how to validate windows xp in a computer i bought with pirated version of windows? RRS feed

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  • have a computer that appears to have a non genuine version of win xp I have my cd for ganuine software how do I installed the update to validate my version of the os?
    • Changed type Darin Smith MS Monday, June 29, 2009 7:13 PM change thread to Question
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:42 PM


  • Hello billdac,

      If you have a Genuine copy of XP and you want to use that on a computer that has a non-genuine copy of XP on it, you would need to use the Product Key update tool (http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/XPPkuinst.aspx) to replace the bad Product Key with the Genuine one.  Note: if the Product Update tool does not work, you will need to reinstall XP using the Genuine XP software and product key.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Monday, June 29, 2009 7:11 PM