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Not a Genuine Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Yousuf Khan, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    Earlier today I was having some problems with one of the hard disks in
    my system so I was removing and changing them around to test it out. At
    one point after a reboot, I got a message saying that this isn't a
    Genuine copy of Windows! ¿WTF?! So I told it to ignore it, and
    everything seems to work. I figured maybe it got confused by the
    hardware changes.

    Anyways, it hasn't really complained since then. When I look at the
    properties of "Computer" it says it's "Activated". So am I okay? Or do I
    need to call Microsoft?

    Yousuf Khan
     
  2. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    could it be that you have installed it on more than one HDD? within your
    system?
    --
    John the West Ham fan

    housetrained@hotmail.com
    <><


    "Yousuf Khan" <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:4c6d6087$1@news.bnb-lp.com...
    > Earlier today I was having some problems with one of the hard disks in my
    > system so I was removing and changing them around to test it out. At one
    > point after a reboot, I got a message saying that this isn't a Genuine
    > copy of Windows! ¿WTF?! So I told it to ignore it, and everything seems to
    > work. I figured maybe it got confused by the hardware changes.
    >
    > Anyways, it hasn't really complained since then. When I look at the
    > properties of "Computer" it says it's "Activated". So am I okay? Or do I
    > need to call Microsoft?
    >
    > Yousuf Khan
     
  3. Fuck You

    Fuck You Flightless Bird

    On FUCK YOU DAY Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:49:11 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:

    > Earlier today I was having some problems with one of the hard disks in
    > my system so I was removing and changing them around to test it out. At
    > one point after a reboot, I got a message saying that this isn't a
    > Genuine copy of Windows! ¿WTF?! So I told it to ignore it, and
    > everything seems to work. I figured maybe it got confused by the
    > hardware changes.
    >
    > Anyways, it hasn't really complained since then. When I look at the
    > properties of "Computer" it says it's "Activated". So am I okay? Or do I
    > need to call Microsoft?
    >
    > Yousuf Khan



    Fuck You. You suck dicks.


    --
    -- FUCK YOU
     
  4. Ignacio Shagnasty

    Ignacio Shagnasty Flightless Bird

    "Fuck You" <FuckYou@FuckYou.com> wrote in message
    news:i4k3l4$g2q$4@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On FUCK YOU DAY Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:49:11 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >
    >> Earlier today I was having some problems with one of the hard disks in
    >> my system so I was removing and changing them around to test it out. At
    >> one point after a reboot, I got a message saying that this isn't a
    >> Genuine copy of Windows! ¿WTF?! So I told it to ignore it, and
    >> everything seems to work. I figured maybe it got confused by the
    >> hardware changes.
    >>
    >> Anyways, it hasn't really complained since then. When I look at the
    >> properties of "Computer" it says it's "Activated". So am I okay? Or do I
    >> need to call Microsoft?
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    >
    > Fuck You. You suck dicks.
    >
    >
    > --
    > -- FUCK YOU


    Come on douche bag, tell us how you really feel? Did your partner forget to
    lube your ass when he bent you over the table?

    Just FYI.
     
  5. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 19/08/2010 2:19 PM, housetrained wrote:
    > could it be that you have installed it on more than one HDD? within your
    > system?


    No, but there is a copy of Windows XP installed on an external drive
    which I sometimes multi boot into.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  6. a@b.c

    a@b.c Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:55:19 -0400, Yousuf Khan
    <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote:

    >On 19/08/2010 2:19 PM, housetrained wrote:
    >> could it be that you have installed it on more than one HDD? within your
    >> system?

    >
    >No, but there is a copy of Windows XP installed on an external drive
    >which I sometimes multi boot into.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan



    As long as it shows up as activated and windows update works, you have
    nothing to worry about.

    I personally wouldn't worry until windows update stops working.
     
  7. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    a genuine plonker

    "say no more"


    "Fuck You" <FuckYou@FuckYou.com> wrote in message
    news:i4k3l4$g2q$4@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On FUCK YOU DAY Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:49:11 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >
    >> Earlier today I was having some problems with one of the hard disks in
    >> my system so I was removing and changing them around to test it out. At
    >> one point after a reboot, I got a message saying that this isn't a
    >> Genuine copy of Windows! ¿WTF?! So I told it to ignore it, and
    >> everything seems to work. I figured maybe it got confused by the
    >> hardware changes.
    >>
    >> Anyways, it hasn't really complained since then. When I look at the
    >> properties of "Computer" it says it's "Activated". So am I okay? Or do I
    >> need to call Microsoft?
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    >
    > Fuck You. You suck dicks.
    >
    >
    > --
    > -- FUCK YOU
     
  8. Mike S.

    Mike S. Flightless Bird

    In article <4c6d6087$1@news.bnb-lp.com>,
    Yousuf Khan <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Earlier today I was having some problems with one of the hard disks in
    >my system so I was removing and changing them around to test it out. At
    >one point after a reboot, I got a message saying that this isn't a
    >Genuine copy of Windows! ¿WTF?! So I told it to ignore it, and
    >everything seems to work. I figured maybe it got confused by the
    >hardware changes.
    >
    >Anyways, it hasn't really complained since then. When I look at the
    >properties of "Computer" it says it's "Activated". So am I okay? Or do I
    >need to call Microsoft?


