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Old 04-25-2006, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got an update from Microsoft and now it says that my copy of windows is not genuine. I need to buy for $150. I know my windows isn't genuine, but how do I get rid of this icon in my taskbar? It's looks like a star. Any ideas?

Here is what it looks like:

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Old 04-25-2006, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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bite the bullet and pay the money. I saw somewhere that they will give you a discount if you are a student or millitary so maybe you can get off. Don't use Pirated software is always the best way to get that off....
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is a way to pass remove this and validate your illegal copy online but i dont think this forum is the appropiate place to discuss it
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hmm if you had Win 98 laying around, you could install it, then buy the XP Home upgrade for less than the $150. Being legit is the best way. Sure there are illegal means to everything, but in the end, you are missing out something; like updates in your case.
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, looks like you are going to have to dish out some cash and get the "real deal"
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