Quote: Originally Posted by bluehue
I am older and understood this to be 30 days and then activate and pay for it... Free to start it up. Not totally free. I have cleared it off of my pc... by totally clearing my pc. Now I have am stuck... and using a lil' Samsung netbook(now that's STUCK! lol). I does have Windows7 that a paid for.
I also see since checking for a new DeLL pc that all I can get is Windows7. I also see they offer right now for $15.00 to add Windows8... Then I read to save my money on the one they offer. I was told by someone that WinXP is sooo hacked... and to give up Norton. Windows7 comes with a virus protection... I'm truly no tech... I don't know how you figure it out anymore..lol.
I tried to reload my windowsXP after clearing my laptop and that didn't happen. Files missing. So I burn a gparted-live-0.12.1-5 image(iso) to a cd and reboot with that. Nothing worked. WindowsXP would not reload.
I cant go buy another laptop right now... so I was trying to get things back working on my own by following leads from places like this. Since NOTHING seems to be working right I am afraid to venture out to buy a windows7 program.
Right now I have no reason to believe when I load it... that it'll work either. I don't know...
If I left some explinations out... sorry. Just ask.
I'm confused - in one sentence you say you have a Windows7 that you paid for - and later you say that you'll have to go out and buy one.
Which is it?
You can reformat and reinstall your XP using only the XP installation disk - unless you've done something silly with the gparted utility.
What exactly did you do?
Yes, Norton is over-rated as protection, and is extremely complex to use properly. For the average user, the Free Microsoft Security Essentials is far more appropriate, and just as effective.