Can't get SP3 to install

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

  1. regal

    regal MDL Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    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

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    Aug 13, 2008
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  3. ricksy50

    ricksy50 MDL Junior Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    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

    Aug 26, 2009
    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.