But even with the illegal or legal way, I'll get the full advantage of Windows XP Pro genuine, correct? Just as long as I don't reinstall Windows.
Also, will he need to reinstall Windows to do this?
As you can tell I don't really care how he does it, I just want my genuine Windows so I can get my Microsoft updates and such and get this over with.
edit: Wait, so if he uses a Windows from a preinstalled system (such as an HP or Compaq, etc.) I can put it on my computer and it'll still count as genuine? I ask because I have another computer with XP Home and it was from Compaq.
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