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My Institution is running counterfeit copies of Windows 7 RRS feed

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  • Hello community!

    I recently joined an Institute and found out that almost every computer has a pirated copy of Windows 7. Being myself from the technical domain, I'm strictly against piracy.

    So what I'm asking is what I should do to make things right?

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 7:14 PM

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  • How do you reckon the 'Institution' is running counterfeit Windows?

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:15 PM
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  • 1. Those systems have that sticker with the Serial no. for warranty and other stuff which mentions "UBUNTU_LINUX".

    2. No certificate of authenticity sticker.

    3. No valid product key as the windows on the systems isn't activated.

    Monday, August 10, 2015 4:35 PM
  • It does sound as if they may be non-genuine installs.

    You should first approach the System Admin, and see what they have to say/do - then you can report them is necessary to MS at https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/howtotell/cfr/report.aspx


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:14 AM
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