Microsoft CD Keys, CD Key Generator, Genuine Advantage Validation
Serials for Office 2010 Beta 2:
Vista Serial Keys
Windows 7 RC 32-bit Product Key
I am no fan of Microsoft for a lot of different reasons which I won't go
through here. However, one of the things that I think is so insane is the silly
CD Keys that they put on the cases of the CD. Anyone who is thorough enough to
copy a CD would certainly copy the CD Key. However, the average guy who just
files the CD away after a successful installation may very well separate the
actual CD from the CD case (which are often not clearly marked). Fortunately
just about any Microsoft CD Key will do. So this web site is to help out people
who have legitimately bought/received a Microsoft CD (non-OEM variety), but
have lost their CD case with the key. If you have a CD from Microsoft that you
got from an OEMer (for example, it came with your computer), follow the link to
MS OEM Numbers.
Product key: GPRG6-H3WBB-WJK6G-XX2C7-QGWQ9
This web page is now located at its 55th through 137th homes, so it seems to bother the people at Microsoft. My reading of the law is that there is nothing illegal contained in it (as CD keys are neither copyrighted nor trademarked), but that doesn't keep them from complaining to our current host and getting the pages deleted. I was able to get a copy of a previous host's original complaint (they got another one recently and booted me). They also got the DNS (domain name) for our friends at www.wampa.net pulled until they stopped providing a permanent link to this page. Sigh! It would be best to bookmark the link http://opensourcerules.info/cdkey.html as that link points to the current web server (at least for now). An alternative page to use is http://brian.carr.name/. That page has a button along the top that will take you to the current server. What a bother, but it keeps the information accessible.
If you have a partially or fully functioning system, you can visit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html, http://www.skaro.net/cd-keyreader/, or http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
to get the current keys you are using (so that you will have them if you need them later). Right now that seems the easiest way to go with the pitfalls that MS is making for us.
High School and University Students
It looks like Microsoft has opened up free versions of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Virtual PC via download for students. They do have a verification program (which is understandable) so I can't say how well it works. Check out the full list at https://www.dreamspark.com/. Good luck.
In 2005 Microsoft started introducing a new program to trip users up, Genuine Advantage. It appears that Genuine Advantage is somewhat of a misnomer as the only useful thing it does is generate more revenue for Microsoft. For now the best way to avoid this 'license checker' is to never agree to the EULA that goes with it (for now watch for the title Genuine Advantage, but be cautious of any program that requires a new EULA). Given its very negative value to the customer, Microsoft insists that you agree to their terms in an agreement before installing it. If you don't agree it even gives you the option of never being asked again about it. Sadly this is only after the fact advice. I have heard that you can roll back your system to the previous state before the last set of updates and remove it.With the latest version of Windowns Update, you can't get normal updates without verifying your license. However, you still get the security updates (which is good as Windows is like swiss cheese (full of holes) for viruses), but you can't get the latest enhancements (which is also good as you hardly need new bugs and holes for viruses to exploit). For example, you won't be able to get Internet Explorer (IE) 7, but you probably shouldn't be running IE or Outlook anyway. Those are the two best ways to get viruses. Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird are each quite nice and not nearly as virus prone as their Microsoft equivalents (and they are free).
Microsoft published a procedure that removes the pre-release verions of Genuine Advantage at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921914. For your convenience I have included the excerpt that worked for me (I have two systems which have Windows XP installed and two certificates of authenticity, but only one was installed with the 'correct' key for the CD I was using at the time). If you need to change your CD key as Genuine Advantage doesn't like your current one, visit http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_change_the_windows_xp_p.htm for a description of how to change a bad key to a good one.
I have two systems that have Windows XP installed (along with other OSes of course) and one had been installed with a generated key (though I have two licenses for XP). When they switched to the real Genuine Advantage I was able to give in my real CD key (from the certificates) and stop the annoying messages. However, now I can't test methods to get around their license checks (they don't tell you how to go back to the old 'bad' key). Drats. On KexNew.com there is a package by Matt (no last name, I wonder why) which gets you around WGA (or Windows Genuine Advantage) checking. You can get it at http://opensourcerules.info/programs/WPPerm_v1.0.zip. If that link doesn't work for you, you can try http://www.verzend.be/v/426537/WPPerm_v1.0.zip.html.
It is really five files. Opening it will show you the five files and you should open the file WP_Readme.txt. It explains what to do with the four other files. It mentions that it works with pirated copies of Windows XP and Office, but it will also work with a legally purchased copy of Windows XP and Office in case you have lost the legal key (this page does not encourage pirating software). Please try it out and let me know how it works for you. I have checked it for viruses and trojans, but we all need to be careful....
There is a new procedure for getting around Genuine Advantage with Windows XP SP3 which is a little cleaner than past approached. You can try it at: http://opensourcerules.info/programs/Antiwpa3.zip. I am happy with SP2 and haven't tried it, so please let me know how it works for you. Thanks.
Vista and Genuine Advantage checks.
There seems to be a procedure for getting around the activation and check in procedures for Vista. You can find it (for now) at: http://www.haklabs.com/2007/bypass-vista-activation-with-paradox. I haven't been able to try it as I am avoiding Vista (I seem to be such a Luddite). Please let me know how it works for you and I can update these pages.
Windows ActivationWith the advent of MS Office 2000 SR1 and all the XP and 2002 releases, MS seems to have gone the route of mandatory registration which makes reinstallations and such really difficult when you lose the old key. There is a program that seems to be able to test if a key meets the MS requirements and can also generate keys at random until it finds one that should work. It supports for Windows XP, Office XP and Visio XP. I have a copy called XPKey.exe. For now you can get it at XPKey.exe (or if that fails try (XPKey.zip as some web servers won't support .exe files). Another source is http://rapidshare.de/files/14729585/JAS.zip.html. If none works check back in a day or so as I change web servers most every day. There are some way cool archives of my and other pages which have the old version of XPKey.exe. There used to be a version at: http://web.archive.org/web/20030413175219/http://balder.prohosting.com/bcarr/programs/XPKey.exe, but it got pulled. However, you might be able to find others which weren't published widely. You should check out the web.archive.org just on general principal.
There are new generations of key generators for Windows XP and Office which run faster and can generate SP1 and SP2 acceptable keys. I don't have any Windows XP SP1 CD's or MS Office (I run OpenOffice which is free, open source (so it should be available for a while), handles MS format files, and works pretty well (you can download from http://openoffice.org)), so I can't test the new features. If the standard XPKey.exe doesn't work for you, try XPKeySP2.exe (or if that fails try an alternate or XPKeySP2.zip. For my version of XP it wouldn't let me run it as a program until it was an application in a zip file. Go figure.
Recently (end of 2007) virus scanners have been flagging and deleting XPKeySP2.exe. They seem to think it is a trojan, but I have had my copy for almost four years and no one has reported it trying to get beyond firewalls. I am considering contacting McAfee and asking them to really check it (the error they give is that it looks like a generic trojan which is to say it was built with tools commonly used by hackers). If you learn anything more about this, please send it on to me. Thanks.
From what I have heard it can generate keys for both the older and newer versions of Windows XP and is much faster. XPKeySP2.exe also generates keys for Office XP (and these are reported to work with Office 2003, even home edition) and Windows Server 2003 keys. However, to generate SP2 keys for corporate (VLK) licenses, you need to specify the range of 640-500000 to 640-599999. Please let me know how it works for you at firstname.lastname@example.org). There is also a nicer program to activate your Windows XP installation without contacting Microsoft, KeyChng2.exe (or if that fails try an alternate or KeyChng2.zip as some web servers won't support .exe files). If neither works check back in a day or so as I change web servers most every day. Please try it and let me know how it works.
Office 2007 Key Generator
Someone sent me a key generator that might be for Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007. You can try it at http://opensourcerules.info/programs/MSO2k7_kg.zip or http://opensourcerules.info/programs/MSO2k7_kg.exe. There is a newer version at http://opensourcerules.info/programs/Office2007KeyGen.exe. Just press the 'search' button and it will generate a key. The author is working on an addition to activate Vista, but that doesn't work yet. Please let me know how these work for you as I don't have Office 2007 so can't really test it. I myself have switched to OpenOffice as it is open source and free. It can read and write MS formatted files and works quite nicely (I use it at home and prefer it to MS Office which I use at work). You can get it at: http://openopenoffice.org.
Traditional CD KeysAnother person sent me a procedure for getting around the need for a CD key with Win 98 and Win ME. Here are the instructions as they were sent to me. If they are useful to you let me know. If you can make them clearer, send a new version back to me. They also tell you where the CD Key and product ID are kept in the registry so that you can look them up with an existing installation.
