Going back a few years now, I was working in a computer shop, I wasn't paid but I did get some money once and a while and parts when I needed them. This place dealt with second hard part and flogging off second hand computers, mostly running Windows 98se, of cause all these computers had non legit copy of Windows/office/antivirus installed on them. Now I must admit, I did add to this shops ability to prejudice such systems, I was able to get a hold of both office 2003 and Windows XP that didn't require activation, a corporate copy. The public collage I want to at the time was linked with the department of education and got all there software from the department. The keys used by the department are still valid and I do still use XP to date, on some computers. But the downfall of the shop wasn't anything to do with the crappy book keeping, the illegal software or the smell, the guy running the shop wasn't opening the doors all the time and the landlord wasn't happy and cut the lease. He was given the chance to be allowed to reopen the shop, but he choose not to. There is more buy I won't go into it. At no time of this shop running, well at least I understand, did we sell a computer that used a crack or any other software to program to override activation on any Microsoft application, it just wasn't there.