posted on Apr, 1 2011 @ 01:12 PM
reply to post by g146541
As long as you have the hologram user key on the computer you own a "legal" copy.
That depends on how many times it's been activated, and XP is no longer supported though i do believe you can continue to activate and update for the
time being. As well, depending on the OEM the key might be a 1 time use key.
There's no paranoia involved in cleaning a newly purchased used machine. You have no clue what bloatware, malware, and possibly keyloggers, might be
pre-installed on it. As someone said, you wouldn't wear second hand clothes without washing them right?
Anyways, if you're going strictly for word processing, you might want to look at ubuntu or fedora core linux os. They are free, easy to use, and
will suit the job just fine. I believe you can easily install open office and have it compatible with windows based documents.
You do not need to worry about replacing the network adapter, that's just paranoia.
You do not need to replace the hard drive unless it is faulty
you do not need to pay for a new os.
Not costly at all. If you require more detailed information, and links to software to get yourself up and going, pop me off a u2u, I do this as my