The best and most cost-effective way for customers to acquire Windows software is preinstalled on a new PC. However, more customers are becoming aware that they are running non-genuine Windows on their PCs and are in need of legalization due to the counterfeit or unlicensed software.
Consider the following scenarios when evaluating whether your customer might be at risk.
Did your customer:
1.Purchase PCs without an operating system (OS) preinstalled and then use a Volume Licensing agreement to install Windows?
2.Purchase PCs with Windows XP Home installed as the base OS and then use a commercial Volume Licensing agreement to upgrade to Windows XP Professional?
3.Attempt to save costs by performing in-place motherboard upgrades without acquiring new Windows licenses for those PCs?
4.Download software online or from unknown sources?
If your customers are running non-genuine Windows on their PCs, they’re at risk. To learn how your clients can acquire valid Windows software licenses please visit