Purchased Laptop on EBAY with all software installed. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to pay the $99 for the Home Edition of XP and replace the stolen XP Professional currently on the laptop. Can I do that and satisfy everyone. Do I get instructions on how to execute new legitimate XP Home plus service Pack 2. I'm not very computer oriented.
    Please contact me at omar.wessel@gmail.com or owessel@yahoo.com.

    Thank you,
    Omar Wessel
    Sunday, June 18, 2006 6:12 AM


All replies

  • Please go to www.microsoft.com/genuine and click Validate. Then there should be links to purchasing genuine Windows.


    -Phil Liu

    Monday, June 19, 2006 2:38 AM
  • Owessel,

    Look on the bottom of the laptop for a Certificate of Authenticity.  This will tell you what version and edition of Windows the laptop is already licensed to run.

    If you want to return to the version of Windows on the laptop, use the Recovery/Reinstallation CDs that came with the laptop.  If you do not have these anymore, quite often they can be purchased from the laptop manufacturer for a small fee, as low as $20.  Check at the tech support website of your laptop's manufacturer.

    Monday, June 19, 2006 2:34 PM