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Need help with XP registration...

by Joselepiu / March 27, 2007 1:33 PM PDT

Hi every one, I hope some body can help me, my problem is that couple months ago I tried to up-grade to XP from 98; I had to travel and forgot about the 30 days expiration. Now my computer is locked, the problem is that some body toll me that the hard drive it's almost full, and the processor is too slow for XP, I want to buy a new computer but how do I recover all the files that I have in the old one since is locked.
Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.

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re: Need help with XP registration...
by caktus / March 27, 2007 3:38 PM PDT
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Why finish the update?
by wwittmeyer / March 27, 2007 4:05 PM PDT

If you're going to replace the computer, and just need the data from the hard drive, why not restore 98 and transfer the files from the old to the need? If the 98 machine has an ethernet card, you can use a cross over (ethernet cable where the terminals are "mirrored"). Or, if you have a network, connect both machines to the router and copy the files over the network connection. Or, remove the hard drive from the old machine (change the jumper to slave, or cable-select) and install as a second drive in the new computer. Or, install the old hard drive in an external HD case; this will make it USB connectable to your new computer. Finally, since you never installed XP, it can be installed on another machine(probably a little newer than the one you have).

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