Disclaimer: I am not endorsing piracy, just trying to get some technical information for a client of mine. My apologies if any rules broken.
I have a client who has a pirated copy of XP installed. It passes genuine advantage checks for authenticity with no problems. His question or concern is: He wants to upgrade to W7 ($50.00 disk), but wants to know if during the installation of W7, if the program will recognize his copy of XP was pirated, and them bomb out. He is trying to avoid spending the hundreds of dollars for a full installation, but does not want to risk spending the $50 for the upgrade disk either, if it will cause errors during the installation. I have been trying to get him to just buckle down and start with nice clean legitimate copy of a full installation of w7, he is not trying to hear me. Can anyone shed some light on this?