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Windows 7: Windows wasn't genuine

30 Mar 2012   #11
NoelDP

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by V43L1N View Post
I apologize if any of my posts seem confrontational, that is not my intent. Just trying to get the OP running with a valid license
Acknowledged, and accepted - please also understand that is also my aim, and that is why I am against the use of an OEM license in these circumstances, since it is at the least a technical breach of the License terms to buy and install an OEM license for your own use, and could in theory lead to MS revoking the license and blocking the Key.


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30 Mar 2012   #12
Irontank87

Windows & Ultimate 64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by V43L1N View Post

I understand that the license changed with Windows 7, I suggested an OEM license because he purchased the machine from a third party and it should have had a valid license to being with.
In that case the proper License is an Upgrade, not OEM - unless the machine already has a Win7 license COA, in which case it's just a case of downloading the ISO and using that for a clean install otgether with the COA license.

However, this machine is based on a retail motherboard - and if this was a 'commercial' vendor, selling a 'new' machine, then the chances are that there never was a legal install of Windows on it. This is why I asked if there was a COA sticker. If there was, then the machine is at least licensed for some version of WIndows. If there isn't thena Full Retail license id the proper way to go - after chiselling a refund out of the vendor.


@Irontank - please tell us if you have a COA sticker on the machine. If so, for what version and edition of Windows is it valid?
No it didn't have the sticker
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30 Mar 2012   #13
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

In that case your options are limited - unless you can force your vendor to do the honorable thing. Note that in the US, the FBI are responsible for counterfeit software, and the threat of bringing them into the picture can work wonders

These options will keep you completely legal and valid.

1) Purchase a Full Retail copy of Windows and reformat/reinstall

2) Employ a tech to install an OEM copy of Windows - they then take responsibility for Windows support.

3) Install another OS such as Ubuntu.


You should realise that the chances of MS actually doing anything about you self-installing an OEM copy are pretty close to zero - but they are not zero. If you want to go that route, then fine - but another reason that I don't recommend it is simply that your motherboard is already at least a year old, and if/when it dies, then you would also have to purchase another license for windows together with the replacement board.
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16 Apr 2012   #14
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irontank87 View Post
Yes i have and he is being a real piece of $h!t ! ! !
Yeah, I was afraid of that, but was hoping.

Mods; Would he be in violation of the CoC to mention the dirt bag's name ?? A little bad press might do some good.
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17 Apr 2012   #15
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
In that case your options are limited - unless you can force your vendor to do the honorable thing. Note that in the US, the FBI are responsible for counterfeit software, and the threat of bringing them into the picture can work wonders

These options will keep you completely legal and valid.

1) Purchase a Full Retail copy of Windows and reformat/reinstall

2) Employ a tech to install an OEM copy of Windows - they then take responsibility for Windows support.

3) Install another OS such as Ubuntu.


You should realise that the chances of MS actually doing anything about you self-installing an OEM copy are pretty close to zero - but they are not zero. If you want to go that route, then fine - but another reason that I don't recommend it is simply that your motherboard is already at least a year old, and if/when it dies, then you would also have to purchase another license for windows together with the replacement board.
I agree with this guy
Try partitioning hard drive and installing Ubuntu.
You can use wine for the window applications
Ubuntu is lightweight and fast. Although I have windows xp windows 7, and ubuntu I like Ubuntu of them all it's unique and fast. But I always go back to windows because I use it for practically everything
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