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Old 13. Aug 2013, 09:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by HPuser View Post
I have the COA sticker with the original Key on it thats still on the side of the machine.
Even if you got hold of a random copy of XP Home, the key on the sticker won't work. One of MS's tools to fight "piracy" is to tie keys to specific OEM runs of XP. Ironically, this isn't a problem for pirates, just for legitimate users.

If you want to be legit, put a copy of Linux on it.
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