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by rosswilton / January 27, 2010 9:27 PM PST

i am not sure if i have a gen. copy of xp if i activate auto updates will uncle mike shut me down?p.s i have managed to download 40 security fixes with no trouble- i think thru glarys utility.

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(NT) What's a gen. copy?
by Kees Bakker / January 27, 2010 9:29 PM PST
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by rosswilton / January 27, 2010 9:31 PM PST
In reply to: What's a gen. copy?

short for genuine m8

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You bet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2010 9:30 PM PST
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If it's not genuine you are never sure which update will find it out and shut it down.

Given the passing of XP maybe a fresh copy of 7 is the answer?
Bob

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by Kees Bakker / January 27, 2010 9:37 PM PST
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I was thinking "generic", but if it's "genuine" there's no need for the OP to worry, is there?

Kees

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by rosswilton / January 27, 2010 9:45 PM PST
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to be perfectly honest it was a genuine version of xp home then 1 of my mates faffed wi it and it turned to xp pro sp2 but with a genuine product key ? is there a way to find out if product key still genuine?

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That's not genuine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2010 9:47 PM PST
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Eventually some update should kill it. At least you have XP Home to fall back on.

Because we can't discuss what could kill it this thread is locked.
Bob

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thx
by rosswilton / January 27, 2010 9:39 PM PST
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dunno if u got my last post but thx anyhow bob, rs.

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If it is genuine
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2010 9:44 PM PST
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Even if it shut down, MSFT makes good with new keys, etc.

No worries.
Bob

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