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Digby
21-03-2010, 03:30 PM
Hi Guys
Just installed my new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium OEM.
It works, but says that its not genuine !
I have not activated it yet, as I have not connected it to the web yet.
I wonder if this is because its an OEM version, or did I type in the Product Code incorrectly, Or is it because I have not activated it yet ?

Any thoughts ?

wainuitech
21-03-2010, 03:33 PM
Where does it say its not genuine ?

Where was it purchased from ?

If the product key was not correct it usually wont install, to retry, right click Computer, properties, down the bottom is "change Product Key", select that and re-enter the key.

Bryan
21-03-2010, 03:37 PM
If you typred an incorrect Product Code, it would not let you proceed past that point.

Wait until you activate (you've got 30 Days) and then see if you get the same message.

chiefnz
22-03-2010, 07:14 PM
I would take the PC along with the disc to the place you bought it from get them to sort it out under the CGA.. just to make sure everything is legit!

mzee
26-03-2010, 07:58 PM
This "genuine" verification is a bit hit and miss. I downloaded a pirated version to try before W7 was on the market, and to my surprise Microsoft passed it as genuine! I didn't keep it long as it was full of bugs.

hueybot3000
26-03-2010, 11:07 PM
This "genuine" verification is a bit hit and miss. I downloaded a pirated version to try before W7 was on the market, and to my surprise Microsoft passed it as genuine! I didn't keep it long as it was full of bugs.

You totally deserve a pat on the back for admitting to pirating on a forum of "perfect souls who would never and could never pirate anything ever". And a hi5 :clap

wainuitech
26-03-2010, 11:11 PM
You totally deserve a pat on the back for admitting to pirating on a forum of "perfect souls who would never and could never pirate anything ever". And a hi5 :clap More like totally dumb -- any one can read a public forum :groan:

hueybot3000
26-03-2010, 11:15 PM
Im actually going to make a poll about pirating right now. Because whether members admit it or not I would think its fair to say majority of tecky pc users have pirated at some point...

Twelvevolts
26-03-2010, 11:16 PM
I've got a genuine copy of Ultimate and connected an external drive the other day and it threw a wobbly and said I was no longer genuine. Sorted itself out within about five minutes.

I think if you don't activate it, it tells you it is not genuine until you do, but I may be wrong.

wainuitech
26-03-2010, 11:31 PM
Im actually going to make a poll about pirating right now. Because whether members admit it or not I would think its fair to say majority of tecky pc users have pirated at some point... AND you expect HONEST answers from every one :lol:

This will be "interesting" to who admits to pirating.

hueybot3000
26-03-2010, 11:34 PM
well 4 yes to 0 nos so far

Sweep
27-03-2010, 10:39 AM
And as the poll does not list names it's not particularly interesting.

17 yes voters and 0 no voters out of 14874 members so far.

hueybot3000
27-03-2010, 11:16 AM
if names were shown there probaly wouldnt be any votes

Sweep
27-03-2010, 11:20 AM
I was more thinking about getting a truly representative sample of total membership as it happens.

hueybot3000
27-03-2010, 11:23 AM
I guess that would be kinda cool but have a feeling a mod might jump in

trinsic
27-03-2010, 12:13 PM
You have to go online to activate. The key may have worked but wont be legit till you converse with Microsoft.