Ok so lastnight I used the recovery DVD I made when I first bought this system. It is an HP/Compaq. Right now I have XP. But I figured I would reinstall Vista. So I have the orignal CD'S and I also made a DVD so it would only be 1 disk. So i run it it finishes and I restart. Then I get a message that My copy of Windows is not genuine. It's the same as the recovery cd's that install Vista and its from HP why is it not genuine? I ran the CD'S and it worked. I was scared it would show the message again so I went back to XP. Why would it say its not genuine? HP was not much help. They should help?
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Are you talking about the small message close to the clock once the desktop appears, or in the window that tells you the basic info of the machine? Either way, its saying that because Windows isn't activated. If you have activated Windows, and you got the message 'Windows Was Successfully Activated' Then give it time! I have to install vista on many machines and even OEM's sometimes need activating. If as you say, this is a legit copy of Windows, don't be afraid of contacting Microsoft, they wont bite your head off, they are very helpful!
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