If this is not a suitable forum for this posting would someone please suggest a better one to me.
I bought a new PC a few years ago. - a Hewlett Packard DX2200 PC.
It came with Windows XP installed. So I posess a paid-up license for XP.
I had previously owned another PC also with XP on it which I had installed a number of applications.
Instead of reinstalling all of the apps on the new PC I chose to transfer the contents of the C partition from the old PC to the new PC. I have been using this older installation of XP for several years without any problems.
However, I have found that I can not install XP updates online. Am I right in assuming that this is because the XP that I am using does not comply the MS Genuine Advantage requirements?
I believe that my problem is with the product key. If so, I have replaced the key with the one found on the label on top of my pc using two procedures: