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HOW TO: Change the Volume Licensing Product Key on a Windows XP SP1-Based Computer

This article describes how to change the Windows XP product key in a Volume Licensing installation.

Because of changes in Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows XP-based computers that use a leaked product key that is known to be available to the general public may not be able to install SP1 or automatically obtain updates from the Windows Update Web site.

There are two methods that you can use to change the product key with volume licensing media after installation. You can use either the Windows Activation Wizard graphical user interface (GUI) or a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) script.

The easier method to use is the Use the Activation Wizard method. Use this method when you only have a few computers on which to change the product key. The Use a Script method is best when you have a number of computers on which you have to change the product key.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - March 21, 2004 at 10:00 pm

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Availability of the Windows XP Service Pack 1 Driver That Supports the Mobile Processor Power Management Features of Intel Pentium M Processors

Microsoft has released a processor driver for Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) that supports the mobile power management features of Intel Pentium M processors. These features include Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology and Intel Deeper Alert Sleep State. Without this processor driver, Windows XP-based computers that are based on the Intel Pentium M processor may experience reduced battery life, decreased performance, or increased operating temperatures.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - March 19, 2004 at 9:56 pm

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ACC2002: Updated Version of Microsoft Jet 4.0 Available in Download Center (Q282010)

The Microsoft Office XP and Microsoft Access 2002 Setup programs only update system files in certain situations and to a certain level. Therefore, after you install Access you may not have the latest version of the Microsoft Jet 4.0 database engine. To obtain the latest update for the Microsoft Jet 4.0 database engine, download and install Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6).

If you have installed Jet 4.0 SP6 for Access 2000 or another application that uses the Jet 4.0 engine, you do not have to reinstall Jet 4.0 SP6 for Access 2002.

There are four versions of the Jet 4.0 SP6 download. The first download is only for computers that are running Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. The second download is only for computers that are running Microsoft Windows 2000. The third download is only for computers that are running Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition. The fourth download is only for computers that are running Microsoft Windows XP. Each download contains updated versions of several .dll files that are included with Microsoft Access 2002, Microsoft Office XP Developer, Microsoft Visual Basic version 6.0 or later, and other Microsoft products that incorporate Microsoft Jet database engine 4.0.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - February 21, 2004 at 2:30 am

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How to Use the SPCheck Tool in Windows XP (Q312646)

This article describes how to use the SPCheck.exe tool in Windows XP to determine the service pack level of installed components on a file-by-file basis. SPCheck.exe is included with the Windows XP Support Tools package.

You can use SPCheck to determine the service pack level of various installed components on Windows XP-based computers. SPCheck generates a report that lists the origin of each file for each installed component.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - February 8, 2004 at 4:12 am

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