arite well once again i'm having problems...this is rare too cause if something comes up i can usually find ways to fix it. But with ubuntu and now this i feel helpless. Anyways the problem is this: I had ubuntu installed then formatted and put WinXP Pro back on. now however i cannot install SP2 and a couple other updates. Everything downloaded, then when it tries to install SP2 it gets to the part where it says "checking product key" and stops there, no errors no nothing it just stays there, until i end it with task manager. I have a genuine copy of Windows because it came w/ my comp i have the cd and everything. Before i had ubuntu on here it had SP2 installed...so... anyone got ideas?