Saturday, January 15, 2005

Can't Install Service Pack-Copy of WinXP is illegal

The case History:-
A user upgraded his operating system from Windows 98 over a year ago. He activated the installation and has been running ever since without any problem. The otherday when he tried to install SP1 he got a message that his copy of WinXP is illegal. His question -how can it be illegal as he has already activated it and it has been runing for over a year?

Error Message: The Product Key Used to Install Windows Is Invalid
If it does, it means he was sold an illegal copy of the commonly distributed volume license version. He will need to purchase a legal copy before he does anything.

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