As each illegal copy comes to the attention of Microsoft', they are locked + the original copy as well from any further updates. This is not a 'make money' move it is Email Database a 'make safer' the Internet move, all pirate software has flaws that allow bugs, viruses etc onto the offending computer far easier than a 'legal' up to date secure 'Operating System' does. Do not Email Database sell on your computer with the hard drive in it. Do not trash your old computer + hard drive at the local dump. Do not leave it out + hard drive for the bin men. Do not pass it on + hard drive as a present to someone else.
Do not sell add on hard drives or give away etc for the same reasons. Do remove your hard drive and store in a safe place. Do destroy your hard drive if no longer Email Database needed by you. How to destroy the old hard drive: With a hammer, embed it in concrete, or lose it in the Email Database Sea. Nothing else will destroy the drive or any of the contents on it. Every hard drive removed by the rightful owner is one less the 'Cyber-Criminal' can buy in bulk; literally, container loads of old computers are regularly purchased to further their activities.
The hard drive you got rid of last week could be ripping of umpteen friends and Aunt Edna in a day or so from now. The method to do so was on 'Your old hard drive!' Your recorded CDs etc with data, personal details on etc, should be shredded or at the very least Email Database scratched heavily to destroy the readability of the CD for exactly the same reasons. Email Precautions You have not won anything: One of the Cyber-Criminals favourite bullying tactics is the 'Lottery' prize awards. 'Microsoft' do not run lotteries at all, National Lotteries of various countries etc.