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Bart
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
It turns out that my friendís copies of XP Pro are pirated. This is new
to me. :eek:

Now the question is; could an unregistered / pirated copy of XP deny an
installation of printer drivers or any other software installs? Is that
possible and is that why I havenít been able to do an install of the
installation software for the HP PhotoSmart 7760? Does it need to be a
legitimate copy? Does he need to shell out some bucks for a licensed
copy?

Thanks for any help
Bart

PS, no it isn't my copy of XP, it really is a friends.


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Bart

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Q: "Does he need to shell out some bucks for a licensed copy?".

A: Your friend needs to purchase a "Full Version" of Windows XP Professional
and proceed with a "Repair Install". There is zero (0) support for pirated and
illegal software!

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Bart" wrote:

| It turns out that my friend's copies of XP Pro are pirated. This is new
| to me. :eek:
|
| Now the question is; could an unregistered / pirated copy of XP deny an
| installation of printer drivers or any other software installs? Is that
| possible and is that why I haven't been able to do an install of the
| installation software for the HP PhotoSmart 7760? Does it need to be a
| legitimate copy? Does he need to shell out some bucks for a licensed
| copy?
|
| Thanks for any help
| Bart
|
| PS, no it isn't my copy of XP, it really is a friends.
| --
| Bart


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