Quote: Originally Posted by noels7
I have been asked to work on a friend of a friend's computer. OS is Windows 7 Ultimate.
I have been assured that the Windows 7 Ultimate installed on this computer is a genuine copy and am informed that is indicated in Control Panel/System.
Rumor has suggested that computer repairman that normally works on this computer has in the past installed pirated software on other computers.
Maybe I am a little suspicious as I suggested that the computer should be reformatted, Windows 7 Ultimate re-installed and we go from there.
That suggestion was rejected and I am only required to fix FSX and associated software.
I am aware roughly the date when the hardware updates were carried out and for piece of mind would like to know when the activation was carried out and if it was legal.
My question is (and apologies for lengthy post): is the date of activation available via the Registry? and what other options are available to check if the copy of Windows 7 is legal.
Any assistance/advice would be appreciated.
PLease post an MGADiag report - that's the ONLY way to tell what the installation is really like - there are hacks that can circumvent activation and validation testing, but not much gets past the experienced eye on an MGADiag report...
To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker! How to Tell