November 6th, 2001, 04:55 PM
Microsoft Windows License Code
I install quite alot of new computers with Windows as a pre-installed operating system. And I've seen and used a registry-hack in windows that makes Windows ask for the users license code when it boots up.
It has been some time since I last used it, and now I have forgotten it, does anyone know it? I would appreciate if someone could post it here or send it to me? Thanks in advance!
November 6th, 2001, 09:04 PM
Why would you want a hack like that?
November 7th, 2001, 10:34 AM
because Microsoft is wathing our backs
November 7th, 2001, 02:56 PM
Are these Dell's that come with the pre-installed OS that you're talking about? Don't they come with a valid license?
November 7th, 2001, 03:45 PM
no, these are different computers... new one's and old one's...
November 7th, 2001, 03:59 PM
Registry Hack Util.
Try X-Setup... It lets you modify almost every aspect of your PC... hope it helps.
November 7th, 2001, 07:00 PM
I'm confused here, so excuse my first question.
Let me know if I'm correct here, You WANT the PC to ask for a license code when it boots up? Or are you trying to evade that screen?
November 8th, 2001, 10:27 AM
I want Windows to ask the user to type it in on the first boot...
November 8th, 2001, 10:33 AM
I believe I can explain what he means.
Often when you purchase a new computer, it comes with an operating system.. Now, some companies don't want to go through the hassle of installing it all, checking the OEM/CD-Key for that specific computer will be and so on..
There is a way to make the setup stop just at the point when you are forced to put the OEM/CD-Key..
I'm not sure whether this is actually a registry hack or just turning off the computer when it gets to that stage of the install (that works, but isn't recommended)...
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November 8th, 2001, 10:42 AM
From the beginning...
I have this computer, no OS installed.
I install and configure the operating system(WIN95,98 or ME).
And when it's all configured, I want to swith on(or off) something which makes Windows ask the user for a valid license key when it boots up the first time.