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Hi, I have brought a seemingly innocent PC with XP Pro OS and when I installed the updates that were mounting 88 when nearly finished it flashed up a message from Microsoft saying the program was an illegal. well I don't mind buying a legit copy but I really don't want to update to Win 7 as some of my older programs I have will not work.I am also worried that if I buy a legit copy of XP Pro that I will have to start from scratch and have to do a clean install and again loose things.is it possible to buy a copy of XP Pro and repair the OS and then use the new Key code.I do not want to use a crack or other illegal method.Thanks

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    thanks that really great

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You can buy a copy of legit windows xp pro and all you have to do is change the key by using the one that comes with new cd and than activate it again. To change xp key here are the steps to follow.
this one is right from microsoft site.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328874

this one is same just from Wiki which means these should work.
http://www.wikihow.com/Change-a-Windows-XP-Product-Key

These show you how to enter new key and then how to reactivate. Once this is done you have a legit copy of windows. If you have any issues with system like software issues just use the cd that you purchase and run a repair on it. Hope this helps.

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