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    non original windows XP

    Hey there,
    I recently went on the microsoft website to get the latest updates for my windows XP professional with SP2, but they said that if I want the update, I need to do something called the "genuine windows validation" and for that you need a authentic and fully licensed copy of Windows. But my windows XP is a copy.

    Please tell me is there any way of solving this prob.
    the only people that i could ask abt this is you guys cuz ur the pc pros,

    thx in advance

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    your license code determins if your copy is legit or not.

    if your cd-key was not issued from microsoft you can contact them and they will sell you xp for a discount.
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    isn't dere a way of doing it withouth paying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lankan_man
    isn't dere a way of doing it withouth paying?
    there is and it's called piracy and this is against the forum rules.
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    Give Bill Gates your money - he needs it more than you.

    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.~ Groucho

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    It's for a good cause - Bill will donate your money on his behalf.
    Last edited by lynchknot; July 28th, 2005 at 03:49 AM.

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    Yeah - He knows you can't be trusted with it.


    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.~ Groucho

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    If you were tricked by an OEM who gave you a fake license, you can temporarily get updates until you get your license issue sorted:

    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5407

    Check the last post in that thread. That is a temporary solution. I hope you can get a legitimate license at some point. These OEMs who sell fake licenses aught to be shot.

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    well thx i<ll try it out

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    your right its not bad

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