If you’ve got an old PC that doesn’t need the bells, whistles and expensive licence that comes with Windows 7 then XP is still a viable alternative.In this guide I will show you how to remove the WGA notifications should you want to, after which you’ll not be able to download non-critical updates but will still receive the critical fixes that really matter.Alternatively, click the "Windows Activation" icon in the notification area to start the activation process. Click the "No, I don't want to register now; let's just activate Windows" link if you only want to activate Windows XP Professional, then click "Next." Wait for the activation wizard to establish a network connection. Click the Start button, then click "All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Activate Windows" to start the activation process.Alternatively, click the "Windows Activation" icon in the notification area to start the activation process. Click the "Use the automated phone system to activate" link, click the drop-down menu, then select the activation location closest to you.It is highly recommended that you upgrade to Windows 8, 7, or Vista.Validating your copy of Windows XP Professional involves registering the operating system.
No further development will take place on these products and security updates are no longer issued.Bypassing WPA, while not an easy process, is actually possible by editing a registry entry.Click the "Start" button, then click "Run" and type "regedit." Click "OK" and the Registry Editor will appear.Note that you should only use the following information if you are unable to activate even though you have a legally-purchased copy of Windows XP.Windows 95/98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP are no longer supported by the Help Desk. If we are unable to resolve your Windows 9x/2000/XP issue, you may be able to find help in Microsoft's Knowledge Base.Scroll through the list of entries and find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\WPAEvents." Click it once to see what is inside the entry. If it is not, repeat Steps 1 to 4 to re-disable it, which Windows will not be able to reverse now that you've denied the system privileges to change the values.