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Windows XP Pro validation

by dorusara / August 12, 2006 12:32 AM PDT

I tryed to update Windows XP Pro and I find out that the copy I have is not genuine.I have now an ennuing bug in my P.C. that keeps sayng me to get genuine.First I would like to detect and delete the bug.Can anyone help me?

Thank You !

[Edited by: admin to remove e-mail address]

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Is Your Copy Genuine?..............
by Trance_Zac / August 12, 2006 12:42 AM PDT

If so call Microsoft & they will validate it for you, from the #'s on your system properties window.

If it is indeed not genuine, don't call - get a genuine copy & reinstall.

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Windows XP Pro validation
by rob.linuxsympatico.ca / August 12, 2006 12:49 AM PDT
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aka Windows Genuine Advantage
by billzhills / August 12, 2006 1:21 AM PDT
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=905474

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/default.mspx?displaylang=en

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx
''''A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) is a label that helps you identify genuine Microsoft software. A COA is not a software license ? it is a visual identifier that assists in determining whether or not the Microsoft software you are running is genuine. However, without it, you will not have a legal license to run Microsoft software. A COA should never be purchased by itself without the software it authenticates.''''

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/prepurchase.mspx
''''Purchasing Genuine Microsoft Software
Answering the following 5 questions can help protect you from counterfeit software.
To help you determine that what you are receiving is genuine Microsoft software, you may wish to print this page and refer to it when you are ready to make your purchase.''''
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Missed a Link
by billzhills / August 12, 2006 1:28 AM PDT
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/ww/windows/what.aspx

f you suspect that your product is not genuine and would like to report piracy, please use the online piracy reporting form. You may also contact the Microsoft Anti-Piracy Hotline at 1 (800) RU-LEGIT. If you are outside the U.S., please see the Reporting Counterfeiting Outside The U.S. for the Anti-Piracy Hotline in your country.
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Nothing to add, except your email address.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 12, 2006 8:32 PM PDT

I've nothing to add to the advice offered.

But I have asked CNET's Admin to remove your email address from your post. Bot's trawl forums such as these for email addressess so they can be spammed.

Mark

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