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.