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Is Win 7 Copy Not Genuine Or Is A Virus?


I paid what i still believe to be a professional to install windows 7 on my system and it's been running great for over a month now. However this morning a little balloon popped up saying " windows is not genuine. Click this message to learn how to get genuine". And my desktop image turned into a plain black one with the words 'this copy of windows is not genuine" stamped on the bottom right corner. The terrible grammar in the balloon makes me think this is a virus and not that i was scammed by my computer guy. I'm terrified to click the message. I'm running all of my virus scanners (etc) and coming up clean and am backing up again just to be safe.
 
So what do you think?
Is my computer infected or just not genuine?


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Windows No Longer Genuine - Virus Problem

I was browsing the web, when a window opened with a program calling itself "anti malware doctor. " I had dealt with it before, but the only way that i had been able to get rid of it was with a full xp reinstall. (That was a different pc, and i am running w7 premium, now. ) I was running both avg free and spybot s&d, but neither of them caught it. To remove it, i followed all of the instructions at http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-antimalware-doctor.html. The program seemed to be gone, but i guess that there were still lingering parts or something. After i tried to remove it, i began to get alerts of a program trying to add entries into my registry.

(Spybot has a feature where it lets you know whenever a program tries to edit your registry, and lets you allow or deny it. ) I denied this change, but it kept trying about every 5 seconds. No other programs were running. I ran a system scan with avg, and it turned up a few viruses. I told it to remove them, and it said that it did. A while after that, i began to get notifications that i could possibly have a counterfeit version of windows. I then got a notice that there was an update ready to install. It mentioned an anti-malware tool, so i installed it. After reboot, it tells me that i need to re-enter my activation code/product key. I try this, and it tells me that this code is not valid for activation, and that my windows is not genuine.

I thought it was weird that i was told to re-enter my code, as if it were previously valid. I bought this computer about 2 months ago, and it came with the os. Is there any way hat i could recover the situation? (I have tried standard system recovery, but the only recovery point available was earlier the same day. I tried it but it was not successful.


Posted On: 2010-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

This Copy Of Windows Is Not Genuine

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Posted On: 2010-07-27 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-15 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Copy Of Win 7 Build 7600 Is Not Genuine

I did an upgrade from windows vista to windows 7 32bit things were fine until last week i did something to my pc don't know what but it resulted now there is nothing in my device manager tray when opened. Plus i now am constantly getting the message saying windows 7 build 7600 is not genuine also i can not locate my os installation disk can locate the windows 7 64bit installation disk that came with it what if any are my options ?

Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Install Upgrade - Cannot Activate Win 7 - Genuine Copy Problem

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Posted On: 2010-04-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

Genuine Win 7

Windows 7 has been installed for 92 days. Two days ago, started having problems (once the free support ran out) now it says that the copy of windows 7 is not genuine.

Running ona dell inspiron 530s
Previously had vista
Upgraded by purchasing the windows 7 home premium and installing on nov, 4 2009

Problems include:
Exceedingly slow
When rebooting - now it always wants to run check disc, then goes and deletes things (orphan files, etc)
Locks up

Now says not a genuine copy of windows

In an attempt to fix problems i:
Updated and ran anti-virus, spyware and malware
Pounded fists on table
Cursed bill gates


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Windows Not Genuine

I wonder if anyone can explain how i got this problem. Last month i built myself a new pc from scratch all brand new parts from a reputable retailer. I also bought a new unopened copy of windows 7 professional from the same retailer. I installed everything fine, windows was installed and activated. However a month later it is asking me to activate windows again! .

