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hi,
i just bought a second hand computer with windows xp pro installed. its not updated and asks me to update to sp2. when i try, it won't let me.

what are my options here? i know its pirated because i can't update.
do i buy the full version of xp w/sp2? or can i buy the xp w/sp2 upgrade, because xp is already installed? not sure which way to go....don't really want to buy the full version too much $$. one more question....can you install the full version of xp home version when i already have the pro installed?

thank you for any advice! greatly appreciated......
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Sorry I have lost the link
If you go to the microsoft web site they have a policy of helping people with pirated stuff. are you sure it is pirated?
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pirated...

yes, it is pirated...
and yes, i've already been to that site on microsoft. it tells you to submit a form of piracy to them, and you can get a discounted cd. but you have to submit the original reciept, and pirated cd that came with the computer....both of which i do not have. i don't even know the person i bought it from....

thanks though!
 

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2 buy XP home
3 get a different OS

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I guess you dont need XP PRO and XP home would be fine as this costs a lot less (1/2) and pro is only needed on 5+ machine networks.

There are plenty of other options for OS's win98/ME are easily come by for $5 there are LINUX OS's for free but i wouldnt recomend this unless your familier with them or you are very comuter literate already.

The best action would be buy XP home.

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Go out and by Windows XP Home. Unless you're on a corporate network (client/server environment) you don't need pro.

That's all we can say here.
 
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