My "dossing about" PC has a cracked version of Win 7 on it - using 7 loader to "authenticate it" and put the OEM stamp on it etc. Ideally I need it to run a few programs and games using "XP mode" which comes as a microsoft download. It states that I have to install a genuine validation checker etc first. What are / could be the consequences of me doing this? I previously had the same bootleg Win 7 running on it as a dual boot with Ubuntu before I severely fucked it up delving deeper than I ought to. It was an XP machine originally and I could'nt - and still can't get the DVD / CD rom to read discs, / install most of the time with WIn 7. Hence the need for XP mode. I have checked and my dvd rom drive has no Win 7 drivers available. I can download Windows updates and everything with no snags, have just never encountered this validation tool thing it wants to install. Anybody know? Cheers.