Major Mistake! Why You Should Not Use Pirated Windows Software

Summary: This 3-minute article explains why using a pirated copy of Windows is a bad idea. Learn the risks and why using a free copy of Windows is a better idea. Then, contact GEEKAID Computer and Network Support, the IT experts, at to schedule a system evaluation.

“This Copy of Windows Is Not Genuine”

It is natural to dread receiving error messages on your devices, especially when they are related to your system software. It is even more disturbing to receive the error message, “This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine.” This message means you have installed a pirated copy of Windows. Many users opt for pirated copies of Windows to save money. However, there are several critical reasons not to use pirated versions and they far outweigh the savings:

IT Professionals Can Perform Genuine Updates

Before falling victim to the problems related to using any pirated software, small to midsized businesses should consult IT experts about professional IT Maintenance.

GEEK-AID® Computer and Network Support provides world-class IT consulting services and specializes in customized computer network upgrades, installations, maintenance and repair for small to midsized businesses. GEEK-AID®'s team of experts is comprised of top specialists in different areas of IT services, serving clients on-site and remotely for Macs, PCs and all your connected devices, including new ones that are part of the ever-expanding IoT. They can answer all your IT questions from “How to find saved passwords on Macs?” to “When do I need to upgrade my company’s hardware?” More importantly, when your business network goes down, they will perform on-site computer repairs if required. And the GEEK-AID® team doesn't clock out at five o'clock on Friday. They are available to you 24/7, remotely or in person, to ensure your computers, network and data stay up-to-date, healthy and secure. As your business grows, expands its network and adds more devices such as smart controls, smart devices, wireless access and remote access, your network's cybercrime vulnerability and need for cyber security will grow, too. In addition to maintaining the hardware, software and security, employee training and regular IT support must be ongoing. New users and devices will require additional training to use those devices efficiently. Inter-related concerns include hardware and software installation and maintenance, repair, cyber security and network protection. They must be addressed consistently and proactively to best support the seamless operation of your company, minimizing costly and time-consuming mistakes.

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