My Windows XP Home just finished downloading and installing the SP3 file. After I restarted my PC, I was greeted by the following icon:
Uh oh. If I can’t activate or crack this WPA in 30 days, I would not be able to log in to my machine anymore. I tried the crack I used for SP2 but it won’t work with SP3. So I began searching the net but most hacks I found will just disable the alert but not the 30 day countdown.
I found a crack (ANTIWPA-V3.4.6 FOR X64 AND X86.zip) for SP3 on torrent sites. I’m very careful in using cracks on my machine so before I download the file, I made sure that my PC is clean by doing a full virus scan. Once it’s done, I downloaded the crack and extracted the contents.
One of our readers cleaned the zipped file so there’s supposed to be no risk of infection. I uploaded the file here (Ziddu) or you can get it from
here (MegaUpload). Thanks Marton!
My AVG alerted me of a trojan virus on one of it’s file but I’m not alarmed though. Most cracking files whether it’s for a game or a software are always tagged as a virus by AVG so I went ahead and ran the main file to patch my Windows. Before I restarted my machine, I deleted all the crack files so AVG will stop pestering me with alerts.
Time for the moment of truth. I restarted my machine and did another full virus scan. I also did my checklist for detecting if my PC is infected by a virus by checking for:
- New files in Windows system folders
- New and odd processes that appears on my task manager
- Autorun.inf files on my drives
- Startup processes via msconfig
- Startup processes via regedit
All is clean. I typed oobe/msoobe /a on the run command and voila,
The crack worked and I can now enjoy SP3 where I noticed a bit of speed improvement especially during startup. Thanks to CW2K for creating the crack.
Hope this post helped you guys who are figuring out how to remove the WPA. Of course, piracy is illegal. This is just for educational purposes.
If this worked for you, please let others know by leaving a comment.
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