Have pirated copy of windows to remove? [Solved/Closed]

jojo - May 23, 2010 at 02:24 PM - Latest reply:  andy
- Dec 4, 2010 at 08:55 AM
I bought a copy of windows 7 online but when I installed it I keep getting a message that it is not geniune.
I have removed ALL microsoft applications but it is still on the machine and I can't get rid of it. I have purchased a genuine copy today but am worried about installing it whilst this rubbish is still there.
I am not very computer literate so am clueless of where to start and any instructions need to be basic!

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xpcman 19105 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus July 18, 2018 Last seen - May 23, 2010 at 08:29 PM
Thank you
Just format the hard disk when installing Windows (I believe that is the default) - That should delete everything.

Good Luck
Thank you
There wouldn't hurt nothing if you just formatted all the drive from the windows disc .
You don't need to delete it before , but anyways -
use GParted and delete everything you see there.