3 Tips to Make Your Windows XP Genuine

If your Windows XP is not genuine and you want to make it genuine then the following are 3 different methods you can apply to activate it. All the methods mentioned here are completely Free and you don’t need to complete any offer, pay for third party softwares or enter your email to make your Window XP genuine. It is free, easy and 100% tested and working methods.

Once your windows is activated you will be able to use the features of a full version and can enjoy a genuine windows for free.

Windows XP Genuine

Follow the steps bellow to make windows XP genuine.

How to Make Windows XP Genuine and Activate for Free?

First Method

1:- Open NotePad from Start Menu and paste the following code in your notepad program.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion]
“CurrentBuild”=”1.511.1 () (Obsolete data – do not use)”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWPAEvents]

2. Now save the file on the name of Genuine.reg (Make sure to save it with .reg extension.). Save the file on Desktop

3:- Close the file and go to Desktop and double click on the file you just saved. Run the file.

4:- Your Windows XP is now genuine. Restart your windows and that’s it.

Second Method

If you are not lucky and the above method is not working for you then don’t worry you can try this one.

1. Download this file

2. Extract it and Run the file.

3. Now go to genuine microsoft software and click on the button “Validate Windows”

4. Done

3rd Method

Even if the above two methods are not working for you, then try this one.

1. Click on “Start>Run” and enter regedit.

2. Navigate to the following location.

LOCAL-MACHINE-SOFTWARE-Microsoft-Window’s NT-Current Version-WPAEvents

3. Now click on “OOBE Timer” located at right side of the box. Delete all the values and close Regedit.

4. Now click on “Start>Run” and type the following and hit enter.

%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

5. One the next page select “Use Phone to Activate” and click on “Change Product Key”. A box will be shown where you need to enter the following Product Key.




6. Click on “Update” and then “Remember Later” option. Once you are done, Restart your PC.

7. Now the final step is to enter the below code again in “Start>Run” to make sure that your windows is genuine.

%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

Now your Windows XP is Genuine and activated. Don’t forget to read my previous article about winzip alternatives.

Note:- This post is for educational purpose only. We don’t take any responsibility for any kind of damage to your System. However all the methods are tested and proved damage free. Use of any kind of patch, kegen or trick is illegal and you should not involve in such activities.

Do share your thoughts below in the comments section.






148 responses to “3 Tips to Make Your Windows XP Genuine”

  1. Chethan Avatar

    Liked this tutorial.. need to give it a try..

  2. Asad Avatar

    don’t work for me

  3. Chand Avatar

    Asad@ Did you paste the exact code in notepad.

  4. Asad Avatar

    yes and it entered in the registry successfully after validation it says
    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.
    The product key found on this computer is not valid for use in your region.

    1. hina Avatar

      same problm, with me
      i also paste the same code on notepad bt it is not saved with the name of genuine.reg.it saved just as genuine.
      you may b a victim of software conterfaiting.
      This copy of Windows did not pass Genuine validation.
      what should i do?

      1. mina Avatar

        Dear, change the file extension from (.txt) to .reg

        you can do this by Command Prompt or you can do this within windows. if you know how to show “known files extensions” 😉
        you can save file at c:\ (root location of primary drive.) once done then run “CMD” command
        your will be at “C:\Documents and Settings\[your profile/login name]>” with black windows
        execute following commands:
        1: cd \
        2: ren genuine.txt genuine.reg
        3: exit

        You are done here. Open “my computer” and browse to the c:\ now you will see the same file turns into Reg file appears in green cube blocks. now hit it and you will make your windows XP genuine


  5. Chand Avatar

    Ohh let me check this again, but it worked fine for me.

  6. frustrated Avatar

    it doesn’t work for me T_T.. “registry editing has been disabled by your administrator”

  7. Chand Avatar

    Furstrated@ Which version of window XP you are using. Is it SP1 or SP2?

  8. Larry Avatar

    It works but after I restart my comp it’s back to being ungenuine.
    I need to install Service Pack 3. After it installs, windows restarts and needs to be verified before it lets you use the computer.
    Is there any way to keep windows genuine after you restart your computer?

  9. mr. Avatar

    same issue happen to me also
    “yes and it entered in the registry successfully after validation it says
    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.
    The product key found on this computer is not valid for use in your region.”

    My system
    window xp professional
    version 2002
    service pack 2

  10. hand182 Avatar

    where should i save the file??
    it can be anywhere or should be in windows registry??

  11. Bilal Ahmad Avatar
    Bilal Ahmad

    handi82@ Save the file on your desktop with .reg extension and then run it.

