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Nighthawk
01-12-2004, 09:41 PM
HELP I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!!!!!! IM SO SCARED

Dear Mr. McAndrew,

We have been running scans on ranges of IP Address' and we believe you are using an illegal
version of Microsoft Windows. Failure to read this email thoroughly may result in legal action
being taken against yourself and/or your company.

If you are not responsible for your Microsoft Windows installation then please forward this
message to the respective persons.

Unless you take immediate action and purchase a legitimate Microsoft Windows package then we
will have no alternative but to take further action and contact our attorney.
You may purchase a legitimate version of Microsoft Windows by clicking on the following link:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/.

You have a maximum of 30 days to comply to this email.

If you have any further questions please contact support@microsoft.com

Microsoft Corporation


HELP ME IS THIS FOR REAL WHAT THE HECK DO I DO IM FREAKED OUT I JUST GOT A XP VERSION OF MY FRIEND, EVERYONE DOES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

ninja
01-12-2004, 09:44 PM
Think, before you drink, before you post.

Seriously, write these up in notepad then save them directly to the Recycle Bin.

Prescott
01-12-2004, 09:45 PM
how can they run ip scans??? im sure thats not legit, what was the email address? did it have some sort of generic code at the bottom which ms email i think have. and i gotta ask this, do u have a legal version of xp??

george12
01-12-2004, 09:46 PM
Sounds a bit scammish....

Kindly paste the message headers in here, and we'll tell you if it's real or not :)

george12
01-12-2004, 09:47 PM
No he doesn't Prescott:

> I JUST GOT A XP VERSION OF MY FRIEND, EVERYONE DOES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prescott
01-12-2004, 09:48 PM
NOTE TO SELF: read it better:8}:8}:8}, i didnt see that lol sorry:8}

Baldy
01-12-2004, 09:49 PM
> WHAT THE HECK DO I DO IM
> FREAKED OUT I JUST GOT A XP VERSION OF MY FRIEND,
> EVERYONE DOES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Using illegle software and admitting to it, won't get you much sympathy round here

stu120404
01-12-2004, 09:50 PM
Nighthawk: can you post the full e-mail heeder in to a post? Tip: make sure you remove your e-mail address first before posting ;)

george12
01-12-2004, 09:52 PM
And if you don't want to post the header, post the most important thing - the originating IP address. Then we can check it to see what range it lies in. If in Microsoft's, you're either in trouble or an MS employee is having some fun. If not, it's just a scam.

Nighthawk
01-12-2004, 09:52 PM
friends, i have been taken for a fool

http://emailpranks.cjb.net/

IT WAS A STUPID PRANK FROM A GIRL E$%#$^@%^@%^
gosh she had me worried, it looked completely for real omg i was freaked ok dont worry

george12
01-12-2004, 09:52 PM
Is McAndrew your last name??? If not then it's probably fake

Baldy
01-12-2004, 09:54 PM
Mr McAndrew, maybe the email was from the friend who gave you the copy of XP, and he's pissed off you didn't pay him for it or give him something as a trade ~ and is playing a trick on you

b1naryb0y
01-12-2004, 09:54 PM
Microsoft cannot determine whether or not your copy of Windows is genuine by running an "IP Scan". Even if they could, how do you suppose they obtained your email address?

The only way Microsoft can do this, is for you to run the Validation Assistant which can be found here (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/ww/windows/default.mspx)

george12
01-12-2004, 09:56 PM
The key didn't start in FCKGW did it? I won't paste the rest in, but yeah that's called the "Devil's own". It's known by everyone including MS.

george12
01-12-2004, 09:57 PM
Ah sorry, didn't read your post Nighthawk. All a prank, just as I thought :p

george12
01-12-2004, 10:03 PM
I just ran that cool validator thing. Yep, I passed :)

Prescott
01-12-2004, 10:04 PM
you brought it on your self mate, handle the jandle, and you just caught your self out that you admited on having illegal version of xp, muahaha, do us a favour and reformat your drive and buy a legal copy of xp and use that, hope you learn a lesson, its naughty.

Murray P
01-12-2004, 10:16 PM
That prank site is on a par with much of the the other malware and spam on the net. Total prats, some of them could cuase some lasting damage, not the MS one though I hasten to add.

Nighthawk, right about now, you should be purchasing a legit Windows and loading it on a shiny new hard drive. Someone may just decide to collect a wee reward at your expense.

Prescott
01-12-2004, 10:20 PM
now where was that phone number...........:p

noone
01-12-2004, 10:20 PM
had me worried there - i mean um ....

