Don't update or download from microsoft website

Buy only microsoft genuine software only - microsoft genuine software
@chimrani (1430)
India
April 6, 2009 4:01pm CST
Friends yesterday my friend downloaded new version of internet explorer and he too updated,But today when he switched on his computer a warning "Your Microsoft software is not Genuine"After searching i came to a website it said that if you use second hand microsoft operating system or you copied the operating system cd from your friends or relatives cd then microsoft track your computer and the message will be displayed. My friend formatted the computer and now he stopped updates from microsoft.But i purchased original operating system for 7000 rupees = upto $140 Have you ever got this problem,how you solved it.Do you use microsoft genuine software
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@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Yes and they have the people that are running Vista over a barrel. It will reach a point where is you don't update it then it won't work right. Then when you do update it crashes your computer. That is exactly what happened to my Daughters laptop. Most of those updates are nothing but spy ware anyway. I use the XP Pro and I Never update it. Most of the time I don't even run virus protection on it. I keep everything backed up to the "D" drive and if I get a virus I just reformat the "C" drive and reload XP. I would not buy a computer with Vista on it. Art
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Why not mi have one, I just brought a New one.
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@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Because Vista requires you to download the updates. That's the best way I know to get something into your computer that will cause you problems. Art
@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
I too think the same cause for your problem
@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
7 Apr 09
yes it is true. if you have pirated software. you will have problem when you update directly from internet. fortunately mine is genuine one.
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@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
Mine too is genuine one. Our moto should be "Stop piracy and use original"
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
7 Apr 09
yes that's good motto. i wish there will be no more piracy.
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
If you used a genuine product, there will be no such message. Genuine product meaning, the original CD. Just try to see how other people loved using pirated products or violating TOS (if I'm not mistaken, one installer CD is for one registered computer) and you will understand that Microsoft is just protecting its interest.
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@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
Yes one installer CD is for one registered computer.But i too heard that the peoples who purchased genuine software too got this message.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
Wow, good thing I don't lend my computer's operating system installer to anyone that I know. I used to use non authentic software but now, I really use one with our desktop. We can still run updates even when we recently reformatted it. I guess that keeping it used with one computer is safer than lending the software to someone or at least, the one who borrowed shouldn't register the software under his ownership while the initial owner's computer is still using their own registered computer.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Becareful, you know they have aVirus going around. I wouldn't trust it.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
8 Apr 09
Okay. That o/s got that warning because it wasn't genuine and it was done by pirated software/cd. I am using a genuine one which I got from my past office for a good work. I am using it and updating my system by microsoft website with no trouble at all! Thank you.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
14 Apr 09
ya my friends using pirate software.But it is not his fault the seller installed this with out information
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
15 Apr 09
So, instead of suggesting original cd you are suggesting that we should not use microsoft websites.
@japerz (86)
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
Dude, I have experienced updating my windows with MS automatic update and unfortunately my desktop was infected with a worm virus which I think I got it from windows update. That's why everytime I reformat and clean my PC, I always disable the automatic update after reformatting. =)
@chimrani (1430)
• India
14 Apr 09
yes,many of them complained about it.Its good to disable automatic updates.
@sammyspam (374)
• Australia
7 Apr 09
My friends have had this issue, the easiest solution is to un-install Microsoft Genuine Tool and to never download it (you can select to never download this update via automatic updates) This way your windows will never be checked. My friend bought his computer from a computer store and he went back to complain because they loaded him with an illegal copy of Windows.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
yes your friend did is correct we have to file a complain if the seller install duplicate or illegal copy of windows
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
7 Apr 09
I have faced this problem few times. The only thing I have to do is to turn of automatic updates. But still this problem appeared so I reinstalled the OS. They I turned on my updates to notify me about updates. Then I am selecting from the updates which should I download.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
yes it is good to download updates which are suitable for our system,But as u said that you faced the problem can i know that are u using original or duplicate operating software
• India
7 Apr 09
Yes i also got that problem when i tried to install updates of the windows media player 11 from the windows microsoft website as i too don't have a genuine microsoft version of windows xp. Till now i have not found a solution to counteract that problem. But i just format my pc to avoid that message as it looks very irritating and slows down the system whenever we are playing 3d games.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
I have a solution just format you system and after formation turn off automatic updates.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
7 Apr 09
I have Vista on my laptop and I agree it is a pain in the 'proverbial'! The Microsoft I have is genuine. I had my computer set up to automatically update and Microsoft installed a particular update which involved some kind of fingerprint security 'thing' on my laptop that I don't even use. The said update created all sorts of problems which included an annoying window stating that my update was not complete which could not be removed! I had to do a system restore to remove the window and set the computer not to automatically update so that I can police what is going on and download the updates manually and I only use important updates and ignore the rest. This has resolved the issue for now. The other aggravating thing is that Microsoft expects $80 Australian dollars just to look into the problem! Surely not having genuine software wouldn't help matters.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
I too agree with you.We can get help from microsoft computers only if we use genuine software
@srganesh (6350)
• India
7 Apr 09
Well,I started a discussion on this topic about turning out automatic updates off.For pirated OS,it will be the good choice to avoid troubles.Your friend should have turned off the updates or he should have ignored that.For me,I have turned off mine.Cheers!
@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
It is good to stop automatic updates if you use pirate software.But it increases risks your computer may get infected with virus or it may be hacked
@twinklee (895)
• India
7 Apr 09
I to agree its is just trap that is set by microfsoft & we fall in to it without using it....i had my own experiences trying update windows components and was succommbed to what you would call as software counterfeiting.....but i hjave on option left for you instead of using the microsoft site to stay updated try some other site else eg..downloads.com ,torrent,etc.....
@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
i too heard about this site but some users complained that this sites contains virus
@cagefan (82)
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
You can remove the warning by by searching on the internet'wga removal',you will be directed to a website and from there download the software for the removal of the genuine notification. and it's free.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
7 Apr 09
Ya thanks but i use genuine one.
• China
7 Apr 09
oh mygod
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
7 Apr 09
I have never updated nor downloaded any software from microsoft websites ever since i started using a computer.. lol =D Because all along, i've been borrowing my frenz OS cds for my own upgrading and all.. lol =D PLus, i also know that microsoft has gottheir own way of checking and knowing who are not using a legit software and thus i dun download anything from there at all.. ON top of that, i wont buy those original OS too as it's too expensive.. haha =D