XP PRO post installation registration



Joe Ingram
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
The USAF MARS Program sent us a Corporate copy of XP PRO, ADOBE 6.0 and
Office 2003. All programs update normally except XP PRO. When I installed,
I could not register when Installing (going online) because I had to install
the driver for the wireless unit.

How do I register XP PRO now? As it is now I cannot upgrade to SP2 because
Microsoft does not recognize my copy as being valid. The same thing happens
when I go to Microsoft and have them check my system for a valid XP PRO
installation. Have reloaded once and same results. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Joe

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
Joe;
Registration is optional so that has nothing to do with it.
What exactly were you sent?
There is no such thing as "Corporate" Windows XP Pro.

See if this applies:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/invalpk.htm
You may need to contact whoever sent it to you.

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"Joe Ingram" <Joe Ingram@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3B96911B-5D15-4B12-BF99-DC5CDC0058A0@microsoft.com...
> The USAF MARS Program sent us a Corporate copy of XP PRO, ADOBE 6.0 and
> Office 2003. All programs update normally except XP PRO. When I
> installed,
> I could not register when Installing (going online) because I had to
> install
> the driver for the wireless unit.
>
> How do I register XP PRO now? As it is now I cannot upgrade to SP2
> because
> Microsoft does not recognize my copy as being valid. The same thing
> happens
> when I go to Microsoft and have them check my system for a valid XP PRO
> installation. Have reloaded once and same results. Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
Why did you get an error message?

"Windows XP Service Pack 2 detected an invalid product key"
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/ww/xpsp2/default.mspx

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"Joe Ingram" wrote:

| The USAF MARS Program sent us a Corporate copy of XP PRO, ADOBE 6.0 and
| Office 2003. All programs update normally except XP PRO. When I installed,
| I could not register when Installing (going online) because I had to install
| the driver for the wireless unit.
|
| How do I register XP PRO now? As it is now I cannot upgrade to SP2 because
| Microsoft does not recognize my copy as being valid. The same thing happens
| when I go to Microsoft and have them check my system for a valid XP PRO
| installation. Have reloaded once and same results. Any suggestions?
|
| Thanks,
|
| Joe

Husky
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
On Wed, 18 May 2005 23:16:02 -0700, "Joe Ingram" <Joe
Ingram@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>The USAF MARS Program sent us a Corporate copy of XP PRO, ADOBE 6.0 and
>Office 2003. All programs update normally except XP PRO. When I installed,
>I could not register when Installing (going online) because I had to install
>the driver for the wireless unit.
>
>How do I register XP PRO now? As it is now I cannot upgrade to SP2 because
>Microsoft does not recognize my copy as being valid. The same thing happens
>when I go to Microsoft and have them check my system for a valid XP PRO
>installation. Have reloaded once and same results. Any suggestions?

Most of these registration online programs also have the option to register by
phone. Just call in with the number you have. Are you still getting the warning
that it'll shut down in xx days ?
There should be a sticker with a number 25 characters in blocks of 5 on the CD
they sent you.
xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

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Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Joe Ingram wrote:
> The USAF MARS Program sent us a Corporate copy of XP PRO, ADOBE 6.0 and
> Office 2003. All programs update normally except XP PRO. When I installed,
> I could not register when Installing (going online) because I had to install
> the driver for the wireless unit.
>
> How do I register XP PRO now? As it is now I cannot upgrade to SP2 because
> Microsoft does not recognize my copy as being valid. The same thing happens
> when I go to Microsoft and have them check my system for a valid XP PRO
> installation. Have reloaded once and same results. Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe



If you are trying to install a WinXP Service Pack and getting the
following:

The Product Key Used to Install Windows Is Invalid
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q326904

You need to purchase and use a _legitimate_ full retail copy of
WinXP Pro to perform a repair (a.k.a. in-place upgrade) installation,
using the new CD and Product Key.

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341


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XP PRO post installation registration