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Cant install SP2

by CoreyP / January 17, 2006 1:08 AM PST

For some reason when i validate my XP it says its some kind of company copy or something and wont let me install SP2. Is there anyway of just downloading it and manually installing it?

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You have to call it in.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2006 1:24 AM PST
In reply to: Cant install SP2

Gather up your XP CD, CDKEY and call it in for a new CDKEY. Microsoft can give you a new KEY proper and will tell you how to change the key so SP2 will install.


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by CoreyP / January 17, 2006 1:34 AM PST

Who do i call it in to? You wouldnt happen to have a number laying around would you?

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It varies by location, but this gets it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2006 1:44 AM PST
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How to activate Windows XP by phone
To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Activate Windows.

Or, click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area.
2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.

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