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Windows 7: Does Microsoft keep IP address records of all non-Genuine Windows ?

09 Oct 2010   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mithun View Post
Bill2: Kudos for your generous and quick support !

It's time to stop worrying, Right ?
I thought this was a friend who had this problem, right??


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09 Oct 2010   #12
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Or a friend of a friend
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09 Oct 2010   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Dumb, De, Dumb, Dumb


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09 Oct 2010   #14
kellymac35

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

I will gladly pay for my copy of windows to aviod dealing with this guy.


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09 Oct 2010   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I guess we should all know by now that when a post starts with "I have this friend who....................", that he is talking about himself.
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09 Oct 2010   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Perfectly valid question -- but if you delve a little further the logistics are just to HORRENDOUS to contemplate -- and in any case IP addresses aren't going to help people catch "serious" pirates since these guys will more than likely use VPN's or other anonomous servers.

In any case if your copy of Windows fails the validation test the chances are it came from a non legitimate source.

If you really believe your copy is GENUINE then you can activate it by phone to MS.

Some stuff really "does fall off the Back of a Lorry" but the chances of it happening when you want it to are about the same as winning the Lottery.

Just get a LEGAL copy.

Cheers
jimbo
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09 Oct 2010   #17
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Such people feel they are really smart and tries to disguise themselves. You guys are right, its him and not his friend.

@ Mithun: Use Ubuntu homepage | Ubuntu instead. Its free.
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09 Oct 2010   #18
gregrocker

 



Probably best not to answer the door.
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10 Oct 2010   #19
mithun

NA
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Such people feel they are really smart and tries to disguise themselves. You guys are right, its him and not his friend.

@ Mithun: Use Ubuntu homepage | Ubuntu instead. Its free.
Even now I just want to stick to my guns(to my original post). If I wanted to conceal myself, I would not have dared to post it on a public forum and would have concealed my identity.

FYI, I'm not having any Windows 7 running on any of my machines, I'm using Windows XP SP3 + CentOS.

I just helped my friend(who was a newbie) to install it on his own PC with the OS supplied by him.

And, I repent myself for what I've done and asked him to buy a legitimate copy(since he can afford it and will get Tech support ).

End of the story...
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10 Oct 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

No worries, mate.

Never apologize for having a good conscience.
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