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Computer Message THE PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED

Following bringing my Windows XP Compaq Desktop back successfully to its factory state i keep getting this message and am unable to proceed to any browser or a web site. Is there any simple and easy to understand way to solve this problem. I tried Tools,Internet Options, Advanced etc but got nowhere. Any solutions would be appreciated.

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Win XP is ancient, as is much of the other software you "rolled back" to when you did the factory reset. Your installed web browser and support protocols are likley so out of date that they simply can no longer connect to or won't connect to the Internet for security reasons.

This is tough one to fix. Your best bet is to get to a working PC, a friends maybe, and download a browser such as Firefox or Chrome. Save it to a flash drive (USB stick) or other removable media and install that on your PC. That should get you connected to the point where your PC can connect in some manner and begin to update itself. There's going to be a ton of updates taking place. Good luck.

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Not to be silly is your computer connected to your ISP as this seems to be the case especially if you have just redone or installed windows.
Are all your drivers correctly installed

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    Well XYZ if you had XP already on your computer and it worked, then there is no reason to go back to Windows Me 2000, but you do need to get ahold of the person who installed the XP version and have him reinstall it. You will have to Activate that one also within 30 days or it will do the same thing again. Or if you have someone with Win 2000 that will have to be reinstalled too. Regardless of which windows you decide on it has to be installed fresh. As for the Error Message windows cannot validate your version of windows is what they are telling you. I had that problem for so long I finally got tired of the **** and validating over the phone I finally got my XP that doesn't need validating. I do however have the validation code for all windows, send me your e-mail address and I will mail it to you. You will probably have to accept it before it will allow you to get it. After I send you the code I will remove your e-mail address for I have no need for it, Right? The code won't work for the windows alreadry on your computer, you need a fresh copy to install for the code to work. Let me know who you are when you write me so I don't delete your message. something like it's me, XYZ.
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