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Old 19th October 2002, 12:44 AM
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Don't Reactivate After Reinstalling on win XP

If you reinstall Windows XP, you normally have to reactivate it, but there's a way around reactivation. Windows XP maintains the activation information in the file Wpa.dbl, which you'll find in the Windows\System32 folder. After you activate, and any time you add hardware to your system, back up the file to another disk. If you need to reinstall Windows XP for any reason, go through the installation routine, then copy the latest version of Wpa.dbl to the Windows\system32 folder.
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Old 21st February 2003, 11:57 AM
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You would still have to activate after you replace the file wouldn't you?
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Old 8th June 2003, 04:18 PM
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My Question then would be, would you be able to download the SP1 pack? I mean if you could do what you say Ranger, and then be able to download all the updates, hmmmmmmm, interesting.
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Old 27th February 2004, 07:32 PM
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Jupp... the puter just creates that file when activating, so that equals the same... Still able to D/L and update like before... as long as you keep the same components in the re-install
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Old 27th January 2005, 12:09 PM
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Hmmm,
interesting info, should I ever need to reinstall XP.

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Old 27th January 2005, 05:50 PM
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Old 27th January 2005, 06:25 PM
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Hi Davy,

Glad you said something first.

Damn, this thread started October 18th, 2002, but I guess the info has not changed much tho.

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Old 27th January 2005, 07:12 PM
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Quote:
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Honestly,
I have only just set up my first XP box, so up till now I haven't really been bothered about XP activation - now it is a bit more important!

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Old 22nd January 2011, 09:42 AM
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I have the feeling that this is wonderful idea. I was thinking of increasing the memory of my PC. If I had not seen this post then I would have reactivated after reinstalling XP. This would have landed me in trouble. Thus the information provided here has saved me. I saw the video provided by Ranger regarding September 2011. It was really touchy.
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