How to Change Your CD Key for Diablo 2

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How to Change Your CD Key for Diablo 2
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"Diablo 2" is a successful action role-playing game from Blizzard Entertainment. Released in 2000, more than 4 million copies of "Diablo 2" have been sold. To help prevent piracy, Blizzard Entertainment provided a unique CD key for each copy of "Diablo 2" sold. This key must be entered when the software is installed or the software will not function properly. There are two ways to change this key: the Blizzard Entertainment recommended way, which involves uninstalling and installing the program, or through a CD key changer.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log into the computer as an administrator. Make sure any characters or games are backed up before proceeding.

  2. 2

    Click the Windows "Start" menu and select "Control Panels."

  3. 3

    Find and double click the "Add or remove programs" icon.

  4. 4

    Select "Diablo 2" and select "Uninstall." Follow the prompts to fully uninstall the software.

  5. 5

    Insert the "Diablo 2" CD and reinstall "Diablo 2," entering the new CD key from the front of the "Diablo 2" CD jewel case when prompted.

  1. 1

    Download the "Diablo 2" CD key changer ZIP file and save it to the computer desktop. Make sure "Diablo 2" is not running during the following steps.

  2. 2

    Launch the ZIP file and extract the contents to a temporary folder on the desktop. Open the folder with the extracted files.

  3. 3

    Right click the "auto-cdkey.reg" file and select "Edit." Enter the new CD key after the equals sign, between the quotes in the fields "d2cdkey" and "d2xcdkey." Save the file. The CD key will be found on the front of the "Diablo 2" CD jewel case.

  4. 4

    Double click the "d2-cdkey.exe" file and select "Refill Both CD Keys" and close the Refill CD Key program.

  5. 5

    Start "Diablo 2."

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