Ok my friend is a computer... well lets just say he's a really clueless n00b.
He managed to fuck up his crappy Hp celeron shit.
He says: "when ever i start up there's this message telling me to save me work because windows will shut down in 30 sec"
"when ever i start up i get a message 'vb runtime' (something to do about norton can't start)"
"it's all slow now"
So a person like me thinks 'well all is screwed up why not reformat'
Problem? "Ahh everything of yours is illegal..." etc.
So i'm thinking hey I know how to install windows xp legit, he has a windows sticker on the side of his pc telling you the cd key, so i'm thinking i'll get a copy of win xp home (where do i get that?)
Other weird things he says: "but you can only install office xp a certain number of times from the cd..." wtf.....
as you can tell me friend is a n00b and I have been n00batized.
So the main point of this post is, where do i get a copy of windows xp home that works? and do i need to activate it again if i install it with that cd key, andwhat would i say to microsoft?
his specs? http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...pc&vi=tech-data