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When you try to activate Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Product Activation may be unsuccessful, and you may receive the following error message:
Activate Windows cannot run because local scripting has been disabled on this computer. Scripting may have been disabled for virus prevention or as a security measure. Once local scripting has been enabled, run Activate Windows again.
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps to enable scripting:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey: