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What happens if I continue to get "copy of windows is not genuine" message?

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#1 isosoclese


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:31 AM

I'm not asking about how to get around copyright. I didn't install it. I can't say whether it is/isn't genuine.

I'm just curious about what will happen if I continue to get this message. Do I lose any privileges (that matter)?

I got this message a couple months back and never got around to doing anything about it. So far nothing drastic has happened. I get the warning messages on startup, every now and then I get a little nag message, the desktop is black instead of my personalized desktop, and there's a passive-aggressive "Copy of Windows is not Genuine" tag in the bottom corner of my screen. As far as I know, my laptop is running fine, and I have not had any issues. If the problems escalate, I'll probably just install a different OS, but for now, I'm not exactly pressed to do anything about this.

Also, my AV and MBAM take ridiculously long to do full scans. I do not have any games or photo editing software on my laptop, music and other files are also minimal. I don't think this problem is related, but on the off chance that it is, I'll just leave that there.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:33 AM

Just an FYI Windows released a new update that causes this behavior if your copy is OEM then i would call windows and tell them they will supply a new product key. Other than that info i just supplied this topic most likely won't be talked about into any greater depth.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:03 AM

<<I'm just curious about what will happen if I continue to get this message.>>

Contact the Microsoft agents at Product Activation...or wait and see.


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:58 PM


<<I'm just curious about what will happen if I continue to get this message.>>

my 2 cents,

the main goal of this security feature is to have a genuine OS. if you dont solve this problem you cant download any Microsoft related software from site, it will denied you all updates. so this is the Important Update that should be successful.

Make sure you have the following update
Update for Windows 7 for x86-based systems (KB971033)

I would suggest you call Microsoft and have them look into it

I cant go any deeper than this.

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