i had an old machine and i bought XP professional for it and installed. i had the computer for a while, and then decided to build a new one. between the time i bought XP and the time i built my new computer, i lost the little cd case that has the xp cdkey on it. I needed to get windows installed, so i went online and just found some random cdkey. I used it, and was able to install windows. Now that i have it installed, i download the updates (ie. service packs) and i have them downloaded, but it gives me an error that says i have an invalid cdkey. well, now i am in quite a pinch.
does anyone know any fix to this?
i know that on microsofts site, they tell you how to change the cdkey if you already have windows installed. So, i know it can be done. but, i am wondering how the heck i am gonna get a cdkey that will be valid and will allow me to install the crutial updates. i am seriously perplexed. anyone know?
thank you soo much!!!