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    I bought a new version of XP Home off of eBay, and when I received it, I noticed in small print on one side it says:

    Licensed for distribution only to specific countries within Middle East and Africa.

    It appears to be the same as any "American" version I've seen. It's in English and all. Is there any difference, or should I ask for a refund or what?

    I don't want to open it until I'm sure I'm going to keep it.



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    It could be that it will be in some other language when you finish installation. I once installed chinese xp and couldn't change it to english inside windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limesqueezer View Post
    It could be that it will be in some other language when you finish installation. I once installed chinese xp and couldn't change it to english inside windows.
    I don't think it will be in a different language as everything on the cover is in English. I just don't want to install it and it isn't setup for my "American" keyboard or something. When I was in Mexico, their keyboards were setup completely different except for the letters. I have no idea what issues could be underlying, that's why I'm asking though.



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    Mexican keyboard is probably the same like in Spain, sounds logical that it might not be american, but you could probably change that.

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    You get what you pay for . But you can change thru setup , I would 'nt worry that , it's the Key that would scare me .

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    I'd say it might be missing some crytographic functionability. As a security obligation M$ and other US corps are not allowed to export certain technologies to certain countries.

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    My first thought was he bought it from Al Qaeda , then again I'm such a paranoid old fart .

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    I'd say it might be missing some crytographic functionability. As a security obligation M$ and other US corps are not allowed to export certain technologies to certain countries.
    What's crytographic functionability?



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    From http://dictionary.reference.com/

    3 results for: cryptographic

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    cryp‧tog‧ra‧phy [krip-tog-ruh-fee] Pronunciation Key
    –noun
    1. the science or study of the techniques of secret writing, esp. code and cipher systems, methods, and the like. Compare cryptanalysis (def. 2).
    2. the procedures, processes, methods, etc., of making and using secret writing, as codes or ciphers.
    3. anything written in a secret code, cipher, or the like.

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    How many results for functionability

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