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    Hello everybody!
    I'm trying to change the OS product key on a win2003 sp1 server
    ( Build 3790.srv03_sp1_rtm )
    and the usual procedure
    editing OOBETimer in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Cu rrent Version\WPAEvents
    doesn't work,
    %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
    keeps saying that windows is already actived
    even after a reboot....
    does any one has a suggestion on why this happens and how to change the
    product key?
    many thanks
    G.

  • #2
    Re: change product key on win2003 sp 1 doesn't work

    Before someone offers a possible solution on this, why are you trying to change the product key?
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Re: change product key on win2003 sp 1 doesn't work

      I have been asked to install the proper keys on some server that have been installed all with the same , I have the proper and legal keys and would like to use them
      Thanks
      G.

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      • #4
        Re: change product key on win2003 sp 1 doesn't work

        Sounds reasonable. Try Magic Jelly Bean. Please note that this firum/site accepts no responsibility it things don't work as anticipated.
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: change product key on win2003 sp 1 doesn't work

          Tried that, it gives me the proper key but I cannot change it
          I also tried changekey.vbs
          but I get an
          'Invalid Operation 0x80041016'
          messagebox...
          There are some apps already installed and I'd prefer not to reinstall the OS....

          thanks
          G.

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          • #6
            Re: change product key on win2003 sp 1 doesn't work

            i add you a link see if this can help

            http://www.experts-exchange.com/Oper..._21075101.html
            http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles...layTab=Article

            "Invalid Operation - 0x80041016"
            see this link
            http://www.experts-exchange.com/Oper..._21234811.html

            you need to know if you change your CD-key you will need to re activate your WIndows 2003

            btw if you have legal keys you can call MS and thay will help you
            Thanks
            Noam Greenberg
            If you want yo can conntact me at

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