Accidentally updated my copy of Windows XP from SP2 to SP3. Is this legal?

original title: upgrade WIndows XP error!

I had windows xp edition SP2 family and my friend decided to upgrade using an illegal copy of windows xp service pack 3, is there anyway I can return to my legal version or be able to activate the one I have.

Thank you

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Well, it's not really illegal to install windows on windows.

in other words, let's say your computer preinstalled with windows sp2 came.

then you went to the store and bought windows sp3 and sp2 installed.

the scenario would not be illegal, but it would be a waste of money.

Therefore, if the sp3 of windows that is installed on your system has not been activated on another computer 'or' it was turned off from the other computer, which is uninstalled, then use it on another computer is not illegal.

personally, I have not seen the above scenario so my entry is somewhat limited.   but the good side of things is that if your sp3 windows is activated and can update microsoft servers, then you're ok.

on the good side of things, now you have a bootable xp sp3 cd which can be handy for repairing the operating system if necessary in the future.

in the meantime, don't make any more changes to your system or try to undo what you have now.

First, confirm or not if windows sp3 is still active on another computer or has it been uninstalled from him.

In addition, you may be able to simply replace the new product key with your first.

Take a look at this Web page and look under the tab for xp:

http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/help/genuine/product-key

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