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Does updating a pirated Windows XP make it unusable?

Does updating a pirated Windows XP make it unusable?

I have a neighbor with and old computer with XP on it which someone gave to her. She's heard about internet hackers on TV and she wants to make the computer more secure and she asked for my help. Windows update is disabled on her computer for some reason. Can it be activated or will it make her computer unusable?

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Guest [Entry]

"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.

I'd update, but make sure you don't install geniune advantage.

Remember that Windows 7 is only about £70, (http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW-124-MS&tool=3), so it's not a massive amount of money."