What to look for
Learn how to tell whether your Microsoft software and hardware are genuine. To get started, select either Hardware or Software Products.
Then review specific features, including sample images where available. Select the Scams and Alerts tab for best protection against exploits.
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).Learn more
View features included with genuine Xbox games, such as inner mirror band holograms and the Certificate of Authenticity (COA).Learn more
Considering downloading software? Here’s how to better protect yourself to make sure you get what you expect.Learn more