overwriting pirate copy of XP pro

  Jomi 20:57 01 Sep 2006
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Is it possible to overwrite a pirated copy of windows xp pro with a legitimate version, without losing data?

thanks.

  Radix Lecti 21:08 01 Sep 2006

You may not need to install the 'legit' version. Try using Windows License Key changer to have the purchased one entered.

click here

HTH

  Jomi 22:46 01 Sep 2006

Thanks Radix, I'll try that tomorrow and post back (if I can).

  Jomi 23:43 02 Sep 2006

Didn't work, I just got a @not valid for this system' message.
Any other ideas please?

thank you

  De Marcus™ 23:45 02 Sep 2006

Perform a repair installation.

  Strawballs 00:32 03 Sep 2006

click here

Repair installation guide

  Jomi 19:03 04 Sep 2006

During the setup process I got a message saying 'set up is restarting' when set up reaches the same point it does the same again ad infinitum (I think).
I booted with my second hard drive and can't access my own documents (on the original drive), the other two users can get theirs but when I click on mine I get a message saying 'access denied' can anyone help with this before I reformat?

thanks

  ACOLYTE 19:05 04 Sep 2006

You need to take ownership of them click here

  ACOLYTE 19:06 04 Sep 2006

Opps that last link was for W2K srry(

This is for XP click here

  Jomi 19:09 04 Sep 2006

Thanks Acolyte, but the link didn't work

  ACOLYTE 19:27 04 Sep 2006

click here

Ok here is direct link,i hope you meant the link didnt work not the advice in the link lol.

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