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How do i remove this message from my desktop and screensaver?


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#1 Benderisgreat

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:47 PM

I bought a computer from my friend, he re-installed the operating system with 7 ultimate.

After a while, i realized that it wasn't genuine, and i kept receiving these pop-up windows and a big sticker on my desktop and screensaver.

 

I really want to get rid of these things:

 

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the upside is they go away after i restart my system, but they keep coming back. I don't have the money to buy a new copy of windows, and even if i did i don't know where to get one anymore. How do i get rid of these things so i can go back to having a regular computer?



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#2 NickAu

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:54 PM

I bought a computer from my friend, he re-installed the operating system with 7 ultimate.
After a while, i realized that it wasn't genuine

Get a genuine copy easy.  I doubt anybody will want to help you "fix" a non genuine( Pirate) copy of windows.
 
try this exit windows and  in cmd type format c: /u fixes all pirate copy problems. Mod Edit: Do not do this, it will erase all data from your computer
 

the upside is

 There is no upside to theft. And thats what your friend did to you and Microsoft, He stole from both of you.. And by knowingly using the copy you are guilty too... Just my opinion.

Edited by Blade, 09 March 2014 - 08:57 PM.


#3 JohnC_21

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:56 PM

Hello, and welcome to Bleeping Computer,

Ask your friend for your money back or have him pay for a genuine copy of Windows 7. The only way to resolve the issue is to buy a genuine copy of Windows 7.

Edit: Before you format your drive which will wipe out Windows 7, make sure you copy over all important data. Formatting will destroy it, especially using the /u switch.

Edited by JohnC_21, 09 March 2014 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:07 PM

 

try this exit windows and  in cmd type format c: /u fixes all pirate copy problems.

Please DO NOT do this, this will wipe all of the data on the laptop.

 

Now with your data safe, if the computer came with windows 7, check to see if there is a product key sticker on the underside that you can possibly use to re validate windows.

Also please see here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/installing-reinstalling-windows#1TC=windows-7


Edited by computerxpds, 09 March 2014 - 07:07 PM.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:09 PM

BIG Sorry the format thing was meant as a joke.

 

Same as the rm f thing in likux it fixes all linux problems meant no offence


Edited by NickAu1, 09 March 2014 - 07:11 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:13 PM

computerxpds has the right idea for getting a legit Windows OS without spending any money.

 

If you don't need any specific Windows only programs for work, etc. Then you can get one of many free Linux operating systems.

If that interests you as a solution then post in the Linux forum if you need more advice or suggestions for using Linux.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:24 PM

The OP stated that she had Windows Ultimate installed. Is that common on a OEM computer with a COA sticker? Just wondering.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:28 PM

Generally no, but there are ways we can still try and help the user fix her problem and do it in a legal way.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:10 PM

BIG Sorry the format thing was meant as a joke.


It's not funny. Bleeping Computer is a place where many of the people asking for help are novice users who won't realize you're making a joke, and might actually carry our your instructions blindly.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 05:31 AM

 

Primum non nocere.

Yes my bad wont happen again. I didn't think.






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