My university is member of the academic alliance, and thus I get to download most MS products for free. A while back (2-3 weeks) I downloaded and installed the RTM (7600) of Windows 7 Professional with a legit key.
A few days later, i get that popup box saying that my version could be counterfeit and that i should go online and resolve it, as well as getting that watermark to the bottom-right of my screen saying that my copy isn't genuine.
If I try to resolve this online, I get a message saying that the service will be available shortly after initial release date of 22. of October. I've tried to google this, but get swarmed by questions regarding RC or RMT without valid keys.
Is it any way to validate a valid copy of Windows 7 before that date? I don't really want to use modified files to get rid of the messages unless it's nessisary.