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Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

By rick1056 ·
I bought a copy of XP Pro from an auction site, it had a product key after installation I can't get the version validated through Winows Update Genuine software procees. I get a invalid volume licensing, I reported the transaction to both the auction site (they kicked the seller Off site)and to Microsoft but they never answered. MS had a deal to report illegitimite pirating of XP, saying they'd give you a valid product key but reniged on thee deal. does anyone know of a way to get around this Genuine software validation process?

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Retire & Replace OS!

by AT Computers In reply to Unable to get Updates fro ...

Theres No Way Around Microsoft Validation, Samething Happened To Me, I Bought Windows XP Pro Full For $75.00 Off Of eBay. Come To Findout It Was A Pirated Copy! So, I Took A Loss, Turned In The Seller And eBay Fraud Dept. Refunded My Money $$. I Purchased A New XP Home Edition From
www.thecomputercenter.com For $99.00 Plus Tax = $104.00 And Shipped In 3 Days! I Installed It And It Was Legal! So, I Prefer You To Do The Same!

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Been There: Big Problem w/auctions

by bheite In reply to Unable to get Updates fro ...

I just ran this drill with a copy of Nortons Systems Works 2005 premier. The seller has a huge feedback rating, is supposedly "authorized" and blamed his supplier. BS. EBay has gone down the tubes with software, your best guess is a huge percentage on it is pirated (probably in excess of 80%). The good thing was Symantec actually provided me a new copy for no cost, and took the old one in to try to chase down the source. This is a growing issue, as people find they can make a quick buck selling pirated software, and EBay will not do squat to enforce protection. Much better off buying it from a real retailer.

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WGA bypass

by guggs In reply to Unable to get Updates fro ...

Genuine (dis)Advantage was supposedly cracked with a simple line of script within 24 hours.

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/07/28/microsoft_genuine_ad.html

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