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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bilbotitus, May 6, 2007.

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  1. bilbotitus

    bilbotitus Thread Starter

    Dec 15, 2002
    I recently bought a used computer, and microsoft windows xp wanted to check for upgrades. It also checked that my windows was not a genuine copy. Now microsoft keeps popping up a spam harassment windows "your system may be at risk" get windows genuine advantage. I am outraged that Bill Gates would stick his ugly head into my computer. How can I get rid of this annoying popup? No, I'm not going to shell out money for a genuine copy of windows.
  2. Blackmirror


    Dec 5, 2006
  3. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hi, Blackmirror is correct, we cannot help you get around running a genuine Licensed version of Windows.

    Often, those who get used machines with an Operating System installed by someone else, come across this, the other owner had to format and reinstall, had no License himself, or used any old XP copy to install, just so they could sell the machine easier....

    You can follow this link, for ways to get a genuine copy, with help from Micrsoft who has created this help just for those who find themselves in bind.

    Don't know if you have XP Pro, or Home Edition, so will include this:


    The Get Genuine Kit is only available for use on fully assembled PCs with a previously installed counterfeit, pirated, or otherwise illegal or unlicensed copy of Windows XP Professional.

    See this also>


    Closing this, this is all the help we can give you.
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