Why should I pay again? RRS feed

  • Question


    The Genuine Windows with my new computer was in Korean so the computer store loaded an English version of Windows (not genuine).  I didn't realise the software was not genuine till much later.  But, as far as I concerned - I have already paid for Windows (XP Home Edition), I have the CD in front of me (in Korean) and don't think I should have to pay again. 

    I tried the `Change the Product Key tool' but it wouldn't work.  Error message.

    What I think is that if I have paid to use Windows and am using one equivalent version instead - I have paid enough for the product.  If I was using the Korean language version and the pirated version - yes, I could see why you would want to be paid more. But that's not the case.  Please advise. Thanks.

    Friday, May 18, 2007 1:23 AM


  • If you wish to install the English version of Windows XP, then you'll have to purchase a license for the English version of Windows XP.  Otherwise, you'll need to reformat your hard drive and reinstall the Koren version of Windows XP which shipped with your computer.
    • Marked as answer by JeniferA Thursday, September 11, 2008 6:54 PM
    Friday, May 18, 2007 2:50 AM