If you want to make up your own key of the form nnn-nnnnnnn, it seems that the first three digits can be any number you like while the last seven digits must add up to a multiple of seven. A really boring (but easy to type key) is:
111-1111111This key has been used successfully with:
- BackOffice 4.5 (Beta 2)
- Flight Simulator 98 (OEM)
- Liquid Motion 1.0
- Monster Truck Madness
- Office 97 Pro
- Plus! 98
- Publisher 98
- SQL Server Enterprise Edition
- Visual C++ 6.0 Standard Edition
- Visual Studio 6 (Enterprise and Pro) and 97
- Windows NT
- Word 97
If that didn't work, try this:
I am not sure what CD this is from, but I am compiling a list of all Microsoft applications that this CD Key works with. It seems to have been the standard with older CD's (95 thru 97). This key has been used successfully with:
- Exchange 5.5
- Flight Simulator 95
- Monster Truck Madness
- Office 98 for MacIntosh
- Office 2001 for MacIntosh
- Publisher 97
- Publisher 98 (with 0465 in first block)
- Sidewinder Game Pad CD
- Visual Basic 4.0 Enterprise
- Visual Basic 6.0a Professional Edition
- Visual C++ 4.0 and 5.0
- Visual C++ 4.0 Professional
- Visual C++ 5.0 Professional Edition
- Visual C++ 6.0 Pro
- Visual Studio 97
- Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
- Windows 95/98 Plus!
- Windows 95 Upgrade
- Windows 98 Beta 3
- Works 4.5
Please send me an E-mail (email@example.com) if you find other CD's that it works with.
7777-7777777This key has been used successfully with:
- MS Exchange Server 5.0 and 5.5.
So if the CD Key above did not work, try this:
1112-1111111This key has been used successfully with:
- Office 97
- Office 97 Pro
- Outlook 98
- Power Point 97 Upgrade
- Project 98
- Publisher 5.0 and 98
- Microsoft Works
- Word 97
8090-3192571This key has been used successfully with:
- Access 97
- Front Page 98
- Office 97 Pro
- Outlook 98
- Project 98
- Publisher 98, English, Spanish Version
- Visual Basic 5.0 Professional and Enterprise Edition
- Word 97
The format for the nnnn-nnnnnnn. The first four digits seem to make a difference, but even versus odd totals are rumored to indicate an OEM versus upgrade CD (this hasn't been worked out). The last seven digits still must add up to a multiple of seven, but certain combinations like all ones and anything ending with a zero are disallowed. 4157-7777777 seems to work and is easier to type.
If your computer came with Windows 98 (i.e. you did not upgrade your computer to Windows 98), you may need to use an OEM number which you find via this link.With Windows 98, MS seems to have gone crazy with the length of the CD Key or Product Key. There see to only be about three common families of CD keys, OEM, full retail, and upgrade retail. The main thing seems to be just using a CD key from the same family. Two less common families are corporate (which can sometimes bypass the mandatory registration process) and academic.
Windows 98 Second Edition keys are broken out in a separate section below.
Some Windows 98 CD Keys you can try are:
- R3TQR-PQTKG-HBVQ9-YBFH3-CGCRT worked with German full, English full (OEM), UK Edition, Compaq English, Spanish Full, Dutch, Compaq and IBM Recovery CDs, and U.S. Second Edition (SE) OEM, Dell SE laptop, Toshiba 4100XDVD.
- Q2YHH-GYWV2-MDXCD-H9P2X-HYVMM worked with several versions including SE (Second Edition), UK Edition, and US OEM.
- R34DV-VB6WM-XMHHV-WM4Q2-WBB3Y is supposed to work with all version of first edition Windows 98 (4.10.98), UK Edition.
- T7J8Q-MH7RP-9H9J2-2HVFG-C3X2M worked with four U.S. retail versions (4.10.1998) as well as second edition version.
- JJK9P-G8JYJ-X24RC-XTFJ4-K9W4W worked with English retail version (CA), UK Edition.
- MMHK7-QPHQG-KMTP9-7GTJY-JQ6XM worked with English Retail Second Edition v4.10.2222A. Also, HP 4440 recovery disk, UK Edition.
