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New Computer does not work with Win XP??

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July 16, 2012 1:36:00 PM

Hey guys,

so finally I build my own computer. First I thought I get a win 7 key from my brother but unfortunatelly the key did not work, so I decided to use win XP until November or something then I will get win 8.

So yesterday I tried to install win XP and it seems to me that one part does not work with win xp?
But can somebody confirm that?

My Hardware:

Mobo: AsRock Pro4
CPU: I5 2500K
GPU: HD Radeon 7850
SSD: Samsung 830 128 GB
HDD: Spinpoint F3

Thank's for your help!

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July 16, 2012 3:37:44 PM

The only thing I see not working is you trying to get a key from your brother. Microsoft and their partners provide keys, not family members. Use a genuine copy of windows.
July 16, 2012 4:41:34 PM

well he gets keys from the university so I can use one...
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July 16, 2012 5:44:32 PM

Windows 7 should work fine. For XP, make sure you have the necessary drivers for it first.
July 16, 2012 5:49:09 PM

Exterminans said:
well he gets keys from the university so I can use one...


Those keys are normally not transferable and belong to the university.

Not to put too fine a point on it but unless the university gives him express permission to distribute the keys outside university to family/friends: it's still theft. Just a different flavor of it.
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