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Please clear about Windows License & Cracked Details

Chandru KAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What do you mean "cracked details" and clear about what with a Windows license?
Senior IT System EngineerSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
Do you mean you need some assistance in resetting the Windows Serial number that was using "cracked" or pirated copy serial number ?
Andrew LeniartIT Consultant & Freelance JournalistCommented:
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Chandru KAuthor Commented:
1.Different between pirated and licensed

2. Find the both in computer..
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Pirated could contain malicious software since someone stole it and distributed it illegally, you don't know what they did to it.

Licensed you obtained legally with an appropriate download or media from Microsoft.

Your computer has one or the other.  Hopefully licensed.
Andrew LeniartIT Consultant & Freelance JournalistCommented:
Different between pirated and licensed

Apart from the obvious differences.

Pirated Windows
  • Can be modified to include Back Doors you'll never know about to allow hackers to connect to your machine without your knowledge
  • Can include Trojans designed to connect your computer to a criminal botnet and participate in attacks without you knowing about it
  • Can include Viruses that could infect any other devices you connect to the machine
  • If it's a Windows game, you don't get access to licensed features like online gaming servers
  • Can get you into a lot of hot water legally (Sued)
  • Gives you zero access to official support when things go wrong

There's a ton of other reasons why using pirated software is just plain stupid, but there are some main ones for you.

Licensed Windows
  • The reverse of everything listed above - and a ton more benefits besides

Find the both in computer..
Means that someone has installed pirated software on your computer. Get rid of it as soon as its identified and scan the computer thoroughly for Trojans, Virus's, Keyloggers, Time Bombs, and other Rootkits.

To be 100% certain, if you didn't know you had pirated software on your machine and discovered it, the best course of action is to backup all user-created data, format the machine and reinstall everything from scratch, using installation media you know has not been pirated and come from genuine sources.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew

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