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When I go to windows update and try to download SP2 it tells me my Widows XP Professional Product Key is invalid and doesn't continue.

Is there anyway to go around this with out buying a new copy of Windows XP Pro and reinstalling? I did purchase my laptop used, please e-mail me with your suggestions @ [email protected]

Thank you.

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Contact the mfg of the notebook. They usually have a solution which is cheaper than buying xp at a retail store. They may have recovery disks for the unit. or even possiblt a new HDD which in some cases is cheaper than xp. The version of xp on your notebook is possibly not legal and ms is preventing it from being updated.
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Jacamus probably hit the nail on the head.. You bought a system with a pirated version of XP on it - very illegal..

Suggest you conatct whomever you purchased the system from and request a legal version or you will report them to the proper authorities for software piracy..

Otherwise, your only real option is to purchase your own license from Microsoft..

You don't need a new cd, just the license!!

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