Being the family CIO, my girlfriend's mom asked me to fix some problems she was having with her computer - Windows XP Pro.
So, like any good IT guy, after fixing the issue, I made sure to get her computer updated. She was on SP2.
I installed SP3, rebooted, and got a notification that Windows was not activated.
I called the telephone activation line, entered the code when asked, and then the system asked me how many other computers this copy of Windows is installed on. I have no clue as I didn't build this computer or install it.
I kept saying "I don't know," but it just kept asking me how many.
Finally, frustrated, I typed in "0" to try to get to an operator. The system apparently interpreted that as me saying it was installed on zero other computers, and gave me a confirmation code.
At this point I was a little frustrated that I couldn't talk to a human, so I went ahead and entered the code it gave me, and it accepted it.
Problem is, I have absolutely no idea if her copy of Windows is legit or not. So I called the activation line back and got to a representative, and explained the situation exactly the way I explained it above. He told me that everything is fine and not to worry.
I just thought I'd post this here and see what other people think - should I worry?