xp activation

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Microsoft Windows XP
I tried to get around the xp activation by following the following instructions:Click on Start * Find and Click ?Run? * Type regedit * Click the plus next to ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE? * Click the plus next to ?SOFTWARE? * Click the plus next to ?Microsoft? * Click the plus next to ?Windows NT? * Click the plus next to ?CurrentVersion? * Click ?WPAEvents? * On the right panel, find ?OOBETimer? then double click it. * Now, Delete all the Values by highlighting it, then delete it * Then type in this value without the quotation mark ?FF D5 71 D6 8B 6A 8D 6F D5 33 93 FD? * Then after that click OK, * Then on the left panel right click WPAEvents, then click on permissions * Then click System or SYSTEM, then Deny Full Control, then Click OK. * Then Exit Registry Editor by Click the X or the red X on the Upper Right of the Title Bar or press ALT and F4 at the same time. * To Very that it works, go to start, then ?activate windows?, or go to start, then all programs, then ?activate windows? * If it says that Windows has been activated. Now when I boot up I receive a message that the product must be activated before I can log on and to click ok to do it now. When I click ok, the Microsoft activation screen appears and says that the product is already activated and to click ok to continue. When I click ok it gives me the same message that the product must be activated etc..so I'm stuck in a loop. Can you tell me how to get rid of this message?

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Dell Insparon 1100 Laptop

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  • TomLiotta
    Reinstall Windows XP. Then go through the correct activation process. Attempting to bypass it wasn't a very good idea. -- Tom
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  • deanne
    I have lost the product key for the copy of xp I have which is why I tried to get around it in the first place.  I searched for xp product keys on piratebay torrent site and found those instructions posted in the comments for the only torrent listed. Where can I find another product key? Or am I SOL? I am kinda new on computers,,,,sorry for all the stupid questions.  Thanks for your help Tom.
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  • deanne
    P.S.   I tried the keys listed on that torrent site.  They don't seen to work.
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  • deanne
    Can I somehow copy the xp from my other computer that I have the key for?
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  • deanne
    Hi there Tom...I tried to reinstall xp and now I'm getting an error message that reads STOP: c0000221 unknown hard error \systemroot\system32ntdll.dll...what does that mean?
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  • TomLiotta
    I have lost the product key for the copy of xp I have... and Can I somehow copy the xp from my other computer that I have the key for?   Okay, what exactly were you installing from? Do you have an install disk that doesn't have a case?   Tom
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  • deanne
    I have a disc that has an activated xp sp3 that someone gave me.  They have used it themselves already so we know the disc works.  No key is needed.  (Activated).  Using this I ran into the stop error that I previously posted. Stuck again?
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  • TomLiotta
    You might need either to boot from CD and format the drive before installing or to contact whoever created the ISO you're trying to install to determine what has happened. We have no way to know what that install image did to your PC, and we really can't help install copies that are probably illegal. -- Tom
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