Re: My copy of Windows XP isnt genuine - HELP!
- From: "TaurArian [MS-MVP]" <taurarianREMOVECAPS@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 17:03:59 +1000
The Genuine Advantage Product Key Update Tool is only valid for users
attempting to change their current non-genuine Product Key to a genuine COA
sticker or genuine Product Key - all without a reinstall!
see for instructions
TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2007 - Australia
"Need more help? http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=ph;en-us;6527
(Links to web pages and MSKB Articles are posted for the purposes of keeping
the information current)
"A. Weyman" <hotcocoababe(deletethis)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
| Having just left my husband, I have taken charge of our computer. I was
| trying to update to SP2 this morning, and have now found out that the copy
| Windows XP I've been using isn't genuine! I'm assuming my ex-husband knew
| full well that it's not, but didn't feel the need to make me savvy to the
| I have no problems purchasing a genuine copy of Windows Xp and will do so
| tomorrow, however I'm worried about the effect installing it on my
| might have. Will it just install directly over the pirate version, or will
| have to completely wipe the computer and start again? If so, is it
| to make a back-up of all files and folders onto my memory stick? (I
| If any one has any idea of the affect this would have on my computer, I'd
| very grateful if you could email me ASAP (and tell me what to do in simple
| steps, as I'm not terribly techo)
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