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XP Pro SP2 Product Key Invalid, Why? RRS feed

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  • I am currently trying to install a copy of windows onto my Macbook. The copy of XP SP1 installed fine but the SP2 upgrade CD doesn't work and none of the mac drivers can be installed until it is running on SP2.

    I searched through my Microsoft Action Pack but cannot find any copies of Windows XP with SP2 just the separate upgrade CDs, and these seem to crash on the installer when I try them. So I have brought over my personal copy of Win XP with SP2 from home but on entering the product keys that come with the work copies of Windows XP Pro (original) or Windows XP Pro with SP1 I am receiving the invalid product key error.

    Should I be able to install Windows XP with SP2 using a Windows XP with SP1 product key? If not how can I obtain a product key that will work with out purchasing a new one (given that I have loads of XP and SP1 keys that are currently unused)
    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3:20 PM

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