Validation or Not?

  1. Posts : 1
    Win 7

    Validation or Not?

    I just bought my copy last week. I got a digital download and the product key by email. I needed a program from Windows Marketplace and had to go through the validation product and had no problem with the process as it was validated.

    This morning I noticed in the bottom right of the desktop that my copy of Windows wasn't genuine. Never having seen something like that I came on here and read some threads about the problem with rip-off copies.

    Well to make this short I went back through and ran the validation program again and Microsoft says I have a good copy of Win 7 and that little notice disappeared.

    I ran the MGADiag program and that says I have a valid copy. Is this something I have to worry about or should I inform Microsoft that a vender is selling bogus software?
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  2. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64


    I wouldn't make too much of that. Stuff happens, and it always works out.

    If you successfully activated, and Windows is saying you have a genuine copy, that means you are all set.

    Now, if the notice keeps coming up, let us know, and we'll try to figure it out.
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  3. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install

    You used the word Vendor. If you bought it from a legit vendor and it came sealed, etc, you have no problem. If you bought it from a guy on the street or ebay etc. and the DVD pack was openened and could have been used with the key, then you may have a problem.

    As Jon said, things happen, but you know the cirucmstances. If you paid the going rate and went to a legit vendor, just enjoy.
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