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Attempts to get advice over the internet have provided no solutions.Attempts to find answers on the Microsoft web site always result in just taking me to a "page" for purchasing Windows 7.When the "8400" ended up with major hardware problems, I purchased a used "4700" which did not come with a OS installation disk so I am using the XP installation disk from the old "8400" and still legal.The XP installation which is being used for my friend's Compaq Presario is a "never used, still sealed in the package" Dell OEM surplus inventory disk which was purchased on ebay and, supposedly has a valid key code.For this reason, I had to go ahead and install SP2 and SP3 in order to access the internet and perform the activation.1.I have not used the diagnostic tool at the web site linke which you included in your message. Since there are similar, but somewhat different problems which have occurred on my friend's Compaq and my Dell, To keep them separate, my friend's XP disk for his Compaq is the "Home" version and mine, for my Dell, is the "Professional" version.As for my Dell Dimension 4700, there have been a number of "reinstalls" using the disk from my old "8400" without problem.
Both SP2 and SP3 were installed on both computers as part of the XP installations. IMO, you should have attempted it as soon as the install with the primary XP disc was complete. But since you mentioned that "SP2 and SP3 were installed on both computers as part of the XP installations" it seems that you may have waited until after you installed the SP's. forgive if I missed something, or got confused somewhere...1.This was back when the computer manufacturers provided the Windows installation disk(s) with the sale of their computers and, after Vista's release, they were dumping them on the resale market.When Vista "flopped", there were a lot of Vista users, such as my friend, who purchased an XP installation disk and went back to XP on their computers.The problem on my Dell is when attempting to download the "Windows Updates".When bringing up the "update" windows, it first runs their validation software where you get the "twirling arrow" in the center of the page, presumably interrogating the user's computer.
Indeed it was virtually hours before the initial updates kicked in. It's my own half-baked theory that there are probably a couple of GBs-worth of updates to download and process and nothing kicks in until these are indexed and assimilated, before they show up as being available.