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Changing license key

Posted on 2004-10-01
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I had to reinstall my windows 2003 and appears my key got leaked and is now blacklisted. I have since got a new key from MS but now my server needs to have the key changed. I am looking to do this without having to reinstall. Is it possible to change my key so i can get my updates? If so, where is the key stored these days in 2k3? Thanks,
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Made for XP but worked for My server2003.
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I tried both scripts from microsoft and it errors out when I use my new key. Can you explain more what this program does? I hate to run something from someone unknown.
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-> Modifying registry data ...
FATAL> Could not modify registry data, maybe you do not have Administrator privledges?

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The XP product key could not be changed, since a fatal error occurred!

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You got that error from the program I mentioned?
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Have you tried this:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Q_20853524.html

I have had to use this method on an XP machine before also.
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yes from that program. On that other method, i change it and when i use the run statement, it keeps saying im already activated. I am using a Enterprise  Volume license version.
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Have you restarted after you performed the second?
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yes i have
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