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  • Hi.

    When i right-click 'My Computer', at the bottom theres a link that says "This copy of Windows is not activated. Click here to activate Windows".

    When I click it, I get a pop up that says "Activation Successful. " But even if I restart my computer, the link "This copy of Windows is not activated. Click here to activate Windows" is always there.

     

    How do I know for sure if Windows is activated or not?

     

    A little background history:
    I bought Windows in October. Few months later, it said the copy was not genuine. I lived with that til last month. I contacted the seller and they gave me a new key. I changed my windows CD key, but it said that it was not a genuine CD Key...but the "This version of Windows is not Genuine" popups stopped. So I am not sure what is going on. 

    Friday, May 13, 2011 6:53 PM

Answers

  • Please observe announcement 1 above:

      In order to receive the best support, we request all users initially download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool (MGADiag.exe) at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue", click the "Copy" button then “Paste” the report into a reply message in this thread. 

    My bet is that you have a counterfeit copy of Windows. The seller could not give you a new key otherwise. These are MSDN product keys being sold illegally.  No dealer has a supply of retail keys that he can draw from.  Each legitimate retail key is accompanied by the software in a sealed box.  Did you think the seller was ripping open an unsold box just to get you a fresh key when each box cost him money?  Of course not.  Print the MGADiag report in your reply and someone here will confirm.  In the meantime, take a look at this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzqNNiOM0cs


    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Friday, May 13, 2011 7:51 PM
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  • Please observe announcement 1 above:

      In order to receive the best support, we request all users initially download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool (MGADiag.exe) at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue", click the "Copy" button then “Paste” the report into a reply message in this thread. 

    My bet is that you have a counterfeit copy of Windows. The seller could not give you a new key otherwise. These are MSDN product keys being sold illegally.  No dealer has a supply of retail keys that he can draw from.  Each legitimate retail key is accompanied by the software in a sealed box.  Did you think the seller was ripping open an unsold box just to get you a fresh key when each box cost him money?  Of course not.  Print the MGADiag report in your reply and someone here will confirm.  In the meantime, take a look at this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzqNNiOM0cs


    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Friday, May 13, 2011 7:51 PM
    Answerer
  • No reply from the Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.


    Darin MS
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:59 PM