Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC
If you have an OEM version of your operating system and you want perform a reinstall with a SP3 and Hotfix slipstreamed version of your Windows then you might want to do this to give your PC the same look and feel and also skip the online activation
There are several ways to do this I prefer this method to backup both the oeminfo and oemlogo and the WPA file.
Use the standard installation code OEM24C96E you can get this by registering or just use this one you will get the same code if you regsiter.
Then all you need to do it backup both then OEM files to a file with the extension *.OEM. Then when you have re-installed just hit the
This later version has a great function to backup and encrypt the OEM keys for both Windows and Office and also check the activation, the earlier verison will allow you to backup the WPA.DBL activation file, you can upload this to a secure website don't loose it you may also need the WPA.BAK file as well both are located in the C:\windows\system32 folder if you choose not to use WinKeyFinder v1.72 that still has this activation backup and restore function.
NOTE:> If you have changed your VolumeID by adding a new Hard Drive you will have to re-activate , this backup file only works on the same physical setup, its worth downloading the command line version and make a copy of it. then use the Changer_Volume_Serial.exe file inlcuded with v1.72 of the Keyfinder.
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