Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-12-2008, 12:34 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Default Using the COA sticker to get a free copy of XP

Hi,

Can it be done?

I just bought a Thinkpad T42 with no OS, thinking that "Oh, there might be a a few things in Linux that will require tweaking, but it'll be all good once I work them out". I think I was wrong. I'm running Ubuntu, and, it just isn't polished enough imo. I'm having issues with sound. You tweak and tweak and tweak, then you go and install a new program and everything gets phucked up. There's that and then just about a half dozen other little annoying things. Like fonts.

Anyway, this laptop I have has a COA sticker for xp on the bottom of it. Is there a way I can use that to somehow get a legal copy of xp onto this computer. Or, is there any at all of getting xp for free or next to it?
__________________

flipteo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 08:00 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
dude_se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8,632
Send a message via AIM to dude_se Send a message via MSN to dude_se
Default Re: Using the COA sticker to get a free copy of XP

just download the right version of xp off a torrent site. burn to a cd, and install. if its a legal key then its fine. just make sure its the right os for the right key. eg: if its an xp pro sp2 key then thats the os you need.
__________________

__________________
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0
dude_se is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 11:40 PM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 825
Default Re: Using the COA sticker to get a free copy of XP

Quote:
Originally Posted by dude_se View Post
just download the right version of xp off a torrent site. burn to a cd, and install. if its a legal key then its fine. just make sure its the right os for the right key. eg: if its an xp pro sp2 key then thats the os you need.
Probably could determine what version comes with the IBM Thinkpad T42 by looking up the model on IBM's site.

Is suggesting/encouraging downloading software via torrent allowed here on CF? Just curious.
CrossCech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
Daemon Poster
 
xtremezx2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 915
Default Re: Using the COA sticker to get a free copy of XP

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrossCech View Post
Is suggesting/encouraging downloading software via torrent allowed here on CF? Just curious.
If you have a valid COA it's not illegal to download and install it so why wouldn't it be allowed. Now, downloading a hacked version (such as xp black, xp lite, etc) would be forbidden as it's illegal.
xtremezx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0