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Not genuine.

By beef_jerky4104
Jul 10, 2007
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  1. Well I have a genuine copy of M$ Windows XP PRO SP1. But M$ says I don't and won't let me download updates from them. This is leaving a huge gap in security in my PC. I managed to download Service Pack 2 from some random website. It is installed can anybody direct me to any other 3rd Party websites that I could get similar updates from?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,865   +165

    I have an old Genuine copy of XP Home pre sp1 that has the same problem. I have a Genuine copy of XP Pro SP2 that I use now. Suck it up and by a new copy of XP Home or Pro, SP2. You can get Pro, SP2 for around $90
     
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,094

    Yeah, I have a friend who's company has a contract deal thing with M$. He said he could probably get me a copy of Vista Business for $10.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,865   +165

    Cool price... go for it, but be prepared for problems. Hopefully you won't have any
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Call Microsoft. I seriously doubt a 'genuine' copy of the software would be locked out UNLESS you bought it (with or without a comp) from someone who copied it and is still using it.


    Going around the issue just makes you a criminal too.

    IMO


    :)
     
  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,094

    Maybe I should setup a dual boot so I can still play games good on XP.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,865   +165

    The Windows Update problem is an Activation problem I know. I can call Microsoft but to update XP Home all the way to SP1 and SP2 is a real pain :zzz:
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,865   +165

    Good idea,
    I would like to do that too
     
  9. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,094

    I did. They told me to call Fry's.
     
  10. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Tmagic650 - once you get the approval just make a slipstreamed disk and never have to worry again.
     
  11. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,094

    CCT I wish I would have done that with my copy of Windows XP.
     
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,865   +165

    I have made Slipstreamed copies of XP Home SP2 but they are "lost" in my office somewhere... I have Windows 98SE, Windows Me Full, Windows 2000 Pro (no service packs) that I never use any longer. I can find those :rolleyes:

    In fact, I have a Windows 95 Rev. C here too
     
  13. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,094

    The bad part is I can't download IE7 so I'm using Mozilla because it has tabs too. I hate using more than one window. But because of the new layout I'm not quite used to Mozilla.
     
  14. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,094

    Yes I know this is a double post, but it has a different subject from the last.

    I noticed Automatic Updates was download updates. Maybe they will still install. I will reply when this is confirmed.

    EDIT: It is confirmed. I recieved the message telling me I had to restart my PC to complete the update process.
     
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