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My Upgrade disc is damaged, can I...

By joshuakmbl ·
I had Win 2000 some years back and bought XP pro sp1 upgrade and installed, worked fine for years. I bought new hard drive and installed my win 2000 and tried to install my XP pro sp1 upgrade again but it is giving errors and won't install now. I have a full version XP pro sp2 disc that I use on my other computer. Can I install the full version XP pro sp2 but use my key that is for the XP pro sp1 upgrade? Or what is the best way of action? Oh yeah, I need to re-connect this computer to my network that has Win Server 2003 Standard connected through a domain. I was told by a friend that I cannot use a disc that has been installed on another computer even if I use a different key because Win Server 2003 can detect that and will not authenticate it and the workstation will not even get updates. Is that true or has anyone ever heard of that?

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