Easy Hack to Validate Windows XP +


I use a MacBook Pro at home these days but I ran across this super simple way to get around having to buy a genuine copy of Windows.  I haven’t tried it, but judging from the comments it seems to work.  Apparently all you have to do is create a text document, copy the code below into it, then save it (first click on “all files” for the file type) as License Key.reg, then double-click the file on your desktop and when a dialog box pops up hit “yes.”  Pretty damn easy.   Here’s that bit of code-

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]  
“CurrentBuild”=”1.511.1 () (Obsolete data – do not use)”  
“ProductId”=”55274-640-1011873-23081″  
“DigitalProductId”=hex:a4,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,35,35,32,37,34,2d,36,34,30,2d,\  
31,30,31,31,38,37,33,2d,32,33,30,38,31,00,2e,00,00,00,41,32,32,2d,30,30,30,\  
30,31,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,86,56,4e,4c,21,1b,2b,6a,a3,78,8e,8f,98,5c,00,00,\  
00,00,00,00,dd,da,47,41,cc,6b,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\  
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,38,31,30,32,36,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b5,16,\  
00,00,83,83,1f,38,f8,01,00,00,f5,1c,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\  
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,66,e5,70,f3  
“LicenseInfo”=hex:33,b7,21,c1,e5,e7,cd,4b,fd,7c,c6,35,51,fd,52,57,17,86,3e,18,\  
d3,f4,8c,8e,35,32,7b,d1,43,8d,61,38,60,a4,ca,55,c9,9a,35,17,46,7a,4f,91,fc,\  
4a,d9,db,64,5c,c4,e2,0f,34,f3,ea  

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WPAEvents]  
“OOBETimer”=hex:ff,d5,71,d6,8b,6a,8d,6f,d5,33,93,fd

You can also go to Microsoft’s website to validate your copy.

I have no recollection of where I linked to this from but here’s the original forum post.

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>