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hi my windows 7 is not genuine i checked it onlne with microsfot the up dates work fine i use my pc for gaming mostly just afraid this may afect porformance would it be best to buy a genuine copy dose this mean reinstalling os all over again thanks id apriciate any advice
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  1. How come, did you by misregard buy a pirated one ?
    Pirated isnt legal... You should get a legit windows os..
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    Hello kevin_66;
    Your biggest problem maybe that your pirated copy came 'pre-infected' with Trojan or Rootkit infection.
    Before you do anything else you should make sure your system is safe for you to use.
    I'd suggest making a bootable CD with an AV program installed and do a thorough system scan.
    AVG Rescue CD is a good option and you can read about how to use it here: http://www.avg.com/ww-en/226386

    If it turns out you're system is clean you can buy a genuine copy and update with the new Product Key without having to re-install the OS.
    Changing Windows 7 Product key: From the Start menu right click on Computer and choose Properties.
    Click on Change Product key link after your Windows 7 at the bottom of the System Properties screen..
    Enter New Product Key and click on next to activate your Windows 7 installation.
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  4. WR2 said:
    Hello kevin_66;
    Your biggest problem maybe that your pirated copy came 'pre-infected' with Trojan or Rootkit infection.
    Before you do anything else you should make sure your system is safe for you to use.
    I'd suggest making a bootable CD with an AV program installed and do a thorough system scan.
    AVG Rescue CD is a good option and you can read about how to use it here: http://www.avg.com/ww-en/226386

    If it turns out you're system is clean you can buy a genuine copy and update with the new Product Key without having to re-install the OS.
    Changing Windows 7 Product key: From the Start menu right click on Computer and choose Properties.
    Click on Change Product key link after your Windows 7 at the bottom of the System Properties screen..
    Enter New Product Key and click on next to activate your Windows 7 installation.

    ok thank u as long has i dont have to reinstall the os its not so bad
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