but the fact that I can't find one file might be an issue.
 


Edited by scarlet.rose, 28 July 2016 - 08:15 PM.

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I expect wpa.bak is just a renamed backup copy of wpa.dbl.  I think some XPs may have it and the author just wants to make sure that you get both if they are there. 


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I see...

 

When you've not done these computer related things before it takes awhile to get your head around the instructions. So from what I gather I would be leaving a renamed wpa.dbl file in the (hopefully) 'repaired' %SystemRoot%\System32 folder and then copying the 'activated' one I have now to it.

 

Well I thought as a floppy disk keeps being mentioned I best go and buy some from PC World...

 

But when I searched I saw this:

 

http://www.telegraph...loppy-disk.html

 

I realise that being XP related the articles date back to some time ago...

 

So I will use a USB Flash Drive to copy the wpa.dbl file and update the BIOS (at some point) unless you suggest otherwise.

 

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I don't think it matters if you leave the renamed wpa.dbl or not just as long as it finds a wpa.dbl it should be happy.

 

If a USB drive works on your PC then that's the way to go.


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Ok :)

 

Yes, a USB drive does work on my pc, I backed up my documents some time ago on one.

 

UPDATE

 

Seems there may be another name for the wpa.bak file for some XP users.

 

Have seen this in the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder:

 

wpabaln ... with some keys beside it.

 

Looked it up and found this:

 

http://www.pctechbyt...urself-a-favor/


Edited by scarlet.rose, 29 July 2016 - 08:08 AM.

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This is important so want to run it by you...

 

I did add it to my post above but not sure if you saw it.

 

Seems there may be another name for the wpa.bak file for some XP users.

 

Have seen this in the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder:

 

wpabaln ... with some keys beside it.

 

Looked it up and found this:

 

http://www.pctechbyt...urself-a-favor/

 

If you're in agreement I will copy and add this along with the wpa.dbl file.


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If you can find the file, might as well copy it too.


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Help, I've been locked out!

 

Carried out the repair installation yesterday, which in itself was a success, but wouldn't accept my license key or the new one I have (both genuine), said they were invalid. I used the CD for refurbished pcs. Speccy now shows a different licence key, which I can't activate. The wpa.dbl workaround didn't work because the repair installation does not have the original license key.

 

When I click on activate now - "page cannot be displayed" - like that IE 8 issue I had (I uninstalled and reinstalled IE 8 afterwards). When I click on don't activate now I'm logged off.

 

Can't access the Activation Wizard, so Microsoft can't help. Can only use Safe Mode. I am using a computer in my local library, don't know when I can come back.


Edited by scarlet.rose, 21 August 2016 - 06:54 AM.

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You may need the intel chipset driver and or  your network adapter.  Does it show it is connected to the internet?


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No it doesn't say it is connected to the internet (router is). Can't check.

 

When I go to Internet Connections through Control Panel it is empty?

 

When I used Network Wizard it said computer is correctly configured.

 

I can see DCOM errors (not sure if those are correct letters) in Event Viewer, but that may be linked to Safe Mode.

 

I have contacted the seller who sold me the CD, he has given me a new key, but it doesn't match the one I now have, so don't see how that can help.

 

He sold this CD without a key stating that you can use your own - not so!

 

Activation page also might not be displaying because IE 8 is too old.


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It doesn't have the network driver.  Get the Intel Chipset Utility and the network driver from your PC maker.  Put them on USB and then install them.


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Ok, will do in an internet cafe next time I come...

 

I don't think the new key on my computer will be accepted by Microsoft, CD didn't come with a license key although it has placed one on my computer.

 

Leaving here soon...

 

Really appreciate your help.

 

I have a Double Driver back up on USB flash drive.


Edited by scarlet.rose, 22 August 2016 - 08:22 AM.

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CD seller just sent me this, but I think I will still have to provide the unactivated current key, which will be a problem (see my message above too). >>

 

Hi
If you like i can send you windows xp SP3 free of cost. i will download from the Microsoft website and i will dispatch you and this cd will be pre activate as well.
regards


Edited by scarlet.rose, 22 August 2016 - 09:05 AM.

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I've dug further, as far as I can in Safe Mode.

Network Wizard > You already have an internet connection using LAN connection.

Drivers seem to be in place.

Computer Management > Devices > Network adapters > Driver > Driver provider, version and date shows all through.

Computer Management > Services > Network Connections "Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up connections folder in which you can view both local area network and remote assistance"

Clicked 'Start Service': Error 1084: This service cannot be started in Safe Mode.

That explains why the folder is empty in Safe Mode, cannot check in Normal, can't access it.

I went to PC World where the pre repair installation os was installed: "IE 8 probably won't display Activation Wizard, need IE 9 or 10", but these are incompatible with XP.

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Are you in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking?  Safe Mode with Networking should allow network drivers.

 

To check Drivers:  

 

Right click on My Computer and select Manage and then Device Manager then View, Show Hidden Drivers.  Now look in the right pane for yellow flagged devices.  Right click on one and select properties then click on the Details tab.  Change Property to Hardware IDs.  Click on the top one then right click and copy.  Paste that into a reply.  Repeat for all yellow flagged devices.


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