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Pirated windows or genuine?

by hawker505 / July 29, 2006 4:18 PM PDT

How can one know if his PC is having a pirated version of the OS installed?

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(NT) (NT) Simple, pirated gets no updates, Genuine does
by DarCLew2 / July 29, 2006 4:37 PM PDT
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Go to...
by PKsteven / July 29, 2006 4:39 PM PDT

Windows update site and download the WGA tool. This will let you know.


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Re:Go to...
by hawker505 / July 29, 2006 4:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Go to...

thanks forthe time taken. but can i know that by just going through the pirated system. not going online and downloading stuffs.

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Why do you ask?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 29, 2006 9:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:Go to...

I notice that you have already given advice a couple of times to posters with WGA problems to goto and use their utility to overcome validation problems.

So, why do you ask now?


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Re:Why do you ask?
by hawker505 / July 29, 2006 9:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Why do you ask?

sounds kinda silly....huh! some ppl out here say they have a pirated copy of can i make sure its a pirated copy without downloading the updates from microsoft.

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without downloading the updates from microsoft.
by glb613 / July 29, 2006 10:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:Why do you ask?

Did they pay for it? Many of the posters asking that question took their computer to a shop for repairs and come home with a ''new'' copy of XP. They didn't pay for it or have the disk. Others bought used computers with no disks or COA. That would send up a red flag for me but, I doubt the average computer owner would have a clue.

From what I've read, having a priated copy of XP isn't as much of an issue as dealing with the nagging messages.

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Still need some help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by hawker505 / July 30, 2006 12:27 AM PDT

I know if the validation is not genuine wen it can't download from the micrsoft's official website. wat i need to know is that is there any other solution in finding out if the copy of windows is geniune or not.......thanks in advance.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 30, 2006 12:44 AM PDT

Download the WGA, Windows Genuine Advantage tool.

I will allow no further discussion on this. I am suspicious of where this discussion is leading.

Anish, if you feel I am in error, you may email me through my profile.


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