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Your friend has copied his installation disk for you and given you his product key. If he is still using his copy of XP Home, you can not load it to your PC. You will not be able to register or activate it unless it is a pirate copy.
I think you first need to go and buy your own copy of a Windows operating system.
If you have the only copy, he has uninstalled it from his PC and you have registered and activated it in your PC, please tell us the information Microsoft gave you when you rang them to activate.

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I would recommend you to download hwinfo or everest free version and perform a test on your system. You would get the exact information of any hardware. :)

Wish this help,

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Your friend has copied his installation disk for you and given you his product key. If he is still using his copy of XP Home, you can not load it to your PC. You will not be able to register or activate it unless it is a pirate copy.
I think you first need to go and buy your own copy of a Windows operating system.
If you have the only copy, he has uninstalled it from his PC and you have registered and activated it in your PC, please tell us the information Microsoft gave you when you rang them to activate.

Oh pleeease, you're not preaching again are you "Bob"?? Whether or not the OP is or isn't running a legit copy of XP is utterly and entirely beside the point. He's not asking for a means of bypassing any Windows anti-piracy limitations (has not even expressed any such issues) so your rant is a time-waster at best.... "Bob"!

It sounds as if the OP has gone from using an OEM XP install (where all the HW Drivers would have been included; to now trying to source and install the drivers him/herself.

@makaveli7 - if this is indeed the case, you don't need to know all the HW models to get started. If it is an OEM (Branded, ie Dell, HP etc), so long as you know your PC's model, you can go to the manufacturer's website and look up your model in the driver downloads page - should have everything you need :)

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take your incessant whining and go somewhere else with it.
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just get your motherboard details and you will get the drivers on the site of motherboard company(if not just Google it)....

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Two open threads..possible pirate copy of windows!!! see..
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread239068.html

Again "Bob", if you can't do anything other than preach over an irrelevant issue, then why bother posting. All he wants is help trying to track down the appropriate drivers for his PC's hardware!

@makaveli7 - please see your relevant thread for appropriate advice... no point in double posting ;)

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Again "Bob", if you can't do anything other than preach over an irrelevant issue, then why bother posting. All he wants is help trying to track down the appropriate drivers for his PC's hardware!

@makaveli7 - please see your relevant thread for appropriate advice... no point in double posting ;)

He has admitted that his friend copied a windows operating system disc for him and gave him the key, therefore he has loaded a copy of Windows XP home to his PC with a key that seems, was used on and is still in use on another PC.
I am not very smart as you point out, but I thought that it might be an idea to see if he has been able to activate his copy, as I asked him in his other thread. I can not see that supplying information on drivers for an illeagle windows installation was a good idea, But you go ahead if you want, I thought it was against the rules here. Just a small point, do you really think that Microsoft would think that a pirate or otherwise copy of Windows would be "an irrelevant issue" as you stated?

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Copied from Daniweb rules...
Keep It Legal
Keep it clean and do not post pornographic material or link to it. In addition, do not post anything warez related or related to other illegal acts. This includes tech support troubleshooting pirated software or P2P programs (i.e. Gnutella, Kazaa) used to obtain pirated software. Exceptions are helping to remove spyware or browser hijacks (that may or may not be related to illegal material) from a computer.

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here, have some more.
You're right.
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You dont get it, do you Bob?

we been had again, just another thread of signature spam thread

This guy has 5 or 6 virtually identical "problems" during which other suspicious members, all bearing advertisement links in thier signatures post "answers" to his "problem". Its a classic sig spam.

revup - time tracking software
AirForceOne - trainers
Dulee - make money from home

P.S r.e: EDITING

I combined all this guys threads into this one as they all seem to be related to the same problem , so you may get a horde of PMs about it...

Edited by jbennet: n/a

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just get your motherboard details and you will get the drivers on the site of motherboard company(if not just Google it)....

at least you said something sensible to get you signature spam in this thread ,

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Okay, please ensure you have a valid, licensed install of XP (using your own, legal product key). If you dont, we cant continue to help you.

