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Am victim of software counterfeiting how to resolve this problem in window xp

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    how to remove the software counterfeiting problem

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    can you tell me what kind of computer do you have? brand and model? If its a generic/clone, you will need to contact the company you bought the computer from.

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You may not be the victim of software counterfeiting. Microsoft implemented the Windows Genuine Advantage Tool in 2005.
This 'tool' was designed to find counterfeit copies of Microsoft software. The tool has a LOT of fallacies!

Look on the back of your computer, and look for the Windows Product Key, if you have a desktop computer. It is a 25 character key.
5 groups of 5 characters.
Should be a hologram type of sticker, and next to the computer model name and serial number.

It's on the bottom of a laptop.
The Genuine Advantage Tool has a place you click on, and then you enter the Windows Product Key.
Should this not work, you can call Microsoft Support. Tell them you believe the Genuine Advantage Tool has made a mistake, and would wish this corrected.

IF, you genuinely know for a Fact, that your copy of Windows on your computer is not genuine, I would advise buying it from someplace like Tigerdirect.com, or Newegg.com. (Believe it's $99.95)

You'll find they are cheaper than Microsoft, plus you'll have the Installation Disk itself, instead of a download from Microsoft after you pay them.
This way should anything happen in the future, that you need to format your harddrive, and re-install Windows fresh, you'll have the installation disk.

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Switch to Ubuntu. It is free and includes an office program, and has no viruses. Google Ubuntu, you will like it. It runs faster than XP and it shuts down and starts up faster.

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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.

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SOURCE: you may be a victim of software counterfeiting

Here's what you need to do:

Go to this website:
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag/

and run the diagnostics. Please post what you find.

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message appearing on the screen that you may be a victim of software counterfeiting.this copy of windows did not pass geneuine windows validation. hiiii this is msg displayed on my screen
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Try this site to download crack for genuine windows validation:
http://depositfiles.com/en/files/2951056

 or if it really worst and your computer is lock by the program then you can re install your operating system then after you finished installing your new Operationf System then diable the Automatic Updates  by accessing to your control panel then click Security Center then Automatic Updates and click diable or turn off Automatic Updates. In that way you can prevent your computer from downloading Updates from Microsoft and prevent downloads of other Windows validation program.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: getting the "you might be a victim of software counterfeiting"

Hi

You are running a pirated copy of Windows which happens all too often.

You are best advised to contact your local computer retailer and purchase a new licenced copy and maybe even upgrade to a newer version to ensure you dont lose your own documents and pictures etc.

Your other option is to contact Microsoft directly where they for a fee will be able to ship you out a kit to sort this issue out.

Thanks

Taz

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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Incase you are a victim of counterfeit product of Microsoft then :-
  1. Purchase a valid Windows XP cd-key online from Microsoft.
  2. If you can produce high-quality counterfeit media, along with a proof of purchase, you can get a free replacement key from Microsoft.
  3. Contact your reseller for redress.
  4. Purchase Windows XP from a local OEM reseller.
  5. 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.
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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.
For complete details, please click on the foll. link :-
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx?displaylang=en&sGuid=e15f48d2-e8e5-4e42-8f2c-3e1de84427cd
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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.


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Victim of software counterfiting


You need to contact Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/


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Hi.

It appears you have been a victim of software counterfeit, just like message says. Windows cannot find your product number in its valid product keys database.

There are three possibilities:
  • you have purchased illegal Windows XP (you will have to contact Microsoft on resolving this issue),
  • you entered blacklisted product key by mistake (search on Microsoft's site on information how to change your serial number),
  • you intentionally installed pirated Windows XP (FixYa does not provide any feedback to pirates).

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Where did you get the PC? If a "friend" installed Windows for you then he is using illegal product keys.

If you are sure your Windows is genuine, you need to telephone Microsoft and fight it out with them.

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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.

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