Yes, 6 months after install and activation I got a message saying this copy of windows is not genuine.
When I contacted MS and gave them my product key, they told me the software was indeed counterfeit. The place I bought it off is no longer in business, so according to MS my only choice is to buy genuine windows from MS themselves, or buy it elsewhere.
A couple of questions before I do the drastic thing and format my hard drive for the new software, if I could.
Can I back up my windows live mail on another hard drive/flash drive/dvd and restore it after installing the new OS? I used windows easy transfer to put my outlook express emails into windows 7. You can guess how many emails I have got in the last 6 months, plus the ones I already had in xp, that I need to keep and to save them all seperately would take forever and then some. I have the data I put into windows easy transfer at the time. Can I use that again to install what's in it once I install the new OS?
I have all my documents, programme setup files, music, pictures etc all on different drives. I really have nothing on C:drive except windows. To reinstall my programme files I only need to use the files in my D: drive to install them into the C: drive again. I don't need to download them again or reinstall from discs.
Having installed windows 7 with xp still on the hard drive, any settings I had were obviously kept, which won't be case this time as I deleted xp when I found windows 7 was working ok!!!. (don't laugh so loud). So hoping it won't be too hard to find updated drivers needed for windows 7.
Or is it possible to back up the drivers on my pc as it is and reinstall them from a disc/other hard drive? If so, where do I find the drivers folder?
Sorry this is so long winded, but I thought I'd better explain my perdicament as well as I could.
Thank you so much for reading this and also in advance for any help offered.