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Advantages of genuine vista

by rakshithraor / March 11, 2007 4:29 PM PDT

i hav genuine vista.can i no what advantages i get for shellin out so much cash whereas i cud hav downloaded it.i heard u can make it genuine by a pirated edition also.......damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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Peace of mind ?
by Papa Echo / March 11, 2007 7:51 PM PDT

You get full support from Microsoft or if OEM, from manufacturers. You have legal recourse if they are not helpful. You also get help from this Forum.

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Many things...
by John.Wilkinson / March 12, 2007 1:34 AM PDT

1.) The right not to be sued for thousands of dollars.
2.) The right to say you didn't lie, cheat, and steal your way through life, stepping on others for your own benefit.
3.) The right not to be labeled a criminal.

For most, that should be enough. However, if you're concerned solely with the material benefits for simply following the law:
1.) Vista will not lock down on you, limiting every activity you attempt to perform.
2.) You can download all non-critical updates and add-ons.
3.) The security of knowing another individual has not inserted malicious code into Windows.
4.) You can receive technical support from Microsoft.
5.) Your threads here in the Cnet forums will not automatically be locked for piracy.

John


P.S. For all responders, do not discuss the download or use of pirated copies of Vista.

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