Updating pirated xp
Really, the answer is "install Linux" but obviously you don't want to do that.
You can grab the necessary Windows updates offline and install them without activating Windows Update: It can do, if Genuine Advantage hasn't been installed yet then it will be fine, you just can't update apart from system critical stuff.
Obviously, she should buy a new computer with legal windows on it, but she can't afford it.
Should I turn on Windows update on her computer or it would ask for some license key, so it is better to leave it as is?
We went through the process of purchasing, but when I tried to enter the license number it said the license number is invalid.
I called Microsoft and they verified that the license number is correct.
Step 1 : Go to Control Panel Change Settings Change the drop down menu to “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them” and hit ok.
Step 2 : Now time to check for new updates, now come back to windows update menu and hit “Check for update”. Step 3: Important step start so be careful, Now windows will shows the xx new important updates are available click on important updates and search for “Update For Windows 7(KB971033)” or “Update For Windows 7 x86 (KB971033)” do check update number is KB971033 same for windows 7 and xp.
(After all, if a pirated computer gets malware because security updates aren't installed, it endangers us all).
Uncheck that update then right-click on it and select “Hide Update”. If you don’t find this update in available updates then you might already install this update, for that check it in installed updates search for this update and hit “Uninstall update” and restart the computer.
I am helping a friend who has pirated windows xp installed to upgrade to win7.
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