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Victim of counterfeit microsoft software

A star appeared on my windows with a message saying "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting." My monitor screen turned black. What should I do to resolve this?

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  • Khalid007 Dec 28, 2008

    I have counterfeit problem please just solve this problem.I don`t want to Purchase just solve the problem.Whenever i restrating my system my desktop goes black.

  • stevechamb Apr 18, 2009

    microsoft said i had a counterfit copy installed in my computer and my sreen went black. i bought my computer new from dell in2005. i don't know how i could get a counterfit copy installed in my computer. is there any other choice then purchase a new copy from microsoft?

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Sir it is possible that you got a pirated or counterfeited copy, you should reformat your drive and buy a licensed windows program. and use that to install your programs to you computer. thank you and fix ya.

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