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I bought a laptop from someone yesterday and today while online I received a pop up saying I may have a conterfite windows program! How do I resolve this problem?

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    The previous user may have used pirated Windows. Purchase a valid copy, remove the old one and re-install it. If your has the hardware then Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate would be the best choice. You have free options also; Ubuntu can be downloaded and installed for free and most of its apps are free and comparable to Windows apps.

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Check underneath the laptop or area where the battery is..there should be a CoA, Certificate of Authenticity for your windows, that is if it is genuine... if the CoA sticker is not their then ask the seller to provide you with it.. if he doesnt have it or talks this and that,then possibly your software is pirated and you will have to purchase a genuine pack from Microsost dealer, though i think you can legalize your current one..

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This only means that the Windows OS installed in the laptop is not licensed and when you went online, the system updated and detected that you are not using a genuine windows key. What you can do is to purchase your own license of windows so that when the next time it updates, it wont give you the same inconvenience again. Using you existing key software piracy which is illegal.

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