XP Pro SP3 Activation

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by iGotQuestion, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. iGotQuestion

    iGotQuestion MDL Novice

    Aug 10, 2009
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    I've installed an original copy of Windows XP Pro SP3 (x86) but I don't have a key with which to activate Windows.

    How can I activate Windows so that it will allow me to update through Windows Update? I would prefer not to reinstall the whole thing because it takes a long time and I have already installed a lot of software on the machine.

    Thanks,
    iGotQuestion
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Stickies has been read i assume??
     
  3. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    wow!!! :(
     
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  4. iGotQuestion

    iGotQuestion MDL Novice

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    I've been through the stickies but they all require me to reinstall Windows if I'm not mistaken. Is there no way for me to activate Windows without having to do a fresh install?
     
  5. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    read again! (Specifically: this])