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God-damned Windows XP...

Evening, all.

I've just had some fun times with trying to get the new hard drive on Vickie's PC. I'd re-formatted the new drive (again) and re-installed Windows XP (again) in preparation for Dan popping over with the driver disc for Vickie's/his motherboard (see my newspost for the 3rd for more detail) and had got as far as activating Windows - when Microsoft told me I'd exceeded the numner of activations allowed on Vickie's product key. I've tried rebuilding her PC so many times recently, it seems I've used all her XP activations up. I don't know whether I get a few back in six months or so, but right now, I don't feel like arguing the point with a Microsoft user. So, the new hard drive has gone to Dan.

This still leaves Vickie with a 20GB hard drive that's down to 4GB unused space. I still want a new hard drive for her, which, considering the trouble I've had and the using up of her XP activations, I'll set up as a slave so Vickie can put her data there. The problem is, money's a little tight for us both right now. I'm going to be spending the next few months paying off my Mastercard after upgrading my PC as it is, Vickie's also seriously feeling the pinch (and I still owe her a couple of hundred bucks), we have my birthday party this weekend to cater for and there's a trip overseas next year that I'm still nowhere near affording.

So, in order to give us a short- and long-term shot in the arm... I'm selling my Xbox and all its games.

It's been something I've thought about on and off lately, and really, aside from playing Halo on it occasionally, I don't use it half as much as I thought I might. I'm hoping it'll find a better home with one of you.

So what, exactly, is for sale?

  • An Xbox Console with Standard AV Connector and Advanced AV connector (S-Video/Digital Audio).
  • Four Controllers, two Big, two Small.
  • Halo, the system's premiere first-person shooter.
  • Enter The Matrix, the action game based on the hit movie The Matrix: Reloaded.
  • MechAssault, bringing big Mechs to the Xbox in explosive style.
  • Rallisport Challenge, one of the best rally racing games on console.
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, the hit Japanese stealth-action game.
  • Sega Soccer Slam, the fun, tongue-in-cheek sports game.
  • Dead Or Alive 3, the visually spectacular martial arts fighting game.
  • Fuzion Frenzy, the Xbox's first party title.

My asking price for this valuable kit is $600.00, although I am willing to negotiate. Only available in a job lot; I want to sell it all off in one big hit. All games and equipment are in good condition. Serious offers only, please.

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