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JPLamb

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i have got XP and i am wanting to install sp2 but when it is installing it comes up with an error saying serial number error. i need this to install a program on my pc. i have tryed sp1a and sp2 (from a disk) and they both say the same thing.

hope you can help
 
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Hi,
That means that the OS copy on your computer is illegal and using one of the Microsoft Blacklisted (known-to-be-pirate) serials. You will get a similar message too if you try to go to Windows Update or tried to install one of the recent updates....
 

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but i have just bourght rhe pc from a computer fair,have i been sold an ilegal windows.

is yes is there a way round it while i get a ligel copy of windows as i need to in stall the program as it is my bussines
 
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