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Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 - Not Genuine

Discussion in 'Bing' started by SallyP, Sep 21, 2006.

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    Not sure if I've posted this in the correct area.

    Here's my problem, I bought my computer a couple of years ago and it had Windows XP Pro on it when I bought it, it was a new computer. The other day I tried to go into a website and it wouldn't let me and told me I needed javascript, it then directed me to microsoft website to download it.

    When I tried to download, it came up and said my windows is not a genuine copy so I can't download. I never received a cd for windows when I purchased the computer. Is there anything I can do to get my windows authenticated or am I going to have to purchase it?
     
    SallyP, Sep 21, 2006 IP
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  3. SallyP

    SallyP Peon

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    Thanks for that though but I don't think it will solve my problem now, I think I stuffed up, I tried to authorise my windows by putting in another product key and it came back product key incorrect and now is giving me 30 days to activate, so I'm assuming after 30 days it will close me down or something
     
    SallyP, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    why not buy a new genuine one?
     
    tiboh, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    There's a patch for it by hackers...search it yourself
     
    agnivo007, Sep 22, 2006 IP
  6. SallyP

    SallyP Peon

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    I have searched, the only ones I've come up with so far either haven't worked, or have trojan horse viruses on them.

    I probably will have to buy a new one although I was hoping not to as I can't really afford it
     
    SallyP, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    eXe Notable Member

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    Why not switch to linux! It's free, and most distros have guis.
     
    eXe, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    If you purchased your computer and XP was included in the purchase price, you should call up the shop and complain. You should also have been given a product key.

    If XP was just a 'bonus' then you should buy it. I don't understand why people jump at posts and preach for ppl to support the developer who wrote that nice script but when it comes to MS, it's go get a crack for it instead. So what if MS makes a bit of money. They deserve it.
     
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  9. deche

    deche Peon

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    plz buy key windows XPSP2 upgrade, i'm sell.
    plz contact Y!M: mr.ducanh or PM !
    1key=50$
    Copyright Microsoft !
     
    deche, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    ^^ Does'nt that smell like a scam ?
     
    agnivo007, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    It does abit. But $50 is around the charge that they cost these days. Because Vista is nearly here.

    Rob
     
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    The shop you have bought your computer from ask them to give you a genuine key or try seeking help from a friend or relative. Otherwise I think you will have to buy a new XP.
     
    n.b, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    Here is Microsoft's recommendations for problems like this:

    What if my copy of Windows or Office fails the validation process or I believe I have received pirated software?

    A: In either case, Microsoft recommends the following actions:
    See your reseller and ask for genuine Microsoft software, using the report provided during the validation session for support. The report explains why your system was unable to validate and provides instructions for further follow-up.

    Visit the Microsoft How to Tell website to learn how to recognize genuine Microsoft software.
    Purchase a genuine copy of Windows from Microsoft on line, or from your local reseller.

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspx?displaylang=en#Question5Label
     
    SEO Jeff, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    Thanks guys
    I think I'm going to buy it, and not from the $50 guy, I'm not that stupid, that does have scam written all over it.
    Microsoft charge $238 for genuine authentication. But I'll have to bite the bullet and buy it I think
     
    SallyP, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    Try ebay, they sell ginune XP for low prices.

    I just wonder where they get these XPs from but I am certain they are legal.
     
    mahmood, Sep 22, 2006 IP
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    Yea try to go wit something else before you purchase from microsoft. No matter what you do, they're gonna be the most expensive.

    However, even if you do that you may run into the same problem that says, "Invalid code" cus your OS may have a particular Product key attached to it that only microsoft can change. I mean there are other ways of getting around this but it up to you if you wanna try those ways. Send an e-mail to . They have some times answers there that can help you.
     
    TeddL, Oct 11, 2006 IP
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    I'd like to suggest you to buy a original Microsoft Windows XP.
    It will cost you arround 3000/- INR but worth. If you want to wait for somedays say, till last week of Novembar, you can buy a Windows Vista as MS gonna publicly release it then.
     
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    Best will be buy Windows XP as vista will have 4 Diffrent versions and it will be very heavier for systems lower than 512. Also as soon as vista will be launched there will be a price deduction in windows XP prices.
     
    abiji, Oct 18, 2006 IP
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    wait for vista....XP suxx :)
     
    ALIEN_Y2K, Oct 18, 2006 IP
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    I think XP pro is the best platform at the moment. Vista sounds nice but theres alot to be proven yet, they cant possibly make it bulletproof. I recomend buying a full version of windows xp pro, back up your data then reformat your drive and reinstall the new software.
     
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