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Old 05-13-2004, 10:41 PM   #1
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my dad and i were building a computer, and so we went to frys to get the parts. we had to buy an OS(obviously) but my dad said he has a copy of xp at home....i said no no no we shouldnt do that, and he said yes its ok...after arguing a few minutes, we just got it....wat would happen if we did install the copy and MS somehow found out?
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Old 05-14-2004, 02:29 AM   #2
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Is it register in your name. and on one of your old computers cause if so . I think you could tell them ain't sure though. If i am wrong you might have to pay a fine.
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nothing would happen. I managed to install one copy of xp on two coms
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Microsoft would do nothing much - because if it worked they wouldn't know and if it doesn't they wouldn't care. Problem is it will wait for you to register it for a month and; however much Iamroot says it won't it will switch itself off and not work. Won't ruin the computer but you'll have lost a months worth of programs and saves - not files though.
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I actually managed to activate both copies of xp. I was surprised myself.
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Well, I'd just call that luck.
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It isn't "luck". Many ppl have done so. Microsoft will actually let u do so but with a price. Once u reinstall ur OS, u can't activate automatically anymore. You have to call them up. So there.
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Ah, well, I still wouldn't take the risk.
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