quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2006 22:28
Ok, so my PC died a short while ago, and i couldn't get it going. I gave it to a friend who refitted a new hard drive and with it, loaded on XP. Going through the windows validation i now have the annoying pleasure of the "your xp is counterfit". I actually do own an original copy of XP stuck on a disc that the company Tiny provided me when i bought the PC way back when.
Only problem is, when trying to use it to put original XP on my system, there is a program on there that will restore my pc back to the original factory settings. I dont have any of the original factory settings left on my PC. Its been a few years. Tiny no longer exist, so i'm stuck between a rock and hard place. If microsoft want, i can supply the key that Tiny gave me for their version of XP but i doubt that will be of any use as the XP i have on my system wouldnt match it anyway.
With this in mind, If I was to send my Tiny start up disc to microsoft, would this warrant the free key that is being offered.
oh, and i'm from the uk so if i've got this on the wrong forum, just let me know!
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quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2006 22:33
From what it seems, the Tiny Company CD that you have is a legitimate CD? You should be able to reinstall fine with that Product Key attached to with that CD (assuming it is a genuine copy of Windows).
Please note, we offer a free Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for high quality counterfeits.
Can you verify that you have a high quality counterfeit and/or a Certificate of Authenticity with a product key attached to it?
quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2006 22:40
Cheers for the quick response.
Its definitely an original version of XP home, problem is, no matter how i try i cannot just request that XP is installed, it always wants to wipe the whole PC and attempt to put all the incorret drivers / programs / whatever else in on the retched disc.
I'll keep trying and see what happens.
quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2006 22:59
Are you currently using XP Professional on your computer? Your manufacturer's CD may not allow you to "downgrade" from XP Professional to XP Home.
quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2006 23:07
i have pro on now, and home on the disk.
its no probs. i'll give it a go and see what happens.
quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2006 23:41
Alright, good luck!
Please let us know how it goes.
quinta-feira, 27 de abril de 2006 19:04
just to let you know, it didn't work. I get a message on screen that says that mr partition is incorrect and that it cannot find certain file. In other words, it doesnt work.
quinta-feira, 27 de abril de 2006 21:00
If you are having partition problems.. that is more of a hardware issue. I strongly advise you contacting the manufacturer. We're here to help as much as possible, but I'm afraid this is out of our hands.