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Old 01-02-2015
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Default "Not genuine Windows copy" error ?


I have an OEM Vista 32 OS installed by Dell originally on my Vostro 1500 Laptop.

I guess some trojan or virus, has caused an error saying I must re install Vista and Copy of Windows is not genuine (Build 6002)

I'm reluctant to use the original Dell backup disk since I can still operate the system OK and upgrades have been installed in the past.

Not sure I have a problem here but thought a malware or virus might be lurking in the system. I've never had the computer with a 3rd party so it came through the internet.

Any suggestions?


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Old 01-02-2015
michael michael is offline
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Many virus checker programs (even free) will provide a boot disk to use to check the entire disk for a virus. The safest way to ensure you don't have a virus is by using one of those.

For your issue, I've seen it before. Look to see if you have Windows Service Pack 2 installed, which should have been. In addition, see this Microsoft solution to the build 6000 windows not genuine error.
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