Growly
01-12-2004, 10:26 PM
Your not discussing warez, are you lot?

xtraka
01-12-2004, 10:44 PM
there can only be one word for this guy - sucker. he's lucky i don't dob him in, i have contacts at microsoft nz. great rewards...

Rob99
01-12-2004, 10:45 PM
I think they should sue the bast@rds that made Windows ME to.

Greg S
01-12-2004, 10:52 PM
> i have contacts at
> microsoft nz. great rewards...

No rewards for dobbing in private individuals, no matter what "contacts" you may have

Jester
01-12-2004, 10:59 PM
So you didn't see the following at the bottom of the email?



THIS EMAIL IS A PRANK EMAIL SENT TO YOU FROM ......
WHY NOT SEND ONE OF OUR FREE HILARIOUS EMAIL
PRANKS LIKE THIS ONE TO ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS?
SIMPLY GO TO HTTP://EMAILPRANKS.CJB.NET.

THIS EMAIL IS NOT AN EMAIL FROM THE COMPANY(S)
MENTIONED THROUGHOUT THIS EMAIL NOR IS EMAIL
PRANKS 4 FREE IN ANY WAY ASSOCIATED WITH THE
COMPANY(S).

Growly
01-12-2004, 11:07 PM
I guess you could stay they got you then, couldn't you?

drb1
02-12-2004, 01:17 AM
I think this thread may need some flea powder.

D.

Chilling_Silence
02-12-2004, 01:49 AM
Greg S & drb1 are both right - Lets let this thread slip into its grave huh....

willie_M
02-12-2004, 11:45 AM
yea nighthawk bro... you realize theres a cash reward for dobbing people in, lets just say for the sake of this post that you have been so scared that you went out and bought a legit version of windows huh?

Your Friend,
The Pirate Supreme

YARRR!!! ME MATIES!!!

:D:D:D

noone
02-12-2004, 11:55 AM
how much ?

Nighthawk
02-12-2004, 07:09 PM
lol dont dob me in im innocent, can't believe 20 replies after i realised it was a joke my ANTIA KNUVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but i can't b angry @ her haha

Chilling_Silence
02-12-2004, 07:24 PM
You're a home user - Microsoft arent interested in you coz you have no money to give them. You sound like a young teen/pre-teen who's built a PC and not paid for an OS.... I doubt MS would get much from you.

Rather they would go after _any_ business, or if you were distributing it....

That is my understanding anyway.

Regardless, Ive sent this prank on myself, hope it scares some sense into a few people I know to buy their software....

Nighthawk
02-12-2004, 07:26 PM
ok there, i installed a fresh copy of windows xp that i bought from pcgear.co.nz hope you're all happy

ninja
02-12-2004, 07:27 PM
> Regardless, Ive sent this prank on myself, hope it
> scares some sense into a few people I know to buy
> their software....

I bought both Windows 3.11 and Windows 95 licences with computers - I figure having to pay for and suffer through both those I'm entitled to free lifetime ugprades.

Not much I use Windows for now anyway. If I could just get our damn database client to work under Wine I could convert my workstation at work.

Chilling_Silence
02-12-2004, 07:54 PM
ninja:
Ive only ever owned on Win98SE copy - The rest are trial versions.....

Nighthawk:
What else did you buy with that copy of Windows XP? What other hardware?

theotherone
02-12-2004, 09:07 PM
Nighthawk, better post the receipt and the key before we will believe you and let you off the hook.

george12
02-12-2004, 09:29 PM
WHO CARES

Just leave him alone - his windows is his own business. Why not do as Chill suggested and let the thread die.

MartynC
02-12-2004, 10:02 PM
> Just leave him alone - his windows is his own
> business. Why not do as Chill suggested and let the
> thread die.

And now to make the funeral of this thread official

"FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself." BCP 1662

metla
02-12-2004, 10:03 PM
Personally i would sticky it.

willie_M
02-12-2004, 11:56 PM
screw paying for microsofts sucky software.... im gonna set aside some time over christmas and have a good old try at switching to linuks...

did you know you can micorosfts incomplete os's back to the shop and say that it is of unmerchantable quality (which of course it is) and the have to give you a refund or give you a new copy...

ninja
03-12-2004, 12:08 AM
> WHO CARES
>
> Just leave him alone - his windows is his own
> business. Why not do as Chill suggested and let the
> thread die.

Why not let Chill do his job and quit moderating yourself?

somebody
03-12-2004, 08:28 AM
> did you know you can micorosfts incomplete os's back
> to the shop and say that it is of unmerchantable
> quality (which of course it is) and the have to give
> you a refund or give you a new copy...

