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Old 05-11-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hi, today I came home to see an error message on my computer screen stating "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting" I have been running windows 7 for about 6 months now and my copy of win7 was purchased at the store and is definitely not counterfeit. I really need help on how to solve this problem. I have tried reactivating windows 7 but it still says it's not genuine. When I do reactivate however, the product key shown in the computer properties screen is different than the one I entered, so could this be the act of some sort of malware? I need help as soon as possible. Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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Re enter your product key into the properties so it is the one that came with the DVD.

Then activate it using Microsoft's phone system (it usually works when normal activation fails)

Then run the Genuine Windows tool -> http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/

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