Using the supplied product key does not work and i get a message saying my copy of windows is not genuine at the bottom right of the desktop. No new hardware or drivers were installed and windows was installed in only this machine i am confused why i got this. Diagnostic report (1. 9. 0027. 0):
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Windows validation data->validation code: 50
Cached online validation code: 0x0
Windows product key: *****-*****-cm74g-rphkf-pw487
Windows product key hash: 71brymecvasxedfumfu8zryhjvy=
Windows product id: 00371-177-0000061-85458
Windows product id type: 5
Windows license type: retail
Windows os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 00010100. 0. 0. 048
Id: {9998e34b-9bc4-4b1e-b2db-2fdd1ba9005b}(1)
Is admin: yes
Testcab: 0x0
Legitcheckcontrol activex: n/a, hr = 0x80070002
Signed by: n/a, hr = 0x80070002
Product name: windows 7 professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600. Win7_gdr. 100226-1909
Tts error:
Validation diagnostic:
Resolution status: n/avista wgaer data->
Threatid(s): n/a, hr = 0x80070002
Version: n/a, hr = 0x80070002windows xp notifications data->
Cached result: n/a, hr = 0x80070002
File exists: no
Version: n/a, hr = 0x80070002
Wgatray.exe signed by: n/a, hr = 0x80070002
Wgalogon.dll signed by: n/a, hr = 0x80070002oga notifications data->
Cached result: n/a, hr = 0x80070002
Version: n/a, hr = 0x80070002


Posted On: 2010-07-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 Not Genuine

I purchased my lenovo computer with windows vista and purchased an upgrade to windows 7 from a local computer dealer in montreal. It worked fine until i needed help "re-downloading" my microsoft office 2007 from the microsoft help desk. They had me download a different copy than the one on my cd and since then my computer reminds me all day long that i don't have a genuine copy of windows 7 and that i need to purchase a new upgrade copy online. It no longer recognizes my product key that the dealer stuck to the back of my computer. Please help. Any ideas?
 
 
 
 


Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Not Genuine Error

I upgraded my hp pc i bought last november up to a heavier duty gaming pc in mid february. I changed out the cheap oem motherboard to a asus motherboard and added crossfire ati video cards as far as hardware goes. I also put it in a new gaming case. The hard drive, memory, and sound card all stayed the same.

Everything switched over fine and had little installation problems. Last night after about an hour on my pc a pop up came and said my version of windows in not genuine and my background turned black. I was a bit bewildered and also a bit worried.

The reason being i kept my old crappy hp case with the windows id sticker on it up until last week (of course) and tossed it out. I figured there was no reason to keep it anymore since i haven't had any problems. I'm prolly going to be kicking myself in the a** for that. I should've at least kept the sticker i'm guessing.

Not knowing what was going on i ran a virus check just in case but nothing came up. So now i'm here. Why did it take over a month for the error to show up?  And is there anything i can do about it now being i don't have my windows 7 id anymore?  I know that hp uses a different type set up for windows so they can use several id's for the same copy. I just hope there is something i can do.


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How Do I Make My Win 7 Genuine ?

How do i make my windows 7 "genuine"? I purchased a non-upgrade windows 7 home premium oem and installed it on my system while i was working on some problems my computer was having. After i installed it, i decided that i needed to replace my motherboard and hard drive. I replaced these two items and reinstalled windows 7. Now, microsoft thinks that i tried to install this copy on two systems and is telling me that "the product key you typed cannot be used to activate windows on this computer. Error code: oxc004c008 the activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used. "

This isn't a second computer. It's the same computer with a fresh hard drive and motherboard. How can i get microsoft to recognize this and make this copy of windows "genuine"?


Posted On: 2009-11-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Not Genuine Issue

I bought a copy of windows 7 a few months ago, activated it just fine, and it has been running smoothly up until a couple days ago. I am getting the error balloon saying "click this message to get genuine", my desktop is black, and i have the watermark in the bottom right corner saying that my build 7600 copy is not genuine. I'm seeing a lot of people with this problem and am wondering if it is just a bug in the system, or if something is seriously wrong?

I attempted to re-activate my copy both online and through the phone service, but was unsuccessful. The phone service told me to attempt to reinstall my os, and the internet service told me spend another $150 just to make me genuine again. Can anyone help me? :(  


Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Windows Not Genuine Error

I bought a commercial pc from a commercial company, alienware. I happen to be in possession of some better components, including a motherboard, since i build my own pcs all the time. So, i swapped out some parts and reinstalled windows using the included re-installation disc. This worked fine for about a month, but then a few days ago, the build 7600 not genuine error started popping up. Based on what i've read on the forums, i ran the diagnostic tool.

