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Does pirated version of windows run slower?
craigoss 
2/11/07 10:34:03 PM
Serf
Some pirated copies are pirated in the sense that files are modified others may use "universal keys" = same windows versions.
Do yourself a favor, run msconfig go to startup and stop all the programs you dont want to run on startup.

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Tech-Kid 
3/11/07 3:35:07 PM
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Wat about Bit Defender?

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aliali 
3/11/07 8:20:24 PM
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Quote by chrisbrownie
I challenge you to go buy an OEM copy of windows (and no, you don't need to buy hardware with it. It's for system builders, so if you built your PC, you're fully entitled to it) and then install it on one box. Then move to another one of different specs, and try reinstalling then activating. It will fail something chronic. OEM copies _do_ activate themselves against a hardware ID.


And yet I have an OEM XP that has been through 2 mobos (one ULI and one Nvidia chipset), 3 cpus 4 gfx cards (2 nvidia and 2 ATI) god knows how many hard drive changes and dvd burners and in all the activations I have had to do I only had to call MS once. That call was for the mobo change and I told them my old mobo got fried by lightning (the truth) and they gave me a new activation key no probs.

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Fat_Bodybuilder 
4/11/07 10:03:11 AM
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Quote by aliali
Quote by chrisbrownie
I challenge you to go buy an OEM copy of windows (and no, you don't need to buy hardware with it. It's for system builders, so if you built your PC, you're fully entitled to it) and then install it on one box. Then move to another one of different specs, and try reinstalling then activating. It will fail something chronic. OEM copies _do_ activate themselves against a hardware ID.


And yet I have an OEM XP that has been through 2 mobos (one ULI and one Nvidia chipset), 3 cpus 4 gfx cards (2 nvidia and 2 ATI) god knows how many hard drive changes and dvd burners and in all the activations I have had to do I only had to call MS once. That call was for the mobo change and I told them my old mobo got fried by lightning (the truth) and they gave me a new activation key no probs.



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confined 
5/11/07 8:54:07 PM
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Quote by Fat_Bodybuilder
Quote by aliali
Quote by chrisbrownie
I challenge you to go buy an OEM copy of windows (and no, you don't need to buy hardware with it. It's for system builders, so if you built your PC, you're fully entitled to it) and then install it on one box. Then move to another one of different specs, and try reinstalling then activating. It will fail something chronic. OEM copies _do_ activate themselves against a hardware ID.


And yet I have an OEM XP that has been through 2 mobos (one ULI and one Nvidia chipset), 3 cpus 4 gfx cards (2 nvidia and 2 ATI) god knows how many hard drive changes and dvd burners and in all the activations I have had to do I only had to call MS once. That call was for the mobo change and I told them my old mobo got fried by lightning (the truth) and they gave me a new activation key no probs.



Saved by the Ostridge (or some bird lol)...


Even though you're from New Zealand I can't believe you don't know what bird that is.

And I'm quite sure Vista references the chipset when activating an OEM version.

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Phiber-0ptic 
7/11/07 9:21:46 PM
Guru
Too lazy to read all of thread...

Not many businesses will risk installing pirated software on someones PC if they are general public.

I'd say that they used Jellybean (software) to find out your key, and then used a disk they had there to install it and used your own key from the previous install.

Then there's nothing wrong with it.

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shorty56au 
8/11/07 9:07:52 AM
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Quote by Phiber-0ptic
Too lazy to read all of thread...

Not many businesses will risk installing pirated software on someones PC if they are general public.



A reasonably large computer shop in Melbourne (4 stores around the place) just got fined $70k or $80k for "selling" non-genuine versions of windows to customers - even Microsoft investigators got sold these copies! One of the few stupid enough to sell bad copies I guess, but it still happens.

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aliali 
8/11/07 10:55:53 AM
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Quote by Phiber-0ptic
Too lazy to read all of thread...

Not many businesses will risk installing pirated software on someones PC if they are general public.

I'd say that they used Jellybean (software) to find out your key, and then used a disk they had there to install it and used your own key from the previous install.

Then there's nothing wrong with it.

:)


If the licence sticker is not on the case then even doing that is not legal dude. However so long as the original install was from a legit copy it should not cause any problems as far as validation and updating goes.

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There you go, man, keep as cool as you can.
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It riles them to believe
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And keep on thinking free.

broke123 
19/8/08 6:12:10 PM
Initiate

ive had my time with dodgy copies of windows and tried to get as much out of em as i could. my advice.... dont be cheap and just buy a legit copy. saves alot of time and hassle in the long run. and its not THAT expensive anyway.

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iamthemaxx 
19/8/08 6:38:26 PM
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Sound advice, but given this is almost a year old, I think he has it covered.

Might want to check the last post date next time you find an oldie ok.

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