winxp leak?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by xTiNcTion, Mar 1, 2004.

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  1. xTiNcTion

    xTiNcTion Registered Member

    Oct 25, 2003

    i bought this new PC -a white box :) -. winxp is installed. tried to install SP1 then micro$oft said my ID or serial is invalid.

    did a google search and found that this windows key is a kind of "enterprise leak key" xxxxx-640-xxxx356-23xxx

    this winxp is un-secure. i mean more unsecure than a winxp with valid key.

    is there a big difference installing SP1 or just downloading security patches o_O

    what do i have to do? buy a winxp? or can i continue using this and install all my other soft ... kerio, adaware,.... you know...

    thank you!
  2. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Jul 1, 2001
    The Netherlands
    Thus you are running a pirated copy.

    Without the necessary updates/patches it sure is.

    Indeed you'll have to buy XP - using a pirated license is a violation from MSofts EULA and illegal as well.

    That's a different question. But yes: you could opt for using the pirated copy/license and use all the software you feel like. We do recommend against it, though.


  3. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    southern Ont. Canada
    Let me add to Paul's comments, if you weren't already aware, that there's a lot of security patches for XP. I bought my new(est) system last September, and the dealer made sure it was up to date as of that point. There had been something like 25 criticical upgrades alone by then, plus another dozen or so since then that I've done myself.

    And that's not even counting the "recommended" updates/upgrades.
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