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Microsoft Message - counterfeit XP


Storic12

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Some two or three years ago, I bought three copies of XP Professional, each with license key. Each was put on a member of family's computer. These have run without problems since installing them. My son has just phoned to say that on boot up today, he is now getting a message from Microsoft to say that he is using a conterfeit copy of windows, that a company has reported as stolen. Apparently, he has been informed that the only way to rectify this, is to buy a geniune copy of Windows 8 at a price of around £175. This seems to be some kind of scam, especially as his virus protection has now been removed. Is this a scam?

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SillBill

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on the limit1

is that a link, if so it aint active!

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Storic12

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Further update. I am typing this from my grandson's computer here. He has one of the copies of Windows XP that I bought and installed at the same time. As you can see this one is working fine. I am flummoxed. SillBill: Will try that link. Thanks.

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Storic12

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FINAL UPDATE.

I would appear that I DID buy a duff copy of Windows XP. I have found the original invoice and it wasn't bought from my usual source. I am just surprised that we have been able to use it for so long. Anyway, thanks to everybody for their help, it was very much appreciated. Lesson has been learned. :-)

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