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August 29, 2002 5:56:18 AM

(ADMIN OR MODERATOR: IF YOU FEEL THIS WILL CREATE PROBLEMS FOR ME AND/OR THG FORUMS, FEEL FREE TO DELETE IT)

the following information is for reading entertainment, enjoyment and educational purposes only. I do not encourage it. Anything you do is under your resposibility

If you are using Windows XP Corp Edition with Key (FCKGW-RHQQ2-**) follow these instructions:

Download xpkey.exe from
http://www.stuck-in-the-sky.netfirms.com/filez.html

run the key generator and choose win xp corp.
set keys to find as 1
set searches to 999
DO NOT USE ANY CDKEY THAT YOU FIND POSTED ON A WEBSITE, THE BEST IT TO FIND YOUR OWN RANDOMLY GENERATED VALID KEY USING THE PROGRAM. THE WHOLE POINT BEHIND THIS IS TO CHANGE YOUR OLD HEAVILY USED CDKEY FOR A UNIQUE VALID KEY.

let it run until it finds a valid key

1. Run a system resore to create a new checkpoint in case you need it.


2. Run regedit and go to: HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents, on the right double click on "oobetimer" and change(or delete) at least one digit of this value to deactivate windows.


3. Choose run from start menu and type in this command:
%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a to get the activation screen and go to the second option which is activate by phone.


4. In the new screen choose the option to change product key, and type in the new product key (the one you created in xpkey.exe).


5. If it brings you back to the prior screen after entering the new key click remind me later and then reboot.


6. Close that window, reboot your system and enter the command in step 3 for the second time to verify your activation , you should see "windows is already activated".


7. Now you can hopefully install sp1


8. If you have done this wrong or without a valid key you will not be able to boot. hit F8 and select last known good configuration.


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Don't make me use uppercase...
August 29, 2002 6:09:35 AM

Thx for the information Grassapa. I appreciate it.

The only thing i know...

is that i know nothing.
August 29, 2002 6:40:54 AM

So much for Microsoft and their SP1 Update. 1st day and the f'ing thing is cracked again.

Hey the best thing we can do is watch as Microsoft spends every penny of their savings on antipiracy schemes that don't work fo sh!t.

My name may be Jesus, but don't go around asking for miracles.
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August 29, 2002 6:58:45 AM

well since the sp1 is not out yet, im not sure 100% that this will work. but i think it should...

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Don't make me use uppercase...
August 29, 2002 2:06:58 PM

There's a guy trying to do a dualboot office workaround.

He could use your help.

=)

C@lling it like I c it...
August 29, 2002 6:22:20 PM

It works fine with release candidates as SP1 comes next week! Enter your new key the XP keygen made for you, since you "accidently" entered the wrong one at setup and MS and the OS cannot tell if it is a real key they issued or not. Hell some ppl even register after creating the key, I sure wouldn't but hey whatever floats their boats. That key it generated for you it yours forever, it even works when reinstalling since it used XP's key algorithym and your system to effectively make a "legit" key.

He didn't post anything secret, so no need to censor his post. A simple google search will return these exact directions.

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August 29, 2002 8:53:30 PM

yes...as long as you dont coincidentaly use the same (randomly) generated key that someone else uses you are fine. ejsmith tell him to generate a key from the same program d00d.

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My computer is so fast it proves the theory of relativity wrong... :eek: 
August 30, 2002 5:14:32 AM

(1) When XP SP1 installation is attempted, SP1 will not load with previous “well known” pirated product keys, <b>and will further verify the product key against a current product key list</b>

...so it might not work...

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August 30, 2002 5:20:21 AM

yes it will because corp edition keys are activated...
just enter a valid one and it will activate automatically.. we will see

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My computer is so fast it proves the theory of relativity wrong... :eek: 
August 30, 2002 2:06:07 PM

ohhh yes, it works, being that the keygen makes a VALID key.

"Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one"
August 30, 2002 5:14:12 PM

Yes, but valid doesn't mean in use. MS may have kept a record of all keys that they have put out with their product legally. Not every key that passes the mathematical algorithm is one of these keys however. There are 26^25 total keys available, and 1/40 of those are valid. There is no way MS has released this many copies of XP. If they kept a list of all the keys they released, and are checking any new installs of SP1 against a current list, then this get-around probably won't work.

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August 30, 2002 7:30:12 PM

ok guys, u are gettin me wrong here... Im not sayin that it will work 100%. I dont know for sure...the SP1 isnt out and i cant conclude anything. I HOPE it works, and its best to take precautions and change the cd key. Wether it will work or not, Im not 100% sure, but Im 100% sure you wont be able to install SP1 if you dont do something...

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My computer is so fast it proves the theory of relativity wrong... :eek: 
August 30, 2002 7:51:22 PM

Okay, first off I have worked on and followed the SP1 beta very closely. I also have followed the way to circumvent the SP1 installation troubles on pirated versions since the beginning. What grassapa posted I've known for months.

They are not including a list of all the keys they've issued for XP in the SP1 patch. The only "list" of keys in the SP1 patch are those keys that are known to have been pirated. Doing what you proposed would be a daunting task, and the entire logic for the algorithym would be thrown out the window.

MS often ships new product, with keys, to many different countries. Especially now, with the SP1 patch replacing all current non-patched versions on the market - they simply can't make a list and include it in the SP1 patch. Since the patch was finalized pretty much last week, any new version shipped after SP1, whether it be next week or next year would be considered invalid and MS isn't going to write a new SP1 patch every single time they ship a new box of software.. LOL! They've had great success against the casual pirating they aimed to circumvent with their XP titles. Such great success they are even lessoning the restrictions with SP1. They know a few keys got out, and they know what ones they are. They are making sure those copies don't get updated. Your casual Joe Smoe who downloaded XP off the net and was furnished with one of those keys and then installed XP on his home computer will not have a clue how to work around things if he tried the SP1 patch. Only the hard core people will look into how to get around it, and Microsoft has said they know they cannot stop "hardcore piracy" and have aimed mainly at "casual piracy", which was a very big problem with everyone borrowing the windows/office disk from work or a friend and installing it at home, etc.

SP1 is already in the RC stage, it's due within the next 2 weeks. It's complete except they are now simply making different versions for all the languages. It has blcoked almost all pirated versions of XP from being upgraded since the beginning of beta. Generating a new key is the workaround. I still haven't heard anyone say they still got the "invalid key install error" after entering a new key.

"Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one"
August 30, 2002 9:03:51 PM

"(ADMIN OR MODERATOR: IF YOU FEEL THIS WILL CREATE PROBLEMS FOR ME AND/OR THG FORUMS, FEEL FREE TO DELETE IT)"

I'd call that irony, but I'm not sure that's accurate.

No matter what else, it's downright funny, but I can't figure out quite why; which leads me to believe it's ironic.

Help me here.

I guess it would be ironic only if someone deleted this post, hunh?

C@lling it like I c it...
August 31, 2002 1:31:51 AM

i meant problems as in "legal problems" not "computer problems"

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My computer is so fast it proves the theory of relativity wrong... :eek: 
August 31, 2002 2:23:18 AM

I wonder if cracking will still be possible once Palladium is turned on. The hardware level this thing works at would be pretty hard to bypass since it is embedded on silicon, and not software modifiable.

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August 31, 2002 4:51:20 AM

well, we will have to worry about that when it comes out? why bring sorrow and lament so early? i hope crackers find a way...im sure they will

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My computer is so fast it proves the theory of relativity wrong... :eek: 
August 31, 2002 7:11:57 PM

You'll end up hacking a bios flash update.

LOL!

Palladium >> J00!

(Palladium "is greater than" You; for those of you with low creativity skillz =)

C@lling it like I c it...
August 31, 2002 7:42:49 PM

Well I am ready, did just like you explained, got xp keygen-for xp pro corp., ran it to find 1 in 999, followed your instructions step by step and WALA it's activated with a new key, now all I have to do is wait for sp1 and cross my fingers that it will install...

