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Ok, this is what happened:

My video card or motherboard died on my old system, so I wanted to upgrade anyways, so I bought a new processor, motherboard, and video card.

Of course thanks to Windows XP wonderful security feature of registering by system specs, windows wouldn't start. Ok, so I repaired Windows XP. Bye bye SP2.

Ok, so now I can get into Windows ok, there are some errors that keep poping up, but I can get on the internet. So, now when I try to update windows, I get errors with the update, and I keep getting a message saying I may have an illegal copy of Windows XP. Illegal my [bleep]. Anyways, anyone have any clue how I can fix this, without having to.... whipe my hard drive and do a clean install, or doing a partition which I know will just casue me problems.


Any help would be great! Thanks!
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

What is the make and model of your system??

Is your XP cd OEM (Dell, HP, etc), retial or one you or someone made for you??

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Its a system I put together.

I am work so I can't paste all the system specs, but basically:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
1 gig DDR400 ram
PCI Express Geforce 7300
ABIT motherboard (the exact model escapes me)
60 gig hard drive
DVD Burner
DVD Rom

The XP version is a full retail version (not a retail upgrade version).
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Okay.. This is what I would do..

first, use the "Phone to activate" feature to call Microsoft and get your system activated..

Once that is done, go to Start>Run and type in sfc /scannow .. have your XP cd handy..

Lastly, get the updates from MS !!

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Ok, I will give it a try. Thanks!
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