Counterfeit Software RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does anyone know if Microsoft or one it's licensees, actually produce "genuine" discs that when tested (after the sale) turn out to be counterfeit for the sole purpose of selling them another copy?  I think that they do!!!

    Saturday, August 5, 2006 8:00 PM


  • Only Microsoft manufacturers legal and genuine Microsoft software CDs.  However, major OEM PC manufacturers can produce their own cutomized OEM CD.  Microsoft has no intention of trying to sell another copy if the original copy is indeed genuine and used in accordance with the End-User Licensing Agreement.

    Is your copy of Windows genuine? http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/ww/windows/default.mspx

    Saturday, August 5, 2006 8:11 PM