Can't get SP3 to install

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by regal, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. regal

    regal MDL Member

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    I bought the OEm XP SP2 Home CD from new egg a while back. I installed it on my main rig, it crashed once in 3 years so I installed it again. Now it crashed again and I want to install an activate one last time for a Win 7 upgrade.


    Now the problem is I want to use this OEM CD to install on an old laptop. I don't think I can activate 3 time so I downloaded the GenuineXP.rar from a post here. This allows me to get updates but I keep getting an error message on trying to install SP3.

    This laptop will not be connected to the internet and just used as a music server so I don't know that SP3 is important to have or not?

    Any ideas on what to do ?
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    #2 911medic, Oct 24, 2009
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    Dont use the cr**k you downloaded.

    Download this tool and see the options for activation..http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6077

    You have some options, but it will likely include reinstalling the XP without the "act*vator" that will not pass WGA..
     
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  3. ricksy50

    ricksy50 MDL Junior Member

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    I have activated my xp pro at least 10 times and havnt had a problem,when it prompts you to activate select the internet option and follow the prompts,service pack 3 did cause a lot of driver conflict problems on older pcs so you probably might be better off just running sp2.
     
  4. regal

    regal MDL Member

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    Thanks. Was that the OEM XP Pro, I heard that the OEM is only good for 3 activations?

    I actually got SP3 to install by using WGAValidation1.9.40.0v3x86 from this site.