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I'm an American living in Ukraine. My PC has Intel Pentium 4, 1.80 Ghz processor. about 60 Ghz hard drive, and I'm running Windows XP sp3 without updates.It is the Russian version. I have IE 8 but run Google Chrome all the time.Is there any way I can get critical updates for XP3 without going through Microsoft? I've tried it before on a couple other computers here, and it doesn't work. If I turn on updates, it will install Windows Genuine Advantage, and tell me I don't have a genuine version of XP. Even though this computer came with Windows installed from the factory. Any suggestions?
 

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Sorry, if I validate, more than likely it will say that it is not genuine Windows.Then it will install Windows Genuine Advantage, and I'll be screwed. Happened before on another computer I had, and I spent 3 days picking the WGA program apart to get the PC running again. I can't use updates from Microsoft update.You guys sell this stuff, then rip people off with WGA.
 

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Er, We don't sell the pirated software. In fact, this forum sells nothing. If you did buy pirated software from someone, report them to Microsoft. That said, if you weren't willing to pay the price that Microsoft charges (and ethical techs then have to charge) and went with a "sweet deal" instead, you really don't have anyone else to blame than yourself.
 
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