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December 5, 2010 11:22:20 AM

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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December 5, 2010 1:14:08 PM

How come, did you by misregard buy a pirated one ?
Pirated isnt legal... You should get a legit windows os..

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December 5, 2010 3:01:16 PM
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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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December 5, 2010 3:21:39 PM

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December 5, 2010 3:22:41 PM

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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a b $ Windows 7
December 5, 2010 9:04:41 PM

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