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Win XP Pro updates

By donbest ·
Win XP accepted all updates until SP2 came out. I cannot update to SP2 or any other update now. The updates say my XP has the wrong number. Do I have any choices but to repurchase Win XP.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Win XP Pro updates

How did you get Windows XP? MS has introduced measures to block pirated copies of XP.

See http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/uk/default.mspx

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by Choppit In reply to Win XP Pro updates

The SP2 installer contains a list of keys known to have been distributed illegally via the web and will not allow install if one of these is detected. More recently, MS has introduced methods to verify methods to detect if the copy is legal. Your best bet is to contact Microsoft for advice.

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