    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine and let it do it's stuff
     
  9. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 19/08/2010 8:05 PM, a@b.c wrote:
    > As long as it shows up as activated and windows update works, you have
    > nothing to worry about.
    >
    > I personally wouldn't worry until windows update stops working.
    >


    Thanks, sounds reasonable.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  10. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 20/08/2010 12:36 PM, Mike S. wrote:
    > In article<4c6d6087$1@news.bnb-lp.com>,
    > Yousuf Khan<bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> Earlier today I was having some problems with one of the hard disks in
    >> my system so I was removing and changing them around to test it out. At
    >> one point after a reboot, I got a message saying that this isn't a
    >> Genuine copy of Windows! ¿WTF?! So I told it to ignore it, and
    >> everything seems to work. I figured maybe it got confused by the
    >> hardware changes.
    >>
    >> Anyways, it hasn't really complained since then. When I look at the
    >> properties of "Computer" it says it's "Activated". So am I okay? Or do I
    >> need to call Microsoft?

    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/genuine and let it do it's stuff


    Okay, cool, looks like it validated properly. Phew!

    Yousuf Khan
     
  11. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:53:20 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:

    > On 20/08/2010 12:36 PM, Mike S. wrote:
    >> In article<4c6d6087$1@news.bnb-lp.com>,
    >> Yousuf Khan<bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>> Earlier today I was having some problems with one of the hard disks in
    >>> my system so I was removing and changing them around to test it out. At
    >>> one point after a reboot, I got a message saying that this isn't a
    >>> Genuine copy of Windows! ¿WTF?! So I told it to ignore it, and
    >>> everything seems to work. I figured maybe it got confused by the
    >>> hardware changes.
    >>>
    >>> Anyways, it hasn't really complained since then. When I look at the
    >>> properties of "Computer" it says it's "Activated". So am I okay? Or do I
    >>> need to call Microsoft?

    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/genuine and let it do it's stuff

    >
    > Okay, cool, looks like it validated properly. Phew!
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Microsoft validation seems to be allergic to changes. Perhaps the
    experimentation you were doing caused a sneeze or a rash.

    OTOH, when I have had validation problems, they have always been resolved
    either by following the online wizard, or when that failed, calling MS
    support. Looks like you had good luck also.

    I concur with the "Phew!"...

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  12. Alex Clayton

    Alex Clayton Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1tjombj6fldmf$.arnzn0wgujju$.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:53:20 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:


    > OTOH, when I have had validation problems, they have always been resolved
    > either by following the online wizard, or when that failed, calling MS
    > support. Looks like you had good luck also.
    >
    > I concur with the "Phew!"...
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >
    >


    I have been through this a couple times with one Gateway (Acer) laptop. Wife
    managed to break off the little pin in the port for the power cord. I took
    it to a shop, they said it was part of the Motherboard so repair would be
    expensive. I sent it back to Acer to see what they would say and damned if
    they did not fix it free and send it back. I thought wow that was lucky.
    Then 30 days later Windows not genuine started. Apparently the license did
    not recognize the the new Motherboard Acer had installed and was looking at
    it as a 30 day trial. I tried the MS site and nothing, it would not work.
    MS's only solution was to have me buy a new license from them for $100.00 or
    call Gateway. Gateway had me reinstall Windows and all was fine, so I
    thought. 30 days later here it goes again. This time I sent it back to Acer
    again. It's only been back for a couple weeks so I am waiting to see if
    after 30 days it starts that crap again.
    If it does it again I will try the phone to MS I guess to see if they can
    do something. I had never heard of this until Win. 7 though.
    --
    "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
    Moderation is for monks."

