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Old 05-23-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Bring it back!
I would except that "person" proved himself to be a sleazeball in another matter that has not been resolved. I reported him to BBB, and they tell me he is not answering their inquiries and is sending their mail back marked "undeliverable." I'm sure you can see how that could be a problem.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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Aye, there's the rub! I do not have the original disk.
You don't need the original disk, you need a disk that has windows XP home on it. I believe it needs to be the OEM version. Install and activate with your license key on the sticker. You can probably buy the disk from the manufacture for a few bucks but there are other sources. This is one of things where should just be able to download the damn thing becsue you already have the license key.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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I would except that "person" proved himself to be a sleazeball in another matter that has not been resolved. I reported him to BBB, and they tell me he is not answering their inquiries and is sending their mail back marked "undeliverable." I'm sure you can see how that could be a problem.
BBB is worthless...
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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Just in case you need a basic computer:

HP 2000-2c34NR Notebook PC
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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You don't need the original disk, you need a disk that has windows XP home on it. I believe it needs to be the OEM version. Install and activate with your license key on the sticker. You can probably buy the disk from the manufacture for a few bucks but there are other sources. This is one of things where should just be able to download the damn thing becsue you already have the license key.
That would make sense. Too bad I'd probably mess it up.

BBB doesn't actually have any teeth. If anyone thinks to check this guy's business out, they will see my report; that is it.

O, the local police wouldn't get involved because they said it's a "civil matter." Right.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Just in case you need a basic computer:

HP 2000-2c34NR Notebook PC
Thanks for that. My real problem right now is I should have just gone out and bought a new one. Now I have nearly $200 invested. Interestingly enough, Staples is offering credit right now for old computers that can be used to buy new stuff. I might look into it, but I don't expect it would be much.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:36 PM
 
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There is really nothing to mess up, you send away for the disk. Insert into the drive and let it do it's thing...

It's $34 dollars though and not worth it IMO. I have OEM copy of XP here that came with one of my machines and I've been able to install it on three different machines but I also had valid license keys for each machine.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a legitimate source for an OEM copy you can download.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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There is really nothing to mess up, you send away for the disk. Insert into the drive and let it do it's thing...
Please bear with me for just a bit longer... if I put my brand-new Win 7 Home Premium disk in the drive, and let it do it's thing, that could be a solution for me, right????

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Old 05-24-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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I think Coalman was talking about popping that old Win XP disk and letting it do it's thing - installing itself and the necessary drivers for your machine, which was designed for Win XP.

Installing Win 7 Home Premium probably won't have any advantage over what you already have, Win 7 Ultimate - you would still need to get the hardware drivers that will make them work with Win 7 Home Premium.

As to look and feel of Win 7 Ultimate vs Home Premium, I don't see that much difference.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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I think Coalman was talking about popping that old Win XP disk and letting it do it's thing - installing itself and the necessary drivers for your machine, which was designed for Win XP.

Installing Win 7 Home Premium probably won't have any advantage over what you already have, Win 7 Ultimate - you would still need to get the hardware drivers that will make them work with Win 7 Home Premium.

As to look and feel of Win 7 Ultimate vs Home Premium, I don't see that much difference.
Thanks for your comments. I do not have the original disk. I get error messages that the drivers I need to make everything run are not available for the operating system I have installed.

I'm wondering if it's just the Ultimate version or if it's all the 7 systems, which would agree with what I have been told by our wonderful C-D-mates so far.

Any thoughts on that possibility?
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