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Downloading Driver for Internet from software of one to anot

by pankajcshah / December 3, 2009 3:43 AM PST

I had Windows XP given to me by the Dell for their desktop. I was given IBM Aptiva E Series 270 desktop given to me by a friend.
It was carrying Windows 2000. I downloaded Windows XP in to
the IBM computer, but when I tried to download the Driver for
Internet on it, the (IBM) computer crashed-down repeatedly.

Which is the cheapest way to Download it?
If that can't be done, which is the best practical way?

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Tell us what you mean by downloaded.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 5:00 AM PST

Downloaded XP onto the IBM. Where did you download XP from?

Or do you mean you 'installed' XP from the XP CD that came with the Dell desktop, to the IBM computer?

If that is what you did, (installed from the Dell XP CD), then that breaks the OEM licensing rule and the XP OS on the IBM will likely fail activation.


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Just asking.
by Kees Bakker / December 3, 2009 6:16 AM PST

What is a Driver for Internet?

Not really important, of course. As Mark said, your Dell XP isn't valid (legally) on the IBM, so we can't advice on any issue with it. Why not go back to the Windows 2000?


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