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Windows 7: Technician installed Windows 7 with a disclaimer

24 Sep 2013   #1
chickensaver

windows 7
 
 
Technician installed Windows 7 with a disclaimer

Hello everybody, I'm new to these forums!
Here's my question:

I took my computer to a technician who installed Windows 7 on it, but when I got it back, it had a little paper that said something like "Software is only for evaluation purposes, must delete after 30 days."

Is this even legal to do? I mean even with this disclaimer.
Is there something I can do?

Windows works fine, but he told me not to do updates.

I really appreciate your help guys!


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24 Sep 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

It sounds like it wasn't activated and is a trial version of Windows 7. Lets make sure:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply
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28 Sep 2013   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

No- it's not legal, unless that machine has a COA sticker for the same version and edition of Windows.

As Golden said - let's have a look at the MGADiag report, and see what he's done.
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