LKBEN10920: How to Re-activate your Windows XP with another License Key


Somehow the Activation of Windows XP is faulty and you need to re-enter your License or you need to enter another one


Several Causes with Genuine Advantage Notification or faulty Windows Activation


Whatever the reason, software piracy is illegal. The following entry is intended for correcting a legal Windows Installation or for legalizing one without needing to re-install Windows XP.

  1. Navigate to "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents"
  2. Double-Click "OOBETimer"
  3. Enter anything new (doesn't matter what)
  4. Run "%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a"

You now will see a dialog box allowing you to enter a new Licence Code and activate it.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.