- XB88B-9B96V-CRJPG-64882-GQBDD Full verison, not upgrade, also Second Edition, UK Edition
- DJK2X-6XFJB-Q9J7J-WGC7P-WMHYG Compaq, HP, IBM, etc., UK Edition
- HGBRM-RBK3V-M9FXV-YCXDK-V38J4 Apr 98 Beta
- MD97J-QC7R7-TQJGD-3V2WM-W7PVM came with English Developer's Connection Version. Seems to work with same CD's as T7J8Q... above. Also Japanese version.
- DCTB2-4RV9D-3TXP2-F89JK-26XWQ Universal key for all languages (Denmark, ...)
- K4HVD-99TJ9-6CRXG-C9G68-R92D3 OEM French WIN98SE
- BQRYF-BQ4BF-Q4VFX-D9PRC-YTCV7 French Update CD
- HBM43-PD86Y-9R8HM-4GM8H-TVG3Q UK Edition
- BHB6V-JYFJ8-V9C47-QDB6B-JCTXK UK Version
- Q988C-P7VK2-K2K7R-QX9W9-7CDW3 UK Edition
- RV8RQ-6YTPD-HTPRC-C6G3G-TFKYF Upgrade
- QP46B-G4WJ9-7PPBJ-RK7R8-TFM3B (also SE)
- H26W6-897MW-6T4WY-P3G98-GR342 Win 98 Upgrade Second Edition, bypasses Win95 requirement
RW9MG-QR4G3-2WRR9-TG7BH-33GXB Full Edition, English UK, French DKJQY-TMJGF-BYYPQ-Q2HB7-W2K3V Upgrade English, U.S. Version K4HVD-Q9TJ9-6CRX9-C9G68-RQ2D3 Win 98 Upgrade Second Edition, also 1st edition full retail HQ6K2-QPC42-3HWDM-BF4KJ-W4XWJ Win 98 Second Edition English, also Danish, Norwegian and Norwegian OEM, UK Edition (product ID 16203-OEM-0000007-00651) JHD22-PY6C8-GGTJC-HYYWT-TF7MY Ver 4.10.2222A Retail T7FCQ-XTD3Q-YY6QD-TGYJQ-7BPJJ UK Version HQ88R-P7JWC-4FYHY-DK6MV-HT3CD Plus SE U.S English Ver 4.10.2222A T7J8Q-MH7RP-9H9J2-2HVFG-C3X2M P767C-WKHX7-62TFV-H6XTP-JXFQM works with ver. 4.10.2222 English, UK Edition, also Packard Bell Master Recovery CD MKMXV-CDQGH-98HCX-3HM2C-G3T7B, UK Edition XQY3P-8MMD2-JC6M2-HJDYW-P6H7B, UK Edition d6xwh-xkvv6-t2f87-kb2kh-9h3yg from Compaq OEM system, UK Edition BBH2G-D2VK9-QD4M9-F63XB-43C33 Chinese Language, Full Installation J3R3W-VBVDF-2496X-46TQB-HH8BY Australian English. Product Key 792807368, UK Edition TR9TQ-F4JRW-FXM4G-3H7V2-FH4J6 UK and Chinese Version W7XTC-2YWFB-K6BPT-GMHMV-B6FDY Second Edition English QMPMF-23D8R-83GV6-MMR3C-BQ7C3 UK Edition QCWJD-F94YQ-KWQXX-M48M3-MCFQW UK Edition WTY8X-CQP24-MX9TD-GBBD9-JKCXP (upgrade) WGJTT-2Q9MV-3TB8B-DQ77Y-C6QKB UK Edition TVYGH-V683W-3CWT9-MQ468-G66WR Upgrade DBRCB-D43K3-VY4G4-KVG4H-6FK9M Australia, Compaq PRDDH-83JD9-G6PK4-684GF-6Y73B Dell OEM English and Dell upgrade
If any of these keys work for you, could you send me the key which worked for you (first five characters is fine, I know the rest), the language of your version (English, Spanish, etc.) and anything else you know about its origin. I would like to be able to advise people which key to try as it is such a pain to type in these absurdly long keys. Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have to use yet another Windows 98 CD Key, you could also send me the key along with what you know about this version and I will post it here in case the CD case gets separated from the CD and you can use this page as an archive of the key.A most kind person sent me a load of other Windows OS keys. I will present them all in a separate page for you to look through if none of the above worked.
