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Hi angel,

I see that you are encountering a microsoft issue saying that you are a victim of software counterfeiting.

This can happen if the motherboardo n your computer has been replaced and the windows on your system was not reinstalled, if ever you did replace the motherboard on your system then you may will need to back up personal data then reinstall windows.

Reinstalling Windows on your computer will make the error go away since the system registry will be able to detect the new motherboard and have that info registered in Windows, this is the only way to get rid of that error regarding the counfeiting.

If you did not replace the motherboard at all and you just suddenly had this problm then something in windows may have caused this...

You can try doing a system retore to an earlier date before you encountered the problem but then if it does not work then most probably you might need to register the version of Windows that you have online in the Microsoft website.

By doing the registration online will make Microsoft recognize your Windows as a genuine copy, first you will need the original packaging of your Widnows if this was purchased seperately of if it came with your computer then this will be OEM you should see your Product key on a Microsoft sticker on your Computer.

I hope that this helps you.

Have a nice day,

mvincentc

Posted on May 22, 2011

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