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Windows Xp Service Pack 2


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#1 jankali

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:11 AM

Hello! I wanted to install all of the Microsoft updates to my computer. I'm using Windows XP Pro version 2002.
When I try to download, I get the error message, "Windows XP Service Pack 2 Cannot Install. The Product key used to install Microsoft Windows may not be valid."
I've tried several times, both express installation and custom installation.
My computer was built by a co-worker 5-6 years ago. I have no idea how to get ahold of him! Any ideas on getting the necessary downloads? Thanks!! Janice

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:33 AM

It sounds like you copy of XP is not legit. If you do not have a legal version of XP you can not download updates from Microsoft. Your only option that I see is to purchase a legit copy of Windows XP. There are numerous web sites that sell legal copies of XP and many stores you can purchase it at too.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 10:46 AM

Hi jankali. These is the cheapest XP Home prices that I have found.

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In either case, do a "Repair Install" to preserve all your programs, settings, device drivers and files.
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After doing a Repair Install you will need to Register XP and then install all the Hotfixex/Updates.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 10:51 AM

WinCrazy, What will happen if I don't purchase one of these and continue to run whatever it is that's running now?? Am I just asking for viruses and problems? I've been using this computer for 6yrs.!! Thanks, Janice

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:03 PM

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Microsoft Download Center service pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers
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https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 02:59 PM

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Hiya,

The issue of installed windows XP, either Home or Professional editions, without a valid key is usually associated with the use of multi-volume licence keys.This can be addressed by accessing the Windows Genuine advantage tool on the Microsofts official site and there purchasing a valid licence key.
After the on line purchase, Microsoft will E mail you a new key which can be used to validate your copy of XP immediatley. This will then permit you to download service pack 2 with all its advantages, install all critical updates and also permit the download of internet explorer 7 and windows media player 11.
In the Uk, the cost of this purchase is 95:47 GBP, ( approx $190.US ). The advantage of this procedure is that there is normally no need to re-install Windows.

7 to 10 days after purchase, you will then receive from Microsoft a genuine XP validated disc, in case you ever need to do a fresh install.

Hope this helps,

Tony.

Edited by Bonneville, 16 September 2007 - 03:01 PM.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 10:11 PM

Thank you, Caperdog. I'm working on installing that now. I suppose I will still need to break down and purchase a copy of Windows XP in order to keep my computer up to date and virus free???? Bit defender says I have a virus that it cannot fix. Norton's isn't showing it.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 10:58 PM

try scanning with this SuperAntiSpyware
from safe mode. How to start Windows in Safe Mode

Edited by boopme, 16 September 2007 - 10:59 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:27 AM

WinCrazy,
Will this Xp bea able to restore anyone's windows? is it vendor specific, or can it be used for anyone who uses XP?

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 06:15 AM

Sounds like your copy is actually not legal so your solution is just to buy a copy of Windows XP or what would be even better because it is September 2007 is to get Windows Vista. (If you have the system requirments)

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:43 PM

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if you are still out there try AVG free for virus http://free.grisoft.com/doc/downloads-prod...s/frt/0?prd=aff
for windows updates set automatic updates (control panel) to "download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them". when updates are ready choose custom install and pick the updates you want.




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