Is my computer new
Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:27 PM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:46 PM
Some independent computer sellers use the lack of controls over previous Windows versions to use Upgrade versions of newer Operating Systems to save a few bucks. This is illegal, but it still happens all the time. You probably had a version of 98 or ME that was Upgraded to XP.
If you have a previous version of Windows (retail disk) that you own...you can use your XP Pro disk to do a clean install, but you must have a previous version as a qualifier. Obviously the person you bought your machine from didn't know that you don't actually have to install the previous OS vesion.
Edited by wannabe1, 23 August 2005 - 03:48 PM.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 04:07 PM
In re-reading my last post, I really didn't answer your question. The hardware used to build your machine may very well be new...just a bit of improper OS installation...
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