I've replaced my Computer's Hard drive with a used one from a computer that My dad got from a yard sale a while back.
The Hard drive had an admin password that was unknown to me, and it had been so long that Dad didn't remember how to contact the original owner.
After managing to reset the password, the computer told me that the windows copy was not genuine.
I wasn't sure whether this was caused by resetting the password, or if the drive had this problem from the beginning, but in any case after performing all the needed updates the messages stopped for a while
However, recently the notifications have started up again.
Is there any way to fix this without buying a new copy of Windows 7?
Also, Is there any way to restore programs from the Windows.old folder?
Edited by Jdaniel314, 25 February 2014 - 10:55 PM.