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Sunday, 24 June 2012

How do I change the Product Key in Windows XP ?


The procedure for changing the Product Key in Microsoft Windows XP. Since then, Microsoft has made the process easier and safer by providing an applet for just that purpose. The first step is to go to the Genuine Microsoft Software self-help page, Update Your Product Key: Select Your Version of Windows.





After open the page Select you Windows Version (XP or Vista)



Check mark the "I Understand this tool will send the above information to Microsoft."

Insistently you get the "KeyupdateTool_enu.exe" Save this file and after downloading the "Run" the file 


Carefully read this page. Microsoft suggests creating a restore point, which is always a  good idea before making changes to your Windows XP installation. Note the gentle warning about sending information to Microsoft so the system can verify the validity of 
your operating system.

Assuming all of that is okay with you, click the "I understand" check box and then click the Download button. You'll see the typical Run, Save, or Cancel dialog shown.

Yes, I am sure


The rest of the process is your basic follow the wizard instructions you should be intimately familiar with by now. Click Run to get the security screen shown.

Start the wizard


Confirm you want to run the applet and start the wizard.

Enter the new Product Key


Click Next and you finally reach the screen where you enter your new Product Key.

When you are finished, click Next and then Finished on the next screen to restart Windows. Once Windows is running again, you will need to go through the standard activation procedure to complete the change of Product Key process.


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