As a last resort, one person called Microsoft at 1-800-652-2342 when no keys worked with his version of Windows 98. They then promptly looked up a working key for his computer and sent a CD key to him directly via E-Mail (with no hassles).
425-1958694This key is from MS Money 99. Both this key and the following have been used with Visual Studio 6 Professional Edition. The above key has been used with Visual Basic 6 Fundamentals.
813-1283563This key is from MS Works 99.
This serial number is also supposed to work with Visual C++, FoxPro, J++, ... as the Product ID for the 6.0 Professional Edition.
with product ID of:
Rumor has it that the 711-0000007 is the only part that matters and it must meet the old nnn-nnnnnn requirements. Also, if the CD Key does not work for you, it has been reported that you can edit the product ID in the registry to match the one shown here and then the CD Key will be accepted (I haven't tried this as I don't have Office 2000).
- DR674-KJWQW-HGQKT-WGDBG-4RKY3 with product ID of 450-5693453
- Q2CXY-QYYJ4-QPTBH-WPCTB-9J4MM Volume/Corporate CD Key
- RX2R4-4RDYW-269QY-7BC3J-XCFVB (Corporate CD Key)
- JFD4K-MKCDP-83R4H-7GFCQ-2C9KB Professional English SR1
- VVJ6H-DYTMT-PYCXB-86GDH-3JBRK Premium
- HQ6DG-JJ73M-C34Q7-W3G4H-CRB9Q UK Pro, Spanish Premium, and U.S. (standard upgrade) as well as Visio 2000
- R7WB4-KQDHY-YTVRF-77JXC-W7898 Spanish Premium
- C3KDQ-BJBMM-YVP9B-DQY7V-VBG9G English and Spanish SR-1, version 9.0.3821
- GC6J3-GTQ62-FP876-94FBR-D3DX8 Pro
Previously this list had included GC6J3-GTQ62-FP876-94FBR-D3DX8 but Office 2000 has invalidated all installations using this key whenever SR-1 or SR-1A is installed. There is an article talking about this at http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/18683.html. Hope you don't get hit with this 'invalidated registration'.
- H4GW2-2M9C4-R8YWX-BYJFT-KKFQ3 Also works with Word portion of MS Works Suite 2000 (english and swedish) and Word 2000 as well as Word 2000 (HP OEM and others), SR1 OEM.
- DT3FT-BFH4M-GYYH8-PG9C3-8K2FJ also premium, pre SP1
- DT3FT-BFH4M-9YYH8-PG963-8K2FJ (2nd Edition)
- RX2R4-4RDYW-S29QY-7BC3J-XCFV3 (Corporate CD Key)
- DFK97-PR8TC-9XMJJ-4JVCY-WHTP9 academic version, product ID 326-4662262
- MP4F9-W6C8V-HTCCT-T7M7R-Y7K3Y (Also Office 10 Beta 2)
- CFGBV-3MC8H-KW2XJ-8CVP6-KBRM9 (Also SR-1, but needs registration then).
- J3GX9-MDBXB-934FC-CTQJ3-KFRM8, Also Windows ME Upgrade, Works Suite 2000, Publisher 2000, Word 2000 (also SR-1 and OEM), Front Page 2000 and Office 2000 Professional version (service release 1, English and Norwegian).
- W6FX3-77MJ3-JMVH2-VWP86-F4KMJ, Also Flight Simulator 2000, Works Suite 2000, and Word 2000 OEM.
Also, if you install the service pack for Office 2000, it will try to register with Microsoft and the program will stop working if you don't have an unused CD Key. XPKey.exe (above) might be able to give you a key that works or, if you are running under Windows XP, you might be able to back out the service pack by doing a System Restore (file accessories system tools system restore) to the point before the installation of the service pack.
A CD Key for Works 4.5a OEM version is:
This was just tried as a guess and worked. I would be interested if it worked for any other MS applications.
