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I just recently tried to install SP1...and got "the key used is invalid"
error

I bought a hard disk with windows Xp Pro installed...I bought it in
good faith and now I find its a "bogus" copy - not happy! -

Anyway guys...does anyone know how I could get round this, so I can
install the Service packs?

thanks in advance


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> I just recently tried to install SP1...and got "the key used is invalid"
> error

> I bought a hard disk with windows Xp Pro installed...I bought it in
> good faith and now I find its a "bogus" copy - not happy! -

> Anyway guys...does anyone know how I could get round this, so I can
> install the Service packs?

Is it a bad key or actually "bogus"? Assuming you've checked the key
carefully (it is very easy to mistake 8 & b, 1 & l, etc. when entering the
number), you were probably sold a pirated copy.

If you're typing the key correctly, then you have no alternative but to
purchase a valid license, report the vendor to Microsoft at
piracy@microsoft.com and report the vendor to the police if they are still
around.

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In article <menace.1v01pn@pcbanter.net>, menace.1v01pn@pcbanter.net
says...
>
> I just recently tried to install SP1...and got "the key used is invalid"
> error
>
> I bought a hard disk with windows Xp Pro installed...I bought it in
> good faith and now I find its a "bogus" copy - not happy! -
>
> Anyway guys...does anyone know how I could get round this, so I can
> install the Service packs?
>
> thanks in advance

Purchase a valid license and reinstall.

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