Excuse my ignorance.

Im looking at buying a second hand laptop for my daughter from TM. An auction in watching says " Comes with Windows XP Professional Licence Key". What does this mean please? Does it mean I have to load the operating system? Auction finishes soon so havent got time to ask question on auction

geek_mareemc, Mar 10, 7:44 pm

It may or may not mean that, one would think it is preinstalled for you if they are providing the license key.

However, XP is old and unsupported by MS now, not receiving any security updates either.

geek_king1, Mar 10, 7:46 pm

Thank you. If I do have to. is it difficult to do?

geek_mareemc, Mar 10, 7:49 pm

geek_mareemc, Mar 10, 7:50 pm

The important question would be whether it has the licenses Certificate of Authenticity sticker. That is really key to the windows license legitimacy

Anyways I might be more concerned about the four unanswered questions.

geek_king1, Mar 10, 7:58 pm

yeah im a little worried. although he hasnt been online today

geek_mareemc, Mar 10, 7:59 pm

Too old and too cheap a model to be worth bothering with

Look for something like this instead: http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/hp/auction-856365117.htm

geek_vtecintegra, Mar 10, 8:09 pm

Could be OK as long as it doesn't go for over $100.

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 10, 8:15 pm

Nice machine. Good and solid. I use one (isn't mine). Could go for $200-$300 though.

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 10, 8:18 pm

Yes its only for 12 year old to muck about on

geek_mareemc, Mar 10, 8:18 pm

mareemc 12 year olds do not muck around.

geek_alaine4, Mar 11, 8:25 am

You are aware of this joker's fb aye?

geek_hakatere1, Mar 11, 9:37 am

The guy should stop doing 1$ reserves - seems to me all the bad feedback are on auctions that he didn't make any money on

geek_king1, Mar 11, 9:56 am

Put Ubuntu on it. It's free. My grandson has no problem using Ubuntu.

geek_trade4us2, May 19, 5:07 pm

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