    1. vipul Avatar

      Your 3rd way is the best.It helped me with in 1st try

  12. Spiky Avatar

    I downloaded d file from the given link but still when it’s not working.
    I tried 2 upadte my pc but it says that the key in ur pc is not genuine

  13. RS Avatar

    Great! The 2nd method works for me. Thanks!

  14. Shahbaz Avatar

    It not works for me, message shown is ” Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator. what will i do now ?

  15. Binod Avatar

    I went through 1st method, but couldn’t work. Again Second one but when I click on ” validate wondow” botton, it ask me to purchase validate code.
    Plz help me to make “windows 7 build 7600” genune.

  16. Javel Avatar

    hi, the first way help me. thank you very much

  17. SGFoxe Avatar

    i bought an asus netbook off craigslist with windows pro xp engineered to tiny xp … no problem for a good 18 months 2 years until i, at the suggestion of our office’s i/t person, since i was running out of space, transferred my virus program from avast to the msn security system — which is when the black pirate screen &c began to appear. our i/t guy put in some magic code to make my tiny xp pass tests — which indeed it did.

    however, after i transferred some programs to a card, got rid of the truncated office program (only 4 gig on the virtual harddisk) to create some room, the updates on the windows xp totally flooded my tiny excuse for a hard drive and used it all up … rendering my little asus virtually unusable

    my question — is msn deliberately flooding xp programs w/updates since they are outphasing them now?

  18. Aditya09 Avatar

    @ Shahbaz viruses causes your error. I had it once, forgot how to fix it lol
    I had the problem with Windows Media Player.
    And both way works and thankz a million man 😀
    The 2nd step is the same as first step. Just with us doing no work. lol

  19. Guide Avatar

    Add op to the post that restart is required otherwise this will not work.

  20. adi Avatar

    it did work for me the easy way u can find thnx

  21. robi Avatar

    thanks buddy…
    it works for me as well….

  22. ericsson Arc Avatar
    ericsson Arc

    it don`t work here for me

    But i try again


  23. Gon Avatar

    Mate, it is not working for me. I have Windows XP Service Pack 3.

  24. Aminu Haruna Avatar
    Aminu Haruna

    Please, help to make my window a genuine one

  25. Prashant Avatar

    didnt work for me too mate..

    i was having a one click solution before… but i lost it… 🙁

  26. Nick games Avatar
    Nick games

    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation. or use notepad

  27. xpsolutions Avatar

    Does Not Work… Any other working formula?

  28. uttam Avatar


  29. Kaushik Avatar

    Thanks a lot man 😀 😀 no other wga cracks or other dint work for me but this worked just like a charm thnx thnx thnx

  30. Bilal Avatar

    Can we update the windows after the crack

  31. rajan Avatar

    where should i paste the codes of 1st method to get my windows genuine

  32. she Avatar

    hi!I tried to install the code but it didn’t work for me..can you help me please?i am using windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3

  33. Nicko Avatar

    Has everyone forgotten that there is a windows 7. Forget XP, Windows 7 is the one to get for free????

  34. Taral Avatar

    Yehhh. . . its working. . . .ThanQ.. .

  35. likhit Avatar

    man this is not working for me plz can help

  36. DA Avatar

    you have to go to the registry editor and click properties of the WPAEvents then Deny access to the SYSTEM ‘user’. then the system wont change it every time you restart.

  37. Ang Avatar

    Thank you

  38. A to Z Tutorials Of Technologies ! Avatar
    A to Z Tutorials Of Technologies !

    Thanks for Awesome tips !

  39. Sam Avatar

    Hi, what about this “. Does i have to delete them

  40. scott Avatar

    great info. need to mention that you open the .reg file after saving it

  41. AllTopTricks Avatar

    Nice Info Bilal….Keep Sharing 🙂

  42. krishna Avatar

    Its not worked for me……..
    Wat to do I now????

  43. krishna Avatar

    Its saying U need to give a unicode wen i am trying do 1st method..
    plz any1 can help me???

  44. tarun Avatar

    after pasting it in notepad and saving as genuine.reg it is saying that it is in encode format urs is in apsn format change toencode ,can i change it

  45. harpreet Avatar

    thanks man the file worked………………………………. do u have more tricks like that?

  46. Ganesan K Avatar
    Ganesan K

    Dear Bilal,

    Thanks for sharing how to tweak acticvation.. Thanks once again keep posted like this more..

  47. Abhinav Avatar

    Thanks Bilal………………..awesome trick……….I wasn’t aware of this

  48. Marzan Chowdhury Avatar
    Marzan Chowdhury

    real good tweak this saved the day awesome post dude

  49. Sam Avatar

    Very Nice man, Thanks your blog is good

  50. iPhone 5 Avatar
    iPhone 5

    Thank You Bilal i needed this to activate my xp on this system.

  51. surender nayyar Avatar
    surender nayyar

    i hav an acer aspire 4743z laptop and using window xp.but my VGA;is not working so i need ur help pls reply

  52. wez Avatar

    hi will this work with XP sp1

  53. Ritesh @ TechSpacia Avatar
    Ritesh @ TechSpacia

    surprised! i never heard that a windows copy can be made genuine with such tricks!
    anyway… thanks for letting everyone know about this trick.

  54. Ayush sharma Avatar
    Ayush sharma

    u don’t put \(slash) between hkey_local_machine software microsoft windows and currentversion i think may be its wrong Is it??? or its correct plz tell me i can not test it coz im using 7……..

  55. maran Avatar

    hey dude, i cudnt find validate button anywher

  56. Sridhar Nadiger Avatar
    Sridhar Nadiger

    hey dude, it second method worked for me, my windows got genuine, thanks for this…

    1. AK Avatar

      HI dude..

      It updated the keys for me.. but give validation error as worng region…
      which region are you in…

  57. Indu Avatar

    It doesn’t work for my windows xp sp-2. I tried a lot. But all in vain.. Please help me…

  58. mark_ksa Avatar

    not working also for me buddy…is there any way to make my windows genuine?tnx

  59. sim Avatar

    Is it legal?

  60. Shivam Singh Avatar
    Shivam Singh

    great trick!!!! the second one worked for me…….!

  61. Recycle Mobile Phone Avatar
    Recycle Mobile Phone

    IT WORKS! HAHA! My Win XP box is now a legitimate one. Thanks Bilal

  62. Blogging tips Avatar
    Blogging tips

    This can be function to windows 7?, please answer

    1. Aarthi Avatar

      shall i try for windows 7

  63. AAki Avatar

    second method is saved as license.reg is it correct?

  64. Mohd Imran Avatar
    Mohd Imran

    Your Second method really works for me.This helped me for
    installing media player 11.

    Thanx Bilal.

  65. vishnu Avatar

    have just used first method and it showed information updated in registery…. now how can i check whether my copy is now genuine or not?

  66. anurag Avatar

    ohh…it works thank you sarwesh you as a coool man my xp is now ginuen.thankyou

  67. nur aqidah Avatar
    nur aqidah

    🙁 sir…can u teach me step by step please….i’m not good with computer..i tried paste the code for many2 times..it says something about the key has been changed..but there is still ‘this copy of window did not pass genuine windows validation..and i also try the second step..and i don’t know what i do wrong… 🙁 🙁 🙁

  68. kambham Avatar


    I stuckup in the middle plz, help me……
    How to validate that ref file., is there any options available at microsoft website. & How can i know that xp is genuine.

  69. Sayeed Avatar

    The 1st method is not working after completing all the steps. So
    i applied the second one. But I am not finding the ‘Validate Windows’ in the last Step. Plz help.

  70. Mayank Avatar

    Bro… It did work in a better way with me.. but after restarting the computer… the message still appear that my windows is not genuine….!!
    what should i do now..??

  71. Alok kumar Avatar
    Alok kumar

    thanks dude it works for me

  72. blackgoldknight Avatar

    Thank you very much for the help. I had issues at first with the validation after restarting my computer, but followed DA’s advice went to the registry editor and denied access to the SYSTEM user.

    To do this, I followed the following procedure:
    1.) Start->Run->typed “regedit” and clicked OK.
    2.) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-> SOFTWARE-> Microsoft-> Windows NT-> WPAEvents
    3.) Right click on WPAEvents-> Permissions…-> SYSTEM-> Click ‘Deny’ under ‘Full Control’

  73. AK Avatar

    Hi, It worked for me, but validation fails stating the different region / country as reason.

    Which region country are you guys in for whom this worked.
    any idea who to deal this.

  74. Sandra Avatar

    thank you so much the second solved it 😀

  75. jenni Avatar

    worked for me, I have Windows XP

  76. Tapan Avatar

    it’s work thanks dude but now i faced another problem is how we show that our xp became genuine just guide me how we check it out that i m waiting and once more time thank dude

  77. Darwin Avatar

    Guys nothing needs to be done to avoid the notifications.
    Only do the following-
    Launch RegEdit in run command.
    Browse to the following location-
    Hkey-local-machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current version\Winglogon\Notify
    now delete d folder ‘Wgalogon’and all its content
    now restart ur computer and its done

    1. vinod nair Avatar
      vinod nair

      working thanks for this

      1. johnson Avatar


        Thanks so much for this simple and straightforward approach. It really work for me.

