Repair Installs and CD Keys

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Recently WMI and MSDTS have been not been working for me and so I need to do
a repair install. I used the old "Windows XP Home" for the original install
but I also have a copy of "Windows XP Home SP2". And since I don't want to go
through the hastle of installing all of the updates and service packs that
have been released for Windows XP since its mid 2001 release and all of my
drivers and applications that will break with Pre-SP1 WinXP I was wondering:

1. If it is legal to use the "XP Home SP2" disk (with my old Pre-SP1 CD key)
for a repair install.
and if so
2. If the CD key from my original "XP Home" box will work with the "XP Home
SP2" disk.
 
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On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 16:20:02 -0700, N. Meek wrote:

> Recently WMI and MSDTS have been not been working for me and so I need to do
> a repair install. I used the old "Windows XP Home" for the original install
> but I also have a copy of "Windows XP Home SP2". And since I don't want to go
> through the hastle of installing all of the updates and service packs that
> have been released for Windows XP since its mid 2001 release and all of my
> drivers and applications that will break with Pre-SP1 WinXP I was wondering:
>
> 1. If it is legal to use the "XP Home SP2" disk (with my old Pre-SP1 CD key)
> for a repair install.
> and if so
> 2. If the CD key from my original "XP Home" box will work with the "XP Home
> SP2" disk.

What kind of CDs are these? Both retail? Both generic OEM? (Generic OEM
means the CD performs a normal clean install but has an OEM number. This is
*not* the same as an OEM disk that returns the system to "factory state.")
If they are both of the same type - the CDs can be used interchangeably. A
retail key cannot be used with a generic OEM CD.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
 
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Both CDs were bought in indentical retail boxes as upgrade versions of
"Windows XP Home" and are the exact same product save for the fact that the
newer one has the little SP2 sticker on the front if the box.
 
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Then, no problem. If both have retail XP Home keys, then the repair with
each CD key will work. This is just like when you create a "slipstream" CD
except MS did it for you.


"N. Meek" <NMeek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BBD6B4CE-6C36-493D-BFEC-623F7918DE3F@microsoft.com...
> Both CDs were bought in indentical retail boxes as upgrade versions of
> "Windows XP Home" and are the exact same product save for the fact that
> the
> newer one has the little SP2 sticker on the front if the box.
 

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