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Old January 14, 2012, 04:03 PM
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Well custom building a laptop is rather tricky I'd say.

Sounds like you want to reinstall due to switching out the HDD with a SSD? If that's the case, you can easily mirror the HDD to the SSD as HDD/SSD manufacturers provide software to do it and you can easily find free software online too such as CloneZilla. Granted, a clean install is the more ideal approach though to get rid of all that pre-installed junk.

Personally, I don't consider finding/using the certificate illegal, but like I said, it's a fine line. As long as you aren't using it on another computer which it was never intended to be upon, I'd say it's legal. That being said, the certificates were ever intended to be in the "public domain" as you cannot find them on MS's website. That's what makes it "illegal".
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