In fact, in Windows 10 and Windows 8, the service pack, as we know it from previous versions of Windows, is essentially a dead idea.
Much like updates on your smartphone, Microsoft is continually adding major features via automatic patching.
comes up with an error code 0x80040509 "the license key is not valid on this media, please reinstall windows".
After researching the issue, I reverted back to the last restore point, and then I ran the MS Genuine Diagnostic tool, which validated ok.
Microsoft has failed to reveal the changes, if any, implemented in the WGA Notifications update, but the Windows XP-KB905474-ENU-x86file has gone live on the Download Center on August 25, and in this context it is different from the Windows XP-KB905474-ENU-x86release dating back to early 2007.
There are two options to get around this limitation: 1. Of course, this isn't an option if the computer you are installing on does not have a DVD drive, or you don't have software to burn an D:\I386\WIN9XMIG: 33.5MB (Windows 9x migration files, not used when performing a fresh XP installation) D:\DOTNETFX: 33.1MB (.Microsoft has adapted the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification tool to the third and last service pack for Windows XP.Designed to inform the end users that their operating system has failed to pass the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation process, the WGA Notifications component is now set up to integrate seamlessly not only with XP SP2 but also with Service Pack 3.It shows the product ID type as "1 Volume", and I have read that I need to update the product key to a retail version before updating to service pack 3. Before proceeding, I would like to verify that this is the correct process to take.