Re: Product Keys
From: Jupiter Jones [MVP] (jones_jupiter_at_hotnomail.com)
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 19:44:40 -0700
Does it fit this:
If it does, you most likely have a pirated Windows XP Pro.
If it is pirated, you need to contact the seller and/or Microsoft:
One of the features of Service Pack 1 is to detect pirated copies of
Also you have 3 options to become legal:
1. Go back to the previous OS:
This may or may not work depending on the installation options used.
2. Perform a Clean Install with the OS of your choice destroying ALL
3. Purchase Windows XP Pro (Home will not work) and perform a Repair
Installation using the new valid key and CD:
-- Jupiter Jones [MVP] An easier way to read newsgroup messages: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/newsgroups/setup.asp http://dts-l.org/index.html "Dano" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... > I was installing XP pro on a system, used the product key > accidentally from a system that was already in use, > everything set up just fine until I tried to do online MS > Updates, said Product key was invalid, have a new XP Pro > OS still in the box and want to change the Product key to > the new key so we can do our live updates. > > How do I change to the new product key without completely > reinstalling the OS?