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My computer is telling me i have a counterfit copy of windows XP. It is also telling me i have problems with my sound device and graphics/video card can you help me please.

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If the Windows XP is from a different computer that has been registered with Mircosoft, it will read as conterfit - Windows XP is setup for one licence per computer. If that computer that XP was on is no longer, you might be able to call Microsoft and tell them that, and get them to validate that copy for you. As for your Sound and Graphics, it sounds like you don't have the correct drivers for them, each computer is different with different drivers needed for each interface. You will have to have the make and model for each device and find the drivers for them.

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