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Service Pack2

By JimKlallsoo ·
I have purchased a second-hand PC which says you may be the victim of counterfit Software, it's obviously a naf copy of Windows XP.
I can't get windows XP updates so have decided I will purchase a new copy of windows XP pro.
There is third party Software on the PC i want to keep so i don't want to have to format the PC but want to be able to get my updates from MS site. How do i go about this?

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When you get your copy try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Service Pack2

Method 1: Reinstall Windows XP by using Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP by using Windows XP, follow these steps: 1. Start your computer.
2. Insert the Windows XP CD in your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.

Note If the service pack version of the operating system that you want to install is higher than the service pack version of the CD-ROM operating system that you own, integrate the service pack that you want into the Windows XP installation folder. For more information about how to integrate Windows XP Service Pack 2 files into the Windows XP installation folder, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
900871 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900871/) How to integrate Windows XP Service Pack 2 files into the Windows XP installation folder
3. On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP page, click Install Windows XP.
4. On the Welcome to Windows Setup page, click Upgrade (Recommended) in the Installation Type box (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
5. On the License Agreement page, click I accept this agreement, and then click Next.
6. On the Your Product Key page, type the 25-character product key in the Product key boxes, and then click Next.
7. On the Get Updated Setup Files page, select the option that you want, and then click Next.
8. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP.

<mind you> it is better if it is the same version EG: OEM Retail Enterprise

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I would first try the

by ComputerCookie In reply to Service Pack2

Windows Product Key Update Tool
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/XPPkuinst.aspx?displaylang=en&sGuid=469b821c-460b-4400-a6c7-582e79576d5b

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