Windows validation..

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by failurbydesign, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. failurbydesign

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    My Pc is a "refurbished" pc...can i still validate my windows?
     
  2. madmatt

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    As long as it is a legit copy of Windows....
     
  3. failurbydesign

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    Oh yea 100% when i buy the pc, is it a new windows with a new cd key...
     
  4. tzepp@cox.net

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    just try it
    if it's not legit, it'll tell you so.
    nothing bad will happen.
    nobody will knock on your door.
    and you can still get automatic updates.
    you just wouldn't have access to the update site itself
     
  5. failurbydesign

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    oh, ok...what r the restrictions then?
     
  6. madmatt

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    You won't be able to download items on the Microsoft web site that require Genuine Advantage. And newer items, such as IE7, that check during the install process.
     
  7. failurbydesign

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    yea, i get an error...but i just enabled all my activex stuff and validated my windows..
     
  8. madmatt

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    And validation worked? Are you running XP SP2?
     
  9. celticfan11

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    just goto manage add ins and disable windows genuine advantage tools and you can do windows updates.
     
  10. failurbydesign

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    yea, thats what the tech guy said while i was talking to him...
     
  11. LeeJend

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    Now to get a fully liscenced legal copy of windows call Microsoft and tell them who sold you the PC with an invalid or previously liscenced copy of Windows on it.

    Microsaft will provide a legit copy for you and go after the reseller.

    Any PC sold "with windows installed" is required to have a valid liscence. The reseller is guilty of fraud.