windows xp

  casper69 21:50 06 Apr 2006

my new pc is nearly built and im installing windows xp home edition. my mates has a download of the operating system and said he can put it on a cd for me and give me a registration code for it and will work all the same. ineed to know

1)can this be done this way
2) is it against the law


  Totally-braindead 21:55 06 Apr 2006

It might work but you wouldn't be able to get any updates and do you really need to ask if its illegal? Of course it is.

  hubdean 21:56 06 Apr 2006

yes you can put your mates xp disk on your computer
but you can not register it as far as i know
and you will not get updates from microsoft

  mammak 21:57 06 Apr 2006

!.Yes no doubt it can be done.
2.Pretty certian it is way against the law.

  casper69 22:01 06 Apr 2006

what if i use my mates disc first then later buy the offical disc and install that later?

  VoG II 22:03 06 Apr 2006

Just buy a genuine copy of Windows and stop wasting our time.

  Totally-braindead 22:03 06 Apr 2006

You have your answer casper69, it is illegal.

  mammak 22:06 06 Apr 2006

casper69 with respect and the guidelines of this forum forget your mates disk that is licenced to him buy your own from the start.
and all will be happy bunnies.

  casper69 22:07 06 Apr 2006


sorry im just looking for answers as im new to upgrading pc's and just need to know

  Totally-braindead 22:09 06 Apr 2006

Please tick this thread as resolved casper69 down at the bottom.

  skidzy 22:11 06 Apr 2006

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