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    Intalling Windows XP

    Right here i go...

    Im recieving an old computer prob windows 98. Im assuming its not coming with any discs (software discs etc) and i have a downloaded copy of xp on a disc i would like to install on it.

    Here is my question.

    Would i need motherboard, graphics card drive disks to install xp or will it already recognise them from the old OS?

    please may someone reply...

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    Is this a legit XP Disc? I don't think people will provide support to pirates. What do you mean you downloaded it?

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    i bought it off a friend i dont whether its legal or not.

    but can you please answer my question im desperate to know.

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    Is it a hologram CD do you get the little sticker? Try this site http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/windows/

    The little sticker i was talking about (COA) here are some to look at http://www.microsoft.com/resources/h...g=en-gb&pg=coa

    Here is the discs to look out for
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/h...playlang=en-gb
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/h...b&pg=ar_cd_win

    If you don't have them its a pirated copy

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    no its blank with a serial number on it its prob not real but please can you answer my question.

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    Sorry i am not prepared to help anyone using pirate software. I will be more than willing to help if you had a legit one or Opensource software. Its illegal to use pirate software its people who use pirate software that drives the price up for the people like us who do pay for it. Sorry

    I think the topic should be locked. Come back to us if you want to use Linux.

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by istanlfc
    have a downloaded copy of xp on a disc i would like to install on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by istanlfc
    i bought it off a friend i dont whether its legal or not.
    Is it just me or is that a contradiction?

    Anyway, you really should buy a copy. If you, like me, disagree with the price of MS software, use linux.

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    its people who use pirate software that drives the price up for the people like us who do pay for it. Sorry
    I wouldn't be so sure. MS get most of their money from businesses who generally pay for their licenses

    However I agree with what you are saying. It would be wrong to support illegal software on a site like this.

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    Right im sorry for starting a post on this subject is there anyway i can delete this topic

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    Instead of installing XP you could try ReactOS:
    http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html
    This is free open source software & is claimed to be a replacement for Win XP.
    The download is only about 24mb. Worth a try, better than using pirate software.
    You could always have a look at Linux as well. Various versions available for download: http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    Are you new to computering? another Linux you could try is Ubuntu, SUSE, Mandrake.

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    yes i am new but i would prefer to have XP if it means me buying the the real disc then i will. Im sorry to cause this mess about mentioning the pirate copy.

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by istanlfc
    Im sorry to cause this mess about mentioning the pirate copy.
    It's not a problem - we are not here to give you morality lectures . However I'm sure you can understand that this site is a very popular website and has already had legal threats from large companies, we we have to be careful what we do.

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    Re: Intalling Windows XP

    ive found a cheap one off ebuyer.com thanks anyway

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