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#1 Lihle

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 10:04 AM

Guys my computer tells me my windows 7 is not genuine, first i had windows home basic and then a guy came and changed it to windows 7 ultimate and then now it says that it is not genuine. Without going to buy one how can I make genuine?

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 11:35 AM

You may need to call Microsoft to authenticate the installation.

Did the tech leave the product code for this installation?

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:01 PM

No, he didn't leave anything behind.

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:13 PM

The first thing to do will be to call Microsoft and explain your situation to them. Unfortunately they don't have any means of recognizing your upgrade through their normal means, so you will have to call them to authenticate the installation.

Download System Information for Windows and run it. When it opens you will see a column in the narrow pane to the left. Scroll down under Software to Licenses and click on it. Information should show in the larger pane to the right, among this information there should be a listing for Windows Key, there may be two because of the upgrade. These are what you will need when you call Microsoft.

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Please be aware:
Many free downloaded programs now come bundled with unwanted or unneeded third party software. For this reason it is importanat that when you open a program and begin the installation you need to read and understand what you are being offered. Often there now will be a third party software which while already have a check mark in the acceptance box that if left that way will install the third party software.

Edited by dc3, 25 December 2010 - 01:14 PM.

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:19 PM

I hear you dc3 but I just wanted to make it genuine without contacting them, maybe you know a program that can do the job. I heard that there is one but I just forgot the name.

Edited by Lihle, 25 December 2010 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:36 PM

Making it genuine using a program is illiegal. Your gonna have to call Microsoft up.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:43 AM

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 09:47 AM

OK, I haven't read that gentlemen I'm sorry.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 10:00 AM

Did you purchase this upgrade to W7?

Is this a legal installation?

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 06:52 PM

This is the link to Microsofts product activation web site.

Linked here, are several solutions you can try.

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_prodact_master?ws=support#tab0

This is the second section, WINDOWS activation. It is grouped by the windows version you have, Windows 7 is the first on the list.

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_prodact_master?ws=support#tab1

EDIT: Adding another link here

How to tell if your Windows is Genuine

http://www.microsoft.com/howtotell/

How-ever you do it, make sure its LEGAL, accepting anything else, invites viruses and damaging malware infections...totally NOT worth the risks in my personal opinion.

If you bought a pirated piece of windows software that was advertised as GENUINE, do the rest of us a favor and report the person who sold it to you.

Here is the link to file a Piracy report.

http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/reporting/default.aspx

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 07:50 PM

Here is a quick way: Find the activation key, Google it and see if it is loose on the net. Someone close to me (cough, cough) got taken on a fake WIN7 Ultimate deal. It's annoying, especially if you actually paid for it in the first place.

Most of these are MSDN keys that eventually get blacklisted.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:21 PM

I bought the computer fully installed but not with windows ultimate but with home basic. Then a guy came and changed it I don't know how?

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:17 PM

Then a guy came and changed it


I suggest you contact "this guy" and have him fix it. If he can't prove to you that it was a legitimate upgrade, get a refund.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:32 PM

Please check something.

Open up My Computer from your desktop.

Under Hard Disk Drives, you will see Local Disk C. Is there another drive listed under Hard Disk Drives?

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:49 PM

Making it genuine using a program is illiegal. Your gonna have to call Microsoft up.


No ....You don't have to call M$ ...

Do a system recovery back to Wds7 basic ...

Only call them if you want to buy a new license ...which Wds7 Ultimate .




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