Windows XP – How to reinstall XP without reactivating

This trick works of course, if a first activation has already been made.

Here’s a tip that will appeal to those who relocate often strongly their operating system, and without even reactivate it.

Simply follow these steps:

  • to search the file wpa.dbl, or go look for it in C: \ windows \ system32 \.
  • make a copy of the file (on disk, partition or other disk …).
  • Restore it at a future upgrade of Windows XP.
  • Restart the PC and test if the activation is operational. To do this, follow this;
    • Click on Start / Run and type this:
        C: \ windows \ system32 \ oobe \ msoobe / a
    • If this does not work, type the following command:
        oobe / msoobe / a
  • A window “Windows Activation” must appear: this means that Windows XP is actually very active!

This trick works perfectly and has been tested on Windows XP Home Edition and Professional …

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