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Old 07-17-2005, 07:06 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Windows has already stopped the windows update for pirate copies of XP, you can no longer download any of the service packs. It would be best to buy.
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Old 07-17-2005, 03:09 PM   #32 (permalink)
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How does microsoft know if your copy of xp is pirated just by visiting their update site?
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Old 07-17-2005, 04:47 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2005, 05:03 PM   #34 (permalink)
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buy it. pirated os are never quite as stable as the real thing. probably because of missing files.
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Old 07-17-2005, 05:40 PM   #35 (permalink)
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buy it. pirated os are never quite as stable as the real thing. probably because of missing files.
How does that work?

Just say somebody uses a imaging program to image a copy of XP PRo and burn it to a disc. Using a slow read and write speed to improve reliability of the disc. It doenst have any missing files, or problems. Its just like a normal copy of XP except you cant update it and Microsoft might get angry.
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Old 07-17-2005, 07:19 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Windows has already stopped the windows update for pirate copies of XP, you can no longer download any of the service packs. It would be best to buy.
Not true.

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buy it. pirated os are never quite as stable as the real thing. probably because of missing files.
Not true either.

A pirated copy is exactly the same as a real version, all that's happened is a CD has been read, and the contents reproduced exactly onto another CD. So the two copies are exactly the same, content wise. If the same CD key is used, then Microsoft can only assume that the same person is vising the update site for some reason.
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:53 PM   #37 (permalink)
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exactly
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:58 PM   #38 (permalink)
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XP is worth it but you don't need to get the cd.. all you need a a valid key.... Just order a key online with out media, easy to find on price watch.... Then borrow an xp home or pro cd from a friend and load up all good to go...
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Old 07-17-2005, 10:04 PM   #39 (permalink)
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how much does it cost for just a key?
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Old 07-17-2005, 10:14 PM   #40 (permalink)
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it vaires depending on what version you want most just go for PRO...

Looks like there starting out around $74 its the dell ver but says it works on all pc's and it doesnt matter once loaded...
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