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August 31, 2002 10:38:18 PM

Perhaps, but it'll still be a hard thing.
I am for it for the anti-hacking, anti-theft, anti-spam and anti-virus capabilities it will provide. I hope so, it'd make my internet experience much more fun.

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August 31, 2002 11:00:08 PM

Well SP1 is final, downloading it as we speak. They're porting it for the different languages now. It will be officially available on Sept. 9 on Windows Update or <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/servic..." target="_new">here.</A>

"Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one"
September 2, 2002 9:37:50 PM

BTW, other than just WinUpdates packed into one, does SP1 have anything relevant to be hyped about?
Everyone seems to await it, yet I fail to find anything all that much.

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September 3, 2002 12:27:52 AM

OK, so how do you know what version of XP you have? IE Corp ect... Is the Corp version the same as XP Pro? I know I sound dumb asking this, but humor me :) 

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September 3, 2002 1:23:46 AM

If you bought it in the store, it's Pro. If you downloaded it from the net, or took it home from work, it's probably corp.

If my baby don't love me, I know, I know, her sister will.
September 3, 2002 1:41:36 AM

Yeah, it's got some extra stuff in it.

But those updates are part of it. If you have the updates saved back to disk, you're in good shape.

SP1 is supposed to lock in Java capability throughout the os. I'm not sure exactly what is affected, or what new options that you will have, but Java is worked into it somehow.

As far as security, there's probably several backdoors that they will closeup. Logging in as "Netscape-engineers-are-poor-white-trash", and getting root access, just doesn't sound good nowadays.

P@ll4dium f0r L1f3!
September 8, 2002 5:31:33 AM

Dont worry about SP1 piracy&privacy issues. Since there millions of users who need to overcome that, I'm sure sometime after SP1 officially releases, there will be some patch that fixes it all and SP1 installs without a glitch. How am I so sure? Because software companies were never able to be ahead of hackers.

P.S. Hardcore hackers are ones who find ways to go through protection, and casual hackers are one who just use it like monkeys. How can they stop casual hackers if they will never be able to stop hardcore ones?
September 8, 2002 6:28:10 PM

ugh.. if only people read the entire topic before posting. It's already been overcome, simply follow the steps in the first damn post..lol
September 11, 2002 1:48:44 AM

Anyone tried this already with the released winXP SP1? It works for me only after I changed a few keys.
September 11, 2002 1:51:40 AM

YES! If you follow the directions and change your key before installation and reboot your system and it doesn't ask you to activate upon restart, then the new key was entered correctly and XP accepts it as valid and you can do your SP1 install.
September 11, 2002 2:56:59 AM

If it doesn't accept the key? What happens then?

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September 11, 2002 2:58:03 AM

Also, anyone know how to integrate the SP1 into a one-time installation? Do I have to first install XP and then SP1 everytime or can I do it in one sitting?

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September 11, 2002 5:19:39 AM

You can create an SP1 boot cd... It's on the web somewhere. I'll try to find the link for you.

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September 11, 2002 6:32:38 AM

Thanks! Still have to download SP1, but I can do that on campus...

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September 11, 2002 10:38:25 AM

put your old one back in.
it might accept the key ? but ask you to activate it. no worries - you get a grace period before activation is necessary. Just try more keys until you get one that doesnt prompt an activation request. (i'm just piecing this together from previous posts, so i might be way off.)

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September 11, 2002 2:10:10 PM

If you use the keygen to generate a key it will accepted. Honestly there isn't one case that I've heard of, that XP hasn't accepted a keygen'ed key in the months I've beta tested SP1 and frequented forums active in bypassing the known key installation work around.
September 12, 2002 1:16:10 AM

Thats interesting, I get an Access Denied message whenever I try to install SP1, and I followed that thing (I have 50 possible keys here, and the one I am using was accepted in a re-install)

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September 12, 2002 1:21:47 AM

Yep very weird, one out a 200 million. Something isn't being done correctly. It's a sure process, but needs to be done correctly using only valid keys. Access denied? What is the exact message? It won't tell you access is denied, if that is the case a file has been corrupted.
September 12, 2002 1:22:11 AM

Yep very weird, one out of 200 million. Something isn't being done correctly. It's a sure process, but needs to be done correctly, exact using only valid keys from the "blue list" keygen on a corp edition using the corp edition option when making keys.

