Hello, I am a semi-long member her, though I don't post often. Ok, so here is what happened. Over last summer my former History teacher got a virus on his computer, it was a ransomware one. So, he restored his laptop back to the oem image via the repair option in windows. Well, everything seemed to be going fine until a week ago (well, before finals so maybe two weeks) he told me that his computer had been acting weird, but his daughter had gotten a new one and she gave him her old one. long story short, I ended up with his laptop, it's a Fujitsu t900 tablet PC. Well, when I booted it up it seemed fine, started to the desktop, default crapware...err.."bonus software" installed, default wallpaper and all. So, I was thinking "sweet! I got this $1500 laptop for free!" Well, I turn it on after storing it in storage for a month plus, the thing started up and said "configuring windows updates do not shut down your computer", so it did that and restarted and now I have the black screen with the watermark saying my copy is not geniune.
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(I hooked the laptop up to an external monitor) The oem sticker is worn off.
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(Sorry for it being fuzzy, but basically you cannot read it.)
My question is. 1.) My teacher is not tech savy enough to use loaders or cracks so that doesn't explain this, and I don't think fujitsu oem keys fetch a profit on the black market XD So, why would restoring a computer to factory settings screw up it's validity? Also, currently I do not have the funds to purchase a windows 7 or 8 license.
2.) How should I proceed about this?
Edited by Zestypanda, 15 June 2013 - 07:40 PM.