Converting Pirated Windows XP Into a Legal Copy

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If you are running a pirated copy of Windows XP Professional (or Home Edition), you can very easily convert it into a properly licensed version by just updating your XP Product Key that comes with the Get Genuine kit.

This is definitely a good offer for “unlicensed” Windows XP users who wish to legalize their software without having to reformat the computer or re-install the OS.

But a surprising part of the story is that software pirates, who later go genuine through the amnesty route, get a “better deal” from Microsoft than customers who buy legal software first-hand.

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Transform your XP to Windows Vista

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It’s free still without paying few hundreds for some certain stuff you like in Vista. The  Vista Transformation Pack will replace many of the resources in Windows XP/Windows Server 2003. It can change such things as:

  • Boot screen
  • Welcome Screen / Logon Screen
  • New msstyles files (visual styles)
  • New desktop and file icons
  • New toolbar icons
  • Progress Dialogs
  • Sounds scheme
  • System Tray icons
  • New Wallpapers
  • Windows Media Player Skins
  • And much more

Download | Vista Transformation Pack 8.0.1

[via WindowsXlive]

Please obtain an update immediately to secure your system performance and stability

Install Recovery Console to hard disk and use it without CD

The Windows Recovery Console is designed to help administrators to recover from situations where a Windows XP-based computer does not start correctly or if it does not start at all. It allows you to perform a limited range of tasks using a command line interface and recover your system and your important documents and files. To use the Recovery Console you need to boot from the Windows installation CD and wait till it finishes loading the setup files. It’s a somewhat lengthy process. You can shorten the process considerably by locally installing the Recovery Console on to your hard disk, so that you can quickly access it without having to use the installation CD.

To install the Recovery Console you need to have the Windows installation CD. If you do not have it then you can download the Recovery Console iso image file which consist only those files required to use the Recovery Console. Download the image file from here. (7MB)

To install the Recovery Console, follow these steps:

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TOP 100+ best Free Opensource Software for windows XP and Vista-PART1

Here are a few Great open source apps i am using and most which i would definitely recommend to anybody, even if your not particularly skillful with software, these applications have such an easy user interface utilizing should be a breeze. I put them in a list so it is easily browsable .

Web Browsing


Mozilla Firefox
The premier free, open-source browser. Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes, and extensions. Considered by many to be the world’s best browser.
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Video Player / Video Podcasting


Miro
Beautiful interface. Plays any video type (much more than windows media player). Subscribe to video RSS, download, and watch all in one. Torrent support. Search and download from YouTube and others.
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IM – Instant Messaging


Pidgin
Connect to multiple IM accounts simultaneously in a single app, including: AOL IM, MSN, and Jabber.
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Email


Mozilla Thunderbird
Powerful spam filtering, solid interface, and all the features you need.
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RSS


FeedReader
Simple, lightweight aggregator.
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RSSOwl
Solid cross-platform RSS client.
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Peer-to-Peer Filesharing


Cabos
A simple, easy to use filesharing program. Gnutella network.
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