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Windows XP is suddenly not genuine??? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know it is legitimate because I bought it new, and it validated for many years.


    • Edited by wingfeathers99 Monday, November 5, 2012 5:11 AM well this sucks...
    Sunday, November 4, 2012 5:34 PM

Answers

  • When you Google your Windows XP product key, you'll find that it is a non-genuine volume license product key that has been posted on many, many websites.

    Carey Frisch

    Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:47 PM
    Moderator
  • Both Windows and Office installations are counterfeit.

    Windows is using a GeoBlocked Volume License Key - blocked for abuse because of being published on teh internet.

    Your Office Enterprise installation can only be valid if you acquired it through your college or employer - it's another Volume Licensed installation.

    Project and Visio are also problably counterfeit - the combination is a common one on a certain torrentted installer.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Sunday, November 4, 2012 8:57 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • When you Google your Windows XP product key, you'll find that it is a non-genuine volume license product key that has been posted on many, many websites.

    Carey Frisch

    Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:47 PM
    Moderator
  • Both Windows and Office installations are counterfeit.

    Windows is using a GeoBlocked Volume License Key - blocked for abuse because of being published on teh internet.

    Your Office Enterprise installation can only be valid if you acquired it through your college or employer - it's another Volume Licensed installation.

    Project and Visio are also problably counterfeit - the combination is a common one on a certain torrentted installer.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Sunday, November 4, 2012 8:57 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello wingfeathers99,

    If you purchased your nongenuine product in disc form, fill out the counterfeit software report to see if Microsoft has a complimentary replacement offer for you:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/cfr/Report.aspx

    Monday, November 5, 2012 3:54 PM
  • Wingfeathers' machine has a BIOS date of 2003 -

    I suspect that any replacement OS would be at least Win7, so it's a fair possibility that it wouldn't run  on the machne as currently configured


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Monday, November 5, 2012 5:06 PM
    Moderator