1. You are assuming that it is a legit copy. I know that when I bought 98 way back, I kept my COA in a secure location and I still have it today.
2. He would not be calling 'technical support' he would be calling the purchasing department which is free.
And besides that, my opinion aside, as a mod, it is my job to keep the best intrests of TF in mind. Pirating software, whether you like it or not, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated on this forum.
So, with that being said, Thread Closed.
You could say I've been around.