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I am told my Windows Vista is not genuine and i cam't activate.


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#1 John in Oman

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 09:05 AM

 A few days ago a sign came up telling me my Windows Vista ™ Build 6002 is not genuine. It happened shortly after installing Ad-aware. This has been uninstalled but has made no difference. Every time i log in a window appears telling me to activate now. I have tried using the number on the bottom of my laptop as well as a number found from within the system, but neither of these have been accepted.

 

I had a new hard drive put in a month or so ago and am wondering if this may be the reason for the problem.

 

Many thanks to anyone who can help me!  JH


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#2 Atomic77

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 10:01 PM

The new hard drive could be the issue. I don't know much about this kinda stuff. There is also a possibility that you may have a Pirited copy of vista. It could also be something that ad-aware did.


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#3 John in Oman

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 02:51 AM

It is not a pirated copy of Vista as i have had it for over two years without any indications of it being so. Thanks for your reply anyway!



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 06:22 AM

Try calling MSFT explain the hardware change to the tech they usually can git it fixed.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 07:34 AM

I don't believe a privious poster was implying OP is a pirate.  I know many people purchase used computers from many different sources without any idea just where that original OS on said computers came from.  Pirated=nonGenuine=nonAuthenticable --  to me means an OS that has lost its traces to an original OEM or Microsoft DVD install.


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