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How do you uninstall windows xp pro to the previous version?

I have a computer that is giving me alot of trouble. ie: won't download internet explorer and updates, mcafee, adobe, adobe reader, so I tried to install a newer version of windows. It took that but when I had to verify it I apparently couldn't because it was used on another computer. How can I get past the verify and register screen that keeps popping up. I can't do anything, even log in.

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Format the drive and install a new copy with orginal key... to format jus insert the disk and u wil get into a bios like mode... there u can format the drives

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If the copy of Windows XP Pro you have installed is already registered/verified as having been previously installed, you have three options:

1. Call Microsoft and purchase a COA (Cert of Auth) for your copy. This will get you a new "key" and will allow your copy to verify.

2. Simply buy a copy. If it's unavailable in a local store, search Google with something like, "Buy Windows XP Pro" for places to buy (I like Amazon.com for things like this, because one is perhaps slightly more likely to buy a REAL copy. :-))

3. Ditch Windows entirely. Have a computer savvy friend go to http://www.ubuntu.com and download/burn a copy of Ubuntu 8.04. Pop it into your CD drive and install a fully-working operating system, web browser (Firefox) and Email Client (Evolution--the equivalent of a full version Outlook). A full office suite and multimedia apps are included. Free. If you do not have a tech-savvy friend to ask, go to the website and request to have an installation CD sent to you for FREE.

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