View Full Version : Asus laptop vista not genuine wtf

22-07-2009, 02:06 PM
Hi, i have just turned on a laptop that has Vista Business which wont login as it states, this version of windows is not genuine. Since it doesnt have anything on it i located a Vista Biz disk 32 bit and reinstalled. Key works fine from underneath, continued install sweet and it rebooted once it was finished. But on windows restarting once again says "this version of windows is not genuine"
Asus F3Kseries

Now this windows has been installed for about 3 months or more and was last used about 2-3weeks ago fine.

What the hell is going on? Windows update may be?

The key may be OEM and the install disk would be full version but it was going fine for ages.

I have located the restore disks and are in the process of restoring it to factory install.

Just the ol Black Magic of PCs again
I suspected malware and decided to format since there wasnt anything to backup.

22-07-2009, 02:10 PM
Windows has been activated, right?

22-07-2009, 02:16 PM
I just selected activate automatically on install.
Strange how it was ok a few weeks back but go to use it today and boom

22-07-2009, 02:41 PM
MS screwup. An excellent reason to avoid Auto Updates.

22-07-2009, 02:47 PM
Yeah, i should have tried a restore back about 1 month to see
Looks like the asus dvd reload has worked anyway. Thanks all

EDIT: i have just finished the reinstall and checked it out and it didnt load any bloat? no nortons or anything. Thats saved me a ouple of reboots. Cool

22-07-2009, 08:15 PM
Probably a M$ stuff up or spyware..