XP Licensing

  sneakerman 18:18 31 Jul 2006

I have 2 copies of WinXP Pro and I inadvertently used the the key for copy a when installing copy b and it immediatly said I have an invalid key, I thought that any XP Pro key would work with any XP Pro disc?

Further to that what is Win XP Pro 2002?


  rawprawn 18:26 31 Jul 2006

I think XP was updated 2002 (Possibly to SP2)but I am not sure.
Each Key is set for one license unless it is a corporate copy.

  ade.h 18:30 31 Jul 2006

If you phone MS and exlain the error, it will help you out.

XP Pro 2002 is not a term that I have ever heard anyone use. SP1 was released around that time, but SP2 came along later than that.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:44 31 Jul 2006

Earlier keys will not work on CDs shipped with XP SP2

  sneakerman 18:53 31 Jul 2006

I have just reinstalled with the correct disc and the key worked fine, the other version of XP Pro I have mustn't be XP Pro 2002 - not that I was aware there was a difference.

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