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    Default Asus laptop vista not genuine wtf

    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.
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    Default Re: Asus laptop vista not genuine wtf

    Windows has been activated, right?
    Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."

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    Default Re: Asus laptop vista not genuine wtf

    I just selected activate automatically on install.
    Strange how it was ok a few weeks back but go to use it today and boom
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    Default Re: Asus laptop vista not genuine wtf

    MS screwup. An excellent reason to avoid Auto Updates.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: Asus laptop vista not genuine wtf

    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
    Last edited by Gobe1; 22-07-2009 at 02:53 PM.
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    Default Re: Asus laptop vista not genuine wtf

    Probably a M$ stuff up or spyware..


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