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How do i remove an illigal windows 7 from my computer i just bought

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November 24, 2011 7:57:17 AM

i bought a laptop on ebay and it has an illegal copy of windows 7 on how do i remove it please help
November 24, 2011 8:03:18 AM

Use gparted or a similar program to format the whole drive.
November 24, 2011 8:08:25 AM

Kill it with fire.
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a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
November 24, 2011 8:13:40 AM

green196 said:
i bought a laptop on ebay and it has an illegal copy of windows 7 on how do i remove it please help

U can erase it, when u install new windows on it. Its really easy, just select format before continue the install. Its one of the steps.
November 27, 2011 5:32:25 AM

how do you know it is illegal? If you have a valid or alternate windows key, you should be able to enter that. The installation, or the disk, or the iso is not necessarily the illegal part. It is the method of activation used.
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
November 27, 2011 8:32:44 AM

Try activating it first.

If it came with a COA (product key), try entering that. You can right click on 'computer'-->properties-->change product key.

If it is illegal, then you should contact the seller.
a c 572 D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
November 27, 2011 10:22:53 AM

I like aford10's advice.
If it's an unlicensed copy you won't need to remove it. Just get a valid license / product key and use that to update/change the status from illegal to legal.
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