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I Am Not Allowed To Get A Genuine Copy Of Windows


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#1 IHateAbnormalities

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 11:02 PM

After an automatic update. This stupid thing keeps saying I may be a victim of software counterfeiting. And tells me to get a genuine copy of windows. My mother doesn't want me to get one since it is costly. How do i remove this thing so it doesnt keep naggin me.

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#2 iqchicken

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 04:10 AM

are you saying that you in fact DON"T have a genuine version? If not. Go get one. Members of this forum will not help hijack an illegal copy of windows.

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 05:01 AM

Switch to linux, it won't be easy at first but I promise that you will learn by it.
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Posted 29 August 2006 - 07:06 AM

After an automatic update. This stupid thing keeps saying I may be a victim of software counterfeiting. And tells me to get a genuine copy of windows. My mother doesn't want me to get one since it is costly. How do i remove this thing so it doesnt keep naggin me.


Please tell mom that keeping your current copy of Windows is against International Copyright Laws. You must buy a legitimate copy of Windows. I suggest contacting Microsoft. Excerpt from their forum:

Q: What are the details of the genuine Windows offer?
A: To help customers who unknowingly purchased a counterfeit version of Windows XP, Microsoft has created two genuine Windows offers for those who qualify:
Complimentary offer: Microsoft will make a complimentary copy of Windows XP available to customers who have been sold counterfeit Windows. Customers will be required to submit a proof of purchase, the counterfeit CD, and a counterfeit report with details of their purchase. Only high-quality counterfeit Windows will qualify for the complimentary offer.
Electronic License Key Offer: Microsoft will offer an alternative for customers who find out via the WGA validation process that they are not running genuine Windows, but do not qualify for, or choose not to take advantage of, the complimentary offer. These customers will be able to license a Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP online for a price of $99 for Windows XP Home edition or $149 for Windows XP Professional. The Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP will include a new 25-character Product Key and a Windows Product Key Update tool that will allow customers to convert their counterfeit copy to genuine Windows XP electronically.


Genuine Microsoft Software: How to tell

As a rule, you must have a Certificate of Authenticity affixed to the computer that has that copy of XP loaded on it.

Now, since you asked about bypassing this feature - violating copyright rules - this post is closed. If you have any questings, please PM me.

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