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Windows 7: Windows 7 activation issue (real or fake?)

08 May 2015   #11
RonM

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the links.

I think I realized what the repair shop did.

I brought the PC in for a virus problem so they just switched drives and installed Win 7 on the other drive. I bet if I reverted back to XP the virus will still be there. They were supposed to remove it.

In any case I filed a complaint with MS.


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13 May 2015   #12
RonM

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I submitted the issue to MS as per the link you provided above and received an email that the claim was denied because I didn't submit the media, the key or a receipt. The only receipt I have is the charge to my credit card and I did not receive any media or a valid key that is why I submitted the counterfeit claim in the first place. I didn't submit it to get a free version of windows from MS. I wanted them to go after the PC Shop so he does not do this to other people. How else can I can MS to pursue this?
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13 May 2015   #13
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

MS will pursue it - but it takes time, and they have to get evidence themselves in a forensically-correct manner.
The shop will eventually get closed down.
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13 May 2015   #14
RonM

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

They didn't mention anything about pursing it, just denied my claim because they thought I just wanted the genuine software they were offering for completing the counterfeit report.

I already called the credit card company and the put the charge in dispute. From what I gather they will deny the store's charges. I will use that money to buy a genuine copy.
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13 May 2015   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We had two small computer shops shut down in the small town I live in.

They were selling counterfeit Windows operating systems and got caught.

One was dumb enough and was selling the counterfeits to government agency's. It took over a year of investigation before the shut downs.
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