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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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need help with laptop

i need to reformat my laptop but i dont have any disks for it as i got it in partial trade for a job i did, it also keeps telling me the operating system is bootlegged or atleast does not pass authenticity

it also has the virus that keeps tellin you, you dont have antivirus protection and wont let me do anything,

any help is greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 11:09 PM
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The "right" way to do it is to "buy" a legit copy of xp or vista, preferably xp and format it and start from scratch. The non legit way is to let a friend borrow it and he/she can "fix" it for you....

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what brand of laptop is it junior?

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its a dell - matt

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 07:53 AM
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Just buy a "legit" copy of xp on craigslist and do a reinstall of the operating system. If it is a newer laptop, you can then upgrade to Windows 7 for $49. (this price is only good till July 11th)
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its a dell - matt

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its a dell - matt

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I can be your friend, but the legal way is to buy a legit copy. Granted I have had more legit copies than I can count but my discs were scratched to crap, stolen when my cars were stolen, or eaten by my sheltie (he loves electronics and shiny things)...so I have my excuses

As far as the virus - do you have any experience with Hijackthis or checking through your run entries in your registry editor?

If not, find and download these:

ATF-Cleaner.exe (select "all" and clean out your temp files)
Turn System Restore off (viruses like to hide the backup files)
SmitFraudFix (run the .cmd file and follow prompts)
Then finally clean the system out with Spybot Search and Destroy, install teatimer if you want to prevent further infections.




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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 01:07 PM
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all dell's are licensed for a legit copy.

Does it have a tag on the bottom of the laptop, with a Microsoft key?

If so, let me know what version it's for, and I can probably get you a copy of the Dell OEM CD you need to reload.

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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all dell's are licensed for a legit copy.

Does it have a tag on the bottom of the laptop, with a Microsoft key?

If so, let me know what version it's for, and I can probably get you a copy of the Dell OEM CD you need to reload.

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What version of Windows do you have, or want loaded?
I will reload it for you and throw Office 2007 on it, just grab me some lunch on the way...
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What version of Windows do you have, or want loaded?
I will reload it for you and throw Office 2007 on it, just grab me some lunch on the way...
just let me know when and where, i tried loading everything mentioned above and it still didnt work

matt- the key has been removed so no sticker!

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just let me know when and where, i tried loading everything mentioned above and it still didnt work

matt- the key has been removed so no sticker!
I work in downtown Dallas. Would take me about an hour to load, if you want me to transfer your data a little longer.
I am off till Monday, could knock it out then.
I have Windows 2000, XP Pro, Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Ultimate, Vista Business.
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I work in downtown Dallas. Would take me about an hour to load, if you want me to transfer your data a little longer.
I am off till Monday, could knock it out then.
I have Windows 2000, XP Pro, Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Ultimate, Vista Business.
nope nothing on the computer just need a blank slate with microsoft and all that good jazz

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nope nothing on the computer just need a blank slate with microsoft and all that good jazz
What model Dell is it? I want to see if I have a resource disk for it for the drivers. Vista will load them all, but if you want XP I will have to load the drivers.
I will send you my Phone number, just hit me up on Sunday if you want to do it Monday so I can grab all my software and bring it with me to work.
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