Windows not genuine

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Jun 10, 2011

Windows not genuine by Holified 2x at 6:58 PM (556 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. Holified 2x
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    well i woke up today an got a messages saying my windows copy is not genuine [​IMG]

    Im backing up my data now an goin to restore my computer to factory setting (dell mini 1012)

    hope this fixes it . . . . [​IMG]
     
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    I assume that your Windows is supposed to be genuine then?

    First, you should have run a virus scan (if a virus or other app changed certain system files, it will render Windows "non-genuine"). Second, you should've called Microsoft. Calling MS is the easiest way to find out exactly why it doesn't think you're genuine. EDIT: grammar -.-

    That aside, it's always good to reset your PC/laptop every now and again. Keeps things clean.
     
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    Whether or not your windows is supposed to be genuine you could alway try using a crack/keygen on it. They are quite easy to find a torrent of and if you use a popular one it's most likely not a fake.

    I won't tell you where you can find them, you know why.
     
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    It's entirely possible that your serial number was used somewhere else around the world numerous times and Microsoft assumed it's not legit.

    If you have a Genuine sticker on your lappy, you should be eh-o-kay. Check if the number on it corresponds with the one inputted in the system. If so, call the Microsoft hotline for guidiance. I don't think that returning to a previous system state will do you any good at this point.

    You could also take qlum's advice and use a simple activator to kill the serial-checking system entirely - it's not a crime if your system actually IS genuine, just being troublesome for ya.
     
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    Thanks for the input u all Restoring it to its factory settings fix everything restoring my files as we speak [​IMG]
     

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