How can I tell if my copy of Windows is genuine? RRS feed

  • Question

  • To help you verify that you are using genuine Windows, Microsoft offers a quick and easy online process called validation.

    Validation takes only a few moments, and enables Microsoft to create a match between your PC's hardware profile and your 25-character Product Key (located on the Certificate of Authenticity), which Microsoft stores and checks against future activation and validation attempts. We do this to ensure that your Product Key is not used by another person in a malicious manner, such as activating a counterfeit or non-genuine copy of Windows.

    Saturday, February 24, 2007 6:12 PM

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  • I am with genuine.
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 3:04 AM
  • Me too genuine.....
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 4:28 PM
  • To know/check whether you have Genuine products use the folowing links

    For Genuine Windows : http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/Validate.aspx?displaylang=en
    For Genuine Office : http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/Validate.aspx?displaylang=en
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 5:58 PM
  • I think we need to spread this link.
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 10:45 AM
  • I dont understand what you mean by spread ?
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 3:23 PM
  • I mean to say that we are needed to distribute or disperse widely the Use of Genuine Software and insisting that there product must be original.
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 5:57 PM