No, you haven't wasted your money. While there may be some ways in which a pirated version seems just as good, there's nothing to be gained by using an illegal version. For one, many forums, such as this one, will not provide help with any pirated software. There's no guarantee he'll always be able to get updates. The cracks and keygens that are necessary to bypass genuine validation processes my be accompanied by viruses and other malware. Finally, you know that you have followed the law, while he's broken it. Since we don't provide help with any illegal software, this topic is closed to further replies.