New Windows 2000 CD looks funny.

By vegasgmc
Jul 18, 2005
  1. I ordered Windows 2000 Pro from someone on Ebay with good ratings. But the CD isnt a hologram CD. It just has black text like the older 98 and 95 cd's looked. There are small holograms at the center of the disk that say Genuine and Secure. The product key also isnt a hologram , its on an orange sticker but my XP Home cd has the same type of key. Microsofts site is useless. I bought this to install on a computer I'll selling but dont want to take the chance of selling a bootleg copy.
  2. nucleardreams

    nucleardreams TS Rookie Posts: 68

    Its most likely an OEM version that was sold with a specific computer. The older versions with Service Pack 1 were as you described, at least here in Germany.

    side note: one out of every ten Microsoft software sold here in Europe has originated out of Russia. It is nearly impossible to tell the difference between original and copy. They even have the holograms copied down to the last pixel.
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    The advantage of W2K is that you don't have to register it with M$! :cool:
  4. toffeapple

    toffeapple TS Rookie Posts: 152

    If you didn't wanna give someone a bootleg copy why did you purchase on ebay :rolleyes: ????????????
    As blackstuff says you dont need to register w2k so you should be fine..
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  6. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    Ive been using Ebay for 5 years and even bought software from there with no problems.
    I checked Microsoft and like I said it was useless. They should have a tool for validating key codes. Instead I would have had to file a piracy report to see if this is a legal copy.
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