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I reformatted my hard drive now it doesnt recognise my version of windows XP which in turn stops me downloading updates and it is not performing the same as when I bought it new.

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If you have reformatted your drive and re-installed XP you will have to re-activate XP before you can do anything useful. Have you done this?

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