How do I activate Windows XP from the command line?

A. Windows XP will typically remind you to activate the product (most users will have 30 days to activate XP after installation). To activate XP manually, you can use the Start menu shortcut in the System Tools Accessories folder. At the command prompt, type

oobe/msoobe /a 

In case you're wondering, msoobe stands for "Microsoft Out of Box Experience."

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