About Genuine validation

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  1. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    In Vista and Win 7, there is a Genuine label under System Properties to prove that it is genuine.

    I don't see that in my Win 8 Pro which is an upgrade over my Vista computer.( Yes, my Vista was genuine.)
    Is there an up-to-date Genuine Validation application for Windows 8?
    The one available is only applicable to Win 7, Vista or lower versions.

    Thank you.
     
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    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    This is a screenshot of my System Properties window.................

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    Digerati Fantastic Member
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    I think the absence of anything contrary is your proof. But for a warm fuzzy, press the Windows key + X and select System. Then under Windows activation, click "View Details in Windows Activation". If your Windows is activated, it is genuine.
     
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    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    I'm not positive but this was one of the changes that came about in windows 8. Just checked my winodws 7 laptop....that logo just says "as for Genuine Microsoft software", it doesn't say that windows is genuine.
     
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    I did that before posting.
    I just want more reassurance.
    Thank you.

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  6. davidhk129

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    Yes. That is what I have in my Win 7 laptop.
    I took that label as proof of Genuine.
     
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    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Must be different for 8.1 RTM....I don't have view details showing anywhere.


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  8. Digerati

    Digerati Fantastic Member
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    Be assured, Windows would not activate if not genuine.

    Other than that, I guess I would wonder why such a worry? Did you not buy a legitimate copy?
     
  9. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    I have the same as you, Bass. I am not sure what the path is that David has posted - cant see it anywhere??

    Control Panel - System
     

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    Yes. I did.
    Just that I am used to see the Genuine label in Win 7 and Vista, and that got me wondering.
     
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    I see the same thing as Bass as far as Win 7 is concerned.

    As to the Win 8 Pro..............
    Click at the blue link " View details on Windows Activation " and the next screen " Windows is activated " will appear.
    see my 2 screenshots from previous posts.

    Apparently, Win 8.1 shows a different link.
     
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    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    I see. Tks. I don't have Windows 8 installed at present. That explains it. I am using Windows 8.1 RTM
     

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