Well now it is coming back to haunt me. The new version of Windows Update requires that the Windows be activated to download updates. Thinking that would not be a problem for me, because when I used to click that activation reminder bubble, it told me Windows was already activated, I went ahead and tryed to check for updates. Yet the Windows Update page tells me my copy of Windows isn't actually activated! Now, I have a copy of XP Pro as well, and I can change the key on here to that one, but when I tried the steps on another site to change the product key (edit that one file in registry and then type c:\windows\system32\oobe\msoobe /a in the Run box) nothing comes up when I type that in the Run box! It seems like the msoobe file is corrupt or something and I don't know what to do! All I want is for 1) That annoying bubble popup to go away, and 2) To be able to download Windows Updates. How can I change my key to my legit XP Pro one though if I cant access the Product Key Activation program????? PLEASE HELP
Edited by Kerryman87, 04 August 2005 - 12:54 AM.