ive just fitted a new 160gb HD drive as slave on my desktop running XP Pro. However AFTER Buying and fittting said drive, i find out all hard drives over the 137gig are limited to 138gb by M$ and that i need sp1... unfortunately my system came with a copy of XP that was a pirate , so am unable to get sp1, im also a student and can not afford ANOTHER copy of XP, and i dont realy know any one else with a computer, (except a couple who have win95)
so My Plea For Help is--- does any one have a spare SP1 disc for win xp pro that they would be able to send me?? i Really would be gratefull, and you'd be doing your bit to help a struggling student, "grovel" "grovel"
seriously, it would be much appreciated if anyone has one they could send me. thanx, in anticipation
ps. it took time to save hard for the extra GB's so im really upset, if ive spent the extra for nothing. especialy after getting ripped for the XP pirate.
pps. shop shut a disappeared 3 months after i bought it!!!
If I remember correctly I asked in your other thread if you had tried to install SP1. You replied that you had tried to download but it would not install.
I'm afraid you will come up against the same problem trying to load SP1 from a CD, It will refuse to load if it does not recognise the XP install as a legal one. Unfortunately you will need a genuine copy of XP before installing SP1.
I wish I could help but I do not have a spare copy of XP with or without SP1. Sorry, Someone may be able to advise further. Good luck. j.