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Old 06-12-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
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Alright im going to buy a whole new computer, but it doesn't come with an Operating System (Windows Xp, etc.) So instead of buying a whole new Windows Pack, can I just use the old Windows Xp off my old computer? (I still have the old disk for Windows XP, but its a reinstallation cd for a dell)
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
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Depends. If the key says any computer manufacturer's name on it, no. If you bought a retail copy of it for your old computer then yes.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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Just call up India *Coughs*, I mean Microsoft and tell them you want to reinstall windows on a new computer because my old one crashed.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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they will charge you about 20 dollars i think for shipping i got a "restore disk" of my old pc and used iit on my new one because the old one crashed.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:29 PM   #5
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Or you can get Vista. I don't have it myself, but I love the looks and the DirectX 10!
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:31 PM   #6
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sadly vista isn't as god as i thought, dx 10 is amazing!!!!! but the system is really unstable and there are a few bugs, in a year it will be really nice.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:37 PM   #7
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What happened to SP1? I read an article saying that it really improved performance and stability.
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What happened to SP1? I read an article saying that it really improved performance and stability.
it does people still think vista has bugs.

write me a list of bugs then or dont say it.

ive got vista premium running fine on a celeron with 1Gb RAM
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:57 PM   #9
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it does people still think vista has bugs.

write me a list of bugs then or dont say it.

ive got vista premium running fine on a celeron with 1Gb RAM
I second that. I thought I would hate it and after a few customizations, vista is actually faster than XP...no joke. Same system and everything. At first I ran into a few hitches, and maybe novice computer users would find them troubling, but I either got advice or figured out how to make some changes myself and now I feel that Vista has tops over XP..I still love XP though. Vista does have a few glitches, but so does XP....
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You can try to install off a restore disk like some people mentioned.

And yeah, I guess some people still have trouble with Vista. I love it.
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