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Activation and now Windows 7 is not legit?

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#1 joedit


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:46 PM

About 6 weeks ago I purchased a DELL Windows 7 Pro complete installation CD. I have a Lenovo T43.

I did a fresh install of Windows 7 - activated just fine. I have been applying the updates and no porblems. Every once in a while it go off and reactivates itself. I would get a message saying ' an unauthorized change was made to windows' but it would acivate and validate just fine. I noted other folks on the net asked 'why does W& ask to be activtated all the time.

Well all of a sudden now it won't activate and says that it may be a copy or an illegal version of Windows. I thought it might be malware so I refreshed from a Ghost image before any thing quirky was happening and I still have the same issue.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

I also ran malwarebyte

And a MS update completed just fine. I thought if it was not genuine windows - updates would fail?

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 04 October 2010 - 06:52 AM

See if this update is installed on your machine: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971033

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