Re: You may be a victim of software counterfeiting?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by richard, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. richard

    richard Guest

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 13:54:45 -0500, Jane Galt wrote:

    > Meat Plow wrote :
    >
    >> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 13:29:16 -0500, Jane Galt <>wrote:
    >>
    >>>I just got this message popping up when I booted. I dont mind validating
    >>>Win 7 AGAIN ( did it before, if I recall ) but just want to make sure
    >>>this isnt some kind if viral or trojan? Why would Microsoft be bugging
    >>>me about a legitimate install?

    >>
    >> Better chat with the folks where you bought your PC.
    >>

    >
    > I just did!
    >
    > I called JR Computer, they put the call over to Asus support, where they told
    > me to backup my files and reinstall the OS! I AM SO PISSED!
    >
    > It took me this past several weeks to get the new computer JUST the way I
    > like it, it has a frickin Microsoft COA on the side of the box, and I'm
    > getting daily crap when I boot, telling me I may be the victim of software
    > piracy, it sends me to Microsoft site where I run an applet to verify
    > authenticity, then it asks me if I want to BUY Windows 7 now!!
    >
    > And all they can tell me to do is reinstall the OS?!
    >
    > WHAT IF I do that and it happens again in a month?!


    Sounds to me like this JR computer outfit is pirating.
    I'd take the damn thing back to them, return it and go elsewhere.
     
    richard, Apr 21, 2010
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