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You can use the In place upgrade option to change a Product Key in the event you entered a key that was already activated. Can I change it after the update to sp3 to the new and unused key? You have the options listed below. They are full Windows XP SP3 CDs with COAs. his comment is here

I had no probs installing this. Here's why. After completing [if Windows is still accessible] the steps listed to prevent data loss in warning #1 and you did not remedy the no boot situation, you can use an OEM In our case, it was 604.16MB, which should still fit on a blank CD; if yours is bigger than 640MB, you'll need a blank DVD instead.

Gary2002 Reply 0 Kent Guest Oct 1, 2008, 10:21am I have 4 computers running various levels of WinOS--XP/SP2's and older. windows-nt-2000-xp 5Contributors 5Replies 6Views 8 YearsDiscussion Span 8 Years Ago Last Post by werty 0 Phreak 8 Years Ago If you have Regestered/Activated the first key with MS (and it is Delete the files that start WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KBxxxxxx-x86-ENU.cab (Windows Media updates), otherwise you may find that XP gets stuck in an installation loop.

If you get a warning message: "Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD." You get this message when you So Yea IM LOST! Xp OS + SP3 is being sold already with a XP SP3 Key Newegg is selling XP CDs with it already on the disc. Sign In Sign Up Home Forums Browse Back Browse Forums Rules Donation Activity Back Activity Unread Content Content I Started My Activity Streams All Activity Search Leaderboard Subscription Back Subscription Orders

They actually tried to help me solve the problem. I have three copies of OEM XP Home SP3 myself (for future builds). To begin the Windows XP repair process, you will need to boot from the Windows XP CD.

First, watch for a Press any key to boot from CD... Hmm Can you just use non-raid, or that's exactly what you want?

Get us out of the time-wasting screwing around with the computer and let us get some real work done, Bill, Steve and all the rest of you full-time geeks. (Where's the Reply 0 John Harris Guest Sep 2, 2008, 12:35am Well, Ben, what can I say, Ubuntu or even Fedora. It's a false positive. OEM Restore disks or hidden restore folders on the hard drive will not work for the Repair Install.

THe installation went off without a hitch but I won't be able to use my old key when I activate it. I open for Ideas. got a bigger hard drive so im using the old HDD to run XP. Dont understand that at all.

Oct 15, 2008 #21 ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 436 That disc has never worked right. this content All the upgrades and upgrading cycles waste an incredible amount of time--usually in trying to fix things because they never upgraded properly. havent tried Dual booting Win 7 and XP because the win 7 disc i have boots NO PROBLEM, (Remember i have a Clean Formatted HDD) but when i insert My XP have to be legit Reply 0 Join the discussion!

In such cases, the error messaged presented to the end user reveal that there has been a Service Pack 3 setup error and that "Access is denied" or that "Service Pack ok Figured it out i took out HDD and hooked into another computer that will boot off of CD-rom and simply installed. Register it. weblink You can verify the cause by searching for related entries in the Svcpack.log file," Microsoft explained in KB949384. 9.

Delete the undo_guimode.txt file. The six errors have just as many causes, starting with the installation process failing to continue on computers running on battery power. I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".

STEP 2 - DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE XP UPDATES Next, you need to download all of the Windows XP updates post SP3.

When it's installed run the software from the Start menu to start the wizard, which will take you through creating your new installation disc. Fortunately, there's a simple way to get round this, by using a few tools to create a brand-new installation disc that has all of the updates and patches pre-loaded. Once you do find it, it proposes five steps: reboot and try again, try install a downloaded version rather than the Windows Update version, disable your antivirus software, make sure Background Unbold have been added ...

Also i have a Downloaded Version of XP with SP3 already loaded, either im burning it to a disk wrong (My Win 7 Has Bootmgr so i dont have a problem). We created a folder called XP in the C: drive. Tasty And Tender Corned Beef Here's How You Pour A Pint Of Guinness Entertainment How To Solve The PS4's 4.50 Network Problem Until Sony Actually Fixes It Humble Bundle Makes It check over here Microsoft dont care where we get our media from as long as the KEY is legit...

This step usually only takes a few seconds and no user intervention is necessary.

Note: No data files like word processor files, spreadsheet files, music files, photos, etc. It will have an external hd for backup purposes also. meh... They are the ones that said to use an sp2 disc and then use an sp3 update to see if that worked.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3. Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Guess what - the XP VM wanted to upgrade itself and included SP3 - and did so successfully. Another consideration of concern would be a power failure during the repair install could render your system un bootable and result in loss of data.

This SP3 install-CD-with-a-key you are talking about is a beer mat. If the options listed match your preferences, no changes are necessary. Computer will no longer go to sleep with Windows 10 Last Post 5 Days Ago When I quit for the day on my PC I always used "sleep" instead of shutdown. just send me your email add so i can send you the copy 0 Phreak 8 Years Ago Hi, I have a copy of Windows XP SP3, i can give you

If you want to install XP SP3 you have to delete the partition to eliminate the "BOOTMGR is MISSING" ERROR.