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#1 Orleon


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 10:47 AM

I had to replace my operating system and hard drive because of a crash, and it was done at a computer shop.  After working with this new Windows 7 for a couple of weeks, suddenly I'm getting messages that this is a counterfeit Windows.  Of course I hate to replace it again because I've just fixed a lot of settings and replaced programs.  It occurred to me that I don't know whether the messages may be fake, some kind of malware, how would I know? (I don't know much...)  Why would the messages have started after two weeks?  What is my best course of action? 


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 10:49 AM

Your best course of action, IMO, is to contact MS.


Post the exact content of these error messages, please.



#3 Aura


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 10:50 AM

Hi Orleon :)

Follow the instructions below please.

  • Download MGADiag (by Microsoft) from the link below:
  • Run the tool by double clicking on the file. Press Continue when prompted
  • When it has finished, press Copy then Paste (Ctrl+V) this into your next post

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