No they don't. As long as the CD physically works and installs, then they don't have to do anything.

noone
03-12-2004, 08:30 AM
get linux then you dont have to pay ( most of the time) you can ramble around with it and not be locked up and its better then window crapo crap crap

anotherPOTUS
03-12-2004, 08:59 AM
> I bought both Windows 3.11 and Windows 95 licences with computers - I figure having to pay for and suffer through both those I'm entitled to free lifetime ugprades.

You sound like the sort of person who shoplifts. But only from big shops because they can afford it, and it's their fault for getting so big in the first place!

Jerk!

george12
03-12-2004, 10:41 AM
> Why not let Chill do his job and quit moderating yourself?

Haven't you just been told (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=54095#347898) by Bruce to keep these opinions to yourself. This is the third time you have attacked me for this "moderating" you think I am trying to do. I was merely agreeing with Chill's suggestion of letting the thread die. The issue is over, so there is no more merit in continuing the thread - all that will happen is people will threaten stupid things like "dobbing in" poor Nighthawk, or asking for proof that he has a real copy now, when IMO it's none of their business.

E|im
03-12-2004, 10:52 AM
> I bought both Windows 3.11 and Windows 95 licences with computers - I figure having to pay for and suffer through both those I'm entitled to free lifetime ugprades.

Hey since I was forced to buy WinME when I bought my supermarket PC I think I should be entitled to free upgrades as well! :^O

metla
03-12-2004, 11:00 AM
MS should pay compensation to all ME owners.

And this thread should be stickied......PURE COMEDY.

metla
03-12-2004, 11:01 AM
> HELP I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!!!!!! IM SO SCARED


ROFLMFAO!!!!1111

For best effect think of that snot scene out of The Blair Witch movie....

Chilling_Silence
03-12-2004, 05:17 PM
George12:
I think what ninja is simply getting at is that you dont _have_ to agree with every comment I make ;-)

He's not "attacking" you dude, just live and let live..... Its not the end of the world because your actions are questioned.


Sticky this thread? Sounds like an idea to me :D

george12
03-12-2004, 05:36 PM
I didn't mean to agree with every comment you make Chill - in fact I don't agree with every comment you make.

Sorry anyway....

But yeah I don't for example agree with stickying it - even though metla wasn't being serious..... Or was he :p

Chilling_Silence
03-12-2004, 06:12 PM
Why dont you? Im always right...... ]:)

george12
03-12-2004, 06:28 PM
What with being a Mod and all...

Growly
04-12-2004, 09:40 AM
>I think what ninja is simply getting at is that you dont _have_ to agree with every comment I make

I disagree!

[Edited by: Chilling_Silence on Dec 4, 2004 10:58 AM]

flotus
04-12-2004, 10:02 AM
> [Edited by: Chilling_Silence on Dec 4, 2004 10:58 AM]

This forum is starting to resemble a communist state! Moderators wiedling the sword to cut out opinions they don't like, and it's not even May Day. Wave the red banner, Comrade Chill!

Chilling_Silence
04-12-2004, 10:07 AM
Hehehe...

Actually, I thought that was a great joke.....

...I didnt actually "moderate" anything, rather just added that mark down the bottom :p That's all that his post origionally said....

C'mon, Im not _that_ bad am I?

flotus
04-12-2004, 10:10 AM
Well I guess when we read something like:
> [Edited by: Chilling_Silence on Dec 4, 2004 10:58 AM]
It make us think that you edited it. Funny that.

Growly
04-12-2004, 10:18 AM
Chill, stop trying to take credit for my jokes by making it look as if you edited them with yourown witty humour.

Chilling_Silence
04-12-2004, 10:21 AM
> Chill, stop trying to take credit for my jokes by
> making it look as if you edited them with
> yourown witty humour.

:O Who me?! ?:|


]:)

Kame
07-12-2004, 12:29 AM
What's that number to call 0800 PIRACY?

I'm sure there will be a reward for turning someone in :P


Kame

Jester
07-12-2004, 09:33 AM
> What's that number to call 0800 PIRACY?
>
> I'm sure there will be a reward for turning someone
> in :P
>
>
> Kame

heh, isn't that like asking what the number for 111 is?

Megaman
07-12-2004, 09:37 AM
"Operator! Get me the number for 911!"- Homer J Simpson

noone
07-12-2004, 10:19 AM
> "Operator! Get me the number for 911!"- Homer J
> Simpson

:^O