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Old 07-20-2006, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i have an HP Pavilion with XP Home that came installed... and i done a Full system recovery and it installed properly and after installing most of the updates and restarted it says my XP Home is not genuine ? why have i got this when XP Home is real and i done a system recovery from the HP CD's ?
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XP Home was one of the biggest pirated OS's from M$. A lot of Home editions were turned off and considered pirated when they are not. Call M$ and you can get this sorted out. there is nothing any of us here can do. Only the M$ Tech Support line can help you on this one.
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This mainly happend because of the Genuine Advantage update. When the update was applied, it gave you this error even if your OS was legit. There was a lot of lawsuits filed about this
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i think its just plain stupid
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I can help... PM me for validation information.
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windows claims that most hp,dells and compaq aren't legit. because they use a corporate disc, then add a different serial on the side of the computer

it's bull
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I have to use a Corporate XP PRO that my parents bought back when XP was $500 in 2002. It only has SP1, but Microsoft doesn't even validate it. Works great
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interesting reads

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,126307,00.asp

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/...126301,00.asp#

http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/001961.html
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