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i always had a question that i have genuine windows xp and one of my frined has pirated xp. i can update my computer using windows update and it can also validate if i test for the genuine detection in www.microsoft.com/genuine. but my friend has done some thing in his computer and he is also able to get automatic updates and surpirsingly he also is validated in the genuine check. i have question that what is the difference between our both Operating system except my being genuine. is it that while being genuine we have priviledge to update windows from windowupdate and being pirate we dont. but he has done it. so it means that i have waisted my money purchasing genuine windows licence?? isnt it?
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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.
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