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Old 03-17-2006, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I have a 'copy' of windows XP pro I have been using for years that my dad got.

I wan't to know if it would be possible to download SP2 on to my computer even though its a copy of xp?
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you can get a service pack package if you look hard enough.

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=846
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if my copy of windows is legit though..
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you have a Key for it?
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Where would i get that?

I am not the owner of this computer I dont know where all the disk and other stuff is kept
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is it a built machine or like a Dell or something... You should be able to call the manufacturer and give them the service tag.
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think dude pirated it...Bottom line is that service packs will not install on a cracked version. Even if you find a copy without the validation process (which is slowly vanishing...) it still won't install because it checks your key before extraction.
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok

I don't know if its pirated I am just guessing it is.

Should I try?
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If you don't have the original key and the original disk, it's pirated.
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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You would know if it's not. Go to control panel, system or hit windows key + pause|break and look at the number under registered to. A legal copy should have "OEM" in there somewhere.
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