Hello, I'm a novice on PC's but if I can get 'step by step

October 1, 2012 at 12:28:14
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a used laptop and discovered I have a counterfeit copy of windows XP 7 PRO on it... I have an older original windows X P Cd PS installed on my desktop can I use this same Cd to install it in my laptop. If I do receive a reply I'm not sure how to access it on this site?

Thank you so much...



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October 1, 2012 at 12:35:35
Tutorial on how to reinstall Win XP => Click me! (go through the pages for the steps)

If I do receive a reply I'm not sure how to access it on this site?

When you login, open the 'My Home' link in the upper right corner of the page.

..or, My Home

Google is your friend



Have a GREAT day!

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October 1, 2012 at 12:46:50
Have also given a link to this thread in a PM to the poster,
in case he/she doesn't find response #1.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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October 2, 2012 at 10:36:05
Installing your new win xp can cause data loss unless you want to run two operating system on two partitions of drive C:

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October 2, 2012 at 11:09:43
I am wondering how you came to the conclusion that the win 7 is illegal.

Being a used laptop the original owner may have reformatted but never activated it.

Yes you can use the xp disk but you will need to get the drivers that are compatible with xp and the hardware on the laptop.

You do realize that a google search for win 7 32 bit or 64 bit can yield a site to download it and the coa on the laptop will work.

I am betting the OS is legal and there could very well be a restore option.

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October 2, 2012 at 17:00:45
Back up your personal files to an external drive and follow the instructions in your manual (download it) for a full Factory Restore. This will return the machine to the way the machine was shipped from the factory. It will then not have any of the junk that the prior owner accumulated and you get a fresh start. You will get whatever operating system you are entitled to that the machine came with (fully legal).
Installing XP from the CD that came with your old desktop will not have the correct drivers and not be legally activated unless you have the activation key for XP if that is what the laptop came with. Even if you have the key, it may not activate from an install disk from another brand or an older version (OEM keys are specific).
If the factory restore does not work, you should be able to purchase a recovery disk set from the laptop manufacturer with just the model and s/n and you can use that to reinstall it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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