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    XP Key Changer

    Browsing Tucows today and came across this program which allows to change Windows XP Product Key,Owner and Registered Organization.

    Under what circumstances would this be useful?

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    For example, if you or your company changes your/its name, you might want to see the correct information on Control Panel -> System.

    All the program does, presumably, is to automate the two changes you would make using REGEDIT...
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    Yes, I can see that, but the Product Key? Wouldn't this render the copy of windows invalid?

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    One case it could prove useful is if you have a valid windows key but no install media and want to to a clean reinstall. You could borrow someone's install media, install using thier key and then change it to yours.

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    Ty, Jerry. Now that could be usefull. I kinda thot that's what it did, but it seemed too good to be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebooter369 View Post
    Yes, I can see that, but the Product Key? Wouldn't this render the copy of windows invalid?
    Yes, that might be possible (I don't know), but it does seem a long way round. AFAIK, the install media (CD) has no way of 'knowing' the key. As an example, we can install Windows from a slipstreamed CD, as long as we use a unique key (not used on any other computer). This will only be checked when we activate Windows.

    Chris

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