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Thread: Dumb Question - Can you use Windows Update on a pirated vers




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    I know this is dumb, but can you use Windows Update on a non legitimate copy of XP, or will MS track you down?

    Thanks,

    Rob

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    No one will track you down. See this thread for reasons.

    But no, you can't use Windows Update with a pirated copy. It will not bring up the list of updates.

    I don't want to sound like a broken record, but you get what you pay for...on this case: zero support.

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    with some prirated versions you can use windows update..excpet for sp1...the updates stop there
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Simply... No!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewen
    Simply... No!
    Ewen...wats that NO for...?
    for "M$ will track you?" or "Can you use windows update on pirated version?"
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    Apologies... the update will not work on the pirated version. To the best of my knowledge the update detects the serial number which I presume is the 'well known' one you have and it disables the update and consequently your OS installation.

    I may stand corrected on this one but I base my answer on info. from other unfortunates who have lost their system.

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    just hoping that PI won't see me...:P
    try searching for this topic on these forums and you will find stuff to help you get all the updates you ever need for your not so good XP copies...
    i didn't say anything bad...M$ will not catch me...right PI...
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    updates will work. just don't update sp1 until you have changed serial.

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    I think we've had enough discussion about updates on pirated windows copies. If you have a pirated Windows copy, God will strike you down so be careful!

    Seriously though give Windows Update a try. If it works it works. If it doesn't, too bad!

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