Dec 15, 2009 - 11:53 AM
Dec 16, 2009 - 12:37 AM
You have three options:-
1) Buy a new Windows CD and get a new license key with that.
This is a shame however as you already have a product/license key for your current Windows installation.
2) Borrow a Windows CD from someone and re-install with your current product/license key.
To find out your current version of Windows right-clik on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop and choose "Properties". In the "General" tab you will find the exact name of your Windows product (e.g. Windows XP Home or Windows XP Pro). You'll need to know this if you want to re-install with the current product key you have.
To find out your current Windows product key you'll need a program such as WinKeyFinder to retrieve it (if your system allows you to inatall it). See http://www.winkeyfinder.com/remositor...
You'll need to write down this product key for later when you're re-installing Windows.
Then you'll need to borrow a CD from someone with the same Windows product on it as you have.
3) Install an alternative Operating System
You could try a more virus resistant and free operating system such as Ubuntu. See http://www.ubuntu.com for more information.
This will allow you to do most things that Windows can do such as Internet browsing, E-mail and document writing (and much, much more). All this for free and without the worry of viruses.
By the way, the fact that you have to enter the date and time everytime you start the PC could hint at the fact that your PC battery may be dead and needs replacing. Every PC has a small battery that, although lasting a long time, will eventually run out. It's there to remember some settings such as the current date and time for when the power goes off.
You may need to ask a computer store or computer expert to replace it for you. The batteries themselves are fairly cheap but someone needs to open the PC (safely) and replace the battery on the motherboard.
Dec 24, 2010 - 03:57 AM
Dec 27, 2010 - 05:59 PM