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I am unable to install Xp service pack 2 b/c a person who ''fixed'' my computer about 4 years ago installed his OS onto my computer.

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It sounds like this person used a pirated key which would prevent you from installing SP2.
The only way you can do this is to reinstall XP with a legal key. You can do a repair install which will keep your files and settings.

If you want to attempt this - make sure you have a legal key to use which works with the CD you are using to reinstall.

  1. Start your computer.
  2. Insert the Windows XP CD in your computer's CD drive or DVD drive.
  3. On the Welcome to Windows XP page, click Install Windows XP.
  4. On the Welcome to Windows Setup page, click Upgrade (Recommended) in the Installation Type box (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  5. On the License Agreement page, click I accept this agreement, and then click Next.
  6. On the Your Product Key page, type the 25-character product key in the Product key boxes, and then click Next.
  7. On the Get Updated Setup Files page, select the option that you want, and then click Next.
  8. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP.

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