victim of counterfeit software message windows 7

September 23, 2015 at 00:32:45
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate, 2gb
pls solve the problem optional update delivery is not working windows 7 ultimate fix this problem
this is a victim of software counterfering what type of software to do use to solve this problem

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#1
September 23, 2015 at 00:39:50
If your copy of Ultimate is showing as counterfeit, then either you go back to the vendor and ask for a genuine key, or your money back.

Likely the above is not practical, so you're left with having to buy a new legal key from MS.

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#2
September 23, 2015 at 03:21:59
addendum...

Occasionally I've come across references to this message appearing with a genuine license/copy. A phone call to MS has occasionally resolved it - without the need to buy another (genuine) license. Perhaps worth a try at least?


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#3
September 23, 2015 at 04:33:52
Was your copy pre installed, or did you buy it? If you have an activation code, you may just need to register. I have the same warning on a computer that doesn't go online., thus I have not registered it.

::mike


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September 23, 2015 at 14:11:52

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#5
September 24, 2015 at 17:47:02
I have never seen a message saying that a copy of Windows
was "counterfeit". I have, however, seen the message that the
currently running Windows was "not genuine". Meaning that it
hadn't been "activated" and was past the time limit for activation.

"Activation" is something Microsoft uses to help make them feel
like they own you. It probably hurts them more than it helps, but
it makes them think they feel better.

Anyway, the question is, what are you seeing that makes you
think "this is a victim of software counterfering"? Is it the message
that your copy of Windows isn't "genuine"? If so, that explains why
you can't download optional updates. Probably all you have to do
is give Microsoft a hand job and activate Windows, like the popup
keeps telling you to do.

On the other hand ... if the message that your copy of Windows
is counterfeit began the moment that you tried to activate it, then
you probably do have a pirated copy and need to start over with
one that isn't pirated. But it might be something else causing a
glitch, in which case try what trvlr said in reply #2.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
September 24, 2015 at 20:09:43
I have never seen a message saying that a copy of Windows
was "counterfeit".

Hey Jeff -

If you google victim of counterfeit software message windows 7, you will get alot of hits.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#7
September 25, 2015 at 13:40:38
It's also possible the system is infected & the infection is triggering the counterfeit warnings. Before doing anything else, run a full scan (not a quick scan) for viruses & malware.

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