  78. Reza Avatar

    yes thank you very much i entered in the registry successfully and it is working nice after longtime i am block by windows genuine microsoft software validation with black skin after that my previous wall paper sows.Now can I enable windows security or go to the Microsoft site for any update?

  79. sam Avatar

    i have tried this but when new updates comes it gives error and my windows show genuine error

  80. ibraheem Avatar

    i cant understand which file download in 2nd method

  81. Rohan Avatar

    It worked. My windows is genuine

  82. epub creator Avatar
    epub creator

    It works for me, thx for the tips!

  83. dharme Avatar

    i use window 7!!!!!is there any alternative for me to make ungenuine

  84. namngailu lengpa Avatar
    namngailu lengpa

    not working …. tried both of the methods…useless

    it says the version you’re looking for purchase is no longer available
    check to see if your pc supports windows7

    and I thought I was trying to validate my XP

    Plz help

  85. hirak hemant bhattarai Avatar
    hirak hemant bhattarai

    i did the process bt there is still saying that the windows dint pass the genuine…….xp sp 3….after cubase 6 n nuendo 4 did not work on windows 7 i changed it to xp…..bt xp is saying not genuine plzz help me

  86. rishibha Avatar

    yeah….. i also try it!!! bt its fail…… it shows ur computer is not genuine….. somebody plz help me….:(

    1. MidniTe Avatar

      it works baba!!!!!!

  87. MidniTe Avatar

    worked for me!!!!!!!
    dos dumb ppl who didnt get it shame on u:p

  88. Ragupathy Baskaran Avatar
    Ragupathy Baskaran

    I tried to paste the code given above in Notepad. But when I tried to save it in Desktop, the following message appeared on the screen.
    “This file contains characters in Unicode format which will be lost if you save this file as an ANSI encoded text file. To keep the unicode information, click cancel below and then select one of the unicode options from the Encoding drop down list. Continue ? ”
    WHAT TO DO ?

  89. Darvesh Avatar

    when validate it shows
    “The product key used to activate Windows on your PC is a volume license key that has been blocked by Microsoft.”

  90. rennnn Avatar

    it work for me thnx man

  91. Additya Avatar

    If u hav Quick heal total security key or crack for full version then plz send me…….

  92. Arsie Organo Jr Avatar
    Arsie Organo Jr

    Hi Bilal, does the registry code still working? I will install Windows XP on my brother’s computer this coming weekend and I would like to know if it is working otherwise I will ask him to buy a license copy of Windows 7 instead. Thanks.

    1. Bilal Ahmad Avatar
      Bilal Ahmad

      Arsie@ For some users it works and for some it is not working. If you follow the steps correctly then i am sure it will work. Also read the comments posted by the users to see further solution if you get any problem during the process.

  93. zubair jadran Avatar
    zubair jadran

    its really working !! than you so much

  94. blastingzone Avatar

    Great! Thanks a lot! 2nd method worked for me!

  95. Arsh Avatar


  96. umer Avatar

    Here its problem bilal bro.
    it says :http://prntscr.com/ixt9h
    Please Littile Help Here !

  97. Taha Avatar

    I highly doubt this will work what is Bilal bhia sahab talking about … download file … extracted to desktop .. run license.reg … ??? o shea it works … go back online … down .. down .. Leave a comment: Thanks for the mod, worked for me. I have win xp pro 32x sp2 … chears

  98. flexiload Avatar

    New website.
    Great information you have provides. but needed for the win7

  99. sahib Avatar

    great work……
    works on my both systems

  100. s_singh Avatar

    My problem is unique, I am not able to access my PC. Every time I select “Resolve now” or Resolve Later”, it comes back to same screen. I lived with the annoying popup for couple of months but now I am not able to access my PC

  101. sanaullah Avatar

    follow the below steps to make windows XP genuine.
    1) start > run > “regedit” (without the quotes of course)

    2) go to the key:


    …and doubleclick on it. Then change some of the value data to ANYTHING ELSE…delete some, add some letters, I don’t care…just change it!

    now close out regedit.

    3) go to start > run > “%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a” (again, dont type the quotes)

    4) the activation screen will come up, click on register over telephone, then click on CHANGE PRODUCT KEY, enter in this key: JG28K-H9Q7X-BH6W4-3PDCQ-6XBFJ.

    1. jorja Avatar

      if I will run the regedit, it will say:
      registry edit has been disabled by administrator

      how is that?

