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12-12-2003, 07:41 PM
Does anyone know of a way to change the licence key for widows 2000?

My work has changes licenced to a MSDN subscription and I'd rather change my key than reinstall.

M$ has a tool for doing it in winXP and win98 was easy and right there in regedit.

12-12-2003, 10:34 PM
http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6270-1040227.html ;)

13-12-2003, 12:41 AM
Actually, its not really a "tool" in WinXP.

There's a magic reg-key you have to modify so its all screwed up

From there, you can run a file in C:\Windows\System32\oobe\
I cannot remember the exact filename, but its in there and very straight-forward. Takes about 2 mins to change the key and if you're still interested then I'll find out the filename and exactly how to do it :-)

Please note that this IS a legitimate utility that Microsoft have included in with XP for this very purpose!


13-12-2003, 05:20 PM
thanks for the link cyber :)

chilling, " Actually, its not really a "tool" in WinXP."

Yes it is. M$ has a visual basic script for doing it properly.