Reinstall Windows XP Without Activation
If you had ever wanted to slip reactivating Windows XP after reinstallation here is one good tip from [Online Tech Tips]. There is only one file that is needed for sliping of reactivation and that is wpa.dbl which is located in C:\Windows\System32 directory.
So procedure would look like this:
- find wpa.dbl file and save it to some external media (usb disk, floppy, cd, etc.)
- reinstall Windows
- after reinstallation skip registration and activation
- restart pc and on boot pres F8 to enter menu where you can select safe mode
- in safe mode rename existing wpa.dbl file to wpa.dbl.backup and copy old one
So procedure is very simple and if you create your own installation cd with help of Nlite you can include this file too and skip activation after reinstallation.
Note: This file that you have saved can be used only on the PC that it comes from, on others it won’t work.