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Copy of Winodws, legal Keycode and register.

Post by Harshboy » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:23 pm

Ok, for the third time my PC is screwed up, and im wondering if it is posible to use a copy of Windows XP Home SP2 with a legal Name and code. I cant find my original re-install disk (then again, no-oe ever can) and im not buying XP again. So, can i do this. Do i need a certain build?

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Post by Sparkfist » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:30 pm

Should work, after all my A+ class did a massive install using one code.

Good luck, and hope Windows doesn't fail you so quick this next time.
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Post by Harshboy » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:56 pm

Ok, well off to the torent sites i go. I'm gonna make like 5 copies and place them at the most common places of my house so i know where they are :P

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Post by vb_master » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:36 pm

But XP doesn't use CD keys.

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Post by Klefmung » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:47 pm

Yes it does. >_> *looks at vb_master's copy of questionable legality*
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Post by Harshboy » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:23 pm

Well, Dell has been so kind to ship Windows XP Home SP2, and drivers and free software, you gotta love them :D And i'm getting a new screen, im happ with that service :D

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Post by Sparkfist » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:24 pm

Harshboy wrote:Well, Dell has been so kind to ship Windows XP Home SP2, and drivers and free software, you gotta love them :D And i'm getting a new screen, im happ with that service :D
Well that sounds nice. I would hope they send you a free Windows XP CD as the CD they usually give you isn't an install CD (called a restore CD and it's crap).
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Post by Harshboy » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm

Dell gives you a full Install Cd because i've screwed over my HDD before and my old one worked fine. This can be locked now :wink:

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Post by Harshboy » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:23 pm

Actually, i have another question (btw, i got my cds, and im up and running) I always see screenshots of this cool theme for Windows XP. It looks just like WinXP's default Blue but with a "Glassy" feel to it. I cant ever find it and i want it really bad. Anyone got it or know where i can get it? Thanks :D

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Post by bicostp » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:30 pm

That would be the "Energy Blue" from XP Media Center edition.

Here's an article about it:
http://www.uneasysilence.com/index.php?p=1837

I just copied the theme from my laptop, but I think this link has an installer for it. You don't need sketchy windows skin software or anything!

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Post by Harshboy » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:38 pm

Thanks. Now this thread can be closed for good :wink: I mean it this time :P

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