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  • Seems too many people are having the same problem and have sourced from genuine suppliers....

    No, this shows you how many people are using Non-Genuine software (knowingly or not)... allot isn't it? 

    Now you know why Microsoft created the Windows Genuine Advantage program and why they put so much energy into it's anti-piracy efforts.  This is not just some drop in the barrel.  A substantial percentage of Office and XP installs (in the US, UK as well as worldwide) are using Non-Genuine Software/Product Keys.

     
     Please read the other threads in this forum.  You will find that:

    a) If the users received thier software thru a trusted source (preinstalled, name brand retailers and so on) the software actually install on the computer is NOT the genune software they own.  It was installed on thier PC by a Repair person (or a friend or the smart kid down the street) who was either too lazy to contact the owner and get the Genuine software and key or thought they were doing the user a 'favor' by upgrading the user's software to a higher edition or version for "free".

    b) If the user got thier software thru a untrustworthy source (i.e. Online Auction sites, fly-by-night sites that sell software at high discounts, filesharing site and so on) the software they bought/downloaded is pirated/Non-Genuine.

    Post your Diagnostic Report (in your own thread) and I will tell you what type of product key was used to install that current copy of Office. Regardless of what Genuine Office Disk you may own and are holding in your hand, the Non-Genuine Notification is triggered off what is actually installed.

    This is not a supply chain issue. It is a 'What is actually installed on your PC' issue.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 8:37 PM

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  • Hello David Blench,

    No need to go to court, just run the report and post it.

    BTW it is considered bad form to hijack other people's threads.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:45 PM


  • Seems too many people are having the same problem and have sourced from genuine suppliers....

    No, this shows you how many people are using Non-Genuine software (knowingly or not)... allot isn't it? 

    Now you know why Microsoft created the Windows Genuine Advantage program and why they put so much energy into it's anti-piracy efforts.  This is not just some drop in the barrel.  A substantial percentage of Office and XP installs (in the US, UK as well as worldwide) are using Non-Genuine Software/Product Keys.

     
     Please read the other threads in this forum.  You will find that:

    a) If the users received thier software thru a trusted source (preinstalled, name brand retailers and so on) the software actually install on the computer is NOT the genune software they own.  It was installed on thier PC by a Repair person (or a friend or the smart kid down the street) who was either too lazy to contact the owner and get the Genuine software and key or thought they were doing the user a 'favor' by upgrading the user's software to a higher edition or version for "free".

    b) If the user got thier software thru a untrustworthy source (i.e. Online Auction sites, fly-by-night sites that sell software at high discounts, filesharing site and so on) the software they bought/downloaded is pirated/Non-Genuine.

    Post your Diagnostic Report (in your own thread) and I will tell you what type of product key was used to install that current copy of Office. Regardless of what Genuine Office Disk you may own and are holding in your hand, the Non-Genuine Notification is triggered off what is actually installed.

    This is not a supply chain issue. It is a 'What is actually installed on your PC' issue.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 8:37 PM