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IBM Thinkpad (Now Lenovo) Brought From CDW RRS feed

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  • This came with XP Preinstalled...

     

    I burned the i386 folder that came on the machine to a CD and wiped my HD clean and reinstalled...

     

    It worked awesome for a year or so and then all of the sudden WGA started stopping me when trying to get updates..  It sais my VLK has been banned..

     

    The Notebook is out of warranty so Lenovo is out of the picture now.

     

    Doesn't Microsoft realize that many PCs come with XP preloaded?

     

    Jeff P

    • Changed type Carl-S Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:48 PM Question.
    Wednesday, January 2, 2008 10:15 PM

Answers


  • Computer manufacturers do not install "VL" [Volume License] copies of Windows.  They usually install OEM versions exclusively. 

    How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/en-gb


    Please note: I am not a Microsoft employee...only a voluntary forum contributor.
    • Marked as answer by Carl-S Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:48 PM
    Sunday, July 27, 2008 3:39 AM
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