> I found the full blown CD Key on a COA on the back of the machine, I will
> load Xp home from one of my other disks and insert that CD key and see what
If they're unbranded, generic OEM CDs, they may well work for the
installtion, although you shouldn't be able to activate them. If you
were an hoinest person, you wouldn't even contemplate trying.
> Hmm, could all this licensing crap be why Iowa just settled a lawsuit with
> MS and is allowing me to collect $16 for every copy of Windows and DOS I ever
Very Unlikely. What does that decision say, spoecifically? Please
provide a link so other can see this. To the best of my knowledge, no
one has ever successfully challenged the terms of Microsoft's licenses
in a US court. I haven't even heard of any lawyer foolisd enough to try.
> The eMachine is a 2001 1.0 ghz piece of crap when I bought it, much less
> from today's standards.
True, even brand new, any eMachines computer is little more than a
piece to scrap. You get what you pay for.
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