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Can a user use any software be it Legal/Pirated with windows xp/7 Legal Version (OEM)

This question is just to increase my knowledge as a dealer/seller of microsoft systems. In my location customers are not willing to use original Windows installations, as they say that they will not ...
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Why does my HP switch appear to be reporting inconsistent information?

I have a HP 1810-8G (J9802A) 8-port managed switch (according to its labels). I bought this one because of its capability of mirroring the traffic to a port. Now I'm wondering whether this may not ...
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Is there any software to identify whether PC installed any pirated software? [closed]

There are some employee in company that installed pirated software in their PC and I scared they use for commercial use, so, I decided to use kind of a software to detect whether their PC installed ...
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How does DVD anti-piracy work?

I know this is a "general" question. I was wondering how 'console' anti-piracy works. Which CD/DVD sectors are written? Why a normal DVD burner can't write it? Just curious...
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Isolate computer from network

My roommate and I use the same network. Problem is he has no respect to security he originally wanted to have the network unlocked but after a long time I convinced him to lock it. But now he doesnt ...
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Someone used my Windows 8.1 key before — where should I report? [closed]

Finally I decided to go legit and for my new PC bought a Windows 8.1 (not pro) box from a well-known local electronics chain store a few days ago. To my surprise and frustration, when I entered the ...
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How do software companies know if we are using unlicensed software? [closed]

How do software companies know if the serial number entered to use their software is a valid one or one created by a keygen? Assume the keygen is generating a license number that can be entered into ...
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How to tell if a Windows 7 installation is genuine

I was asked to take care of some suspicious looking Windows 7 machines in the University. They all have the Windows Vista sticker but all all running Windows 7 Ultimate. If they are running on pirated ...
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What is pirated software? [closed]

I'm planning to write an article about software-terminology based on software-license in which I also want to include about pirated software which requires clear/exact understanding and meaning of ...