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Re: How will i identify os win xp loaded in mp pc is...

Not sure if your concern is if XP is counterfeit, or just an original installation, so we will address both.
One of the easiest ways is to look at the system properties. Right click on 'my computer' on your desktop or start menu --->Properties-->General Tab. It will show version and registration information. Look for a brand e.g. Dell. If it shows a known brand it probably is a original installation. Some small OEM computer makers fail to brand the computers, but all the major brands will. It could still be an original operating system with a new installation (by user), in which there will be no brand name or support info.
Four ways to find out if it is a copy or counterfeit.

  1. First look for the Certificate of Authenticity on the bottom of the computer. If it has that, and brand information from system properties, it pretty much is an original install and not copied or counterfeit.
  2. You can call microsoft with the product i.d. and license number to see if there are duplicate registrations. Not my favorite option.
  3. Go to the MS Windows Comparison How to tell site and it will help you determine if it is legitimate.
  4. Download updates, especially the "Windows Genuine Advantage". This update will verify the authenticity of the OS, and if genuine allow you to download additional optional updates.
I hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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