Also what is the exact message? It won't tell you access is denied, if that is the case a file has been corrupted.
September 12, 2002 1:59:10 AM

well, im running the express setup version of sp1, and it goes through the downloading schpiel, and then as it goes into the install phase, where it tewlls you to shut down all progs, I get one error window SP1 installerror, access denied. then i get put back to the windows update site. Is there a different version I should download, like the network version?

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September 12, 2002 2:02:46 AM

Did you generate keys for XP Pro? Cause you're SUPPOSED to generate the keys for XP Corp.

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September 12, 2002 2:10:26 AM

Thanks for being a guinea pig. Hopefully we can work your problem out so that I feel comfortable installing :) 

Thx

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September 12, 2002 2:48:39 AM

Okay, I keep forgetting about this new express installer.

You should be updating with the 130MB version, not the express install. Corporate XP is designed to be updated with the network patch. Before SP1 was readied for download on 9/9/02, SP1 was only one version - the full 130MB which upgraded countless pirated and legal versions just fine. The express installer is new, which I have no experience with and caters to Home and Pro users, but not corporate versions.

So download the <A HREF="http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/SP/SP1/..." target="_new">network package</A>, and I guarantee it will work. The actual product key error is something totally different than what you're describing and the error is likely due to using the wrong patch.

As for the keys, you're fine. There is no way you're using PRO keys. Corporate only accepts corp keys, not PRO keys and when you're in that screen for changing the product key and you hit that "ok" button, XP verfies it with its internal algorithym and will prompt you if it wasn't valid. As well XP doesn't boot w/o a valid key/activation. Just get the full package and write back, I'll bet with positive results.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by nja469 on 09/11/02 11:01 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 12, 2002 2:53:33 AM

Anything I can do to help :wink:

And I have been generating keys for xp corp. And I am downloading the full version now, says 40 min left. I will let you all know how it goes.

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September 12, 2002 4:25:34 AM

Thought you might be interested in knowing that I've installed SP1 on a couple of systems in the past week with the express installer, and both were running corporate versions with newly generated keys.

No problems on this end.

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September 12, 2002 12:04:57 PM

Tried running the network (full) install of sp1, tried changing keys after that did not work. Now i get a nice popup box that wont go away saying "Windows has recovered from a serious error" giving me these details:

BCCode : d1 BCP1 : 246C8B85 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : F770401D OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 0_0 Product : 256_1

I dont know if it has any relevance, but I still cannot get SP1 to install. Im starting to think about just getting my hands on a new copy of XP pro (non corp version)

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September 12, 2002 2:38:05 PM

I'm thinking your current configuration is very unstable, thus SP1 not being able to install. It has nothing to do with keys, or corp edition at this point. Plus I just learned express install does infact work for corp as well (as toey pointed out), so that definately points to an instable windows environment. So yes you could go buy XP or simply try again. Either way you'll need to backup and wipe the drive and reinstall XP, whether it's a newly bought version or the copy and trying again. If you do infact plan on buying a copy maybe wait a month or so when SP1 version replaces the retail ones in stores.
September 12, 2002 2:38:21 PM

I'm thinking your current configuration is very unstable, thus SP1 not being able to install. It has nothing to do with keys, or corp edition at this point. Plus I just learned express install does infact work for corp as well (as toey pointed out), so that definately points to an instable windows environment. So yes you could go buy XP or simply try again. Either way you'll need to backup and wipe the drive and reinstall XP, whether it's a newly bought version or the copy and trying again. If you do infact plan on buying a copy maybe wait a month or so when SP1 version replaces the current retail version in stores.
September 12, 2002 2:50:05 PM

If you mean hardware, I finnaly bleive I have all the bugs worked out with its stability. I have also just done a windows recover install on XP. But I do believe that I will just be installing a new version (I have a lot of things to back up first) I hate having to wipe and install...

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