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How do I determine a pirated copy of WMCE?

We have a customer who just brought in a gateway latop that a friend of his did a recovery of Windows Meda Center.  It is a Gateway Computer.

How can we determine if there is a pirated copy of Media Center on it?  We thing that it was an XP Pro license originally.

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dcs911
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johnb6767Commented:
XP Pro license should work for WMCE, so I would think that it would be a long shot....You can open the setupp.ini and compare the [PID] value to the following site....

Product IDs
http://wiki.djlizard.net/Product_IDs

Also, is it activated, or installed with teh latest WGA update?

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johnb6767Commented:
You can attempt activation, and install the WGA update to verify....

start>run>cmd.exe>"c:\windows\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe" /a

Will tell you if it is activated....
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MereteCommented:
You can either download the windows genuine valadtion certifcate, this will show for sure if it is pirated you will be shown by a blue icon.

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx
or>
In Run...
type
%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
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phototropicCommented:
"...How can we determine if there is a pirated copy of Media Center on it?..."  Ask Microsoft:

 http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/SuccessfulActivation.aspx?displaylang=en&Error=0&sGuid=1d8bf856-cd2b-4809-8b00-d36a4d22d0ce
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johnb6767Commented:
"XP Pro license should work for WMCE"

should have read "XP Pro license should NOT work for WMCE"
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