[access-uk] Re: Replacing unauthorizedWindows XP with new legal copy

Barry, I am afraid I am getting confused. I am not able to boot the computer as Windows now refuses to load after running Windows Update and it says Hardware change detected and it locks up. However, I was going to place a new and legal copy of Windows XP on the machine. Are you saying the new Windows CD will launch a Wizard which lets me correct the current XP with a new license key and no further installation required? Sorry for my befuddlement. Thanks.

Grandpa Dave in California

----- Original Message ----- From: "Barry Toner" <barry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:23 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Replacing unauthorizedWindows XP with new legal copy


Roger,

The error was to install the operating system.

What you had on your system and what dave does is an illegal licence code
not an illegal Operating System. You can go through a wizard to enter a new
licence code on the already installed operating system.

OEM versions of Microsofts software whilst it is often bought by people
wanting a cheap OS who are able to install it themselves is licenced only to
be used on a system you build and sell onto someone.

I don't' right the licence terms and some don't think is fair.  Smiles.

Just clarifying to help you folks out.

Barry.



-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
roger south
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:57 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Replacing unauthorizedWindows XP with new legal
copy

Hi Dave

Be careful here. I once bought a machine  second hand with an illegal XP
system installed. I tried to install a legit copy over it and ended up with
2 operating systems confusing not only me but the machine as well. The
solution was to do a clean re-install with a full disc format.

My problems didn't stop there however as I then had a reason to contact
Microsoft support who told me I had an illegal copy. I went back to the
seller who sent me a new copy which I installed as a clean installation.
Went back to Microsoft who told me again I had an illegal copy. After a lot of arguing it seems as I'm not a registered Microsoft technician any system
I install will be deemed to be illegal. I gave up and now ask my questions
on lists such as this.

Roger

What disease did "cured" ham actually have?


----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Mack" <dcmack2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:39 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Replacing unauthorizedWindows XP with new legal copy


Hi, folks.  I have a question about installing a new and legal version of
Windows XP over a prior unauthorized version that was contained on a used
computer that one of my grandddaughters bought at a flea market sale.  I
found out it was not an authorized version when I tried to update Windows
XP on the machine and it now boots with an error message saying that a
hardware change has been detected and Windows terminates.  So I have
ordered a pristine copy of Windows to install on the machine.  I am
wondering, however, if the new installation copy of XP will overwrite
everything or will allow me the opportunity to simply correct the
unauthorized installed version and keep the software in tact.  Any
comments would be deeply appreciated.  Thanks.

Grandpa Dave in California

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