We registered/activated our version of Windows (Home edition) before it died. Now, it looks like we're going to have to reinstall. My first question is: will we be able to activate it again? Our old computer (the one I'm using now) has a burnt copy of Windows. My brother got a product key off of a friend, and now we're getting the windows genuine alert. Will we get the same thing if we try to activate after a reinstall?
My second question is also regarding the new computer. It has a fairly good graphics card in it (GeForce 7600 GS), and I want to try out XGL on it. Are there any LiveCDs with XGL that you know of that work on an AMD64 system? I looked at Kororaa, but they only have it in mainstream (and I've been barred from installing anything even remotely related to Linux on the new system).