"As part of its growing antipiracy campaign, Microsoft is testing a program that offers free licensed versions of Windows XP Professional to some customers whose copies are found to be bogus."
Published: May 4, 2005, 1:39 PM PDT By Ina Fried Staff Writer, CNET News.com "...Starting Wednesday, customers in the United States whose copies of Windows XP Professional do not pass validation will be presented with the option of getting a free licensed copy. To do so, customers will have to fill out a counterfeit report with Microsoft and be able to provide the Windows disk they have as well as some kind of receipt for their purchase. Those who don't have the disk or the receipt are eligible to buy a licensed copy online..."
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)