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    OEM Windows

    I just finished building my brothers computer and everything is looking fine, however, I think my copy of windows may be an oem one (it doesn't say any where on the disc but the validation sticker thing says its oem) am i going to have to buy xp again?
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

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    Technically yes, however, if it was your old system rebuilt after hardware failure, they may be able to reactivate it if you phone them up. Otherwise, its time for a new OEM copy.

    Dave

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    Doh! Can I not borrow a mates copy?
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindMelon7 View Post
    Doh! Can I not borrow a mates copy?
    In the legal sense? nope....

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    In the non legal sense...?
    With love and many thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindMelon7 View Post
    In the non legal sense...?
    No comment

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    Come to think of it, I dont want to get done for fraud or whatever.
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

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    Yup, and with WGA and other anti-piracy measures inplace, more difficult than ever...

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    Is Linux an option? Thats free isn't it (stingy)? The computer is mainly for gaming/msn.
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

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    I'm sure DirectHex could point you in the correct direction - I have personally tried Debian & Fedora - but haven't really had the time to learn to use them to their full extent (I'm lazy)

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    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

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    OK now u confused me
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

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    Linux is an option - Debian & Fedora are distributions.

    DirectHex is a member of Hexus, and possibly the best one to ask for advice

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    How do I talk to direct hex?
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

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    install, activate, if it says you need to phone then you say its had to have a new motherboard, they will allow it and away you go..

    of course my post does not exist and i have not done this b4...

    you are imagining reading this reply.. its just a acid flashback .. move along...

    (and if its anything like my OEM office that i have installed on all my upgrades without having to call once it may "just work")

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    lol. But wont that render the computer it came from useless?
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

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