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Windows 7: How to resolve "This is a Pre-Release Version of Windows 7" Error Msg?

21 Oct 2011   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Yes.

Your version will never work. You have been scammed.


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21 Oct 2011   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lordmj View Post
Can we purchase a Windows Key for Ultimate? It's already telling us it's genuine and doesn't give us an opportunity to input another set of keys
The reason that the install is telling you it's genuine is that there is a hacker's tool that is designed to obfuscate the WGA process installed - this means that you CAN NOT gurantee the safety of your install.
Given that - do you really want to risk the consequences?

Consequences:-
1) Your AV may be screwed
2) any anti-malware program installed may not function properly
3) You may be broadcasting ALL your personal information all ofer the Internet.
4) you may not have control over your computer.
5) ........
etc.
etc..

In short, you have a compromised system, and the best solution is to completely reformat and re-install.
A stop-gap solution is to make teh current sytem genuine, and work with that until you can afford the time to reformat/reinstall.
Until you do the reformat/reinstall, you are NEVER going to be sure that your system is under your control - and not under the control of someone in Timbuktu with a modem and an Uzi.
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23 Oct 2011   #13
ELSELS

32 Bit Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lordmj View Post
Can we purchase a Windows Key for Ultimate? It's already telling us it's genuine and doesn't give us an opportunity to input another set of keys
The reason that the install is telling you it's genuine is that there is a hacker's tool that is designed to obfuscate the WGA process installed - this means that you CAN NOT gurantee the safety of your install.
Given that - do you really want to risk the consequences?

Consequences:-
1) Your AV may be screwed
2) any anti-malware program installed may not function properly
3) You may be broadcasting ALL your personal information all ofer the Internet.
4) you may not have control over your computer.
5) ........
etc.
etc..

In short, you have a compromised system, and the best solution is to completely reformat and re-install.
A stop-gap solution is to make teh current sytem genuine, and work with that until you can afford the time to reformat/reinstall.
Until you do the reformat/reinstall, you are NEVER going to be sure that your system is under your control - and not under the control of someone in Timbuktu with a modem and an Uzi.

Hello,

Wow! - Very serious implications, if in fact running installed 'counterfeited software' - ouch!

Hope you get it figured out soon...

Good Luck sorting it out...

Thanks for reading,

Have a nice day/evening,

Ed
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23 Oct 2011   #14
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lordmj View Post
In another word, you propose us to reinstall a clean version of MS Windows 7?
We format the entire HD all over again?
Indeed - you have a release candidate version of Windows 7 SP1 (which is required for that particular ACER SLIC key and hack to work - full SP1 would break it), and obviously a pirated product key (just search google for it - you'll be amazed). It won't continue to work because you can't patch or update it (it's not release code, it's a release candidate), and because any real update to it will break it in the way you are seeing due to the pirated copy you acquired.

Unfortunately, you've been scammed, and your immediate recourse is to purchase a real, legal copy of Windows 7 (even your media is comrpomised, so you're totally screwed with what you have) and remove what you have currently and do a clean reinstall. You should probably use the Microsoft Store Online at this point, simply to be safe (and get a legal download/key). Long term, you should report the site to Microsoft, along with anything they may have given you, as evidence, and let them and the authorities deal with the vendor.
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23 Oct 2011   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

[QUOTE=ELSELS;1627816
Wow! - Very serious implications, if in fact running installed 'counterfeited software' - ouch!



Ed[/QUOTE]


There's no 'IF' about it - the OP is running with a non-genuine install.

That said - can someone please lock this thread, as it's unfair on the OP for everone to pile in with 'Me-Too' posts just to repeat the obvious?
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23 Oct 2011   #16
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lordmj View Post
In another word, you propose us to reinstall a clean version of MS Windows 7?
We format the entire HD all over again?
Indeed - you have a release candidate version of Windows 7 SP1
.

The fact that it's an RC is irrelevant - that broke the hack as much as a RTM would have done, as it replaced the two files that most hacks rely on.
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23 Oct 2011   #17
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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