Ive installed my copy of windows xp professional, validated, updated, and all was ok until my Raid Disk started failing. I could not resolve the problem so i purchased new disks and setup a different raid. Ive installed windows with no problems and all is ok again, or so i thought.
However now i have come to update windows its saying my copy cannot be validated? So now i cant get the upgrades
Ive obviously used the same product key - its a genuine version of XP professional but its OEM not retail.
Would this make a difference?
Is it because the microsoft database has this copy as already registered?
Do i need to contact Microsoft?
Whats my next move?
Hope somone can help.
More aboutvalidate install help
Contact Microsoft and explain why you have to register Win XP again.