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)”  

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WPAEvents]  

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.

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