Genuine Copy RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have 2 laptops both with genuine copies of Windows 7 starter. Both have been working okay until a couple of days ago. Following several downloads from Microsoft both are saying I do not have a genuine copy.

    I have re-input the key and the message is no longer there,

    What have you done Mr Microsoft.   Having a message like that when you are working in a very strict IT company/industry can be very serious and certainly embarrassing.

    Any ideas please


    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Monday, October 7, 2013 2:41 PM off topic
    Saturday, October 5, 2013 6:19 PM


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  • Hi,

    Don't worry, you're not the first person this has happened to, nor will you be the last. Since entering your key fixed the issue, I doubt there's anything else you'll need to worry about. I'd talk to your IT department about it though, they should be made aware that this happened.

    It this happens again after the next round of updates, I'd suggest posting over this this forum here, since this forum is for TechNet feedback, not individual product support:


    Good luck, hope it works out.

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:06 PM
    Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:03 PM
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    Monday, October 7, 2013 2:41 PM