So lets just say I have a friend who bought a new computer with XP home. When he first turned on his new PC he filled out all of the user information that the OS asks honestly.
Then this friendís life turned to crime and drugs, before long he was downloading pirated software off the Internet. One night after being in a long ether induced stupor he installed a pirated version of XP pro on his computer.
He chose the upgrade option instead of the clean install. So now his pirate XP Pro knows his real name and whatever other good stuff gets link to your user registration when you step up a windows OS honestly, and forthrightly.
His XP Pro has requested to download updates. I told him that he probably doesn't want to do that.
If the serial that he used to launch XP is found to be "invalid" at some time in the future would I, err I mean my friend be "screwed"? Oh what bad that happens to people who get caught for using pirated programs.
If he doesn't allow XP to download the updates will he be safe.