HI,I have found out that my windows xp pro is a copy,it was privatly built for me and the guy who built it has gone bankrupt.Anyway has anyone purchased a product key from microsoft for the price of £92-00p.If so can you please tell me the procedure involved is it very complicated etc,could you run me through the way its done if you dont mind.Thanks daiol.
There's a little bit of confusion regarding Microsoft's stance on this matter. At one point, Microsoft agreed that they would provide a replacement genuine free copy of XP, for anyone caught up in a possibly counterfeit purchase from a 'retailer' source. This free replacement was discontinued in the UK (for some unknown reason), yet in the USA and certain other places, this offer is still available. Call me a cynic, by why is it, that this offer is still active, except to purchasers here in the UK.Perhaps the PCA or the FE could investigate this discrepancy.
Having said that, then the easy remedy would be to buy a genuine oem copy from a recognized dealer like Ebuyer or Novatech, and re-install that on the computer. So giving you a clean bill of health.
As a point of curiosity, how do you know the XP Pro that you have or is installed, a fake?.
I believe that some pc's running genuine XP operating systems are showing up as 'illegal'. Now would it be illegal for that user to run the WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage ) crack,which I read was circulating on the net the day after the initial release of the WGA test? When this happens so readily how can MS deal with similar problems regarding the new Vista OS!