It returns information that indicates the windows copy is oem, so i would assume i am getting this error because of the new motherboard not having the same hardware bios flags correct?I wasn't aware there was a link between the windows copy and the actual hardware, never ran into this problem before.

If this is the case, why did this happen after a month, is there some sort of grace periodlso, to remove this, what will i have to do?  I am using windows 7 professional. Will i need to buy a full retail version or is the upgrade version a viable option?


Posted On: 2010-08-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Genuine Win 7 On Macbook Pro

Genuine windows 7 on macbook pro running in bootcamp partition with vmware fusion 3. 1. I am having a problem with windows 7 ultimate 32-bit. I installed windows 7 on my bootcamp partition and until recently it worked fine as well when i ran it in vmware fusion. When i boot into my windows 7 on the bootcamp partition everything is ok. But then when i run it in vmware fusion it says my copy is not genuine. I just went through the automated phone system and entered the codes and so now while i'm running in fusion windows is genuine.

I fear though that when i go back to running from the bootcamp partition, windows will say it isn't genuine again. I only have one copy of windows 7 and can only run it either from the bootcamp partition or from vmware fusion at any one time. How can i resolve this so windows no longer says it's not genuine when i switch between bootcamp and vmware fusion?I need to be able to run windows while i am on the mac side at times.


Posted On: 2010-07-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Genuine Office 2007 But Cannot Update

I have a genuine copy of office 2007 running on my machine, and it constantly tells me to update to kb949810, but the update always fails. Half the time it informs me that the update is 0kb in size, but other times it puts it at around 750kb. Either way, it fails and then pops up again saying i need to update it. Frustrating, to say the least!

Diagnostic report (1. 9. 0011. 0):
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Wga data->
Validation status: genuine
Validation code: 0

Cached validation code: n/a
Windows product key: *****-*****-77cbj-kytb3-v22fq
Windows product key hash: xn8b7sccpiokc1flf5v4v7cig4u=
Windows product id: 76487-oem-2214525-45769
Windows product id type: 3
Windows license type: oem system builder
Windows os version: 5. 1. 2600. 2. 00010100. 3. 0. Pro
Id: {be2dcb34-18cf-4186-8e80-3d5650252f49}(3)
Is admin: yes
Testcab: 0x0
Wga version: registered, 1. 9. 40. 0
Signed by: microsoft
Product name: n/a
Architecture: n/a
Build lab: n/a
Tts error: n/a
Validation diagnostic: 025d1ff3-230-1
Resolution status: n/a

Wgaer data->
Threatid(s): n/a
Version: n/a

Wga notifications data->
Cached result: 0
File exists: yes
Version: 1. 9. 40. 0
Wgatray.exe signed by: microsoft
Wgalogon.dll signed by: microsoft

Oga notifications data->
Cached result: n/a, hr = 0x80070002
Version: n/a, hr = 0x80070002
Ogaexec.exe signed by: n/a, hr = 0x80070002
Ogaaddin.dll signed by: n/a, hr = 0x80070002

Oga data->
Office status: 100 genuine
Microsoft office standard 2007 - 100 genuine
Oga version: registered, 2. 0. 48. 0
Signed by: microsoft
Office diagnostics: 025d1ff3-230-1_e2ad56ea-765-d003_e2ad56ea-766-0_e2ad56ea-134-80004005

Browser data->
Proxy settings: n/a
User agent: mozilla/4. 0 (compatible; msie 8. 0; win32)
Default browser: c:program filesinternet exploreriexplore.exe
Download signed activex controls: prompt
Download unsigned activex controls: disabled
Run activex controls and plug-ins: allowed
Initialize and script activex controls not marked as safe: disabled
Allow scripting of internet explorer webbrowser control: disabled
Active scripting: allowed
Script activex controls marked as safe for scripting: allowed


Posted On: 2010-01-22 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Win 7 Activated On Network Saying Its Not Genuine

I have two computers i use at work, one a desktop, and the other a laptop. The it department installed their enterprise version of windows 7 on both computers and they were activated from there. Unfortunately, i had an accident with my laptop that meant it wasn't on for over a month. Also, i've been away from the office for a while. And i'm no longer on the network.

