Microsoft: UK Retailer ‘sold 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows’ (Update: Comet responds)

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    Microsoft has launched an attack on beleaguered electronics retailer Comet — stating that the British chain pirated 94,000 copies of Vista and XP recovery discs. Comet, which was recently sold off for £2 ($3), allegedly produced the copies at a factory in Hampshire and bundled them with PCs sold at its stores. There’s been no official response from Comet yet, but we can’t imagine Microsoft would throw this sort of statement around lightly. If you’re concerned you are running a counterfeit copy of Windows, check out the How To Tell site below and we’ll keep our eyes on this one as the saga unfolds.

    Update: Comet has issued the following response to Microsoft’s statement which we’ve got for you in full, after the break.

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