That's funny. I used to be the head tech at a pc repair shop, and never ran into a problem installing off of a disc that I had copied, whether it be retail or OEM. And, I've done an install of every flavor of XP with a copy. Pro retail & OEM, Home retail and OEM, Pro & Home Upgrade, Pro Vol Lic., Longhorn (Vista), Server 2003 SB & Enterprise, and Media Center (basically pro with a neat program).Originally Posted by don-m
I dunno man, I find that really hard to believe that MS thinks they could copy protect their retail version of XP Pro. Do you really work at MS or are you joking... if it is a joke, fess up now, or you'll really look like a retard later.
Now, the main reason I find this retarded, is because people like to make copies of the software they own. If MS put some kind of junk on the cd to make it copy protected, they would probably have a lawsuit on their hands. It doesn't make sense that if I scratched my CD, I'm going to have to drop another $200+ to get another copy of XP. That's stupid.
P.S. Did a quick search and couldn't find ****.