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Change Windows product identification

Here you can change the Product Id of Windows that is "your version of Windows".

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Windows PID is a unique code identifying your version of Windows. It should be stored safely. Although, you will never require it but at the time of re-installation, it may prove to be useful.

Part of it also appears on your Certificate of Authenticity, which you would have received if your copy of Windows came pre-loaded with your computer.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Windows\CurrentVersion” is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create an string value name “ProductId”,if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box, if no PID is displayed, then you must type one in.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

Restart your system.



Open the Registry Editor and Locate the following registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Edit / Create a new REG_SZ Data Type Value Name “ProductId”

Right Click on the Option “ProductId”, and from the drop down menu, select Modify. In the Modify dialog box enter Value Data if no PID is displayed, then you must type one in.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The "Product Id" of Windows can be changed after the changes.

The "Product Id" of Windows cannot be changed.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\] key, right-click on the "ProductId" String value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the Product ID that you want in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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