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Windows 7: Windows not genuine >:(

27 Jun 2010   #11
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Microsoft used to have a program going on where they would sell you a kit at a discounted price that would convert your copy of Windows to a genuine one if you were given a counterfeit copy. I'm not sure if it's still going on for Windows 7 though.


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27 Jun 2010   #12
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Yes, the counterfeit program is still going on, but MS has modified to some extent (Geographic area and source of getting the Software).
Any MS employee can tell it better.
Anyway, richc46 can you scan/take photo and post the box pack and DVD media here (not product key) ? Because:

1) In Future Customers like you will be helped.
2) you can separately submit it to MS counterfeit gallery.
3) I am collecting the photos of counterfeit softwares for a documentary.
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27 Jun 2010   #13
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You have the right idea, but the wrong poster
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27 Jun 2010   #14
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nokian73me View Post
Yes, the counterfeit program is still going on, but MS has modified to some extent (Geographic area and source of getting the Software).
Any MS employee can tell it better.
Anyway, richc46 can you scan/take photo and post the box pack and DVD media here (not product key) ? Because:

1) In Future Customers like you will be helped.
2) you can separately submit it to MS counterfeit gallery.
3) I am collecting the photos of counterfeit softwares for a documentary.
i assume you are directing this post to me?

I cant scan or take a photo of the box because there is no box, all i received was an email with the key
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27 Jun 2010   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post

I cant scan or take a photo of the box because there is no box, all i received was an email with the key
Where did you get software to install?
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27 Jun 2010   #16
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

The seller provided me with a link where i downloaded and burned to a DVD, i dont quite remember but i think it was the MSDN site.
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27 Jun 2010   #17
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Im sorry to say that it sounds like you are out of luck... Your only option at this point is to attempt to resolve this issue directly with MS... This unfortunately is a scam that a lot of people have fallen for... you weren't the first and you wont be the last... The moral of the story.. if the offer of a $25.00 key sounds too good to be true, it probably is...

There is no work around for your reduced functionality until you resolve the issue of legitimacy with MS... Good Luck...
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27 Jun 2010   #18
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
The seller provided me with a link where i downloaded and burned to a DVD, i dont quite remember but i think it was the MSDN site.
It most definitely was not the MSDN site...
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27 Jun 2010   #19
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You may want to look into the Ebay purchase protection program.
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28 Jun 2010   #20
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nokian73me View Post
Yes, the counterfeit program is still going on, but MS has modified to some extent (Geographic area and source of getting the Software).
Any MS employee can tell it better.
Anyway, richc46 can you scan/take photo and post the box pack and DVD media here (not product key) ? Because:

1) In Future Customers like you will be helped.
2) you can separately submit it to MS counterfeit gallery.
3) I am collecting the photos of counterfeit softwares for a documentary.
i assume you are directing this post to me?

I cant scan or take a photo of the box because there is no box, all i received was an email with the key
Yeah.. Sorry not richc46...but you...DaRonRon
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