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Replace a "pirate" XP programmed HD with a genuine XP HD?

Can this be done,,the old HD has a pirate version of XP,,will the genuine XP HD be ok and startup reasonable or,, at all,,given that some of the drivers might be compatible allready??

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If you upgrade to a genuine verson of XP from a pirated one, it will be okay. The harddrive [shouldn't] reject the software.

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My problem is to remove the genuine software from my computer because no backrounds are showing in my desktop

The "Windows Genuine Advantage" software on your computer has discovered that you are using a "counterfeit" version of Windows XP.<br /> <br /> So, if you bought the computer from a computer-store, and they installed Windows, you can report them to Microsoft: call 1-800-R-U-LEGIT to report them as "software pirates".<br /> <br /> Or, see: <a href=""></a><br /> for information on how to convert your copy into a "genuine" copy of Microsoft Windows.<br /> <br /> Or, buy a retail copy of "Windows 7 Upgrade", and upgrade your Operating System from XP to the latest version.<br /> <br />

Aug 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC


How to know if you're Windows/Office system is genuine/legit?

Software piracy has became a wide-spread phenomenon in the last years, especially due to the internet and data on it becoming more and more available to a growing number of computer holders around the globe. Computer technicians and computer stores who want to make or just want to "make a favor for a friend" install pirated software, often without letting the owner of the computer know about it.

It won't be far away from the truth saying that 2 of the most common pirated programs worldwide are the Windows operating system and Office (in all their versions) - both by the huge software company - Microsoft.
Microsoft decided, quite long ago, not to stand still, but to take an active part in the fight against illegal use of its products. They put a critical/mandatory "update" in the Windows Update updates list called "Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications". If your system is configured to get updates automatically (this is the default setting), you'll get this update within the next automated updating. Once installed on a pirated Windows system, notifications will appear very frequently, on the Desktop, in the notifications area and during logon (Welcome screen).

Few examples:



Same goes for Office. Once "Office Genuine Advantage Notifications" if installed, the following will appear in the upper section of any Office program.

For example:

Pirated systems of Windows and/or Office will keep having these notifications until they're fully licensed.
Furthermore, No updates - apart from automated critical updates - will be allowed to be installed through Windows Update or Microsoft Download Center.
Moreover, no Desktop background will be shown (only solid black);
On Windows Vista and Windows 7 - Aero themes will be also disabled.

Not sure if your Windows is Genuine? Want to check if your Office is eligible for full updates? Follow these steps to find out:
1. Download Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool from HERE
2. Run the tool.
3. Click Continue.

After few seconds you'll see the results.
If it doesn't say Genuine in Windows tab or in Office tab - your software is NOT legit!

What to do in case you have an illegal software?
The good news is that you don't necessarily need to format/reinstall everything! All you have to do is to purchase a GENUINE copy of your version of Windows and/Office and replace the pirated key with the new one. If you purchased the software but found out that it's pirated, contact your reseller for redress!

To change Windows key on Windows XP:
  1. Download Keyfinder.
  2. Run it.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Select Change Windows Key.
  5. Type in the new key.
  6. Press OK.
  7. Restart your computer to complete the process.

To change Windows key on Windows Vista or 7:
  1. Click the "Windows" button ("Start").
  2. Type in: cmd
  3. Right-click cmd on the list and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Type in: slmgr -ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx (where the "xxxx" stand for the new product key).
  5. Type in: exit.
  6. Restart your computer to complete the process.

To change Office key:
  1. Make sure all Office programs are closed.
  2. Click Start (or the "Windows" button).
  3. Type in: REGEDIT (on Windows XP click Run and then type in).
  4. On 32-bit versions: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\XX.0\Registration. On 64-bit versions: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\XX.0\Registration. XX.0 represents Office version: 10.0 = Office XP; 11.0 = Office 2003; 12.0 = Office 2007; etc.
  5. Delete the following keys: ProductID and DigitalProductID.
  6. Exit the Registry Editor.
  7. Start any Office program. Enter the new key in the dialogue box that will appear on the screen.

on Mar 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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If i will open my system then, every time my system desktop is going to black and display a message like "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting. this copy of windows did not pass genuine windows...

well, is this a legal cd of XP? or did you pull it from the internet? if it is a original version of xp, please contact Microsoft, they will reactivate it, or sent you a new xp cd.

Aug 23, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I have a 30days trial version of xp professional version2002 service pack 2, can you help find a activation key?

only one way is there you can download the latest version of WGA(windows genuine advantage) this is purely pirated application which activates the windows XP.

Mar 23, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Do you know where to get Windows XP for FREE

Windows Xp is not a freeware . But Pirated versions Are avail in the net. But i suggest not use pirated editions Since it increases the matter of high risks of viruses ,s ince updates cannot install and if it is a genuine

If you need pirated editions just search torrents

Feb 10, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation

according to the statements which you have specified the computer says that the operating system you are using is not an original software and may be a pirated version.i can suggest you two things. if you have bought the operating system xp as an original one from a dealer contact the support of microsoft and sort your problem immediately. but if you have installed the operating system from a pirated version, enter a new volume license key and switch off windows update. you will be under risk if you are updating a pirated version of xp.thanks for using fixya!.please dont forget to rate my solution.

May 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Delited files in ad or remove program and my modem keeps saying error so wont to delite xp and put it back on but my xp disk is older than the one on the computer please help

See this is not the disk from the previous installation was done. It was done either from pirated CD (if corrunt one is original) or The current one is pirated.

if corrent CD is original, simply uninstall the SW then reinstall from current CD, otherwise get the latest version of the SW ( offcourse licensed) and install the new one after uninstalling olderone, or update in order to keep your setting same.

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Feb 24, 2009 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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Remove ask for genuine microsoft software? by windows xp professional pc

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Feb 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Window xp

A pirated windows cannot be made genuine in any way. There are patches that just disable the genuine windows check, but the windows still wont be genuine, and you wont be able to download certain updates from Microsoft.

Regarding performance there is no difference between a genuine windows and non genuine one. However non genuine windows does not download all updates, this can cause troubles when a software need the updates.

Always better using genuine Windows.

Sep 22, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Problem using media player

If you are using a pirated version of windows and have installed any kind of update from the microsoft website you are required to install the Microsoft Genuine Advantage program. This will cause several programs to not work.

If you are not using a pirated version of windows your cd key has been obtained by someone else and has been registed under their details. I would suggesting calling the Microsoft Helpline and report your issue to them.

Apr 23, 2008 | Microsoft MS Windows XP Professional SP2

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