#1
Okay, so my wifi died in my laptop (pavillion dv6000). Its a know problem and I can send it in and get it fixed, BUT:

I deleted the "recovery partition", and "upgraded" from vista basic to ultimate...with a pirated copy. I don't have the original version. What should I do? Send it in anyway? Will they get mad if they see I pirated windows and/or changed the factory OS?
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How would they know it's pirated?
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they won't get mad.... but there's a risk that your warranty may be void.... and if it isn't covered by warranty then they may charge you extra for it....
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If you re-install vista from the original boot disk that came with the computer, will you lose your documents?

Cause I just reinstalled XP a few days ago, and I didn't lose anything, you just gotta know where to look for it.
#5
depends where you send it. probobly not, but just incase, i suggest possibly backing it up somewhere else (everything you hold dear on the computer) and wipe the hard drive of any trace of the OS.

but i dont think if its like, a local shop, or just a hardware switch, that they'll care.
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#6
it sounds like you messed around with your hard drive and partitions a lot. that might nullify your warranty. check the warranty papers that came with your laptop.
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If you re-install vista from the original boot disk that came with the computer, will you lose your documents?

Cause I just reinstalled XP a few days ago, and I didn't lose anything, you just gotta know where to look for it.


you didnt lose anything because you repaired the OS, not reinstalled it. a complete reinstall of XP includes a hard drive format, which wipes everything, and even if you skip that, most of your documents will be gone anywho.
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#8
nah, I have to send it back to HP. Its a cracked Dell OEM version of Vista Ultimate. So it has Dell logos on some screens, and has a cracked bios emulator that appears when you start up the computer.


EDIT: I don't have a warranty (second hand laptop), but the hardware issue is well known with HP, so I an send it in. And it didn't come with any CDs, but it came with a partition with the recovery stuff on it.
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it has...a cracked bios emulator that appears when you start up the computer.

lol, that's hardcore.
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you didnt lose anything because you repaired the OS, not reinstalled it. a complete reinstall of XP includes a hard drive format, which wipes everything, and even if you skip that, most of your documents will be gone anywho.


Oh okay.

My friend told me that too, but i didn't believe him since it asked "Do you want to repair or do a fresh reinstall" and I chose "fresh reinstall", I litereally started all over. But now since a random person on the internet told me, I believe it.

I really do believe you though, I'm not just being a dick.

BTW, if you do a reinstall and you want to recover your old documents, go to

c:\documents and settings\"your old user name"/"your old user name"s documents
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EDIT: I don't have a warranty (second hand laptop), but the hardware issue is well known with HP, so I an send it in. And it didn't come with any CDs, but it came with a partition with the recovery stuff on it.

if you're going to send it in, back up all of your important stuff...at least that's what i'd do before some ham-handed HP grunt starts fixing my laptop. for all we know, HP's second step towards fixing your wifi is: "DELETE HARD DRIVE". their first step would, of course, be, "REMOVE THUMB FROM ANUS".
i don't know how they'd react when they see your L337 bios emulator / h4x00r3d Vista.
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i don't know how they'd react when they see your L337 bios emulator / h4x00r3d Vista.



Thats what I'm afraid of. I don't want to get sued. I think I can just pirate another Home Basic version, because legally I own a copy of it, so says the "genuine windows" sticker on the bottom.
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