I have the utmost respect for Daniweb's policy of not condoning the piracy of software. Hear me out before you censor, please. However, these are your forums, your call, I'll respect the way you want to run things here. I honestly feel this person's post has been misunderstood.
Something weird has happened with his display and he's concerned that it's due to his OS being pirated. He could have just as easily thought it was a virus, someone hacking into his computer, Alien intervention, or whatever else he could have imagined causing it - it wasn't what he thought it was. Looking at the figures, people in their thousands, tens of thousands, have been coming here with problems that weren't what they thought it was.
If after a WGA test his version of XP is shown to be pirated, which personally I have doubts about, all he needs to do is follow the balanced methods Microsoft itself suggests under the subheading "What if my copy of Windows did not pass the validation check?"
He didn't seem to be asking for a pirated version of XP, or for help to pirate it. I suppose if we think about it for a moment, why pirate XP when there is the likes of W7 or W8 which are ever easier to pirate, if anyone was inclined to do so?
I hope I don't start an argument here, I'm just wondering if there may be a little relevant advice in even a small part of what I've explained here. It would be saddening if that youngster has needlessly gone off to buy another copy of XP.
I'm open to correction on anything I've said here.