My version of XP Pro has turned out to be counterfeit. The W***** who repaired my machine last year installed a pirated copy.
A few questions i hope you can help me with:
My computer appears to be working fine, if slow at times. Am I at serious risk by being unable to install updates? If so, what are the implications?
I have acquired a legitimate copy of XP Home. How easy will it be to install given that I am effectively "downgrading"? Will this cause problems?
Could anyone point me in the direction of a good "cretin's guide" to doing this? Seriously, I don't have a clue how to save all my files or anything else and I'm worried about screwing this up. Would be grateful if any advice could be couched strictly in layman's terms. Thanks very much and apologies for my naivety!