Re: PC problem
I've always insisted on and paid for the full Windows package - I demand on having the operating system program on a legit CD with legit installation key. To do any other is putting yourself in a sticky situation.
If there is nothing irreplaceable on the hard drive, I'd just do a full reformat and re-install Windows and start with a clean slate. I'm guessing, but it sounds as if someone has deleted a program rather than properly uninstalling - an in-law of mine was doing that all the time until I got it through to him that you can't just delete unwanted programs, that you have to uninstall them!
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