I got a Windows XP Professional installed on my computer a few days back through one of my associates ( who is not available at present) and my computer started working perfectly all right. However, while typing the text when I tried to use Encarta Dictionary or Translation Device by downloading the same on the internet, the warning appeared "This window is not genuine and that I may be a victim of software counterfeiting and ultimately I was unable to download such types of softwares etc. A star like Icon has got fixed on the right side corner of the Start bar of my computer. Every time at the time of start and shutting down the computer warning is contituously appearing. Thus I mailed the request to get help from your goodself in this regard to solve this problem obligingly. Regards. rcsharda_44@yahoo
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Re: Pyrated copy of Windows EP.
Hi, XP pro. installed by your asso. in a pyrated version and is not genuine copy. Such serial numbers are blocked by the MS for any updates or software from microsoft. However you can use it normally with all the programs except the special updates from microsoft.
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Did you just purchase the computer, and it had Windows XP Professional "pre-installed"?
If so, the store that sold you the computer may have used a "counterfeit" copy of Windows, rather than using a "genuine" copy of Windows (which only cost them about $100).
Or, did you recently take the computer to a computer-store, for repair (such as after having a computer-virus), and did they reinstall Windows, again using "counterfeit" software?
Or, did a "friend" install Windows XP, using "counterfeit" software?
If you purchased the computer with Windows XP Professional pre-installed, then take the computer back to that seller, and report them to Microsoft (1-800-R-U-LEGIT) for selling you a computer with a "bootleg" copy of Microsoft software.
Or, reinstall Windows, using the 25-character license-key on the decal on the side of the desktop computer.
I just posted an answer to this a few minutes ago lol.
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.
This means that your license copy is pirated. If recently purchased and installed you should report it back to vendor or if this one is just a new message after Operating system being in use from last few days then you should report it to Microsoft support ( if licensed copy ). Follow the link to check for Genuine Validation http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/default.aspx?displaylang=en
The documents are probably not corrupted, just unassociated file types as you don't have a program that recognizes *.doc file type now that Word is no-longer there.
Microsoft Office has a Repair option if you run the Install Disc, or, if you uninstalled the application in the regular manner then you can just install it again without affecting your other office programs by selecting only Word on install.
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.
hi, the XP pro. your associate installed on your computer is a pyrated copy which is blocked by microsoft. so you may not be able to install any updates from MS. However you can use it normally with other applications.