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SP1 and Windows Corporate Edition

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glix81    0

I have a copy of Windows XP Corporate edition, and I have read that you can not install SP1. I was wondering how do you install SP1 if you have windows xp SP1

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-Viper-    0

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think that there is any difference. The corp part is the CD key that does not require activation. Again, I am probably wrong.

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FatCat    0

There is a key that microsoft has banned FCKG.. :x if you have it and you probably do then it won't instal, windows will then format itself and the drive will be write locked meaing it has now become a paper weight. ;)

Just kidding , Windows Update won't work when you attempt to instal sp1.

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Hypercube    0

You will be fine given you have a legit copy of win xp corp :)

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digitallaughter    0

Dont use the blacklisted keys, gen your own :D

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OPaul    0

Microsoft is implementing a more secure key verification system with the new service pack for the Corporate Edition, so if you have an illegal key don't upgrade.

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Rivak    0
Originally posted by OPaul

Microsoft is implementing a more secure key verification system with the new service pack for the Corporate Edition, so if you have an illegal key don't upgrade.

And your source for this information is?

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Prasanth    0
Originally posted by OPaul

Microsoft is implementing a more secure key verification system with the new service pack for the Corporate Edition, so if you have an illegal key don't upgrade.

They wont change the key algorithm. They have blacklisted some keys.

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mcb    0

can you permanently change your default key, so when you reformat, it automatically uses a genned one?

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Hawkeye    0
Originally posted by mcb

can you permanently change your default key, so when you reformat, it automatically uses a genned one?

When you format (clean install), it doesn't automatically use any key. You have to manually put one in. Just make sure you don't put in a blacklisted key when it asks you for your key. If you have generated a key, you can use that.

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Keldyn    1

Moved to Support: Windows XP. - Post in the correct forum please.

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Xahid    5,351
Originally posted by glix81

I have a copy of Windows XP Corporate edition, and I have read that you can not install SP1. I was wondering how do you install SP1 if you have windows xp SP1

There is no especial SP1 for Corporate edition.

its same, i've install it over corporate ed.

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kirk26    0
Originally posted by Rivak

And your source for this information is?

Neowin.net, Activewin, Microsoft, many other well known websites....:ponder: :ponder:

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Roger H.    777

well read from www.winsupersite.com and you'll learn more. Paul already said they wont change anything. They just simply blocked the FCK key so if you have that key then you wont be able to upgrade to SP1.

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mko    0

Like BetaONE? They based the fact that Microsoft will make everyone re-put their key just to get a few warez users off XP. I think some people make up a lot of garbage to stir up people and make MS look bad.

Neowin had information from Paul Thurrot which said that Microsoft would only make 2 updates for WPA in SP1: A grace period before activating if you have it installed on a previous computer/upgrade and the blacklisting of some keys. Microsoft made it clear that anyone with a legit version of XP will not have to re-activate, but I don't know how they can distinguish bewteen keygen'd and legitimate users. That is why slipstreaming could be the only way to stop warez. But hey, don't slipstream if you are worried!

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Kosh Naranek    9
Originally posted by kirk26

Neowin.net, Activewin, Microsoft, many other well known websites....:ponder: :ponder:

Doesn't really matter because it's still wrong.

MS wont do what you claim ..... it's just another one of these FUD things.

As a matter of fact it was retracted from the Webpage who published it when it was know, that certain ppl from MS who works with XP denied any such plans.

( those were not official denials from MS but denials from ppl working with XP at MS to certain ppl running certain webpages ;) )

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rob.derosa    6
Originally posted by glix81

I have a copy of Windows XP Corporate edition, and I have read that you can not install SP1. I was wondering how do you install SP1 if you have windows xp SP1

In truth you don't install SP1 if you have Windows XP SP1 :D

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Kosh Naranek    9
Originally posted by glix81

I have a copy of Windows XP Corporate edition, and I have read that you can not install SP1. I was wondering how do you install SP1 if you have windows xp SP1

Basically you make windows think it isn't activated anymore and then you re-activate it (without contacting MS) with another non-blacklisted product key.

So if you used they FCK... key by "accident" there is still hope.

The process is fairly simple and dosen't take more than a couple of minutes to do. ( *cough* so I'm told )

Afterwards SP1 installs just fine all the way back from build 1050 to build 1090.

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J t R    0

i thought warez talk was outlawed on this board?

this whole thread is full of people giving advice on how to install SP1 on a warezed copy of XP.

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CdCViRus    0
Originally posted by J t R

i thought warez talk was outlawed on this board?

This is not a warez talk

this whole thread is full of people giving advice on how to install SP1 on a warezed copy of XP.

it's not a warezed copy of XP - it's Windows XP Corporate Edition

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glix81    0

not one of us said that we had an illegal or warezed copy of XP. Come on.

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rob.derosa    6
Originally posted by CdCViRus

This is not a warez talk

it's not a warezed copy of XP - it's Windows XP Corporate Edition

Its just that everone uses this Corp edition :D

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Keldyn    1

That's all well and fine, but at the end of the day we only have your word for it. I shall give you the benefit of the doubt however.

Just no warez stuff thanks.

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3nd3r    6

How to change product key in XP with no re-install.:

1. Run regedit and go to: HKey_Local_MachineSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrent VersionWPAEvents, in the right pane double click on

"oobetimer" and change at least one digit of this value. This will deactivate windows. Exit regedit.

2. Choose run from start menu and type in this command: %systemroot%system32oobemsoobe.exe /a to get the activation screen.

Go to the second option which is activate by phone. Click Next.

3. In the new screen choose the option to change product key, and type in the new product key (Corporate one only). You cannot use the FCKGW key.

Do not click Update.

4. Close that window, reboot your system and enter the command in step 2 again for the second time to verify your activation , you should see "Windows

Is Already Activated".

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CdCViRus    0
Originally posted by rob.derosa

Its just that everone uses this Corp edition :D

Agreed - but still, this does not in any way prove that Windows XP Corporate Edition is warez :p

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