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Windows 7: Desktop notice telling me I am running illegal Win. 7 software


19 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Desktop notice telling me I am running illegal Win. 7 software

Hello,
I did a complete new rebuild a few months ago. I ordered Windows 7 home premium from the Microsoft website and installed it no problems. I have been very happy with my snappy new computer.

A few days ago, upon booting up, my desktop background came up black, and down by the tray was a little message telling me I was running illegal Win. 7 software. I thought maybe I hadn't verified my software.

About that time, my 'Fire Fox English UK' kept coming up 'English US'. I went into settings and the settings were for UK as they always had been. I finally wound up down loading Chrome which works sluggishly but OK. I uninstalled Fire Fox.

All this time I was still getting the black background and message. I can change the background to my regular blue but it returns to black when I closed my browser, or turn off my computer.

One last thing (finally): I downloaded Fire Fox English UK today from the Mozilla UK website and guess what; It downloaded the US site. To make things worse, I am almost deaf and can't talk on the phone to Microsoft about it. Is this a virus?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Angster

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19 Oct 2012   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

The message and black background are an expected symptom of an un-verified install. (you should have 60 or 90 days so 2-3 months to activate)

(not sure about the US vs. UK thing)

Try this tutorial: Activate Windows 7 Online

If that doesn't go then you might need to do a phone activation, but try that first....
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19 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Thanks Thorson

My wife phoned Windows and got it sorted. I still cannot find and download Fire Fox UK.
I have asked at a Mozilla forum.

Thanks,
Angster
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22 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Different language versions of Firefox can be downloaded here:-

Firefox web browser | International versions: Get Firefox in your language

Regards

Robert
Peterborough England
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22 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Problem solved

Hello everyone,
Thank you for your help. :-)
angster
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23 Oct 2012   #6

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Glad you got it all working
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23 Oct 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i saw your post on the mozzilla ,
check this page and be sure to download the correct one,

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html

click on the picture twice to enlarge it,

Desktop notice telling me I am running  illegal Win. 7 software-ffuk.png


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23 Oct 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

when you say firefox us kept coming up though the settings were for uk,

do you mean the firefox google search page .
if so open this link and drag the url to the home button in firefox, google uk will become your homepage...

https://www.google.co.uk/
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