How to identify that Windows is pirated or original
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I recently upgraded my os from genuine/licensed windows 7 home basic to pirated Windows 7 ultimate. I badly needed to have it restored to it's previous home basic version. I have the product key sticker at the back of my laptop. How can I restore it back?
I currently have Windows 7 Enterprise installed on my computer. I didn't know this, but this is probably a pirated version of windows that came with the computer.
I wish to purchase a new product key, in order to activate the windows, but when I go to the Microsoft Store - I only see the following version available to buy :
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 7 Ultimate
I cannot find a place where I can buy a product key for Windows 7 Enterprise. In addition, I would like to install 'Windows XP Mode' on this machine.
Will my version of Windows ('Enterprise') be enough ?
Due to slow performance in my laptop, I uninstalled the original windows 7 software. My bad time, I don't have any recovery disc to reinstall it.
Do some one who know how to reinstall the original windows 7 os software for my Toshiba satellite l655d laptop
On the bottom right hand corner of my computer it says windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine. How can I fix this? I bought the computer four years ago from lenovo, not secondhand or anything and I have not played with any of the software.
There is nothing illegal with it so please don't comment saying I pirated windows because you will not win a fight with IBM.
I am hopping there is a setting I can change or something that will fix this problem. I have no illegal software on this computer so it is a problem with in the windows software.
One of my friend's system files got corrupted somehow on a Toshiba laptop, so I backed up his documents and formatted his drive.
His laptop came with Windows 7 (Home Premium x64), but he never created or received a recovery/Windows DVD.
I searched some general tech support forums and it provided a link to a few versions of Windows 7 I could burn to my own DVD. I would then just use the product key at the bottom of his laptop.
The key was accepted at installation and the system worked fine until reboot. It thereafter prompted him to re-enter the product key because the one he was using was "invalid".
I'm worried the Windows 7 version I downloaded was the incorrect version and that the product key was for the pre-SP1 version (the laptop was purchased 2-3 years ago).
I selected the automated phone service activation option and went through the lengthy code entry process.
It was declared to be successful, and Windows ceased to prompt my friend about an invalid product key.
My concern is whether or not the correct product key was sent to Microsoft at all, since the automated telephone activation service provided no opportunity to enter the product key at the bottom of his laptop.
And that Microsoft does indeed register his product key to his laptop, because I don't want it to be flagged as pirated because I used a copy of the Windows 7 software itself, despite using a unique product key.
I have a windows 7 pro 64 bit HP desktop computer that will not load windows. I have tried safemode, safemode w/ networking, I've run startup repair both from windowsRE and an original windows 7 pro disk. I have attempted multiple system restores (non destructive) to a number of different dates. The system restores say that they work but the machine still loops.
I know it's just some small windows corruption. I would have no trouble backing up my files with a linux distribution live flash drive and restoring the OS but I REALLY don't want to do that. How can I identify and repair the problem without starting from scratch.
I'm familiar with msdos cli, I also don't know of any live CD's/ tools that will allow me to fix this problem.
I have been having problems with Windows Search, it finds files that are not there, and won't find some files that are. This relates mostly to a program that was uninstalled and then reinstalled in a new location on my D:\ drive.
It has a lot of texture files etc. that go with the program but were not part of the install, that were moved from the original location to the new one by copying and pasting them then the original location was deleted.
When I run Windows search it still shows them in the original place not where they are now. The original folder no longer exists but still comes up in a search. When I use Locate32 it just plain doesn't see the files.
Is there a way to force Windows to go through the drive and re index it?
If not I may move the entire folder off to my external drive then reinstall again and move them back in again.
We are in assessment of Windows 7. We stuck to identify the physical hardware is 32 bit or 64 bit.
When we run the MAP on a system with windows XP 32 bit OS, MAP Confirms that the processor is X86 bit. My peer installed on the same system WINDOWS XP 64 bit then again ran the MAP tool, and the MAP report this time showing the results as 64 bit processor.
We searched the MS website and found this strange words…. “There are ways to find the Operating system Bit count. For Computer’s bit count Microsoft Says “To find the computer’s bit count, see the documentation that was included with the computer, or contact the hardware manufacturer.””
How others are dealing this situation? We need to identify the system is capable of 64 bit OS compatible of or not. This will helps us to move for further purchasing of 64 bit machines. Or swap the 32 bit with 64 bit machines from my vendor or budgeting.
I can't get into pc recovery drive (D) to restore pc to original condition in two pcs. I think it is because I reinstalled Windows 7 into drive (C), which prevents pc recovery from drive (D) [because it's not the original software. I can see the recovery drive (D).
Also, I used SpotMau to get the windows 7 Ultimate product key, but the lable on the pc shows that Windows 7 Pro is installed. The product keys are different. The pc was purchased from Dell and came this way.