    [Lazarus Long]
     
  13. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 21/08/2010 4:32 PM, Alex Clayton wrote:
    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:1tjombj6fldmf$.arnzn0wgujju$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:53:20 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:

    >
    >> OTOH, when I have had validation problems, they have always been resolved
    >> either by following the online wizard, or when that failed, calling MS
    >> support. Looks like you had good luck also.
    >>
    >> I concur with the "Phew!"...
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I have been through this a couple times with one Gateway (Acer) laptop.
    > Wife managed to break off the little pin in the port for the power cord.
    > I took it to a shop, they said it was part of the Motherboard so repair
    > would be expensive. I sent it back to Acer to see what they would say
    > and damned if they did not fix it free and send it back. I thought wow
    > that was lucky. Then 30 days later Windows not genuine started.
    > Apparently the license did not recognize the the new Motherboard Acer
    > had installed and was looking at it as a 30 day trial. I tried the MS
    > site and nothing, it would not work. MS's only solution was to have me
    > buy a new license from them for $100.00 or call Gateway. Gateway had me
    > reinstall Windows and all was fine, so I thought. 30 days later here it
    > goes again. This time I sent it back to Acer again. It's only been back
    > for a couple weeks so I am waiting to see if after 30 days it starts
    > that crap again.
    > If it does it again I will try the phone to MS I guess to see if they
    > can do something. I had never heard of this until Win. 7 though.


    Just run it through this website:

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine

    You won't have to wait 30 days.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  14. Alex Clayton

    Alex Clayton Flightless Bird

    "Yousuf Khan" <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:4c713c72@news.bnb-lp.com...
    > On 21/08/2010 4:32 PM, Alex Clayton wrote:
    >> "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:1tjombj6fldmf$.arnzn0wgujju$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >>> On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:53:20 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:

    >>
    >>> OTOH, when I have had validation problems, they have always been
    >>> resolved
    >>> either by following the online wizard, or when that failed, calling MS
    >>> support. Looks like you had good luck also.
    >>>
    >>> I concur with the "Phew!"...
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> I have been through this a couple times with one Gateway (Acer) laptop.
    >> Wife managed to break off the little pin in the port for the power cord.
    >> I took it to a shop, they said it was part of the Motherboard so repair
    >> would be expensive. I sent it back to Acer to see what they would say
    >> and damned if they did not fix it free and send it back. I thought wow
    >> that was lucky. Then 30 days later Windows not genuine started.
    >> Apparently the license did not recognize the the new Motherboard Acer
    >> had installed and was looking at it as a 30 day trial. I tried the MS
    >> site and nothing, it would not work. MS's only solution was to have me
    >> buy a new license from them for $100.00 or call Gateway. Gateway had me
    >> reinstall Windows and all was fine, so I thought. 30 days later here it
    >> goes again. This time I sent it back to Acer again. It's only been back
    >> for a couple weeks so I am waiting to see if after 30 days it starts
    >> that crap again.
    >> If it does it again I will try the phone to MS I guess to see if they
    >> can do something. I had never heard of this until Win. 7 though.

    >
    > Just run it through this website:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/genuine
    >
    > You won't have to wait 30 days.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan
    >


    Thanks when I finish my coffee here I will fire it up and try it.
    --
    "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
    Moderation is for monks."

    [Lazarus Long]
     
  15. Alex Clayton

    Alex Clayton Flightless Bird

    "Alex Clayton" <Alexx1403@Gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:B7idnV1ogfiuzezRnZ2dnUVZ_v2dnZ2d@nventure.com...

    >> Just run it through this website:
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/genuine
    >>
    >> You won't have to wait 30 days.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan
    >>


    OK I just tried the site and it says I am fine, but I think this is the same
    thing it did before unless I am missing something. The last couple times it
    was working when I would do a update or when I would install the MS anti
    virus and Malicious software tools it would first validate my copy of
    Windows, and say it was good to go. Then 30 days later it would start the
    not genuine crap. Is this site something different than the other times it
    validates ??
    --
    "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
    Moderation is for monks."

    [Lazarus Long]
     
  16. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 08/22/2010 07:20 PM, Alex Clayton wrote:
    > "Alex Clayton" <Alexx1403@Gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:B7idnV1ogfiuzezRnZ2dnUVZ_v2dnZ2d@nventure.com...
    >
    >>> Just run it through this website:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/genuine
    >>>
    >>> You won't have to wait 30 days.
    >>>
    >>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>

    >
    > OK I just tried the site and it says I am fine, but I think this is the
    > same thing it did before unless I am missing something. The last couple
    > times it was working when I would do a update or when I would install
    > the MS anti virus and Malicious software tools it would first validate
    > my copy of Windows, and say it was good to go. Then 30 days later it
    > would start the not genuine crap. Is this site something different than
    > the other times it validates ??


    Change your date, reboot and see what happens. Why wait?