- BTB66-3JBDP-KJ67Q-G2CMR-7JMDX Also Access 2000 SR1 under Windows XP and Vista
- WPB69-HRK28-WYRJ9-FKK76-DGDC8 Also Works Suite 2000 and 2001
- PF64V-RVBCV-4QJJG-7Q9VC-3DVRW Canadian version
- V32RD-JR2YJ-D8HJC-GKXQV-WCXTT Pro version
- DYQV3-XDB7C-T24YH-2Q93P-T4G7V Also Office 2000 Premium
- R6BRT-3DH6Y-22BWG-H8T6C-49BXV Also Project 2000 and Publisher 2000
- MDYB4-92JGJ-CV7KY-H2B39-9X4TT also worked with Visio 2000
- 61000-111111 Enterprise Edition
- VXKC4-2B3YF-W9MFK-QB3DB-9Y7MB Dell CD
- V8YCV-T66J9-YDHT3-D8X7W-QV89J Dell Blue and Green (business), SP4 OEM
- TXY8C-9X778-9BJ3T-6F2DC-332YF U.S. Upgrade
- K3Y7V-XXWHC-8XT9Q-HH6TC-WMFYV U.S. Upgrade from MS
- RBDC9-VTRC8-D7972-J97JY-PRVMG Also worked with Windows Whistler, build 2428 as well as Upgrade
- RM233-2PRQQ-FR4RH-JP89H-46QYB Retail, Optiplex GX110, Small Business Server, Israeli Compaq and Dell Latitude
- DY26P-7W66J-MQQQ7-QGRTQ-X8PHJ Corporate CD
- JRG38-GD8F8-42T3Y-96VMY-BMG43 Goverernment
- RBDC9-VTRC8-D7972-J97JY-PRVMG evaluation key, 120 days
A way to alter your CD (new copy) so that it doesn't require a CD key at all is listed at http://www.thetechguide.com/articles/win2kserial.html.There are also directions on how to alter a Windows 2000 evaluation copy to a regular full version at: href=http://gabbertown.com/wincodes_setupreg.html
There are also directions on how to alter a Windows XP CD from retail, volume, or OEM to one of the other types. It is at: http://www.petri.co.il/use_oem_version_to_upgrade_xp.htm. That site also has links to how to install Office and Exchange 2003 without any CD key.
- VTWQ6-GQ4DB-RF2BW-RRMRR-WDMDT also SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
- H6TWQ-TQQM8-HXJYG-D69F7-R84VM also Business Server
- RBDC9-VTRC8-D7972-J97JY-PRVMG also Windows 2000 Pro, may be 120 day evaluation key)
- WK4BC-8C9GD-WRCKV-DV39P-T8JKG also FrontPage 2000, Work Suite 2000 and 2001, Gateway Work Suite 2003
- RBDC9-VTRC8-D7972-J97JY-PRVMG Also worked with Windows Whistler build 2428
- C2C8Q-2P36X-JHXPJ-9KQJT-BBGPT Del OEM 00029-056-952-050
- R4J6Q-TT3GQ-FWVP9-K3XH8-2R2GB Austrian Version
- FF8PG-YQQX4-7VHW8-MC4K9-T8VPQ Full Version (Retail)
- XFX2Y-28DHH-8XHX3-RXRC8-28TCD worked with Premium edition, also Word and UK edition with FrontPage
- FM9FY-TMF7Q-KCKCT-V9T29-TBBBG worked with corporate Pro Enterprise and Professional editions, does not check in with MS
- Q4F49-MQ4YG-JCWHM-KF4QR-GRXWY Volume/Corporate CD Applications
- HWB6C-8R8YY-M4M86-PXB88-3C78G Volume/Corporate CD Suites
- RYXMW-P6PFM-YC2GP-YWX2R-9VY9G Retail Applications
- VBVRC-TKK6Y-37HD7-FVGGB-JF36J Retail Suites
- QHV8Q-JYYYQ-WDBWP-9GCPY-P77JB Professional
- QX97T-8R9FY-M3HGX-KGXYD-R3C8T Seems to be 49 trial version
- FCKGW-RHQQ2-YXRKT-8TG6W-2B7Q8 Corporate version and upgrade, no mandatory registration if you have corporate version! However, SP1 will reject this and others as described in the labmice article below. Now black flagged.
- PQGR8-86HKG-2X3P7-H2DH2-HRM96 Corporate generated, WGA OK for now.
