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Old 09-01-2006, 08:41 PM   #1
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A big help


I need a big help. So the problem is, i bought a computer with "Linspire", some linux program i guess, adn i simply CANT get into Linux, can anyone tell me, can i go to Windows,and how, on as easy way as possible.

Thanks alot for time you take into this, really appreciate it.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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ermm.. Do you have windows installed? Where did you get this computer, and did the person selling it to you tell you anything about the computer? If you restart the computer and you don't see an option to boot into windows, I'm assuming you'll need to go shell out the $300 to buy a copy of windows XP ...or you could just learn how to use Linux for free, just ask.

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Old 09-01-2006, 08:50 PM   #3
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Linspire is Linux. It the operating system on the computer you bought. Plug everything in and turn it on. When it's done booting, you'll be in Linux. If you want to use Windows, you'll need to buy Windows and install it.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 08:51 PM   #4
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i bought it originally with linux, dont think windows was ever on it.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 08:56 PM   #5
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There you go. You'll have to buy Windows if you want it.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 08:59 PM   #6
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ive been trying to use a cd image, that is, i burned it to a cd, loaded it in the drive, but it wont work, the system scans the file but then nothing happens
 
Old 09-01-2006, 09:01 PM   #7
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A cd image of what? Windows? Not gonna help you steal Windows!
 
Old 09-01-2006, 09:03 PM   #8
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darn, to bad.

...oh wait, were you asking a question? Maybe if you fraised it like a question, we would know what you wanted

What's on the CD? What do you want it to do? What is it not doing?

These are all helpful things to know.

regards,
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:14 PM   #9
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ok, so yes, I am using illegal windows, simply because of this computer wont be much connected online. SO anywAY, I downloaded Windows xp from torrent, when downloading windows(just like any game) you get a cd image, wich either you have to burn on a cd or use virtual cd opener, like PowerISO or Daemon Tools. Anyway, i burned the cd image to a cd, and put the cd in the CD-ROM, but when I try to run the image thats on the CD, the computer scans it, then nothing.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 09:17 PM   #10
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All this hasn't much to do with Linux, has it?
 
Old 09-01-2006, 09:20 PM   #11
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Too bad. Right, wrong, or indifferent it's illegal and you should go ask for help breaking the law somewhere else.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 09:20 PM   #12
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well, its kinda question if i need to do something on linux to get it right
 
Old 09-01-2006, 09:21 PM   #13
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just download a linux distro for free, legally. If you REALLY want Windows XP for $99-$199, feel free to buy it.

Who in their right mind said $300 for XP?

Linspire is linux? I thought it was windows based, but with like the feel of windows.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 09:22 PM   #14
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Why do you need Windows to do something with Linux? Are you asking us how to use Linux programs to burn illegal copies of Windows? Sorry, that's not what we're here for.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 09:26 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by JBailey742
Linspire is linux? I thought it was windows based, but with like the feel of windows.
It's the world's easiest desktop Linux, according to their website. It's also $60 a pop, which makes it more Windows-like.
 
  


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