Validate Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 without reinstalling program

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by mdschreiner, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. mdschreiner

    mdschreiner Guest

    A friend of mine built my computer for me, and I learned after the fact that
    I do not have a valid installation of Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2.

    I want to purchase a Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 license (and the CD for
    backup purposes) without having to reinstall all of the programs already on
    my computer.

    Is it possible to validate Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 without reinstalling
    all of the programs on my computer?
     
    mdschreiner, Feb 17, 2007
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  2. Validation Failure: What if my Microsoft software is not genuine?
    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspx?displaylang=en#ID0ETIAC

    Then read the section below it:
    Get genuine: How can I take advantage of the Microsoft genuine Windows
    offer?

    It's not possible to determine if XP needs to be reinstalled until the
    integrity of the system files are checked by the Windows Product Key
    Update Tool.

    I hope your 'friend' compensates you for the added cost of purchasing a
    legit copy of XP.


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    MowGreen [MVP], Feb 17, 2007
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