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Victim of software counterfeiting

I don't see why you would replace a screen if it's a software issue?
I have fixed many computers with this issue, cause some nobody working on computers from his parent's basement thinks that the illegal xp pro is a great thing and helpful for a person.

Acquire a legal copy of XP Pro on-line from many reputable sources. $50 - $120 or less if you are lucky, I wouldn't buy used for the fact you can't guarantee that someone didn't already use the key on the sticker.

In most cases it doesn't even have to be XP PRO.
Back up important files and install XP using your new LEGIT copy of XP.

Use the drivers disc that may have come with your computer and you should be good to go.

In a lot of cases the drivers have to be found from the manufacturers websites.

In some of the cases the computer was still able to run the system recovery option and set it back to the LEGAL copy of windows that was installed from the factory.

If this was a custom computer put together then you need to aquire your own legal copy as stated before.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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I've repaired a few of these even replacing screen - they are tough to work on - but I think i can fix it for a fee? I own a PC repair shop

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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    Difficulty: Average
    Time Required: Less than 15 minutes
    Here's How:
    Click on Start and then Run.

    In the text box in the Run window, type regedit and click OK. This will open the Registry Editor program.

    Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder under My Computer and click on the ( ) sign next the folder name to expand the folder.

    Continue to expand folders until you reach the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents registry key.

    Click on the WPAEvents folder.

    In the results that appear in the window on the right, locate OOBETimer.

    Right-click on the OOBETimer entry and choose Modify from the resulting menu.

    Change at least one digit in the Value data text box and click OK. This will deactivate Windows XP.

    Feel free to close Registry Editor at this point.

    Click on Start and then Run.

    In the text box in the Run window, type the following command and click OK.

    %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

    When the Let's activate Windows window appears, choose Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows and then click Next.

    Click the Change Product Key button at the bottom of the window.

    Don't worry about filling anything out on this screen.

    Type your new, valid Windows XP product key in the New key: text boxes and then click the Update button.

    You should now reactivate Windows XP by following the instructions on the Activate Windows by phone window which you should now be seeing or via the Internet by clicking the Back button and following the instructions on that screen.

    If you'd rather postpone activating Windows XP until a later date, you can click the Remind me later button.

    After activating Windows XP, you can verify that activation was successful by repeating steps 9 and 10 above.

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Victim of counterfeiting of software


If you are victim of software counterfeit you may report that to this link especially if its something to do with microsoft products.

http://www.microsoft.com/howtotell/reports/report.aspx

And for other related software counterfeiting you may use the link below.

https://reporting.bsa.org/fraud/add.aspx

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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
where you will find out how to contact Microsoft for this issue

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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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Try to find REMOVE WGA on www.softpedia.com

That little hack tool should solve your problem.

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