Playing Media Files cause non-Geniune Watermark

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by moosh101, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. moosh101

    moosh101 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I was playing a video file in Windows Media Centre and when I closed the application I noticed a 'This copy of Windows is not genuine' watermark displayed on the desktop. Fortunately opening up System Properties and viewing the activation status removes the watermark from the desktop. I noticed this once before after playing a movie in Windows Media Player, and viewing the activation status also removed then watermark then too. I wonder if this is a bug with certain types of media files somehow interfering with Windows Genuine Verification technologies built into the operating system.

    My system specs are:

    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR motherboard with Dell SLIC 2.1
    Windows 7 Ultimate RTM OEM 64-bit (build 7600) with Dell MS Cert
    Intel Core2Quad Q6600

    This does not appear to be a problem as confirming the activation status in System Properties removes the watermark when it occurs, I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced a similar issue. I would be interested to hear your thought.

    Shane.
     
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  2. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    wow sounds like what happened to me tonight. i was watching a tv show i downloaded since i missed it and it pops up saying i have 25 days to activate?? happened on 2 different systems. both while watching video with media player..though to fix mine i had to reinstall the cert and key it would not reactivate
     
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  3. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    freaking just did it again to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf

    this is driving me crazy. we cant be the only two with this issue can we?
     
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  4. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    I tried it and had no problems.
     
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  5. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    it was an hour long video and happens around 3/4 way through it takes a while
     
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  6. noyod

    noyod MDL Member

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    Why don't you test turning-off all media features; just to see if this abnormality has anything to do with media features? Anyway, you can restore media features if you wish to.

    Btw, i can't replicate what you did because i have all media features turned-off. I use vlc media player.
     
  7. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    what file type never happens to me:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  8. moosh101

    moosh101 MDL Junior Member

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    Happened With Media Player Classic GLU

    I often use the open source Media Player Classic and it happened while watching an avi in this too. Maybe it has something to do with larger media files somehow preventing Windows inbuilt genuine advantage checks from running and thus render the system as non-genuine? This is only a guess as it never happens during regular computer usage, such as surfing the net or using any other applications, except of course for playing large media files.

    I am not using any type of loader and have a SLIC 2.1 BIOS and a matching MS Cert. I used the OEM offline activation method to activate Windows.

    I have just opened System Properties, after it occurred, and it still shows as being activated. I have attached a image of this.

    What a strange bug! Also seems strange it is taking Microsoft so long to release their online validation check for Windows 7, 3 weeks since its worldwide release and still only validation for XP and Vista.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=4461&stc=1&d=1258123286
     

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  9. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    #9 Brainsuck, Nov 13, 2009
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    I play mkv avi mp4 all the time and nothing has happen like that all in 720p tv in hd to with 2.1 slic cert key sorry to hear this!
     
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  10. d3l1

    d3l1 MDL Novice

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    #10 d3l1, Nov 13, 2009
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    I second that, try to disable ALL the media features, so the windows media player/center don't contact MS for ANY media info or sync or else.

    If you still have that issue, try out Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, it's simple and powerful and shouldn't interfer with your activation in any way.

    what's that green bar in some of your mkv's? you can see it in both transformers mkv's in the top area of the thumbnail. looks like there's something wrong
     
  11. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    same here :cool:
     
  12. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    useing beta dvix for mkv plays fine thumbnails :confused::confused:
     
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  13. dragonfire665

    dragonfire665 MDL Member

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    I just tried my 7 with all options on and it still running. I ran couple of different files to pin point one specific and nothing my computer still activate. But at the same time, worry to hear exactly what cause it because it could be something new with M$ and the fight against pirates thru media player
     
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  14. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    In you logs you should be able to see what happened at the moment it turned ungenuine. An exe that starts running, crashed, something like that.

    run eventvwr.msc and select windows logbooks at the left side
     
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  15. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    It is nothing more then M$ trying to fight back guys. It sounds like they are somehow able to detect modded bioses and turn them ungenuine. I do not know because this never happened to me but that really sux guys. Maybe google can give you some answers or something.
     
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  16. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    It maybe a bad bios mod cert maybe bad it uses drm slic uses drm I will say that mediacenter downloads updates at will dont know about blocking win update dont help :confused::confused:
     
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  17. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    That could be the case too dude. Good point.
     
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