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Windows 7: What happens if I don't have genuine windows 7?

07 Feb 2016   #1
xse

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
What happens if I don't have genuine windows 7?

I'm getting a used laptop from my uncle, but it doesn't have genuine windows 7. What are the problems that could be caused by this?


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07 Feb 2016   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

It could be loaded with malware and keyloggers etc

Eventually Microsoft will notice it's a stolen copy of their software and stop it functioning fully

You will unable to get any help here as we do not support pirated software
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08 Feb 2016   #3
xse

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
It could be loaded with malware and keyloggers etc

Eventually Microsoft will notice it's a stolen copy of their software and stop it functioning fully

You will unable to get any help here as we do not support pirated software
It is not pirated software as you can download windows 7 directly from the microsoft website, but you just need to activate it.
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08 Feb 2016   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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but it doesn't have genuine windows 7
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but you just need to activate it.
If the Operating system is not genuine and / or not activated, then it is by definition an Illegal or pirate copy. and you will not receive any more support here
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