Windows not genuine??? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am yet another victim of Windows.  I don't recall any changes made to my Inspiron 1525 I bought 4 years ago, but now all of a sudden, I'm getting "This copy of Windows is not genuine".  I bought this computer new with Vista installed.


    I ran the diagnostics but I get an error msg when I click "Copy"; however, the validation status says "Genuine".  The "Resolve" button is grayed out.  I'm about to scream.  I don't have time for this.

    I would really appreciate any help!!!

    Thanks in advance!


    (Not so) Peachekeen

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  • Hi Peachekeen,


    Thanks for your post.

    Firstly, were you bought the genuine edition of windows vista?

    If so, there will be a serial number in the disk. What you need to do is finding the serial number and update your system.

    Hope this would be helpful.


    Liam Huang
    STO Application Team
    Server and Tools Online Operations Team
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:10 AM
  • windows preinstalled would make me think that you don't have the CD, I'd contact microsoft then if I where you.


    Dylan Meeus

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    Friday, August 26, 2011 3:06 AM