- J7282-VM7Y4-MXMJD-83DJM-BM6JY Corporate generated
- RG6Q6-JRJQR-JMY3X-DPR7T-48K86 Corporate generated
- W7VY8-R3HK7-J68PB-TQ4DF-B87M2 Corporate generated
- FRQF8-RW2FT-MHFWB-GRQKP-T9GV2 Corporate generated
- W9M3K-DDM4X-JRJRY-JX74Y-9W2BQ VOL
- TKFFC-RMY9G-DD3HQ-JKPG9-AX6HD Volume License (may be post SP1)
- BQ92H-YPC9T-3MCMY-7PPH8-8J3JF Retail version
- KBGVG-DK767-BQPTM-3DC9F-HYV83 Retail version
- BBK3H-PPH6P-G8YV7-FMBHM-2RV2P OEM SP1 compatible
- BVFKG-7MXPW-Y6RVF-CMD22-FYRR7 OEM SP1 compatible
- RBR8H-YBHRY-XVD8C-Q47YW-Y62CC OEM SP1 compatible
I found another program, KeyChange.exe, that should be able to change your Windows XP key to one generated by XPKey.exe and then activate your version without really contacting Microsoft. First run XPKey as described earlier and get a couple of keys. Then run "KeyChange.exe" and folllow the directions. When asked for the CD Key, enter one of the keys you generated previously. Once you reboot the system all should be changed and you will have a unique CD key that should allow you to download the Windows XP SP1 update. Let me know how it works for you.
NOTE: The program "KeyChange" has a warning note which states you must have a Windows Installation CD available when changing the CD Key, however I have never had to use one so you should be OK even if you don't have the CD handy.
Microsoft is concerned about the use of corporate CD keys to avoid activation. There is a most informative web page by labmice.techtarget.com for what to do with Service Pack 1 of Windows XP which blocks out certain commonly used corporate CD keys. However, this page was pulled for a while at the request of Microsoft. In case you can't access it now, I made an excerpt of this page so you can see the sort of useful information that Microsoft finds objectionable.
If when upgrading, you get GetIUMS problems with msdart.dll, just download MDAC 2.8 from windows.com and install it. Then your problems should go away.
- C6QQT-DYQ7H-HG39T-H47FX-Q3JD2 upgrade
- RXRKX-X6747-V3VXH-7YWKM-733KT OEM
- KVRDW-RCY6W-G3CKY-KFXMX-D3W4G Dell OEM
- GW26P-KHYXT-WZWVT-HYTKW-76BFD Dell OEM
- XR3WH-V9YVD-XMPDG-83RXB-7C3HJ SP2
- V2C47-MK7JD-3R89F-D2KXW-VPK3J SP2
- CCMWP-99T99-KCY96-FGKBW-F9WJT SP2
- BR89Q-4B9GB-9DPFD-M2PY3-R3F83 SP2
- DP7CM-PD6MC-6BKXT-M8JJ6-RPXGJ SP3
- F4297-RCWJP-P482C-YY23Y-XH8W3 SP3
- HH7VV-6P3G9-82TWK-QKJJ3-MXR96 SP3
- HCQ9D-TVCWX-X9QRG-J4B2Y-GR2TT SP3
- QC986-27D34-6M3TY-JJXP9-TBGMD SP3
- MRX3F-47B9T-2487J-KWKMF-RPWBY SP3
- XP8BF-F8HPF-PY6BX-K24PJ-TWT6M SP3
- CM3HY-26VYW-6JRYC-X66GX-JVY2D SP3
- GHMWR-QXVFB-PGT3T-V92XB-PRTR8 SP3
- R349V-86B3K-JC3KG-D9W6J-9VQHT SP3
- W3BWH-B4RWY-YVPJM-TDD8G-H8FQM SP3
- C4HWV-K7DV9-QJ67G-3YWJ6-TX72Q SP3
- K4KFH-K7DFB-4HBWH-3DCHQ-WFY6Y SP3
- W3YDB-Y626C-YR3QP-WJ7HR-YG7M6 SP3
- QGMP9-CCFBR-R4CFH-CYBDH-TXPVM SP3
- HX3CH-CFKFJ-XHFK7-YRVQH-VG4TY SP3
- MGJ7B-44HTK-QGV28-WCFMD-RGTGY SP3
- W4P6K-G7WJX-PB4MF-WWF69-938V3 SP3
- WX6R3-K4KJ8-K697K-J3MKP-7HF86 SP3
- QW76F-QY76K-QWVJP-4G7B2-9VXVJ SP3
- CVW2J-WH397-FJTDD-BC4C8-4JCC8 SP3
- GKJQ2-W9MFK-XFV4X-6VG69-KBQGD SP3
- WWCYC-8GG4V-K797M-GVK8B-KY868 SP3
- M3Y4R-CK87K-R9PPJ-24Q2W-22XCM SP3
- HCQ9D-TVCWX-X9QRG-J4B2Y-GR2TT SP3
- QC986-27D34-6M3TY-JJXP9-TBGMD SP3
- MRX3F-47B9T-2487J-KWKMF-RPWBY SP3
- dy6wq-d3fyg-v89by-8kpg9-8yw9m also worked with Visio and Publisher 2002 Pro
- HJ964-7DQ6D-7K7RK-DD7RM-TQGRB Volume/Corporate CD
- B8R3F-C6YPV-WX43W-M7PKG-PQV2Q Gateway OEM
- DTCDY-QTCH8-CHFM8-6D7QD-PDKRW Professional, Retail, full version
- dy6wq-d3fyg-v89by-8kpg9-8yw9m (and regular)
- K64YY-JRMKM-7DJJF-F2D96-8K736 also Word 2002 and Outlook 2002, may be 50 use trial key.
