Product Key Help



casper307
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
I recently tried installing Service Pack to on my Windows XP Pro system. I
kept getting an error msg stating that my product key is invalid. After
doing some research, I came to the conclusion that the software was pirated.
Will I need to purchase and reinstall windows xp to change the product key so
that I can install sp2?

Robert Moir
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
casper307 wrote:
> I recently tried installing Service Pack to on my Windows XP Pro
> system. I kept getting an error msg stating that my product key is
> invalid. After doing some research, I came to the conclusion that
> the software was pirated. Will I need to purchase and reinstall
> windows xp to change the product key so that I can install sp2?

I suppose going back to the supplier and asking for a non-pirated copy of
the software you believed you were paying for at the time is out of the
question? Because thats where i'd start!

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
You'll need to purchase a "Full Version" of Windows XP Professional
and proceed with a "Repair Install".

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"casper307" wrote:

| I recently tried installing Service Pack to on my Windows XP Pro system. I
| kept getting an error msg stating that my product key is invalid. After
| doing some research, I came to the conclusion that the software was pirated.
| Will I need to purchase and reinstall windows xp to change the product key so
| that I can install sp2?

casper307
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
Hi Robert...

Thanks for the quick reply...

I thought of doing just as yourself and going back to the store at which I
purchased my PC...unfortunately, I purchase it when I was living in Jamaica.
I did have a friend try and contact the owner for me as they were friends and
he is the one who recommended that I support this individual's first business
venture...little did I know that I would've received a duped copy of XP Pro.
So all means of contacting the person are, at this point, null and void.

Thanks again for the reply...keep in touch!!!

Greg Garcia
Coral Springs, Florida...

"Robert Moir" wrote:

> casper307 wrote:
> > I recently tried installing Service Pack to on my Windows XP Pro
> > system. I kept getting an error msg stating that my product key is
> > invalid. After doing some research, I came to the conclusion that
> > the software was pirated. Will I need to purchase and reinstall
> > windows xp to change the product key so that I can install sp2?
>
> I suppose going back to the supplier and asking for a non-pirated copy of
> the software you believed you were paying for at the time is out of the
> question? Because thats where i'd start!
>
>
>


Product Key Help