    --
    Alias
     
  17. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:32:21 -0700, Alex Clayton wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:1tjombj6fldmf$.arnzn0wgujju$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:53:20 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:

    >
    >> OTOH, when I have had validation problems, they have always been resolved
    >> either by following the online wizard, or when that failed, calling MS
    >> support. Looks like you had good luck also.
    >>
    >> I concur with the "Phew!"...
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I have been through this a couple times with one Gateway (Acer) laptop. Wife
    > managed to break off the little pin in the port for the power cord. I took
    > it to a shop, they said it was part of the Motherboard so repair would be
    > expensive. I sent it back to Acer to see what they would say and damned if
    > they did not fix it free and send it back. I thought wow that was lucky.
    > Then 30 days later Windows not genuine started. Apparently the license did
    > not recognize the the new Motherboard Acer had installed and was looking at
    > it as a 30 day trial. I tried the MS site and nothing, it would not work.
    > MS's only solution was to have me buy a new license from them for $100.00 or
    > call Gateway. Gateway had me reinstall Windows and all was fine, so I
    > thought. 30 days later here it goes again. This time I sent it back to Acer
    > again. It's only been back for a couple weeks so I am waiting to see if
    > after 30 days it starts that crap again.
    > If it does it again I will try the phone to MS I guess to see if they can
    > do something. I had never heard of this until Win. 7 though.


    I guess I was running on good luck & didn't realize it. Sorry.

    I hope Yousuf Khan's advice ends up working for you...

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  18. Alex Clayton

    Alex Clayton Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1kgvv0vtm99zz$.2iqoddwjnzk9$.dlg@40tude.net...

    > I guess I was running on good luck & didn't realize it. Sorry.
    >
    > I hope Yousuf Khan's advice ends up working for you...
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >
    >


    I tried the site he listed and it shows that the license is good, but like I
    said I am not sure that is any different than the other times MS checks to
    make sure I have a valid copy. When I do an update or use the MS antivirus
    it checks too. when I bought the problem child I bought 2 of them, one for
    the wife and one for one of the kids, so I now have 3 of the same one. The
    only problem is the one that the Motherboard was replaced in. I am no expert
    but that seems to be what started all the trouble. I don't know if this is
    some "thing" with Win.7 or if the people at Acer just screwed up when they
    repaired the thing. I should find out about the 8th of next month when
    another 30 days has gone by. I was impressed that Acer fixed for free, what
    I thought they were going to say was not something warranty should cover,
    but ever since it has been a lot of frustration. I have spent $30.00
    sending it back to Acer so far so I guess if it starts again I may be money
    ahead to just buy the damn license MS tried to sell me. <G>
    --
    "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
    Moderation is for monks."

    [Lazarus Long]
     
  19. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 17:33:05 -0700, Alex Clayton wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:1kgvv0vtm99zz$.2iqoddwjnzk9$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >
    >> I guess I was running on good luck & didn't realize it. Sorry.
    >>
    >> I hope Yousuf Khan's advice ends up working for you...
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I tried the site he listed and it shows that the license is good, but like I
    > said I am not sure that is any different than the other times MS checks to
    > make sure I have a valid copy. When I do an update or use the MS antivirus
    > it checks too. when I bought the problem child I bought 2 of them, one for
    > the wife and one for one of the kids, so I now have 3 of the same one. The
    > only problem is the one that the Motherboard was replaced in. I am no expert
    > but that seems to be what started all the trouble. I don't know if this is
    > some "thing" with Win.7 or if the people at Acer just screwed up when they
    > repaired the thing. I should find out about the 8th of next month when
    > another 30 days has gone by. I was impressed that Acer fixed for free, what
    > I thought they were going to say was not something warranty should cover,
    > but ever since it has been a lot of frustration. I have spent $30.00
    > sending it back to Acer so far so I guess if it starts again I may be money
    > ahead to just buy the damn license MS tried to sell me. <G>


    What I meant was that I hope it stays working when the 30 day grace
    (graceless?) period ends...

    As for your frustration: you seem calmer than I might be in your shoes :)

    The money for a new license of Windows might also end up being cheaper than
    an appropriate amount of tranquilizer.

    Changing the motherboard definitely sets off an alarm for Windows - from
    the outside it looks a lot like trying to install the same disk in a second
    computer, but as I said, I have made significant hardware changes without a
    problem. I have even removed Windows from one computer and reinstalled it
    on another, but I *did* have to call home to do it.

    WAIT! I just realized that I was not starting from an OEM copy of Windows,
    but from a retail DVD or CD. To MS, an OEM edition can't be transferred to
    a new computer. Now that isn't what you actually have. logically speaking,
    but you need to find a tech support person that believes you, if the thing
    fails in the next 30 days :-(

    Or if you can, get a new license number from Acer. BTW, the treatment you
    have reported here makes Acer look pretty good to me.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  20. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:20:18 -0700, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    > Now that isn't what you actually have. logically speaking,


    "Now that isn't what you actually have, logically speaking,"

    I.e., replace period by comma.

    AKA, Bloch is a really picky guy...

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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