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The best thing we can do is say, it seems the software does not let me do updates because its a cracked version. Bill Gates idea was a complete rip off from other software vendors. What is an Illegal/pirated copy of Windows? Hard literal interpretations of a given law (especially with regards to criminal charges) are the exception rather than the rule in most cases decided on by a court. http://upxpress.net/windows-vista/windows-vista-lost-vista-os-need-someone-to-help.php

I tell the as much. If asked about the practice I would tell the truth to them or a customer. That is not my job. But otherwise, it is not my business, and I will work on their machines. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3097564/windows-pcs/microsoft-steps-up-legal-pressure-against-windows-10-pirates.html

As i will not touch, install or even talk about ways to obtain pirated software, but i do let them know how loaded with viruses those copy's can be. In Windows XP, information about the following eight categories of hardware is included:[5] Display adapter SCSI adapter IDE adapter Network adapter MAC address RAM amount range (e.g. 0-512 MB) Processor type The most pressing question garnering my attention revolves around the possibility/probability of an illegal/infected install causing the complaint. but do not belabor it.

The only time I would offer a genuine copy of Windows would be if it can't get updates. there aren't any licensing issues - ever. Next Windows - How to remove Apple Bonjour? With all that being said, I understand there is always the random/weird situation that pops up that you've never thought of, and if that ever happens I will do whatever is

In some cases, the product key is checked against a list of known illegally distributed keys.[25] Certain retail copies of Windows and Office sold in certain countries classified as emerging markets http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=30017 (accessed November 26, 2011). ^ The Star Publications. "Study: PCs run faster on genuine Microsoft products." The Star Online. (accessed February 16, 2013). Also how the hell can you compare pirated software to child porn? http://ccm.net/faq/31822-i-m-using-an-illegal-pirated-copy-of-windows Alternative operating systems exist (either free or available for a few euros).

Should I help someone on his computer if I know that what I am working on is pirated? I recommended that she let me do a fresh install of XP Home on the PC, so for now shes waiting but she said next month she will have the funds. Whether to get Windows XP Pirate, or Windows Vista Pirated. You can install Vista from any media, it doesn't matter.

Many of them simply aren't aware that so many good software packages are free - or that there are alternative Operating Systems available that are free as well! This is a bad economy. Here are the latest Insider stories. If you encounter problems with your system, the only option available is to completely re-install the system!

Penton. http://upxpress.net/windows-vista/windows-vista-64.php Vista will only output HD signals via protected connections such as HDMI and Firewire. I have literally NEVER had any problems following these steps. Entire Screen notification appears periodically, roughly once in 6 hours.

While it is not our place to be the software police and search for such things, it is a matter of legality and liability, (as well as personal moral and ethics), Your telling me your going to go to a clients HOME and accuse them of STEALING? Techie from north says May 12, 2009 at 12:36 am My policy is that I will not: 1.Install pirated 2.Repair pirated 3.Bypass any protection If the problem is anyway linked to http://upxpress.net/windows-vista/windows-vista-new-and-windows-vista-old-what-a-mess.php I don't have the time to worry about what other companies are doing.

I do recommend free software or OS's to clients, but often such software is not supposed to be free for commercial uses. « Previous Post Next Post » White-Label NewslettersComputer Business If an individual, I scare the dickens out of them with stories about the fines that can be levied, "even on unsuspecting, innocent people" as they usually see themselves. Only to the extent to share with him that it is, and that you would be more than happy to assist him in doing what is right.

Ron says May 9, 2009 at 4:12 pm Personally, this is one reason why I prefer to use Linux in my home and office.

Jason S says September 24, 2009 at 7:01 pm @Anthony There's no way to know if a client downloaded the OS or installed it from the disc. http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/169466/windows_7_activation_already_hacked.html (accessed November 26, 2011). I agree with ComputerHero on #2. I have on occasion determined the hacked software was responsible for whatever the PC's problem was and sought permission to remove the software.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305356 (accessed November 25, 2011). ^ "How to make sure your free copy of Windows 10 is activated". If they know it is then I won't lecture them I just drop it, it is frankly none of my business. Sorry." The computers we sell are brand new, and we don't want people saying "OMG YOU PUT LIMEWIRE ON IT YOU [censored]" when they requested it, or a lawsuit from installing http://upxpress.net/windows-vista/wireless-dell-laptop-vista-doesn-t-see-wired-desktop-vista-printers.php Richard says May 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm "someone $30 10 times then $100 once" "own a real copy of windows by showing me there copy of windows" "get reinstalled loosing

My teacher told us a story, one of his students went to a nearby computer store to buy something. Even though more and more people adopt an anti-Microsoft attitude (partly due to the fact that Microsoft made considerable margins on these products ....) the use of pirated software is not Teracopy Download this article for free (PDF) Ask a question Published by deri58. Don't Miss: Updated: Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization Sharky's true tales of Shark Tank Newsletters Resources/White Papers Search computerworld Sign In | Register Hi!

Should you report them since they have the price advantage and leave yourself open to revenge tactics? http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1499-coders-claim-a-crack-in-windows-xp.html (accessed November 26, 2011). ^ Mook, Nate. "Microsoft: No Activation Changes Until Longhorn." BetaNews. It’s a difficult spot to be in. All i had to do was add in a wireless card, so i didn't have to enter in a license key.

Load a pirated XP when the system has a legit XP key on it??? Computerworld The Voice of Business Technology Follow us Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Data Center Emerging Technology Enterprise Applications IT Management Internet Mobile & Wireless Networking Operating Systems Security Having said that I am in a position where I can pick and choose my clients so if I don't like what they have installed then I won't work for them. Software developers SHOULD be paid, but there's nothing we can really do to stop piracy.

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