What to look for
What to look forLearn how to tell whether your Microsoft software and hardware are genuine.To get started, select either Hardware Products or Software Products, and then review specific features, including sample images where available.Select the Scams and Alerts tab for best protection against exploits.
Devices and Accessories
Learn more about features included with genuine Microsoft software, including the packaging, installation CD/DVD/USB, product key labels, and the Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
View features included with genuine Xbox games, such as inner mirror band holograms and the Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
Considering downloading software? Here’s how to better protect yourself to make sure you get what you expect.
Scams and Alerts
Learn about the latest scams and counterfeits reported and ways to protect yourself. Also available here, are useful resources about malicious software.