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  • After successful use for about a month, wife's Lenovo computer, which she had upgraded from Vista to a Lenovo provided Windows 7 O.S., several warnings appeared on screen. First, a superimposed warning: "You May Be a Victim of Counterfeit Software", and a small imprinted warning a the bottom right of screen:
    Windows 7 - Build 7600 - This copy of Windows is not genuine. I choses to do a clean reload of the O.S., losing all other programs and materials. A month later, the same problem occured. I believe this is a scam to enlist compensated aid th fix the problem. The Windows 7 copy we used is fully integrated into the Lenovo system discs, and was provided directly by manufacturer. Anyone got a fix?
    Monday, January 17, 2011 1:56 AM

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  • "lilly123" wrote in message news:7201a5e9-ff51-4a5f-8b7d-36b774cf7ba9...
    After successful use for about a month, wife's Lenovo computer, which she had upgraded from Vista to a Lenovo provided Windows 7 O.S., several warnings appeared on screen. First, a superimposed warning: "You May Be a Victim of Counterfeit Software", and a small imprinted warning a the bottom right of screen:
    Windows 7 - Build 7600 - This copy of Windows is not genuine. I choses to do a clean reload of the O.S., losing all other programs and materials. A month later, the same problem occured. I believe this is a scam to enlist compensated aid th fix the problem. The Windows 7 copy we used is fully integrated into the Lenovo system discs, and was provided directly by manufacturer. Anyone got a fix?
    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
     

     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, January 21, 2011 10:11 PM
    Monday, January 17, 2011 4:47 AM
    Moderator

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  • "lilly123" wrote in message news:7201a5e9-ff51-4a5f-8b7d-36b774cf7ba9...
    After successful use for about a month, wife's Lenovo computer, which she had upgraded from Vista to a Lenovo provided Windows 7 O.S., several warnings appeared on screen. First, a superimposed warning: "You May Be a Victim of Counterfeit Software", and a small imprinted warning a the bottom right of screen:
    Windows 7 - Build 7600 - This copy of Windows is not genuine. I choses to do a clean reload of the O.S., losing all other programs and materials. A month later, the same problem occured. I believe this is a scam to enlist compensated aid th fix the problem. The Windows 7 copy we used is fully integrated into the Lenovo system discs, and was provided directly by manufacturer. Anyone got a fix?
    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
     

     

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, January 21, 2011 10:11 PM
    Monday, January 17, 2011 4:47 AM
    Moderator
  • No reply from the Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.


    Darin MS
    Friday, January 21, 2011 10:11 PM