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customcomp

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ok i have just bought a computer and it had windows xp home on it and i wanted to install windows xp pro, but when i went to uninstall xp home it sayed there were previous versions or windows on the computer and that i hade to delete them 1st so i did and now i cant uninstall home. so why would there be previous versions of windows on it if i bought it from him NEW? or is the computer REFURBISHED, i just need to no if there is any logical explanation for this or has he ripped me off? :tazz:
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wannabe1

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Hi customcomp...

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.

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Edited by wannabe1, 23 August 2005 - 03:48 PM.

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ok thnax
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customcomp....

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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