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Xp Sp1 To Sp2 Upgrade New Licence

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#1 distyng


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Posted 28 November 2005 - 02:06 PM

Have a hard disk with XP Professional SP1 but found it was illegal. Have therefore purchased a new XP professional SP2 CD with legal licence and wish to upgrade the system.

Have used the Activation Wizard to change licence No. and this went without problems but now when go to upgrade XP with new licence but still on SP1 to SP2 using Microsoft Windows Update still says licence illegal.

Have I missed something or should you install from CD.

Reluctant to do so as have been told can effect application software.

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#2 acklan


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Posted 28 November 2005 - 02:15 PM

Have you called MicroSoft? They will provide technical support now that you are legal. If you try to install SP2 from the disk it will reinstall XP over the old software wiping out your previous data. I must confess I have never run accross this before. There maybe a work around, allow the rest of the member to chime in. In the mean time I still recommend you contact MS.
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