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I was on microsoft.com and it said that for those who have downloaded or recieved pirate copies of microsoft windows xp or have installed from a cd already used, can purchase a cd activation key to help them activate windows for £63...

is this a good idea to purchase rather than going and buying the whole OS?


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Windows Genuine Advantage Kit
(for Windows XP Home)

If you are unable to activate Windows you may purchase a genuine product key online and convert your system to genuine Windows without re-installing. You’ll also get a copy of your new product key via e-mail from service@microsoft.com and a new Windows XP CD for future use (allow 2-4 weeks for shipping).
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It is definitely a good idea to get a legit key
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On the other hand, you're admitting to the world that your copy isn't legit — and giving MS your name and address.
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On the other hand, you're admitting to the world that your copy isn't legit — and giving MS your name and address.
I was using a copy that I thought was new as was out of a packet unopened although it turned out it was a re-install copy for a pc that it already had worked on...therefore I am working to find the key to make this copy legit,
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technically if you own the pc that it was previously installed on it should be legit...as long as that pc no longer has the copy of XP installed.
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