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Old 05-31-2005, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i tried the wpa.dbl trick located here:

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but it didn't work. i am still getting the little bubble reminding me to activate... any ideas?
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you had to copy the wpl.bak fle too. but it doesn't seem to work anymore as microsoft want you to call in
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Did you activate it three times yet?
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Did you activate it three times yet?
no... i've only activated this copy one other time. is it true i need to do the wpl.bak file too?
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So did you copy the wpa.bak file as well when trying the wpa trick?
I'm curious to know so I know whether or not this thing still works.
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So did you copy the wpa.bak file as well when trying the wpa trick?
I'm curious to know so I know whether or not this thing still works.
no, didn't try the wpl.bak yet. that wasn't in the original instructions...
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first you just need the wpa.dbl. then later on you needed to copy the wpa.bak file too (this was after ms had found out that there were a lot of activation cracks going around). now neither seem to work
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now neither seem to work
is this confirmed?
You gotta copy the files while in SAFE mode.. *shrugs*

I've only activated my OS once.. but I hate the idea of MS having control on how many reinstalls I can perform before having to call them and start giving them more info than they already have.
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is this confirmed?
You gotta copy the files while in SAFE mode.. *shrugs*
i wish all this additional info made it into the original post. how do i get into safe mode?
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i wish all this additional info made it into the original post. how do i get into safe mode?


You gotta press F8 while booting up.. read this guide:
http://netsecurity.about.com/od/wind...twinxp0829.htm
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