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Reinstalling Windows Xp


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#1 FAZAL

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 02:56 PM

Ok this is my situation: I am running Windows XP which was installed from a CD that was pirated. Now I would like to have the SP1 and SP2 updates, and obviously I cant due to the invalid product key. I also have an authentic 'Windows XP w/SP2' CD that I bought, and would like to install. Can I simply reinstall this authentic 'Windows XP w/SP2' over my existing windows without losing any files? Also since my current version of windows does not have SP1, can I automaticcaly go from no service packs to SP2 or do I to have SP1 already installed in order to go to SP2. Basically does SP2 contain everything SP1 does and then somemore? How exactly do I go about installing this Windows XP w/SP2 without losing my current programs/files/configurations? Thank you

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#2 sbrown.uk

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 12:14 AM

I also have an authentic 'Windows XP w/SP2' CD that I bought, and would like to install.


Just a CD? do you have a legit unactivated COA?

you can do whatever you like with it, BUT if you do NOT have a legit COA to install XP with, you cant, period.




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