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11-16-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Default My windows thinks it's pirated

So I noticed this white text in the corner of my screen that basically says my copy of Windows might not be original... And, yeah. It doesn't really do much, but it kinda bothers me, because I didn't shell out all this money for Windows for it to think it's pirated. orz

Anyone know what might be causing this? It's not the first time it happened either.
 
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What does it say exactly?
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'Windows 7 Build *something* (can't see it with my wallpaper, and I'm having a little trouble changing it right now... don't ask). This copy of Windows is not genuine' - white letters in bottom right corner of the desktop.
 
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Start -> Right click Computer -> Properties, does it allow you to activate?
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Thing is, my Windows is already activated... Well, it disappeared today anyway, but I'm simply curious why it'd randomly appear. It's the second time it appeared for a few hours and then disappeared again. It just baffles me.
 
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Might be a trojan on your computer snooping through your files.
 
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Oh I just realized. If you recently changed hardware or hardware had an error, Windows will think you have an invalid key. You can just ignore it if it's those cases.
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