Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1: Windows

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PRODUCT KEY I bought my laptop with Vista Home Premium already installed. I have used this Laptop for over now. I recently installed skype on it and then I started having problems. I could no more connect to the internet, I therefore uninstalled the skype from the lap top but cannot still connect to the internet. The following day, I discovered the following inscriptions at the bottom right coner of the monitor of the laptop " Windows Vista (TM) Build 6000 This copy of Windows is not genuine" What I don't understand is how come I have been able to use this system for all these period till now?

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    I have a notice that this copy of windows is not genuine.

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About the Internet access, I never heard of Skype making those problems.
Anyway try making a restore to a previus time (just before Skype was installed)

Start- Programs-Accesories-System tools (or something like that-I have a Spanish Windows!!!)-System Restore

If that doesn't help you will have to check your internet configuration

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

Thanks for the suggestion, I have a genuine microsoft licence key staker underneath the laptop. My second question is; why is not not able to connect to the internet?


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If the laptop was bought as new, the message can be a bogus , coming from some kind of virus. It is rare that a seller distibute a laptop with non genuine software.

To know if you own a windows valid licence check if there is Windows licence sticker on the bottom side of the laptop.
If you have no sticker with Vista serial, like this one (they are for XP yours must be for Vista):

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Then installed Windows is probably a pirate copy.



The fact that the problem has gone undetected for some times may be normal, as Microsoft controls genuinity only when you do certain updates.

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Hi,
You need to activate your Vista at Microsoft site or by phone call.
The product key is on the bottom of your laptop.
It's sticker with serial number.
Good luck.

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