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Windows XP SP1 - Updating Tips 'n' Tricks - Let's Get Started Continued

Microsoft's latest Service Pack for Windows XP has found its way onto the Internet. Reports say that users who are running illegal copies of the operating system will run into problems. It turns out this is true, although in this guide by Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot, he shows us how to avoid this obstacle with a work-around to install Service Pack 1 for those of you who use Windows XP.

By: | Guides | Posted: Sep 4, 2002 4:00 am

Let's Get Started - Continued


Step 3 - Now that you have downloaded the Serial Key Changer and Viewer from our servers we are ready to go ahead and change your serial key. If you are using a pirated version of Windows XP Corporate Edition chances are you are using the same serial key which the majority of other people use, and it won't work when go you to install the update. The Serial Key Changer program will give you a list of serial keys which will work when updating. Open the Serial Key Changer by running "XPProCorp-keyChanger.exe"; it will bring up a new window with a DOS based program as pictured below.



After the serial keys have been generated you will be prompted with the following screen which let's you activate Windows.



From here you need to select, "Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows" - Don't worry, we don't actually do it. After choosing this option you will then be taken to the following screen.



It doesn't actually matter what country you choose from the Step 1 field, as we won't be calling anyone. Ignore the rest and skip down to the bottom and click the Change Product Key button which will bring you to the following screen.



How much to upgrade to x64 Edition?


Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (ZAT00008) for PC


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