How to upgrade an illegal copy of XP SP1 to a legal copy of SP2?
Posted on 2006-05-11
A friend of mine just discovered that his company's five computers have pirated copies of Windows XP Pro SP1. They cannot find the person who sold them the computers with the pirated XP. They would like to purchase and upgrade to XP Pro SP2. They know they need to purchase the full version of XP. The challenge is what is the easiest way to upgrade without reformatting their computers and re-installing XP and all their programs and data. I'm asuming they cannot change the XP SP1 key code to the code of XP SP2 they purchase. If they cannot then they probably need XP SP1, if so where can one purchase XP SP1. Is there an easy way to install XP SP2 on top of the pirated SP1?
BTW, the friend did not know he was getting pirated software; just a great price.
Thank you for your quick response,