Discussion in 'How-To Articles, Tips and Guides' started by win7holic, Aug 13, 2011.
check your windows now
For ease, I'd recommend using Internet Explorer:
what is the point of this ... you know if your windows is genuine or not, you bought it on a trusted reseller, so it is genuine. You downloaded it from a warez site, it is a pirated one, and in that case you know how to make it "genuine"
Some unknowingly will get ripped off and left with a non-genuine copy.
Windows should notify you if your validation fails, through Windows Updates (correct if I'm wrong).
the only way you get fooled is when buying a new PC with it preinstalled.
Yes and No, when you got a pirated Windows, you got only the important updates; but sometimes an update notify you at the reboot that your copy is fake and it disable your wallpaper and put a permanent notification at the bottom right of your screen. This notifications can be easily overcomed.
Some pirated OS also have the WGA file itself to bypass the Windows Genuine so the result its really looks as Genuine. But the truth it isn't.
Mine is genuine unless MSDNAA provide pirated copies
Yes in smaller countries third party PC shops can sell pirated Windows 7, In most cases the buyer thinks he/she is purchasing a genuine Windows 7.
If the user installs this Windows Update it will tell them if their Windows 7 is counterfeit or not.
Note that this update is optional and does not install automatically unless the user checks it in Windows Update.
Woot mine is genuine.
I would hope HP would put a valid Windows 7 Home Premium in my new laptop .
I'm not worried one way or another.
exactly, in emerging countries, buy a genuine Windows is out of questions, it can cost 2-3 months of salary.
Meh, I know I'm not running a pirated version right now. But even if I was, as long as it doesn't get detected I don't care.
hehehe as 99% of people will say
Mine is genuine,
give me a proof, PM me your serial !
Rather not, I keep things to myself.
It says mine is genuine... yeah right...
I got 2 Genuine Windows 7 for £0.00 and another for £30 (spare license).
Edit: £30, not £70.
If you're a student in the US you can probably get it for an incredibly cheap amount if not free. I got mine for 20 dollars and I know others who have gotten theirs for free.
I got 2 for free through MSDN (x64/x86), at least I know they are Genuine. I made a mistake, it was £30 (not £70) for Win7 Pro x64.
Source: Microsoft offers Windows 7 to UK university students for £30
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