Is Microsoft really gonna make me pay for piracy?
October 2, 2010 10:20 PM Subscribe
Am I really gonna get busted for using a pirated copy of windows 7?
posted by defmute to Computers & Internet (33 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I just sold this guy on ebay a toughbook i put windows 7 on (pirate of course). that was a week ago.
today, the man emails me and tells me that "the windows 7 on this laptop is saying it's counterfeit" and asked for the validation code. so i sent him the two serial cracks the windows 7 torrent came with. he said both of them were denied and says that "if [he] cannot validate, microsoft is consiering it counterfeit and are requesting source of the software".
so, what are the consequences of this man reporting that i put a pirated copy of windows 7 on his computer to microsoft? will they even give a shit? will ebay or anyone else give a shit?
in terms of trying to give this guy what he wants,
the computer i sold him came with xp originally but i don't have the discs anymore (but i still have a warranty with them).
the dell laptop i bought after that, however, did come with windows 7 and i DO have the discs for that.
legally, can this man use my legal copy of windows 7 (from my new laptop) on a different computer i legally purchased (the ebay laptop) or
should i just get the man a new copy of the original xp discs that the machine was born with?
thanks for all the help, all.