I have inherited a dodgy copy of XP pro in a back street built computer and have received the usual warning from microsoft plus the inability to update my system. I have the ability to buy a certificated, authentic copy of Windows XP pro upgrade but is my only recourse to install this on a separate partition or can I overlay/tweak the registry to accept the new license number.
Had the same problem,i sent microsoft the £92-00,after a couple of days i got the email from them that takes you to a site that they check the copy of windows,they email you a new key,cant quite remember but i think you have to run a program to get you up and running,then not long after they send you your windows cd,and your legal,good luck.
I don't quite understand the original post. Are you saying the one and only copy of XP Pro put onto this machine is an illegal copy and you don't have a sticker on the machine with an original product key either?
If that's the case, I can't see how the software pointed to can fix it.
There's nothing wrong with either Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder or RockXP - it's just the way your AV is reacting to them. From the RockXP website click here - "Unfortunatly, some Antivirus detect this tool like a Virus, but it’s not."
coubury, what you suggest about using a crack is illegal & not allowed on these forums. Haven't you read the Forums' T&C click here? G