Q. You receive 'local scripting has been disabled on this computer' when you attempt to activate Windows XP?

When you attempt to activate Windows XP, Product Activation fails, and you receive:

Activate Windows cannot run because local scripting has been disabled on this computer. Scripting may have been disabled for virus prevention or as a security measure. Once local scripting has been enabled, run Activate Windows again.

This behavior will occur if scripting is disabled in the registry.

To enable scripting:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type the following commands, pressing Enter after each line:

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0" /V 1400 /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0" /V Security_HKLM_only /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0

3. Try to active Windows.

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