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Old 09-12-2006, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi i have just brought a new pc from ebay. it has xp home oem installed. in the start-all programmes-accessories-system tools it has an icon which says activate windows.what is this? should i click it? the pc didnt come with a recovery disk,how can i create one?

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Old 09-12-2006, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go ahead and click it, but you don't need to, and if it isn't activated it will require you to call MS where you will be interrogated. - tip phone at night and say you had got a virus but don't attack just be defensive if they start asking questions.

If the PC didn't come with a copy of XP than you can't format. It is probally a illegal copy of XP.

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