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If they could verify it was an actual virus I would probably have no issue as long as they backed up the data. 0 Datil OP afeitguy Dec If the application is installed, you check its properties and go to the Go to Solution 3 2 +1 4 Participants mistoiic(3 comments) johnb6767(2 comments) LVL 66 Microsoft Legacy OS23 Windows close Report Abuse If you suspect this add-on violates our policies or has security or privacy issues, please use the form below to describe your concerns. right? his comment is here

pls guys... If the unit has a "fake" version of Windows, the OEM COA is more than sufficient to allow re-installation of Windows 7. Fake generally means "counterfeit". Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. https://www.vistaforums.com/threads/is-my-vista-version-fake.54943/

Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Alternatively you can use a USB drive to run it from instead of a DVD. then the next thing, it said, "there is no hard drive detected, make sure its connected and its power correctly, and blah blah blah." and the only option available i can What virus would possibly go through all the trouble of installing an entire OS over an existing OS? 0 Thai Pepper OP Lewis D Dec 5, 2012 at

I missed where you shared the make and model machine so I'm left to only tell you the issue and what to do next is well known but the exact steps Kyre Trafford I'd like to be friends with people that would take the time to help me like that..u guys are so nice!.. maximillianx, Aug 23, 2005, in forum: Active Directory Replies: 5 Views: 2,288 maximillianx Aug 24, 2005 Creating a fake event to test monitoring software? by R.

You can share here, so that we can confirm. Alexa posted Apr 2, 2017 at 2:32 AM Some Programmes Won't Install Alexa posted Apr 2, 2017 at 2:13 AM Several bsod appear as I boot up on repair/recovery using CD Given that this is a typically loyal customer, I'd offer to contact Best Buy on their behalf to attempt to resolve the issue. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/97b46063-1ae7-4b9d-8073-53802f4e94d2/computer-has-fake-vista-have-genuine-reg-key-how-do-i-change-my-version-to-full-legal-version?forum=itprovistaactivation Select the option available there under which this program will run/work.

You should be able to install the product key and activate without having to reinstall. (Please note, that I am not a licensing expert and do not know the 100% legalities Installing Vista Home Premium instead of Windows 7 Home Premium is a violation of the EULA; you don't get downgrade rights on OEM consumer versions. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 3:09 AM PDT In reply to: my bad... Vista?

Email Password Log In Forgot your password? Virus installed a fake windows 7?  Maybe they said fake AntiVirus?   0 Mace OP Texkonc Dec 5, 2012 at 4:18 UTC Yes, the Virus is called BestBuy. User Name Remember Me? Here also is a review for it: http://asia.cnet.com/product/hp-pavi...m-40535163.htm Without buying a legitimate copy of Windows 7 your best option is to install a version of Linux.

Covered by US Patent. Among the many symptoms that had me thinking it was some sort of malware infection (some of which you wouldn't believe), I got the following message: Windows 7 Build 7601 This Feb 2013, 01:18 PM #10 (permalink) Joe A.TT Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2012 Posts: 1,015 @Anupam, About a 9 months ago I had a problem with my PC. Ever have a message relayed to you by people who have no idea what they're talking about?

Please do not use this form for any other reason. You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). BB could not fix thier way our of a wet paper bag. 0 Datil OP afeitguy Dec 5, 2012 at 4:37 UTC   Alex3031 wrote: But Best Buy weblink I have looked EVERYWHERE and the only way it appears to be possible is by downloading a program caled ResHack.

Join Now A person that I usually do computer work for took their computer to Best Buy.  The only reason that took it to Best Buy is that when they bought I figure with all the nags/warnings from windows 7. I spoke with the person who took their computer to Best Buy today,  Best buy re-entered the key today and it say valid copy of windows 7.

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same thing with REPAIR option. Why could BB only put Vista on there?  Was that what was on the COA on the machine?  If it has a Windows 7 COA, I'd love to hear their reason Feb 2013, 09:15 AM #4 (permalink) Anupam Super Moderator Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: India Posts: 14,674 Hi, welcome to the forum . I cant afford to buy windows.

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by Questionman2009, Nov 24, 2009. oh by the way its XP HOME EDITION OEM SOFTWARE. Because of my experience, I think it's a good idea to run CHKDSK at least once a year just in case. User community support forum for Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice and all the OpenOffice.org derivatives Skip to content Advanced search Board index Change font size FAQ Register Login Information The requested topic does

now i only have access to internet, cant access desktop and the rest, i mean it, just internet. Posted on 2011-07-19 Microsoft Legacy OS Windows Server 2008 7 2 solutions 1,948 Views Last Modified: 2012-06-22 Hi experts, I'm trying to install some security module (isabel 6) on windows 2008 Join & Ask a Question Advertise Here Enjoyed your answer? Vista Forums Forums > Windows Vista Forums > General Technical > Is my Vista version FAKE???

You can obtain a PDF guide for this model by Googling "hp pavilion entertainment dv 2500 specifications". About Advertising Privacy Terms Help Sitemap Join millions of IT pros like you Log in to Spiceworks Reset community password Agree to Terms of Service Connect with Or Sign up with Privacy Policy Terms and Rules Help Connect With Us Log-in Register Contact Us Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2015 XenForo Ltd. This computer came with Windows 7.

I know that 2k3 server has similar architecture to XP, so that I should be able to complete the installation with a fake OS version. I am sorry if the answer to these questions seems simple, I am real novice in the computer world Dan Wednesday, December 09, 2009 11:16 AM Reply | Quote Answers 0 Then, if you get the OS CDs from your friend, good, otherwise you will have to download the drivers for the laptop, and other software manually from the HP site. I REALLY NEED HELP....PLEASE RSVP?ASAP!!!!

However, I got a message once saying that it appears that my installation of Windows 7 wasn't genuine even though I knew it was! If I just go to softpedia and download a trial version and then enter the full version activation key, will my version then be a full, legal version? I would be so greatful. 04. Just then I came across something in Windows Help and Support to run CHKDSK.

That installs all the drivers you will spend months hunting for.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - my bad... Feb 2013, 07:02 AM #9 (permalink) Anupam Super Moderator Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: India Posts: 14,674 kyreative, glad to see you happy .. There are a host of things that can trigger reactivation, and it's not unheard of for automatic validation to fail. by Fisk75 on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:52 UTC Windows 7 3 Next: Workstations on Win7 gets this message: "Do you trust this printer?" TEST YOUR SMARTS Which of the following