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I gota Free Laptop, windows wont work...?


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ditzychic23

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] :help: Okay my brother in law gave me his old Jetta laptop ( of course i will take a free computer) But for some reason i cant sign in to Windows (it wants me to downlad it or register online, problem being that it wont connect even when directly pluged in to the high speed!) What can i do to get my laptop running? I also have a program i think called Lenox that i rather use than windows (i think, but if you look at my user name you can tell im not good with computers so i dont know what would be better) Can you help? Thanx a bunch! :) :blink: :whistling:

Edited by ditzychic23, 11 October 2006 - 09:16 PM.

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If you gonna use Linox, You can start by reformatting your drive. Then, install Linox. Simple as that. :whistling:
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Ok he didnt register that copy of windows and dont do it either because only one key works for one copy of windows.

Reformatt your drive and install

"Lenox"??

you mean Linux? LOL
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:blink: :whistling: Thank you so much guys!!!! Sorry im not all that great with computers, umm...how do i re-format my drive?
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Do you have a copy of Windows XP?
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No i dont have a copy of windows, can i download a copy ? And again, thank you for your help! :rofl: :whistling: :rofl: :) :blink: :help:
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How can you download Windows if you gonna formatted your hard drive?
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Run ur BIOS, change the boot system to boot up from ur CD-Drive, with ur Linux CD of course! Then follow instructions there! The CD(Linux) will also ask u if u want to format the computer before installing the OS, choose yes!(At least it does that on Windows, so it should be common for every OS)

If you don't have a Linux CD(You said u had), then just download and burn it...(Don't ask how, pirate isnt allowed)
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I can use a friends computer to burn a copy of windows, thats what i meant. Thats how i got the Linux CD. Well i am going to take these suggestions to someone who may understand what to do a little better than myself and see what happens. Thank you all so much! Your the best!!!!


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