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    Genuine windows key purchase?
    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).
    Microsoft.com

    Any help would be great! Thanks

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    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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