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Old 09.09.2002, 01:36   #1
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Somebody told me that Windows XP will crash if you install XP servicepack 1 on a Windows XP with an illegal key. Is that true? And how can I install XP servicepack without this prob?
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Old 09.09.2002, 02:19   #2
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I've heard that this is true only for some keys, that are well known (to M$).

I've seen some info on that, can't remember where.
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Old 09.09.2002, 02:36   #3
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It's just a mather of trying? If my pc crashes after installing... Can I format c or something?
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Old 09.09.2002, 03:47   #4
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Well, if there is no problem of losing data, of course you can format it.

I simple fdisk doesn't work, you can use low level formatting utilities available from hdd vendor sites.
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Old 09.09.2002, 07:25   #5
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2 GROUL:
But if the light is gone During Low level format, the HDD can be easily damaged!!!
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Old 09.09.2002, 09:25   #6
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to groul : why he should use the low-level format? if the HDD haven't bad blocks ? i think that this utility is capable damage disk in some cases

simly run FDisk from startup floppy and remove the XP's partition, or boot from XP's CD and use a built-in partitioner to delete the system partition and create a new one

Also, in the case of failure of installing the SP , there is no risk to damage the windows - simply at the beginning of installation the SP ,you'll get a following error message:

"The Product Key used to install Windows is invalid. Please contact your system administrator or retailer immediately to obtain a valid Product Key. You may also contact Microsoft Corporation's Anti-Piracy Team by emailing [email protected] if you think you have purchased pirated Microsoft software. Please be assured that any personal information you send to the Microsoft Anti-Piracy Team will be kept in strict confidence"

BLA-BLA-BLA @! LOL! Micro$oft is desperately trying to set the ALL people on the legal licensed software ?!. LOL!. Futile attempts , IMHO!.


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and now to A-online:

if your XP's serial is beginning with "FCKGW-.." -then yes, you must use special tools to change the key or de-activate it temporarily.

Now I'll describe the steps:

1) first of all download (hmm...if you didn't yet the SP1 using this link:
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...sp1_en_x86.exe

NOTE: The RIGHT file size is : 140 440 152 bytes

2) using the ViewkeyXP program, see your XP's key and try to find it in the "WinXPCorpInvalidCDKey.pdf" file. (of course if your XP is a CORPORATE version, i.e. when you've installed it, the OS didn't ask you for activation. If yours is NOT CORPORATE, then i suppose that you must use the "xp-cd-changer.zip" to change yours key to a valid key before installing the SP). If yours XP key is NOT in the BLOCKED LIST, so there is not any barrier to install the SP

If yours XP is CORPORATE and you've founded your current key in the BLOCKED LIST - then you must use the "xp-cd-changer.zip" to change it to a valid key. Using that tool is very simple - just run it and read the instructions, but BEFORE running that tool, don't forget to take a VALID CD-KEY from the following file : "WinXPCorpValidCDKey.pdf", use any from the mess of numbers. for example i've used the following number : 22DVC-GWQW7-7G228-D72Y7-QK8Q3 , so i can confidently recomend it for use (I have successfully installed the SP just a 15 minutes ago )

3) and after changing the key, you can easily
install the SP.

and in the end, i want to pubish the links for all mentioned files. The links are local, in the Armenia , so if you should have the problems with getting them, write me right here, in this forum, and i'll find another way to give you them .

1) "ViewkeyXP" http://users.freenet.am/~plughead/viewkeyxp.zip

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2) "WinXPCorpInvalidCDKey.pdf"
http://users.freenet.am/~plughead/wi...validcdkey.zip
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3) "WinXPCorpValidCDKey.pdf"

http://users.freenet.am/~plughead/wi...validcdkey.zip

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4) "xp-cd-changer.zip"

http://users.freenet.am/~plughead/xp_cd_key_changer.zip

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uff, have tired writing at late night , i'm gonna to sleep now..

good luck !
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Sergey, thanx for info

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to groul : why he should use the low-level format? if the HDD haven't bad blocks ? i think that this utility is capable damage disk in some cases

I'm not sure this is a case with windows, but when I was migrating from Linux to WinNT, only low level format helped. Otherwise fdisk refused delete partitions even it indicated that the partition is NON-DOS (big deal).
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Old 20.09.2002, 08:28   #8
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Thnx, I changes my key and installed the SP.
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Spasibo!
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Old 30.09.2002, 01:41   #10
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Граждане а кто мне на диск кинет сей СП1???

Буду благодарен!
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Old 16.10.2002, 02:05   #11
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To: Sergey Mikaelyan

The file winxpcorpvalidcdkey.zip is Corrupted . Can you please post it again? thank you.
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Old 21.10.2002, 14:33   #12
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10X Sergey, the system warks great after upgrading to SP1!

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