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You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. This copy of Wind

I am facing the same problem since last 12-15 days. Below message comes on the lower right side on my laptop's screen:

You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. This copy of Windows did not pass genuine windows validation.

My e-mail id. is jyt.kpr@gmail.com

Please help me soon.

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You have a bootleg copy of windows. you will need to reinstall windows or you will not be able to update.

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thanks

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