Loader signs in a Geniun Copy RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently bought a used Lenovo netbook. the last owner installed the Ultimate version of Windows 7 with a loader. since it was an ungeniune installation I prefer to use the original Home Permeium version. So I used the builtin recovery system and recover the whole system to geniune Home Peremium wondows.

    a little while ago I installed Ubuntu Netbook remix beside the windows, and now in the boot menu the option for windows is something like :"Windows 7 (Loader)" .

    I wonder what is that "Loader"? cause now I am using the original windows provided by lenovo. and is it a bad sign?

    since this a netbook without any optical driver I can not use "Repair" mode.

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 6:40 PM


  • Same word different meanings.


    Your Non-genuine copy of Windows was using an Activation Hack (some people call certain types of Activation Hacks Loaders, but in my opinion, that is just Slang)


     As for the "Windows 7 (Loader) " Boot menu option, I have never dual-booted with Windows 7 before but I suspect that is expected behavior and should be nothing to worry about.


      To be on the safe side, I recommend going to http://microsoft.com/genuine and click the Validate Windows button. This will tell you if any known Activation Hacks (or any other Non-genuine issues) are detected. 


    Thank you,

    Darin MS
    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, December 10, 2010 7:40 PM
    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:42 PM