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WaspSYF

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#1 12 years ago

Yeah, guys, I'm ordering my computer soon, but my eMachines could prove useful to me on eBay for a few hundred dollars. Thing is, it won't start windows (ie you cannot register windows, it doesn't load the correct things) and if I sold this on eBay, I could get into legal trouble, and I don't want that, I want to sell a working computer. My friend said something about a kill disc, but I have no floppy drive on this, so guys, is there anything I can do here?




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#2 12 years ago

Do you have a Windows disc? If you going to sell it anyways, you could try reinstalling windows.




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#3 12 years ago

Just a reminder, no discussion of Ill-Eagle type-things plz, kthx.

Just Format -> Install Windows -> Done. If you don't have any (Legal) copies of Windows, just advertise them as blank machines, leave the end-buyers to install their own OS.




WaspSYF

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#4 12 years ago

Oh, no, I've formatted with the disk and reinstalled (the emachines windows disc) and it doesnt work. And yes, I understand the illegal part thx :)




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#5 12 years ago

Hmm. In that case, either go out and buy a copy of Windows to sell with it, or advertise it without an OS included. Failing that, you could always put Linux on them.




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#6 12 years ago

Think I should just notify them and include the copy of Windows XP?




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#7 12 years ago

If it came with your eMachine, then package it anyway. These custom OEM Windows CDs are generally a pain; unless you've formatted your PC in exactly the right way - keeping the backup partition intact - then they just won't work again.