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  • hi,

    I have bought my vaio about two years ago from Iran, and because of some syupid advise one of my friens change its windows vista to windows 7 with " 00426-OEM-8992662-00497"product key and i forgot to recive my windows CD. now i am away from Iran and have no access to him. After some automatic updating windows in last few days , everytime i run widows i recive " this copy of Windows isn't genuine " and my desktop has gone and there is a message on the left bottom of desktop " Windows 7, build 7601, this copy of windows is not genuine " is it a virus or else what should i do ?

    Saturday, September 3, 2011 9:20 AM


  • Your "Friend" has installed a pirated copy of Windows 7 on your laptop. The PID is the Windows 7 OEM:SLP serial for Lenovo Ultimate. Which got Leaked from Lenovo before the company was about to start selling there preinstalled OEM systems with this serial in use on them. The serial quickly spread over the internet & was included in hackers hacks/cracks, Microsoft then blacklisted the serial with the WAT Update. No OEM systems shipped with this serial in use on them.

    You need to use the recovery partition on your laptop to restore the OS to it's previous version which the COA sticker on the bottom of your laptop is licensed for. If this recovery partition was wiped out with the install of Windows 7, you will need to ring up & order a set of recovery disks from the Manufacturer for your system. (A fee will apply) so you can factory reset your laptop.

    • Edited by tb19 Saturday, September 3, 2011 9:49 AM
    • Proposed as answer by tb19 Saturday, September 3, 2011 9:49 AM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, September 6, 2011 9:38 PM
    Saturday, September 3, 2011 9:44 AM