2nd hand PC

  whatchamacallit 23:13 11 Sep 2005

I have this 2nd hand PC, (Compaq DeskPro EN)
OS is XP Pro, ran Windows updates / looks like this OS could be a copy it failed Windows genuine validation.

I would like to install my own XP OS (unused) as an upgrade would this keep the settings of the old OS. EG: programs / driver`s ECT.

  Strawballs 23:41 11 Sep 2005

If you phone microsoft and explain the situation and tell them that you have a legitimate copy and give them the product key they will proberably give you an activation code and tell you how to use it

  spuds 09:20 12 Sep 2005

If it's a clean install, then make backups and keep any drivers or relevant programmes at hand.

  whatchamacallit 21:27 12 Sep 2005

Strawballs/ Spuds Thank you for your input,

I have gone for an upgrade.
All went well. all but one driver was reinstalled, did some manual pointing with the mouse and found the last driver.

Thanks again.

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