hi guys and girls i need some urgent help!! i have just bought a new pc from an ebay shop, i thought it would come with a operating system already on it xp or vista however it hasnt. so now i am stressing out wit the fact i have to fork out more cash than i thought!! firstly what would you recommend i have heard people having problems with vista, monitors not working and so on.. secondly xp seems to be harder to find why?? its cheaper, does this mean it will stop working?? thirdly i have microsoft office 2000 premium and professional and windows xp service pack 2 on my old pc do i need to buy these for my new one?? or is there a way of transferring them?? are they needed?? as you can tell i know very little about pcs any help would be gratefully received cheers
Only you know if you nead "Office" as well. Any Microsoft programs you have must be the full retail ones for you to put on this new computer. You can get equally as good similar progs to office and Word from open source progs.
'Fraid you took a risk buying from eBay. If the ad for the machine said it had an operating system, you could complain to eBay but really, it's caveat emptor when buying from somewhere like that. As Pamy suggests, why don't you try Linux?