      1. Adithya Avatar

        It means your administrator has restricted your account to change in registry settings. log in with administrator and then u will be able to change in registry

  102. sanaullah Avatar

    now ur WINDOW ACTIVE 100%

  103. aaftab Avatar

    my windows is activate please help me…..

  104. MUTULWA Avatar

    I’m new here on, but I find it interesting and educational. Thx

  105. Abubakar Ismail Avatar
    Abubakar Ismail

    Hi, very helpful keep on…..

  106. Abir Avatar

    Dude awesome shit…keep it up the 2nd solution worked for me!!!!!!!

  107. annesha Avatar

    thank u so much….the second 1 worked 4 me

  108. suzette Avatar

    the second method works for me . tnx 😉

  109. Prasad Avatar

    Thank you very much man..!
    the 2nd trick do work for me.
    i have searched many times to make my windows genuine but this helps me a lot.
    again thank you very much

  110. awesome Avatar

    the 3rd solution work for me, thank you..

  111. andreas Avatar

    is it gonna work for xp sp3?
    and after i did one of em..
    how to check if my xp is genuine?, without getting black if your method failure

  112. Farooq Avatar

    Thanks, It worked !


  113. Mak Avatar

    thanks it worker, but worked for a month, i tried to do it again, but gives an errror.. anyonec can help me?

  114. Arun Soni Avatar
    Arun Soni

    I have pasted th given code and windows xp becomes Genuine…for that thnks and then i restarted my Pc and is asking for username and password even though i have not put the password in my pC.help me…….

  115. sum ting wong Avatar
    sum ting wong

    Thanks much! I had installed a legal copy of my XP on a VM and then forgot to register it. So now I can use it again. You rock!!

  116. Mushtaq Avatar

    it worked for me……. 🙂
    thanks bro…….keep it up……!!

  117. benyjo Avatar

    The 3rd method worked like Magic. Thanks!!!

  118. Adrian Avatar

    Thank you very much sir! Very useful! Keep going!

  119. aisha Avatar

    sir i try to resolve this problem online but i cant succeed
    can i resolve it online ?
    please reply me sir

  120. aisha Avatar

    sir plz tell me why this problem create again and agan

  121. techsafi Avatar

    we need windows xp for 10 more years so thanks for a referesher

  122. Paul Avatar

    For some reason after I change or delete that value calling the msoobe /a command still gives me “Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit.”
    Btw, it also fails the Genuine tests.

  123. umarameen Avatar

    Thanks brother the second method works for me. thanks great

  124. Pijush Mitra Avatar
    Pijush Mitra

    Your hard work is seen in this article, Bilal. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  125. shan Avatar

    i have liked the third method coz it has really worked for me but users should be keen about this %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a because some of us we forget to leave a space after .exe so u must leave a space otherwise things won’t work for u
    and another mistake is about the second method i have tried and failed because i couldn’t see where to validate my genuine microsoft software from i think we need to clarify that with some steps pliz thanks very much

  126. shehzad Avatar

    thnkx, 3rd method worked for me!

  127. Ali Avatar

    Its Working

  128. SHIVAM SHARMA Avatar

    thanx 1st method helps me

  129. Andyy Avatar

    It doesn’t work for me , when i did this I click with right mouse and there wasn’t “RUN” … what can I do ??

  130. LC Avatar

    I installed windows xp (no service pack) over parallels desktop (mac os x) . After this first procedure I was able to install the SP2 without worries. Thanks a lot!

  131. jagan Avatar

    I tried 2nd method its working thanx.

  132. char Avatar

    i tried the 2nd method and its working. thanks to the author. the warning image says your the victim of . . . , . . is gone n0w. thanks, thanks, and thanks.

  133. Harshad Avatar

    i go to the site genuine windows software i cannot see where is validate windows

  134. Theos Avatar


    The third method worked for me in Australia. Although it did confirm activation as the last step suggested it failed to validate when Media Player 11 attempted to install.
    Another think that also happened is the license key for the antivirus AVG had to be re-entered on the first power up. So keep it handy.

    Good luck and thanks

  135. Maya Avatar

    sadly none of the three worked for me, I@m getting desperate… Updated to SP3 on my old PC and now I’m being asked to activate Windows, while I have no idea where the code has gone to. In the second method, the link to validate doesn’t go to page with ‘Validate Now’ button. Would I need to install Windows Genuine Advantage? Would it work then? Please if you have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you

  136. Engr. Jonathan .C. Nelson Avatar
    Engr. Jonathan .C. Nelson

    All the steps are working perfectly well… thanks bro.. you just made me eat

  137. Marshy Avatar

    Had to use method 3, but it worked! Thanks for the great guide!

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