Legit Windows not genuine anymore :(

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by SirLoseALot, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. SirLoseALot

    SirLoseALot MDL Novice

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    Hey everyone,

    about 3 months ago I bought a legit Win7 key from the web.
    Windows activated fine and passed every WGA test, online, offline, you name it.
    Today, after coming home and having had the pc idle for a few hours, it all of a sudden shows as not genuine. It also doesn't pass the online test. What could have happened and how might I solve this - expect by modding my bios and being done with it..?
     
  2. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    The person you bought it off didn't give you a single key, he resold the key to multiple people for the same price and now it's got blocked. Solutions would be to buy some form of an MS account that then gives you access to a Windows 7 serial, use a loader, modify your BIOS or rearm your system over and over.
     
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  3. SirLoseALot

    SirLoseALot MDL Novice

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    Ah, so... I got scammed.
    That's just peachy.


    Thanks for clearing this up, anyways. I'm sure the guy made a some good money.
    Guess I'll start looking for the correct Bios mod. Not gonna pay twice.
     
  4. Notam

    Notam MDL Junior Member

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    Is there any way to check the key is valid or not without installing the key
     
  5. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  6. computergeek

    computergeek MDL Junior Member

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    Yeah dude you got scammed. I recommend doing a bios mod, use removewat, use deathwat, or rearm
     
  7. triggat

    triggat MDL Member

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    Why not Daz's loader? It's one of the most if not the most effective way of activating to date!
     
  8. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Don't forget ODIN also...lol
     
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  9. IND

    IND MDL Member

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    nope u r not scammed .
    the entire msdn admin account was banned .due to that u r facing this probs .
     
  10. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    Oh, of course he is. He won't get his money back, so..
     
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  11. Notam

    Notam MDL Junior Member

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    My MSDN keys also got blacklisted.
     
  12. Notam

    Notam MDL Junior Member

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    From MSDN account
     
  13. grahamjohnson10

    grahamjohnson10 MDL Junior Member

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    I have a big problem, I have run removeWAT and also disabled windows updates but today the dreaded KB971033 has managed to install it's self again.

    My question is how do I stop KB971033 installing. OBTW I have tried hiding it but it has still installed, seems MS are updating some updates even though you have windows updates disabled.
     
  14. SirLoseALot

    SirLoseALot MDL Novice

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    Sounds like the guy who sold the key didn't know this would happen.
    While that won't get me my money back, it's still good to know.
    Anyways, I went ahead and bought a new key - from a source that *should* be trustworthy. I wouldn't be too surprised it it didn't last forever, but I don't believe in using loaders. Seems like one always runs into trouble with updates at some point. I just built my pc from scratch ~3 month ago and made sure to get a decent mainboard - I'd hate to brick it if anything went wrong with the hard mod. I'll still probably try the mod if (when) I run into trouble with my new cheap-o key.
     
  15. SirLoseALot

    SirLoseALot MDL Novice

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    I payed with paypal.
    However, I believe that their buyers protection only covers 45 days, so it's probably too late to do anything about it.
     
  16. redbone110

    redbone110 MDL Novice

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    thanks for the information here. a friend of mine has a similar issue and I will give him ideas here.
    cheers
     
  17. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    #17 sam3971, Jun 6, 2010
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    I have to agree with IND here. You most likely did not get scammed. Just M$ blacklisting every key they can think of because they are douchbags. I have even talked to ppl that bought copies from retail stores but still got their key blacklisted. You may be able to get your money back but it is hard to say. I know over at win7vista.com the main admin was selling retail keys from his MSDN to members and even those keys were blacklisted, he was able to get them a new key or their money back but still. M$ are a bunch of DOUCHBAGS!
     
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  18. Worldwide2010

    Worldwide2010 MDL Novice

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    Only buy off people who dont resell keys, and yeah MSDN is s**te now lol
     
  19. SirLoseALot

    SirLoseALot MDL Novice

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    Sounds like I should have known about that place.

    Great move on Microsoft's part. Let's piss of the users who were actually willing to pay some money for their product. No way they are going to say "f*ck it" and go with one of the free ways to get the OS going.

    If only I wasn't such a huge gamer...
     
  20. urie

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    Well personally no harm meant but h*ll mend those who even think about buying keys from someone with MSDN or Technet account. It obviously shows they are not trustworthy when they sell keys, say $10 or £10 a pop on ebay don't take them long to get there money for another account and you all end up with blacklisted keys.