purchased a laptop with windows 7 found out was not genuine RRS feed

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  • i bought a fairly new laptop which had windows 7 installed. i did not know it was not genuine. i have done all i can to give microsoft any info. regardless they want me to purchase a genuine 7, which i cannot afford and they dont seem concerned with my problem just getting any info they need and then not providing any solutions
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:28 AM Moved to proper forum category (From:Feedback and Comments)
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:46 AM


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  • If you want further confirmation of what you have been told then 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.

    If you are just looking for an alternative to buying a new copy of Windows, we cannot help you.  That is the only resolution to the counterfeit problem.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 11:41 AM
  • yhanks and of course another of microsofts way of passing the buck. i dtd as you instructed twice and both times failer notice sending message
    art aguilar
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:32 PM
  • Try it again ignoring the error messages.
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:37 PM
  • This is not passing the buck, we need the Diagnostic Report, it's the only way we will know how to help you.

    Follow Cbarnhorst's directions (Ignore any errors) and post the report in this thread. We will help you as best we can when that is done.


    If you are still unable to post a Diagnostic Report, then please contact Microsoft Assisted Support at one of the below URLs for further assistance with the Non-Genuine issue.

    North America: http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_genadv_master?ws=support&ws=support#tab4

    Outside North America:


    Thank you,

    Darin MS
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:54 PM
  • No reply with requested information.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.

    Darin MS
    Monday, March 21, 2011 6:48 PM