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XP .exe install errors

by cut_me_deep / August 24, 2005 8:24 AM PDT

Hey people

Trying to install some drivers, Anti Virus software and Spyware software but windows wont let me. im on an admin acount but it won't let them run. i've not ran updates because windows have told me my copy is illigal when its OEM the problem came after i activated my windows software i've rang them and tryed to sort it out but the licence people arn't having any of it and told me to spend another

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(NT) (NT) Where did you get your copy of XP?
by glb613 / August 24, 2005 8:40 AM PDT
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NEC/packard Bell
by cut_me_deep / August 24, 2005 8:42 AM PDT

i got it fomr my old ICT job

PA Busisness Sytems (NEC/Packard bell Registered)

so i don't understand why its ''illigal'' its worked for my other old pc (HP Kayak) now my Packardbell machine isnt installing any win32 .exe files

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re:
by cut_me_deep / August 24, 2005 8:43 AM PDT
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this happens after i activate/ use windows Update

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RE: NEC/packard Bell
by cut_me_deep / August 24, 2005 8:43 AM PDT
In reply to: NEC/packard Bell

this happens after i activate/ use windows Update

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XP is only allowed...
by Edward ODaniel / August 24, 2005 8:47 AM PDT
In reply to: RE: NEC/packard Bell

to be installed and activated on a single computer. You mention that it was already installed on another machine.

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xp only.. etc
by cut_me_deep / August 24, 2005 8:51 AM PDT
In reply to: XP is only allowed...

yes but im using the same HDD from the old one just making a fresh install (after backing up data)

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What do you mean,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 8:45 AM PDT
In reply to: NEC/packard Bell

when you say "its worked for my other old pc (HP Kayak)"?

Are you trying to load from an XP CD that was used on another computer?

If so, you will probably have issues, like the ones you are having.

OEM CD's are normally tailored for the machine they came with, and cannot be crossed over to other makes of computers.

Mark

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sorry
by cut_me_deep / August 24, 2005 8:50 AM PDT
In reply to: What do you mean,

ok sorry im dyslexic so tht made no sence the last posts.

ok

the disc i have is a distrabution only disc its not branded to anyone exept MS

the old HP Kayak machine i used i used the same serial num,ber then i upgraded to a packardbell machine (clean no packardbell software or tattooed hard drives) and used the same disc i rang up MS and they said its an unliced version im runing so i need to go out and buy a new version (

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Sorry, but you have already had the answer twice.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 8:55 AM PDT
In reply to: sorry

This is Microsoft's ruling and is by design to help prevent the spread of pirated copies of Windows XP.

Sometimes it catches out the innocent and you may feel that this is unjust, but there is little we can do to help.

Mark

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Your reply to my post is deleted.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 9:03 AM PDT

Whether you like what you have been told or not, responding by talk of finding a pirate copy will be deleted forthwith.

Mark

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