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No I do not get it at all. Please explain it to me as I do not get how a poster (OK this one is a sig spammer) can say that he has an illegal copy of Windows and wants help to find drivers, that someone at Daniweb should give him any assistance. I had one the other day that was trying to play pirated DVDs and could not get sound. I told him that he would not get help here. Should I not have asked him if the DVDs were pirated and tried to assist him in finding a cure. Unless this copy of windows is a pirated copy, it will not be active next month so why help get drivers for it?
Are posters here encouraged to assist with pirated software if they think it is pirated but don't know?
I am sure that some of the software used by posters asking for help is pirated, but I also believe that if it is suspected of being pirated, Questions should be asked before assistance is offered.
Therefore I say again, no I don't get it at all, please explain it to me so that I will know in the future.
I thank you in advance for you help.

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Okay, please ensure you have a valid, licensed install of XP (using your own, legal product key). If you dont, we cant continue to help you.

Valid point jbennet, but might be worth pointing out a couple of points:

  • Many turn to a "mates" copy of XP when their system fries (as well as their serial), not realising that the serial stuck on the side of their own tower is still perfectly legit, so long as the version of XP is the same as that which was per-installed (yes, I know the game changed with later Windows builds where SLIC keys came into play to complicate things).
  • Legally speaking, when purchasing a copy of Windows, one is not buying the software itself, but the right to use it - by way of purchasing a legal serial.

Both these points are worth certain persons remembering. Given the fact that the OP did admit to obtaining copy from "mate", it may be worth considering he falls into the category of the first point. Maybe it is better to point in the right direction (ie, pointing to likely serial on the tower, or how to legally obtain serial) than simply summarily dismissing him... he didn't after all ask any assistance in breaking any law; only help in finding the right drivers (another indication he is likely on an OEM machine).

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No I do not get it at all. Please explain it to me as I do not get how a poster (OK this one is a sig spammer) can say that he has an illegal copy of Windows and wants help to find drivers, that someone at Daniweb should give him any assistance.
Therefore I say again, no I don't get it at all, please explain it to me so that I will know in the future.
I thank you in advance for you help.

Stop being so confrontational and you will see that I am AGREEING with you on this one. Hence the whole reason ive been keeping an eye on this thread all this time, im waiting to see how it develops. Right now we are just making assumptions.

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I have valid, legal licensed product keys for all my software on all my machines, with the exception of my evaluation copy of Windows 7 which will expire sometime early 2010. I have even had a visit from a Microsoft representative to check my licenses. I even have a valid, legal license key for Vista on this PC but I deleted that and loaded, registered and activated XP Pro to it.

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This thread has been marked as solved, the arguing is helping nobody so perhaps now is the time for this particular thread to end?

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Okay, please ensure you have a valid, licensed install of XP (using your own, legal product key). If you dont, we cant continue to help you.

So do I. What does that have to do with anything?

I have valid, legal licensed product keys for all my software on all my machines, with the exception of my evaluation copy of Windows 7 which will expire sometime early 2010. I have even had a visit from a Microsoft representative to check my licenses. I even have a valid, legal license key for Vista on this PC but I deleted that and loaded, registered and activated XP Pro to it.

In his mind, probably everything :D

You had addressed me in other posts here and I assumed you were continuing, especially as you started with "Okay". I answered what I thought was another statement addressed to me.

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You had addressed me in other posts here and I assumed you were continuing, especially as you started with "Okay". I answered what I thought was another statement addressed to me.

Its fine, sorry for the confusion. I was addressing the original poster. Lets just lay this thing to rest.

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No I do not get it at all. Please explain it to me as I do not get how a poster (OK this one is a sig spammer) can say that he has an illegal copy of Windows and wants help to find drivers, that someone at Daniweb should give him any assistance. I had one the other day that was trying to play pirated DVDs and could not get sound. I told him that he would not get help here. Should I not have asked him if the DVDs were pirated and tried to assist him in finding a cure. Unless this copy of windows is a pirated copy, it will not be active next month so why help get drivers for it?
Are posters here encouraged to assist with pirated software if they think it is pirated but don't know?
I am sure that some of the software used by posters asking for help is pirated, but I also believe that if it is suspected of being pirated, Questions should be asked before assistance is offered.
Therefore I say again, no I don't get it at all, please explain it to me so that I will know in the future.
I thank you in advance for you help.

