Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:27 PM
i recieved this computer from my parents as a christmass gift in 05. they bought it from a buisness(not an ebay bussniness) for extreamely cheap, and its a great computer, i have upgraded the ram to a gig and got a 512mb ram graphics card that runs all bleeding edge games on high, no sweat, all this for under 300$. only one problem, i now have this thing that says i do not have genuine windows xp pro. i checked this again, and i figured the company just bought a copy of xp pro and put it on multiple computers.well i figured this could be solved easy, my dad sent numerous messages to the guy he got it from requesting the origonal copy or cd key, and to no avail. he has never responded, we have left negative feedback becuase of this. but the computer was so cheap, and runs so well(and this is the first computer i actually own) that i figured i shouldnt persue it any farther (considering it is illegal by the microsoft corparation to copy and distribute windows by sale. Vista will be coming out early 07 hopefully, and i still get xp updates, so am i really at huge risk right now, or will i be able to hold out for vista(instead of buying a copy of xp pro). also i found out i am unable to use the microsoft (i forgot maybe its victims) program to get a free copy, the only thing as there is no way to contact seller(no answers ect) and i never recieved a windows CD also, so i am not eligable.
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