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Microsoft says my version of OS is counterfeit . Bought computer from The Source by Circuit City. Ran with no problems till recently. Purchased Jan 25, 2008.

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Sometimes you can try to uninstall the Windows Genuine Advantange program and that will help:

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Call 1-888-508-2398 explain to a microsoft rep. you r situation they may help you activate your product.

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