08-15-2010 10:07 AM
Seriously, what the heck is this? Did lenovo really give me a counterfeit version of windows? Just today i got a notification saying that I may have a version of windows that isn't genuine, so microsoft ran some tests and sure enough: it isn't genuine. I leave for college in a week and a half and I've got microsoft office, all my itunes songs imported (which took about a days worth of downloading, all my games installed and running, and everything I need to be ready for college and now his bomb drops on me?
Why did Lenovo give me a computer with a counterfeit copy of windows 7 64-bit? Is there any way to fix this without A) Buying a new version and B) deleting all my files that I need?
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08-15-2010 10:14 AM
Maybe your Windows isn't activated. Call Microsoft and activate it using the phone system.
08-15-2010 01:02 PM
I don't see how that would be different than using microsoft's little activation tool or whatever, but I'll give it a shot. My lenovo first came in with a bad motherboard, so they had to replace it, do you think that has to do with this windows 7 being not genuine?
10-01-2010 12:10 AM - edited 10-01-2010 12:11 AM
Yes, maybe. You see, big OEMs like Lenovo uses the thing called System Locked Preinstallation, which uses a SLIC table stored in the BIOS, which is same for every computer but is different for different versions of Windows.