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Old 11-13-2006, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Victim of Counterfitting?!? WTF!!

ok my dad sent his laptop to hp to be fixed (fan problem, they thought it was the hard drive) so they replaced the hard drive, fixed the fan, and installed a fresh copy of windows xp without putting the original cd key in there (they put something else other than what was on the computer (i used magic jellybean key finder for that)) so now i'm getting errors of 'you may be a victim of counterfitting' or something.

(i went into safemode cause i just had to take a picture of it real quick.)
i've never seen this before...
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
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Then you guys got owned, I think...

If I were you, I'd bring it back and show the screenie with it.
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:14 PM   #3
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Lol, looks like they gave you a copied windows cd or somthing.
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: Victim of Counterfitting?!? WTF!!

haha nice quality service, eh?

yeah well you could just reinstall windows again...
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:30 PM   #5
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yeah well you could just reinstall windows again...
That's what i'd do, reinstall using your own original restore cd's, you may have to reregister (via phone) with Microsoft as the hdd has been changed.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:22 PM   #6
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that's called windows genuine advantage, look it up and how to delete it, and it won't notify you anymore. it's a program downloaded over windows update. once the program is deleted it won't bother you anymore.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:23 PM   #7
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I Lol'ed
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:26 PM   #8
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if reinstalling doesn't work, call HP and give them an earfull.
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:18 AM   #9
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Take it to whoever built it fo ya...or send it back to dell or w/e
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Whoever serviced it for you used a illegal copy of Windows XP which is why you're getting all that Windows Genuine Advantage crap. Just get your original XP key, call Microsoft and explain to them what happened and they'll probably reactivate the old key for you.
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