Re: Product Keys
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:
"Dano" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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?
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