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rickjohnson

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When I start up each day I get a screen from Microsoft asking me to allow them to check if my software is legal. I'm reluctant to do this because this PC is not new to me. I bought is used from a respectable corporation that I'm sure they registered it properly but still I'm a little unsure if I should allow them to look at my stuff. Are there any problems with using a second hand computer and its' software this way ? should I click OK ?
 

TheShooter93

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What software are they asking about? Microsoft Office?

But yes, it's always a good idea to make sure the software installed on your computer is legal.
 

SUEOHIO

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When i have bought computers used i always make sure that the previous owners stuff isnt even in there anymore and that whatever programs need to be activated already have been.If its asking you to validate your copy of windows it either means that it wasnt activated at all or theres a problem of it not being a genuine copy.I would say to click ok and see what happens.If theres a problem with a program not being genuine or not activated you will know for sure.It doesnt look at your stuff such as documents etc, it just wants to make sure that whatever you are using is genuine so that it will work properly.
 

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the only way to get rid of that pop up is to follow it through.
 
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