Solved: Windows 7 not genuine

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spatian116

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Hello

Just recently my computer has started showing messages saying that Windows 7 isn't genuine. My copy is completely genuine bought only 5 months ago off ebay. I think it was 5 months. 3 days after release. Anyway i have tried calling Microsoft, MULTIPLE TIMES, and they have been complete ******** and screwed me around. Anyone got any ideas about whats going on?
 

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I think you are going to have to work it through with microsoft - If they are saying its not genuine
have a look here
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/ProgramInfo.aspx
http://www.tothepc.com/archives/check-if-my-windows-7-genuine/

If those products are saying you DO NOT have a genuine copy, I think the only recourse is to discuss with microsoft, or the person you purchased the software of ebay... - is the ebay seller reputable??

I think it may be due to this update - KB971033 is a WGA update that you are getting the flag - it found something it didnt lile

i assume this just says your copy is not genuine - http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate/ValidateNow.aspx

Unless you have some sort of virus on the PC thats doing this - do you have an upto date virus scanner
 

spatian116

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The software came in sealed packaging which to me looked exactly the same as others i have seen.
 

spatian116

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Alright. It worked. But now it's saying my key is blocked. Ima call em tomoz. Thanks for your help man.
 

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The software came in sealed packaging which to me looked exactly the same as others i have seen.
Yes, counterfeit software can come in counterfeit boxes that does look just like the real McCoy.:D
 
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