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Windows 7: Windows evaluation copy

08 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 32
Windows evaluation copy

I down loaded IE9 which failed miserably. Cant recover to old version. The problem was I had to download and run WindowsActivationUpdate.exe

My vesion of windows is genuine but now I have
Windows evaluation copy text on my desktop and no way of validating to remove it.

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08 Mar 2011   #2



What happens when you navigate to

If you are 100% certain that you copy of Windows 7 is genuine then the above link should resolve your issue
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08 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 32

This link fails and brings up search engine results, not a MS web page.
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08 Mar 2011   #4


What browser are you using? I used IE8 & 9 and the link works perfectly fine
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08 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 32

Cant use IE anything. Thats the problem. This all started when I tried to upgrafe to IE9. I am using
FF 3.6.15
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08 Mar 2011   #6


The link should work on any browser.


Genuine Microsoft Software

or do a google search for "windows 7 validation"
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08 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 32

Been there again for the 3rd time. I have a webpage NOW

Welcome to Windows!

Because Windows installed on your PC is genuine, enjoy the security, reliability and protection it provides.

Makes no difference. Stills says on my monitor bottom right Windows evaluation copy.
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08 Mar 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP


Where and when did you get the Windows 7 installed upon your computer? How was it activated?
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08 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1

If you ever used software like mywat (I think that is its name) or other activation modifications, do a sfc /scannow to remove it and get the proper activation files back in place. You don't need any of that on your computer if you have a legit key.
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08 Mar 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Type winver in the search box of your start menu and then run it. What does it show for version number? More importantly, what does it show in regards to SP1. I believe anything but the finale release will put a watermark on your screen. Hitting the windows key and the pause/Break key should also get you similar info.
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