My friend invited me over to have a look at his PC. when he starts it up it says his installation of windows is not genuine and then when windows is fully loaded it has an icon next to the time in the corner saying "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting". it gives him the option to get a genuine windows etc.... is there anyway around this? or to disable it? its not in msnconfig. and its very annoying. even if his windows may not be genuine it just says he is simply not able to have automatic updates anymore. fine. but how can he get rid of the annoying icon and message? anyone?