Vista Fraud????

Discussion in 'Installation & Compatibility' started by spog777, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. spog777

    spog777

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    Hi,

    I bought what was advertised as a legitimate copy of vista ultimate @32 & 64 discs. Im having a hell of a time validating it and upon contacting the seller was told to download a file from Hotfile.com to activate the verification. This sounds suspect to me so Im left feeling i have a copy (pirated) imitation-albeit a damn good one. Are my concerns valid or is this hotfile procedure legit

    cheers

    spog
     
    spog777, Oct 20, 2009
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    WAW8

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    Hotfile is one of the more well-known file "sharing" systems, all of which seem to be devoted almost entirely to pirated sofware, cracks, and activation hacks.



    MS Windows OSs are self-activating -- all that is needed to activate any MS OS is a valid license key.



    If your OS supplier is telling you do download a file, they're probably trying to get you to apply one of the activation-cracking schemes.



    To me, this is pretty much a guarantee that the copy you bought is NOT genuine.



    If you contact MS about this, they may be willing to provide you a free or discounted copy in return for information about the supplier.



    The link to the MS site is below:



    [url]http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/ [/url]
     
    WAW8, Oct 21, 2009
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