XP pro copy

  towunda 16:17 17 Jan 2004

I have a copy of XP pro, I'm currently running win ME and I tempted to install the XP. I'm I running any risks by using a copy???

  Derek 16:21 17 Jan 2004

If it's a PIRATE copy then dump it. You won't be able to use it anyway.
QUESTION - is it a pirate copy ?

  towunda 16:23 17 Jan 2004

I'm assuming it is.

  bremner 16:30 17 Jan 2004

Yes you are at risk of being prosecuted for having pirate software so I would not install it.

Buy an upgrade version of XP HE for about £80 and be legal.

  towunda 16:47 17 Jan 2004

Point taken! Thanks.

  Indigo 1 17:11 17 Jan 2004

If you go ahead and install a pirate copy of XP you will not be able to update or patch it, you will not get any support from Microsoft when things go wrong and you definitely run the risk of prosecution.

Forget it, it's really not worth it.

  roundhead123 17:13 17 Jan 2004

Towunder - I just installed a (legal) upgrade to XP Pro from ME and I'm beginning to wish I'd kept windows ME - XP has managed to destroy quite a lot of my programmes.

  Indigo 1 21:15 18 Jan 2004

You mean you didn't run the XP compatibility test first ? click here

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