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Old 12-23-2007, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default Window not genuine.

I know that my OEM version of Windows is genuine, it's been activated, but I keep getting littlewindows saying that I may be a victim of piracy etc. I have reinstalled before so that means multiple activations. Could this be the source of the problem. Do Microsoft suspect I'm installing my OEM version on multiple PCs?

EDIT: Title should read "Windows not genuine?", sorry, my mistake.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:32 PM   #2
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Yeah I have same problem but I am upgrading to Vista next month so I am not worrying about it at the moment. I will be worried if same problem happens in vista though because I will be reformatting my HDD a few times.
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Default Re: Window not genuine.

when you open system properties, does it say your computer is activated?
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:01 PM   #4
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Yes, it's activated.
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That is weird. Do you have all the windows updates installed? Back when Vista first came out there was an issue with installing new drivers and such making that come up. If your original install disk was made before the update to fix that, you might just need to update the computer.

If it was a problem with too many activations, then you would have been told and you would have needed to call MS to activate it.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:11 PM   #6
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I have auto updates enabled so I don't really check on that situation, and I only got this disk about 3 months ago, so it should be fine.
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Official Method by Microsoft
First Method
  1. Lauch Windows Task Manager.
  2. End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.
  3. Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.
  4. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.
  5. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
  6. Lauch RegEdit.
  7. Browse to the following location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
    Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify
  8. Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents
  9. Reboot Windows XP.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:45 PM   #8
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Do you think that would work with Vista?
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Do you think that would work with Vista?
here's the solution for windows fista, yes i said fista because when microsoft sold it to you they might as well have fisted you dry as well.

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/04/w...n-genuine.html
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