From few days onwards my computer is saying that "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting. this copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation." but i am using my os from last 3 years. Till now i did not get such problem. If i go for validation it is asking to pay Rs.6000. But i am not that much affordable to pay such a huge amount. what should i do? could you please help me in solving my problem....
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Incase you are a victim of counterfeit product of Microsoft then :-
Purchase a valid Windows XP cd-key online from Microsoft.
If you can produce high-quality counterfeit media, along with a proof of purchase, you can get a free replacement key from Microsoft.
Contact your reseller for redress.
Purchase Windows XP from a local OEM reseller.
Purchase Windows XP at a retail location.
Notice the word "Purchase" appears in three of those five options. There's almost no way to finagle a free cd-key out of this.
Counterfeit software can come from a number of sources. It's important to use a reputable reseller when purchasing software or PCs that come with software. And, now the good part :- Microsoft also offers several options to help victims of counterfeit software obtain a legal copy of Windows, including a complimentary offer for victims who were deceived into buying highy quality counterfeit copies
To help customers who unknowingly purchased a counterfeit version of Windows XP, Microsoft has created two genuine Windows offers for those who qualify:
Complimentary offer: Microsoft will make a complimentary copy of Windows XP available to customers who have been sold counterfeit Windows. Customers will be required to submit a proof of purchase, the counterfeit CD, and a counterfeit report with details of their purchase. Only high-quality counterfeit Windows will qualify for the complimentary offer.
Electronic License Key Offer: Microsoft will offer an alternative for customers who find out via the WGA validation process that they are not running genuine Windows, but do not qualify for, or choose not to take advantage of, the complimentary offer. These customers will be able to license a Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP directly from Microsoft for a special on-line purchase price. The Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP will include a new 25-character Product Key and a Windows Product Key Update tool that will allow customers to convert their counterfeit copy to genuine Windows XP electronically.
That message ("you may be a victim of software counterfeiting") is displayed when your Windows serial number is being used by someone else. If your copy of Windows is legitimate, try contacting Microsoft support.
I had a friend who had a copy of xp, said the same thing. You have a copy of xp that has been registered with microsoft already. time to buy a copy. never good to get pirated copies of any software, esp operating systems.
Did this just pop up out of the blue? Is it a recent purchase? Did it happen when you tried to update windows for the first time? If the answer is yes to the second two questions then you have a pirated copy of windows installed and it has been picked up bt microsoft. You need to get an origional copy of windows and re install. if it is the first answer and you know your copy is good, then re install making sure that you enetr the product key correctly and then register the copy at microsoft. I hope this helps
sir it is possible that you got a pirated or counterfeited copy, you should reformat your drive and buy a licensed windows program. and use that to install your programs to you computer. thank you and fix ya.