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Old 12-12-2005, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Basically what I am asking is, my friend got a couple of viruses that are way over my head to remove so we want to completely reinstall windows. From what I understand, the windows disk that came with his machine, and emachine, is not really a full copy of windows. So I was thinking, I could downnload a windows disk from a torrent or mirc or whatever, but use his cd key so it is legit. Do you know if this will works, or have any advice.

also I did look up how to remove the viruses which are msdirectx.sys and xz.bat but it involves searching through the registry and deleting a bunch of stuff, and that is a littl more than I want to do.

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You can try it and it might work depedning on the key.
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yes, i have done it and it works. But again, make sure it is the correct version, eg. home, pro, corp.
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yes it will work. try to get an oem version(get the right one. home or pro). they recognize the most keys
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Even better would be a volume license
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cool thanks for the help. I just don't want to dl windows and try and reinstall it and have it not accept the valid key.
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download rockxp and see if it gives you a different key
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Do not use your key then there will be two hardware profiles for it and MS will identify it as bootleg or pirated. You don't want your key on that list. It's better to call MS.
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I aint never had that problem....
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