Will Win XP sp1 oem key work with Win XP sp2

August 26, 2010 at 11:16:04
Specs: Win XP
Will the serial for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 OEM work with Service Pack 2 cd?

My dvd-rom decided to shred my original oem service pack 1 disc and I still have my key. I can get a new disc on ebay without a key but need to make sure it works before i buy it

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August 26, 2010 at 11:39:49
HI there,

NO it wont work. So its better to buy genuine product that come with original key or visit any local computer shop for support.

Best of luck

Imran Khan

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August 27, 2010 at 12:26:41
IF it is YOUR CD, and is GENUINE, then yes, the key for your Service Pack 1 that came with your PC will work. You can upgrade to Service Pack 3 from Windows(r) Update for free once you get it online, activated, and validated.

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August 27, 2010 at 15:13:09
I bought a genuine hologram cd years ago which cost over £100 and i still have the key but no disc.

Will it work with a cd that has sp2 on there. I don't really want to throw out my just cos the disc got chewed by my dvd-rom

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August 27, 2010 at 15:59:54
Yes, as long as the new cd you have is Windows XP Professional OEM, it doe not matter what service pack you use it will work. I have use a Windows XP Professional OEM SP3 to intall on an existing Windows XP Professional OEM SP1 system and used the original product key. Also keep in mind that it needs to be the same 32 Bit to 32 Bit version or 64 Bit to 64 Bit for it to acept the original product key.

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August 28, 2010 at 01:42:32
As long as the CD you choose to use has the same style/type of "key" that you already have.... then there ought to be no problem...

You cannot use an OEM disk with a retail version key; and likewise an OEM key with a retail disk...

Incidentally you mention the version you bought an age ago cost over £100.., which suggests you're in the UK: whereabouts?

As you apparently have a legit key... have you also contacted M$ to see if they will replace the disk. Just tell them it got damaged - as in cracked/broken... and see if they will oblige (possibly for a few pennies)?

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September 8, 2010 at 11:59:31
I tried it and it does work

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September 8, 2010 at 12:21:43
Thank you for posting back; not quite sure what you tried and it works...? But if using the sp2 cd you had access to... then suggest you make a copy that cd; affix your key to copy and keep safe?

Maybe even make a second copy too - with key affixed... and keep record of key elsewhere too?

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