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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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So, I decided to do a history check on my gaming computer. And what I discovered just doesn't make a lick of sense. Now, this computer had Windows 7 Ultimate initially installed on it on February 11, 2011, Now, I didn't get this computer until close to August or September of 2011, and I did updates in September with no problems.. When I did the update in November it began to have problems. So how can it be a possible counterfeited copy? It was already on the computer, well before. And it should had that message 3 months after February and it didn't. So, this must be some kind of fluke with Microsoft updates. Because it just doesn't make a lick of sense.
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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where did you originally get the computer from?



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 09:58 PM
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I hired a PC technician that sells computers out in California to make me a gaming computer. I'm the only person, out of all the computers that he's sold, that is having a problem.

He said he sent me Ultimate 7 and Office twice, but both times they have gotten lost in the mail.
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:00 PM
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thats prob why then, he prob used a pirated copy put it on, genuine for the 3 months you had it, and then the crack or w/e he used failed cause of the windows update is there message you are getting when booting up? or a message at all?
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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Then I would had that message when I got the computer. I never got that message, the computer was doing updates with no problems when I received it. In May of 2011, this computer should been doing "Is the Windows Genuine?", if it was pirated version. It wasn't until November that it started doing that. So, it can't be a pirated copy.
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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just go online to your local Craigslist. I found win 7 ultimate for $50 unopened with both 32bit and 64bit operating system discs.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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It's easy to figure out whether your system is genuine or not.

Method 3:
helpdeskgeek.com...



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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no, there are cracks and other ways to make pirated windows genuine, for a certain time, or even forever, i use a pirated windows 7 and i made it genuine, and it been like that forever, never had a problem, he prob used a crack that got outdated by the windows update



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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lol, I went on ebay and spent over $250 on Windows 7 and according to Microsoft, that was pirated. Damned if you do, damned if don't.


Got the CDs and everything, looks so original and sure enough the crap rips off. Things all wrapped in plastic like it usually is, and I was the only one who opened the software. I was like WTF.


That's when I bought the computer and hired a PC computer expert, so I wouldn't have to deal with this headache. lol
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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People with OEM versions of Windows can sometimes have problems and will get the 'Geniune Windows?' nag.

IRM
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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What happens with many if not most software companies is that the key generators have discovered a loophole in the algorithm used in authenticating their software.

It works for a while but soon the legitimate owner's number of licenses are far exceeded.

They then task the developers to fix it and there after the copies that used less than authentic keygen no longer check out in the now patched authentication algorithm.

I build my own systems and buy OEM copies of Windows and haven't had a problem.
But I have encountered this in the past with XP on laptops purchased retail.

If you have a sticker with original key call microsoft and complain...if not consider the OEM route or the student discount option.

/Peace



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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School is going to be paying for my new version, a 3rd time. lol

3rd time is a charm.

If the school route goes wrong, then something is definitely wrong.
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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Originally posted by redbarron626
just go online to your local Craigslist. I found win 7 ultimate for $50 unopened with both 32bit and 64bit operating system discs.


Bad idea, this will just land you in the same boat. Go to Fry's or BestBuy or purchase online from Microsoft. Any other online vendor or trading site will run a great risk for counterfeit. The people reselling the software may not be aware of the problem. Millions of copies of Windows 7 were sold to vendors by a Mexican cartel that specializes in counterfiet discs. If you can peel the label off the disc, its likely fake.

To save yourself some money, purchase the upgrade version of Windows 7. You don't need Vista for it to work, just do a fresh install.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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if you changed hardware of any kind or updated certain drivers it can sometimes cause a problem with your WGA license.

You can try contacting Microsoft but I doubt they will be of much help.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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Yeah, I'm going to be doing that when I get my school check, won't be until next month though.
just annoying. Going to the Microsoft site this time. And if they say it's not Genuine, then heads will roll.


Hmm, I may have changed the hardware. Because I added faster stuff and more memory to it once I got it. Plus, I added my old hard drive. And installed a DVD/RW drive to it.

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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adding the old harddrive will cause the WGA license to fail

if you remove the old hard drive it might fix the problem



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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But, I need it, it's got killer space on it. plus I totally wiped it before I installed it. Hmm, maybe I didn't wipe it. because that too was the one that had the first version of the windows 7 on it. hmm.Thanks for the tip.
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
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But, I need it, it's got killer space on it. plus I totally wiped it before I installed it. Hmm, maybe I didn't wipe it. because that too was the one that had the first version of the windows 7 on it. hmm.Thanks for the tip.
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when you say wiped:
do you mean did a format?
or did you delete all partitions on it and create new ones?

a clean installation of win 7 using the dvd ,or a pendrive installs a small system partition at the beginning of the drive to assist recoverys if you just formatted a hard disk that previously had win 7 installed
there might be info on a hidden partition you missed, also some pirate versions have a grub-bootloader
installed there for hacktivation purposes it could be changing your keys to a known pirate serial key
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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bah, clean installs are such a headache. Means I'll have to wipe the old one and transfer the data I have on this one, so I don't lose anything, I have on it now.. Bah.. Where's my Excedrin?
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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I suggest you ask someone from microsoft to help you with the solution. Explain to them that you added a secondary harddrive and DVD drive. Tell them you Windows 7 didn't pass the WGA after you installed the hardware.

You may need to provide your Windows 7 activation key and the product key. Sometimes a computer repair person will use a volume license key for activation. But the computer will not have a valid product key.

Windows updates will work for awhile until you install the WGA update. That's when you get the "Windows did not pass Genuine Advantage" message. If you use your system restore to go back to before your last Windows update. It might fix the problem but you will not be able to pass WGA until you get a valid product key or if it's caused by the new added hardware you need to remove that hardware and ask for help on how to install extra harddrive and still keep Windows Validation.






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