how to bypass windows xp registration screen?
March 6, 2007 7:44 PM Subscribe
does anyone know how to bypass the registartion screen on windows xp?
posted by defmute to Technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
i have an unregistered copy of windows xp running on my (now retired) laptop and need to get something off of it. the problem is that i am prompted to a registration screen everytime i boot up and inable to do access any files or applications. what i used to do to get around this is wait till i got to the screen which prompts me for the serial number and then click on the help link (located under where the serial numbers should be entered) which opens up internet explorer and would just access my desktop from the IE window (by just typing in "desktop" in the address bar and so forth). the problem is, i can't actually get to the screen with the link on it until my computer recognizes that i am connected to the internet. i've moved recently and now can't get my computer to recognize my connection at home. so my question is, can i somehow access my desktop etc. without going through this tedious process? if not, what alternatives do i have? all i need are 6 small files from my harddrive.
p.s. i also forgot to mention that this laptop does NOT have wireless.