Microsoft Offers Free Replacement for Counterfeit XP Copies

It has come to light that there are numerous counterfeit copies of Windows XP circulating, leading Microsoft to launch an initiative to swap these for genuine copies at no cost to the user.

There seems to be a misrepresentation in the original PCWorld article regarding a statement by Alex Hilton, Microsoft U.K.’s license compliance manager.

It was reported that he said, “Companies that purchase PCs with pirated software not only risk legal issues but may also compromise their network security.”

However, the accurate quote should state: “Companies that acquire PCs with legitimate Windows XP software… might compromise their network security.”

Furthermore, these counterfeit products are described as “high-quality” replicas of Windows XP, raising concerns about the ease with which this operating system can be replicated.

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