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Old 05-28-2006, 11:07 AM   #21
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Just go re by windows xp lol
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:49 AM   #22
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I like the idea of borrowing someone elses disc. People always borrow my XP HOME or XP PRO CD's for this reason. I also insist on using my own copy during installs since my copy's have SP2 embedded.
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Old 05-28-2006, 05:57 PM   #23
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I like the idea of borrowing someone elses disc.
Thats all you have to do, it's perfectly legal as long as you have your own legal cd key.
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:41 PM   #24
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Thanks for all the support, guys!

Unfortunately, it turns out my original product key was for XP Home and I was running XP Pro. We knew this when my dad rang their office. They hardly listened to our story and weren't remotely interested. They then said we had one option - is it an option if we have no other options? - and trapped us into paying 92 for a new product key.

However, it was worth it: the OS was converted seamlessly without trouble. What I don't like is some people who don't pay for product keys ever, complaining that Microsoft are too rich. But there's always a day of reckoning, right? People should know when to buck up and cough up the dough. They're a super business, what do we expect?

But ... Oh, yeah, I think the WGA tool was ransomware in a way. Pay us or we will litter your PC will crap. Serves us right, I suppose.

What's everyone else's opinion?
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:03 PM   #25
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lol I have the internet key and I dont have that?, oo wait becuase I dont use windows update and use www.softwarepatch.com , way more easyer and takes up less ram that windows update uses when updating.



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Check your pm's SCA.
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