Have a friend / work colleague who I have just been speaking to and from what she describes it certainly sounds like her son bought a pirated version of 7 Ult 64bit over the net. This "download" was installed over the original XP and the machine sounds like it is in quite a mess.
I have got the key number and what I would like to know is should I or my friend report this to Microsoft as it is coming up as a non genuine. The OS is also missing SP1 which straight away made me think she has fallen prey to some scummer.
Does anybody think that Microsoft may be open to assist this friend as I know she is currently on casual work and is not that flush with funds?
If it comes to it I will get an 64bit 7 Home Premium OEM and just refurbish the machine and stick that in.
The machine is well worth salvaging and has all the necessary specs to take a 7 install.