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Old 06-01-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Soooooooo I cant install windows

Not because im stupid, but my hardware sucks. But im just stupid enough to need some help.

So I'll admit.. I have several XP serials, but none work anymore (overused? Lol) anyways XP is intalled on this old HP computer and only has 20 some days to activate. I dont have a serial so I cant work that. I have a Vista (legal) but I cant install it due to no DVD drive. I have the Vista on a thumb drive but I cant seem to boot from it.

So what should I do here? It has to be windows so try to avoid telling me linux lol. Does anyone know how to shrink vista to a normal CD?

Hmm..
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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Windows 7?

isnt their something called xp lite?
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:12 PM   #3
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http://www.vlite.net/

I've used nlite (for xp) and it works awesome.
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Not because im stupid, but my hardware sucks. But im just stupid enough to need some help.

So I'll admit.. I have several XP serials, but none work anymore (overused? Lol) anyways XP is intalled on this old HP computer and only has 20 some days to activate. I dont have a serial so I cant work that. I have a Vista (legal) but I cant install it due to no DVD drive. I have the Vista on a thumb drive but I cant seem to boot from it.

So what should I do here? It has to be windows so try to avoid telling me linux lol. Does anyone know how to shrink vista to a normal CD?

Hmm..
Just phone microsoft and do a phone activation, tell them you reinstalled windows, virus, blah blah blah.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:18 PM   #5
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Just phone microsoft and do a phone activation, tell them you reinstalled windows, virus, blah blah blah.
Teh winner!
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
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Just phone microsoft and do a phone activation, tell them you reinstalled windows, virus, blah blah blah.
Done this plenty of times.
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Just phone microsoft and do a phone activation, tell them you reinstalled windows, virus, blah blah blah.
They'll never know.....
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They'll never know.....
They never seemed to for me. I ran Vista on two PC's for a while, but they're both legit now.
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