calm it janet.my old os(vista) which the pc came with when i bought got seriously infected.so my m8 told me i would have to install new windows os.he got me it along with product key.i installed it no prob,key enterd its windows validated.so here i am updated toxp sp3 but 4 sum reason fm 09 wouldnt play saying something about graphic or video driver.found them myself im happily playing my new fm10.sony dvd rw aw g170a i dont think its working it reads dvds,cd but wont burn any.i try 2 burn a cd of windows media player but it comes up insert writeable disc,the disc are fine burned a cd the other day on a laptop with them.could any 1 give me an answer cuz i need to copy a couple of cds cheers

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OK, assuming now that you need drivers for a Sony DVD go here and insert your model number to download the driver you need. The model number you gave is not showing on their site. http://www.sony.com.au/support/SupportModelSearch.action?site=hp_en_AU_i&sectiontype=support
If you have further problems and are in need of help, as this thread has been closed, please start a new thread (without a signature) and someone will assist you.
I am sorry about the situation with the unlicensed Windows earlier, it is just that I will not support any form of piracy. I thought that you were running an illegal copy of Windows, so I acted accordingly. You now tell us that you have activated this copy, therefore, I must assume now that it is legal and I am willing to assist you. Your signature on your earlier posts indicated that you were only here to "spam" and not gain information, so please keep your signature, site promotion free, for people to take you seriously.

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Your signature on your earlier posts indicated that you were only here to "spam" and not gain information, so please keep your signature, site promotion free, for people to take you seriously.

As long as the sigs fall within the rules, they are allowed. By all means, report what you believe to be spam, but I suggest you allow the staff to moderate :).

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i try 2 burn a cd of windows media player but it comes up insert writeable disc,the disc are fine burned a cd the other day on a laptop with them.could any 1 give me an answer cuz i need to copy a couple of cds cheers

Might be worth investigating exactly what DVD-R's are actually supported by your disc reader/player, as many models do not support all formats. For instance, my old Sat Pro supported DVD-R DVD-R- and DVD-RW, but not DVD-R+ I've encountered a couple of machines along the way which supported everything but DVD-RW's. So check the Sony support pages and find out what formats you can use.... likely not a driver issue at all on this one :)

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Yeah. Also maybe the drive is just broken. My dells (LG?) DVd drive was a DVD R/W drive but it stopped writing DVDs afer about 6 months, then stopped reaing them after a year or two. Still does CDs fine though, but sometimes get burn errors.

I think the lazer wears out or somrthing?

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Yeah. Also maybe the drive is just broken. My dells (LG?) DVd drive was a DVD R/W drive but it stopped writing DVDs afer about 6 months, then stopped reaing them after a year or two. Still does CDs fine though, but sometimes get burn errors.

I think the lazer wears out or somrthing?

Although lasers do occasionally die, is more often two lesser issues:

  • laser/lens needs cleaning - plenty of disc-reader cleaning kits available for that one
  • Laser can also become misaligned - more prevalent on mobile devices, but not unheard of even on stationary systems (my old hifi stack went through similar). A simple service can usually sort this out

Also, if laser burns out, depending on the replacement cost of the actual DVD drive, is worth investigating a simple replacement of the laser/controller, V's replacement of entire unit.

Edited by kaninelupus: n/a

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i dont think its working it reads dvds,cd but wont burn any.i try 2 burn a cd of windows media player but it comes up insert writeable disc,t

Yeah. Also maybe the drive is just broken. My dells (LG?) DVd drive was a DVD R/W drive but it stopped writing DVDs afer about 6 months, then stopped reaing them after a year or two. Still does CDs fine though, but sometimes get burn errors.
I think the lazer wears out or somrthing?

The OP has not installed any drivers for his DVD so it is working on just the drivers that boot with the machine and/or Window's generic drivers.
As he can not even burn CDs, if it is not a driver problem then a worn out laser is very likely. I have successfully (sometimes) used another burning program when a burner is starting to fail.

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The OP has not installed any drivers for his DVD so it is working on just the drivers that boot with the machine and/or Window's generic drivers.
As he can not even burn CDs, if it is not a driver problem then a worn out laser is very likely. I have successfully (sometimes) used another burning program when a burner is starting to fail.

In regards to drivers point, keep in mind that as of XP, CD/DVD drives were generally of a "plug 'n' play" nature; ie, no extra drivers required. Also, although an alternative app might sound like a nice solution to a dying laser or DVD drive, it is merely a temp work around to an issue that will ultimately require a HW repair or replacement.

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