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Re: Windows XP Sp2c and product key update tool RRS feed

  • Question

  • Same issue here, and have not been able to resolve it.

    I use a different method with SP2C installations vs the others.

    I run a NewSid Program which changes the SID to avoid the network connectivity issues stated above.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Security/NewSid.mspx

     

    I then created a patch file to disable the WPA. That deletes the following lines

    C:\windows\system32\WPA.OLD

    C:\windows\system32\WPA.BAK

    C:\windows\system32\WPA.DBL

     

    and changes the registry settings:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WPAEvents]
    "OOBETimer"=hex:ca,82,b8,55,d4,04,b5,cf,cc,5b,24,00

     

    Upon rebooting the machine you will be able to reactivate with a new-cd key by clicking, telephone, then new product key.

     

    I called MS to try and resolve the issues with C keys on B installations, and was given the run around for litterally 4 hours, even after agreeing to pay the fee for tech support, and ended up rewritting the automated program used to quality check machines to use this method as opposed to the WPUpdate tool.

    Friday, January 25, 2008 6:38 PM

Answers

  • Hello Fyrye,

     

    Please run the MGA Diagnostic Tool. The instructions are posted @ the top of this forum. Also please post your post in a new thread vs posting in someone elses. If you like you can reference this thread so we may make a reference should we need. Splitting the thread allows us to analyze your situation and focus more attention on your problem.

     

     

    Thank you

     

    Stephen Holm

    WGA and OGA Forum Volunteer

    Friday, January 25, 2008 6:51 PM