Windows XP Pro SP3 changed to 1x

Micro-star international / Ms-7529
January 28, 2010 at 07:54:55
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.06 GHz / 2047 MB
I am using a windows xp professional sp3. It
was all ok, activated (not the original and
genuine one). But for few days, I am having to
get the Windows genuine Advantage pop up
that tells I have a very old version of service. I
then looked at the System Properties and
surprisingly it shows Service Pack 1D
(something like that). But I am sure it SP 3
and it was ok some days ago. Why has to
downgrade to 1 ? I am adding a screenshot.

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January 28, 2010 at 08:19:35
it also says 2008 when mine says 2002

Appears to be a corrupt/hacked registry.

Start with running chkdsk /f to make sure of no disk corruption. See if you can reapply SP3

Make sure you are not virus/malware infected

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January 28, 2010 at 09:00:00
it says 2008, it's ok. It's a modified windows xp.
i'll soon run check disk and let you know. i think i am not
attacked by virus, i use panda cloud anti virus.

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January 28, 2010 at 09:19:49
"It's a modified windows xp"

Modified versions of xp can't get updates last I heard

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January 28, 2010 at 10:39:58
I think Windows XP Pro SP3 is very good, it works very good. i like the working process of this operating system.

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January 28, 2010 at 12:02:06
"It's a modified windows xp."

I note your System Properties screen/window is not the standard one for XP. The Windows logo looks like the one for Vista.

Did it have SP3 updates built into it?

If it didn't , did you install Microsoft's SP3 updates?

In my standard System Properties screen, and on my standard System Information screen, it shows SP3, and in System Properties it shows version 2002, for a computer that has XP MCE 2005 (has SP2 updates built in) that was updated with the SP3 updates.

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January 28, 2010 at 16:01:48
It's a pirated copy of XP.

Right click on My Computer, then click Properties...what does it list after System:

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January 29, 2010 at 07:10:33
I think it has sp3 built in. Because after I installed it, it
showed SP3. I used it several time, but never faced this kind if
problem before.
Yes, It's a pirated copy. It's something called Windows XP
Dark Edition, but i am not sure, i have several copy such as
Dark Edition, Cyber xp etc. Whatever, i think i need to reinstall it again to get rid of this problem as well as the
genuine pop up error.
And one thing, so far i know, that SP2 doesn't need any
activation. But my copy still showed it's activated, you can
see it in the screenshot.

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January 29, 2010 at 12:24:52
Legitimate XP of SP updates included, or not (the original XP) versions (and 2000, and Vista, and Windows 7) always needs to be Activated. A brand name installation already comes Activated - when one loads a Recovery disk or disk set for a brand name computer for the model to restore it's original complete software installation, it's Activated automatically in the background near the end of Setup.
Volume licenced versions may do that automatically. Otherwise, legitimate 2000 to Windows & must be Activated by the user.
If you didn't need to Activate, your "modified windows xp" has been hacked so you don't have to and is completely illegal as far as Microsoft is concerned.

We probably can't help you, other than suggesting things that might cure data problems, because your "modified windows xp" is a different thing than the legitimate XP most if not all of us who answer here deal with.

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