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Questions after installing XP service pack 3

By pslandis
Jul 29, 2009
  1. Ok, so I've successfully reloaded my XP PRO service pack 3. Now I have a few questoins to get my computer back to it's normal working state.

    -Where can I get a free version of McAfee?
    -How can I check my current hardware, so I can figure out which software to install so I can get my video and sound cards running?
    -How do I get past the Windows Genuine check? (I can not use the copy wpa.dbl method because I didn't have the old wpa.dbl backed up), so is there some sort of crack to DL?

    If anyone can answer any of there question I will greatly appreciate it.

    edit* lol didn't man to make title X accidentally pressed enter
     
  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

  3. pslandis

    pslandis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks, but I don't want parents to know i reloaded system so I'm trying to make it exactly the same, and I don't plan on getting any of the windows updates and my old pc bypassed the genuinecheck any idea how?
     
  4. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    That's definitely one thing I wouldn't recommend, :monkey:but to bypass it, you have to uncheck it from the list of updates in your Internet Browser, and check not to be reminded again.
    Keep in mind when you do that, your PC will become prone to attacks.:evil:
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    I still remember the glorious days of my juvenile delinquency.

    That said, I have no intention of contributing to yours
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    LOL Captain!

    As strategic has pointed out: You are leaving yourself wide open for attacks.
     
  7. pslandis

    pslandis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do i get my wireless up and running again?
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    Reinstall the LAN driver. Was that a trick question?
     
  9. pslandis

    pslandis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    damn can't find. Would the software have come with the wireless driver?
     
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