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    this is messed ...

    So my dad bought his computer a few months ago from best buy and im about to log in today and it says "This copy of windows is not genuine You may be a victim of software couterfitting". I'm like WTF because windows came pre-installed on here. Any ideas/suggestions?

    Matt

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    Was this just a pop-up window on the login screen?

    Can you post a screenshot of the error?

    You can also check here and e-mail MS Support to see if your key is in-fact valid: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326904

    If you cannot find the sitcker that has the product key on the back of the PC then you can slave the drive in another PC and run a utility that will extract the key (I will look for it and post back shortly...I believe it is in the Must Have Downloads Version 2 thread)

    Good luck; if I found out it was invalid I would have a field day with BestBuy
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    Haul it right back to them....possibly also compare the product key using a program like magic jelly bean....see if it matches the one on the case. Even big chains can be hit by counterfeit shipments.

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    So my dad bought his computer a few months ago from best buy and im about to log in today and it says "This copy of windows is not genuine You may be a victim of software couterfitting". I'm like WTF because windows came pre-installed on here. Any ideas/suggestions?

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