I finally put it back on a few weeks ago, my laptop started telling my copy of windows wasn't genuine. Last night, it informed me my activation period was over. So now i ask, what happens now? Why did my copy de-activate? And how do i get it back since i'm not currently on the network? Will this keep happening?


Posted On: 2010-07-15 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Is Software Form Bigsoftsale Genuine?

How can i find out if bigsoftsale is a legitimate company selling genuine microsoft software? They are selling microsoft office 2007 professional & windows 7 ultimate for 179. 95? Their privacy notice states: once your order is processed during regular business hours, you will be emailed the manufacturers download link and product serial number. Bigsoftsale.com does not host the download on our web site. You must go to the manufacturer’s web site to download the program.

Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

Family Pack On Ebay Genuine?

I want to upgrade all the computer in my family's household (a mixed of vistas and xps) to windows 7 before i go back to school in another state. Unfortunately, the windows 7 family pack has been discontinued in the us but i was able to find packs that are sold for a premium over the original price on ebay. Even though they are more expensive, they are still cheaper than getting individual licenses. My worries is that the ones being sold on ebay is not genuine. Being unemployed and having no income, this would be my last gift to my family so wanted them to be valid and genuine.

I tried to reach microsoft to ask but was directed here. Can anyone check to see if these are valid family packs? I would probably bite the bullet and buy two packs. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ebayisapi.dll?Viewitem&item=130390414965&sspagename=strk:mewax:it

According to the post, it comes along with a certificate of authenticity. The price is not too good to be true (which is an indication of counterfeit software) since it sells for a premium over the original cost. What worries me is that the seller is somewhat new and there is no retail packaging. If there is a good possibility that it is not genuine, i will probably not upgrade the computers.


Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Message - This Version Of Windows 7 Is Not Genuine

Just booted up my pc and was greeted with the following message "this version of windows 7 is not genuine"? Now i know my version is genuine as i purchased it at a reputable dealer. Anyway it then booted further on with a similar pop up screen that said the same and options to get genuine or cancel. I selected get genuine to see what the story was it then said something about activating windows and returned a message that it was activated. Now the thing is i have been running my windows 7 pro from the time it was released?

Posted On: 2010-07-21 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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So i got a back up cd off my roomates computer. I tried to use it to repair my computer no detection of my hard drive or windows install as i later learned it was a home x32 version. So i got a x64bit backup from his computer which was also windows 7 ultimatex64. I installed windows on a different drive than my own so i could recover my backup off my computer. So after installing his backup and i recovered and burnt my back up cd, then i rebooted.

The setup screen prompted me i installed my raid drivers and tried to repair the drive, it would not even detect that i had a windows install on my raid nor my restore points however it said i had errors with my startup and i let it attempt to repair. Once again i got to my original windows 7 install log in screen and all my usb's were still disabled. So i decided to reinstall over the top of my original windows and planned to do a restore previous version once i got in to windows.

So all went well i got in to windows and highlight my windows folder to restore to 3 days before the system driver install but the option to restore was greyed out. I figured i must have to activate my windows and upon typing in my key i received a message saying my key has been blocked by microsoft. I bought a windows 7 ultimate x64 version over 5 months ago. It was certified as genuine from when i bought it up till today. It has been verified various times throughout those months.

I have been regularly updating my computer, verified on microsoft's download site as recently as 4 days ago, registered to my live account. I am 100% sure this is a legit key. I must have went through 5 startups / partial installs, 3 full installs but only 1 attempt at trying to activate my key. Why has my key been blocked i own my copy, no one else has ever got a hold of my key, it is only on my computer, i only tried to activate from my personal back up installation. What is going on? Why has my key been blocked?


Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I got a message that i thought came from microsoft  saying i had several hundred viruses and several trojan virus. I ran the fix problem that i thought was from microsoft. I have not shut my computer down since i did this. I did run a virus check and nothing was found? Did i just install a virus on my computer? The http address at the time which i did not put in was: http://antywiramericabox.com/index.php?Affid:91109. I would really appreciate any help. Is there a way to undo the run/execute program?

Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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The program that pops up looks like it's called antispyware soft but all of this sounds like spyware and viruses to me rather than actual windows trying to warn me. So my questions are: is there a way to get rid of this? Say will buying an actual virus removing program work to remove it? Also i bought my computer before windows 7 came out but then got my free copy of windows 7 since i bought my computer right before it came out, if i need to is there something on the disks that installed windows 7 that will let me wipe and restart my entire system?


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I have an mgadiag report here, i noticed in another thread you asked for it for diagnostics. I notice it says tampered file, but i have tampered with anything. This is brand new out of the box, and these results are from the factory installed recovery partition! I have a coa sticker on the bottom of my laptop and it has a red strip with words on it. My eyesight isn't good enough to make out what that says on the strip though.

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Posted On: 2010-05-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Kb949810 can't install office genuine advantage tool. I have a computer that i am upgrading that i noticed wasn't installing the oga tool. I have made sure the task scheduler is set to automatic. I have sp3 installed. I've looked through the forums but haven't come across anything that has worked yet. Someone posted this fix but i wasn't sure exactly what it was doing so i haven't tried it yet. Can anyone advise?

"I i delete the file edb. Log and also the folder catroot2 and i execute cmd/regsvr32 licdll.dll and also regsvr32 regwizc.dll ;i delete all the files in wutemp and i reboot.

I went to http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?Ln=fr and i don't have anymore request for "notifications of office genuine" .

I went to http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/default.aspx?Displaylang=en and i validate successfully my windows and my office.

Now i didn't upgrade to microsoft update program because everything is ok and the settings are on automatic updates , what else can i ask. So i want to thank you for your quick help and have a good time. "


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Post Virus Repair

After a day and a half of cleaning i was finally able to remove the infections on my computer. There were a few keyloggers, couple of trojans and some adware. Now everything seems to work okay. However the viruses made some changes and i can't undo them. I am unable to download anything from the internet. Ie8 simply states that my security settings do not allow downloads and ff does download but deletes files immediately after. I have no idea how to fix that or where to even start looking.system restore was affected as well so i can't use that. Can someone help me figure out how to restore my settings without having to reinstall windows yet again?

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So, automatic updates should not have been turned on. When i checked it was, so i changed it back. According to a google search, a couple years ago people's update settings were changing themselves to automatic. But it never asked me to shut down. Shouldn't it have? Should i be worried about this, or just annoyed?I'm running xp home sp3.


Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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1) when i mouse over running apps in my task bar in order to bring up the mini previews, they only show up for a split-second. They will repeatedly flicker as i move my mouse back and forth over the icons, but never stay there for more than that moment. Unless i focus the task bar by clicking somewhere on it. Even disabling aero leaves me with flickering tool-tips when i mouse over task bar icons.

2) alt+tab behaves similarly, i hold alt then press tab. The switcher window pops up for a split-second then goes away, having no effect. I can get alt+tab to behave properly if i completely disable aero.

3) pressing the windows key to bring up the start menu only works intermittently, it will sometimes bring it up on the first press, sometimes i have to press it several times, and it's not a matter of lag/needing to wait for it to pop up, it just won't pop up.

4) sometimes when i open a new window, or when i get a dialog box in an existing window, it will pop up underneath existing windows instead of somewhere i can see it.

5) this one may not be related, but it just started today so i figured i'd note it here; in chrome, doing a google search and using the arrow keys to navigate the auto-complete menu, it will skip lines. (I press the down arrow to go to the first result, the selection moves down once when i depress the key and once more when i let up on the key. ) As far as i know, no settings have been changed since when things were working and now.

I ran the visual effects troubleshooter and it found nothing. I've ran a full scan with adaware and ms security essentials and gotten a clean bill of health. I tried removing my video drivers and installing the most up-to-date beta drivers from nvidia, no change. Changing themes to classic and back does nothing. It may go without saying, but rebooting doesn't help.

I've been browsing around for a few hours looking for people reporting similar problems, but none of the solutions i've seen so far have had any effect. I guess if i have to, i will reinstall/repair windows, but i'd sure like to avoid that if possible. It sure sounds like some kind of virus could cause all these things, but it's odd that nothing at all has shown up on my scans.


Posted On: 2010-07-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .