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Windows 7: Windows says is not genuine.

18 Mar 2014   #11
Shawn197625

windows 7 professional
 
 

Does this mean I have to go to the Microsoft site and get another license.


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18 Mar 2014   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shawn197625 View Post
Does this mean I have to go to the Microsoft site and get another license.
I'm not sure what the best solution is. Let's see what others suggest.
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18 Mar 2014   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

1. Your Windows 7 is not legal.
2. You can't find the COA sticker which should be their.
3. You will have to buy a Windows 7 COA and then we can help you install Windows 7.
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18 Mar 2014   #14
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

It is not legal to sell a machine with Windows installed unless either
1) It has a COA sticker for the installed version and edition of Windows on it - and a way to reinstall that edition.
or
2) there is a retail license for the appropriate version and edition of Windows, together with the appropriate disks and Proof of License - and the original receipt for that license package.

Since you appear to have neither, then the person who sold you this machine is assumed to have committed fraud, and software piracy.
You should attempt to claim a refund (pretty hopeless after this length of time), as well as report them to MS and to your local law enforcement and better-business organisations.
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18 Mar 2014   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A new definition of friend of is needed.

From post #5

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It does not. I got this version of Windows from a friend who is reputable. He got it from a computer he dismantled for parts a while ago. He was doing me a favor.
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