windows genuine advantage

By erjn
@erjnsimon (1191)
Makati, Philippines
March 3, 2012 2:09am CST
it is been more than a year than my computer was being reformatted, it's operating system is still windows xp until now. this day when i open my computer, i have a window about installing the windows genuine advantage application. i tried to install it to see if my copy of windows is original. when the installment is finish, it says that my copy of windows xp do not meet the requirements from being a genuine software. i think my computer will still not be harm however, it is still better that we must use an original software. maybe i will think to take it to a computer service center soon to check it up. :
4 responses
@Jamsers (15)
• Philippines
11 Mar 12
You can still install most applications and do most things you can do with Windows even if you're using a non-genuine version of Windows, but I don't think you'll be getting security updates, and some Windows features might be restricted. And since you're using Windows XP which is very old and is inherently insecure, that's definitely going to be a problem. I suggest you buy a genuine Windows XP license immediately. I really don't know how to do that but I think you can go to the Windows website and order one online.
@akp100 (13169)
• India
11 Mar 12
Hi Its always good to have the original one but its true that many people using pirated one.. But surely we can have lots of benefits of Microsoft softwares and updates in genuine copy of windows that we can't have on pirated one. So better we go for the original stuff.
@m4ndr4ke (219)
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
It is better that you buy genuine windows xp. You get online updates and patches for your operating system. I think you can buy genuine xp for a cheap price because it is already "old" and Microsoft will only provide support for it until 2014. Yes, It is a good idea to take your computer to a service center because they can check if your computer can handle a "newer" operating system like windows 7.
• United States
3 Mar 12
I definitely suggest getting a genuine copy. When you use pirated software, it really does hurt the company, and the people who work for them. However, in saying that, if you can't afford to shell out the required $50-$350 for a Windows copy, you might consider Ubuntu. It is a bit different, but can run many windows applications or similar ones. It's easy to use and very streamlined. Also, most Linux software is open-source, meaning it's free and open to the public for you to do what you want with it. I hope this helps!