I ran a repair on XP. và after the repair I got a message saying that I needed lớn activate windows before I can log in.Choosing "No" would skết thúc be back to lớn the login screen & choosing "Yes" would begin khổng lồ load Windows, but only as far as showing me the desktop with no icons.

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I was able lớn fix this problem by starting the PC in safe mode with command prompt. I then typed "explorer" inlớn the command prompt khổng lồ load Windows. Next I clicked on "Start" - "Run" and in the "Run" box I typed"Rundll32.exe pháo systhiết đặt,SetupOobeBnk". This extended my activation lớn 30 days. Even though this extended my activation period, I was still unable to get the activation program khổng lồ start up.

I fixed that by going into "regedit" and searching for the "wpaevents" folder. I then changed the permissions to lớn include "User" for "Full control". I also went to lớn my c: drive sầu và changed the permissions lớn include "User", "Administrator", and "System" for "Full control". I rebooted the machine and then was able to lớn run Windows activation.

I got all my info from:http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/55233-45-msoobehttp://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-security/this-copy-of-windows-must-be-activated-before-you/387f3367-5fc4-4aa1-937d-6788a626029d

nguồn on the PC & press F8 right before Windows begins lớn load. Select "Safe mode with comm& prompt"

Step 2: Run Explorer from the Commvà prompt to lớn start Windows

Once the Commvà prompt loads, type in "explorer" khổng lồ start Windows within Safe mode.

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Step 3: Run "Rundll32.exe cộ systhiết đặt,SetupOobeBnk" from the "Run" box.


Now clichồng on "Start" và in the "Run" box type"Rundll32.exe pháo systhiết lập,SetupOobeBnk". Press Enter. This will re-set activation to 30 days


Once more, click on "Start" then go to the "Run" box và type in "Regedit". Make sure that in Regedit you are highlighting "My Computer" at the very top. Now go up khổng lồ "Edit" then "Find" & type in "wpaevents" then press Enter. Right click on the "wpaevents" thư mục & go down to lớn "Permissions". Highlight "User" & place a check mark in the box labeled "full control". Cliông chồng "Apply" and exit regedit.


Now double clichồng "My Computer". Right click the C: drive sầu và go down lớn "Properties". Now click on the "Security" tab and modify "User", "Administrator", và "System" so that they all have "Full control". Cliông chồng "Apply" và reboot the PC.

This How-to is intended to lớn assist in recovering a PC from a faulty repair install. It is not a tutorial on bypassing / extending the Windows activation grace period. I don"t condone piracy, but I also don"t believe sầu in locking a user from their data with faulty control mechanisms.