- HM6W4-KPQ88-CRPFM-VXXJB-26XJJ (may be trial version with 50 uses)
- GWH28-DGCMP-P6RC4-6J4MT-3HFDY (appears to be VLK, no activation with MS, now blocked from updates)
- WFWDY-XQXJF-RHRYG-BG7RQ-BBDHM (appears to be VLK, no actrivation with MS)
- KDQK3-QR72W-TBR3F-DJJHM-TGKF6 (Word 2002)
- GWH28-DGCMP-P6RC4-6J4MT-3HFDY Professional V2003
- WFDWY-XQXJF-RHRYG-BG7RQ-BBDHM (rest) FRONTPAGE 2003, VISIO 2003 PRO, PROJECT 2003 PRO, ONENOTE 2003
These keys will probably stop working once Microsoft black lists them so they won't activate (will install). However, here is a link to a thread which talks about how to convert an evaluation copy of Advanced Server 2003 into a regular copy.
- Main Program: CXB7M-T7R9V-Q9HVW-4X2BP-WF8YB Rest of the Programs: GD4JD-2CBPD-XWR48-HQTK8-4GPMB
- Main Program: CKY4Q-9FXX6-CQVKV-HPF2B-8BPMB Rest of the Programs: CBM4T-RTQR9-29FDD-GRF27-KWKVM
- Main Program: C98BM-B79CD-VD9JC-QPJP8-QK8YB Rest of the Programs: GR9JQ-23FPR-HJXPX-BVWMT-VKMQY
- Main Program: JMCKC-7QJCW-Y47KM-969Q7-BTH3Y Rest of the Programs: CCCX9-H6489-K3XKX-T3HK9-RMPMB
- Main Program: D7XYV-3J3TY-XTBYY-TR74V-8XTBB Rest of the Programs: K2TDJ-QQY9Y-HDRF6-R2GK2-MVQHM
As these codes have been published on the web, they still allow activation, but do not get past Genuine Advantage so you won't get non-security updates (no enhancements, just security fixes). What to do?
- 6F2D7-2PCG6-YQQTB-FWK9V-932CC Asus Ultimate
- 72PFD-BCBK8-R7X4H-6F2XJ-VVMP9 Asus Business
- BH626-XT3FK-MJKJH-6GQT2-QXQMF Asus Home Premium
- 8XPM9-7F9HD-4JJQP-TP64Y-RPFFV Asus Home Premium
- 2WP98-KHTH2-KC7KG-4YR37-H8PHC Asus Home Basic
- 762HW-QD98X-TQVXJ-8RKRQ-RJC9V Asus Home Basic
- 2TYBW-XKCQM-XY9X3-JDXYP-6CJ97 Acer Home Premium
- 6F2D7-2PCG6-YQQTB-FWK9V-932CC HP Ultimate
- 2R6WF-KYF88-27HYQ-XTKW2-WQD8Q HP Home Premium
- GP3FQ-JB647-7CW8F-H646B-7PMGF HP Home Premium
- 34BKK-QK76Y-WWR7C-QF2M7-2TB37 Lenovo Home Premium
- TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW Beta1
A most kind person sent me a load of other Windows OS keys. I will present them all in a separate page for you to look through if none of the above worked.
Hope your reinstallation goes well.
A special thanks to all the people who helped with contributions to this page. Also a big "your welcome" to anyone who sent me a thank you note. These notes help inspire me to keep this page up to date (though I don't usually reply to most such notes, they are appreciated).
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