Counterfeit software victim

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Hello,

I unknowingly installed a pirated copy of Windows OS and now there is a message that keeps on popping saying that I might be a victim of counterfeit software. What can i do to repair this mistake.

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Here is the easiest way and it is certain to work:

Go through the following steps:

*Buy the license first.

*Download Key Update Tool, a utility provided by Microsoft to change the key of the Windows version installed.

*The download address is http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/3/7/83712767-395c-4327-8e87-38be7b0cf75f/KeyUpdateTool_enu.exe

*Double-click the utility will then check the system files.

*Enter the official key and click Next.

*Accept the license agreement and click Next.

*The key is legalized.

*Click Finish.

*Windows restarts.

See also:

https://ccm.net/faq/4190-windows-genuine-validation

http://ccm.net/faq/1633-wga-windows-genuine-advantage