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Windows XP Validation error.

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Hi,

I have taken responsibility of a site with a client laptop running XP Pro. The License sticker on the back is for XP Home, so I assume that at some point in the past my predecessor has installed Pro to allow the machine to connect to the domain. The machine had not done any windows updates since this I gather, and since trying to update the "potential victim of anti piracy" message keeps popping up. Is there any way, other than reinstalling that I can get around this issue. I have tried a number of cracks I've found on the web, and tried several other valid XP keys, and still  no joy.

Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks
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Question by:meh5978
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by:houssam_ballout
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Well, you are saying that the PC License is XP Home, and you install XP PRO
so of course you will get an anti piracy when updating
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by:Jacobh06
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How have you been changing those XP Keys? Using a program? Do you restart after each key change (NOTE, when changing the Key, you MUST restart each time)?
Are the key's that your using appropriate for the licensing (meaning VLK, or OEM)?
Please provide more information so I can be of further assistance...
Thanks,
~Jake
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by:meh5978
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The Laptop has XP Pro installed. The sticker on the back is XP Home. The fact that there is a sticker on the back with XP Home is irrelevant. The OS installed is Pro.
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I suspect its an illegal copy - a re-install with a valid copy is the best option
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by:meh5978
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jacobh06, I have used a registry hack I found on the web, which meant that when I ran a command it prompted me to re-register. I have used valid XP keys from stand alone copies of xp, and no joy. I rebooted inbetween also.
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by:Jacobh06
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I see that you already accpeted his answer which was the easy way out. Thanks for giving me a chance.
I was trying to find a few other tools and suggest them, but I saw that you already accpeted his answer. Please let me know if you need anything else.
A reload isn't the only answer, but it may just be a bit easier.
~Jake
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by:meh5978
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Thanks Jake, it will probably just be quicker to do a re-install than search to be honest. Thanks for your help though! :)
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by:houssam_ballout
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I guess I had tell you the same answer????
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