Legal Win 7 Purchase: "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting" message

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by BKSinAZ, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. BKSinAZ

    BKSinAZ New Member

    Feb 18, 2009
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    I legally purchased my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit from and installed it about two or three months ago. At the time it has passed the Genuine Advantage and validated that it was Genuine at the completion of installation. Just two days ago I got a dialog box that has the message "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting" and could not continue doing updates. I also have a simular message on bottom right corner of computer monitor.

    I can't understand what has gone wrong. NEVER has my Windows 7 software or installation code been shared with anyone else. The CD has never left my home. I live alone so I know that it could not have been compromised there.

    How do I get out of this dilemma? How could I've gotten into it?
    #1 BKSinAZ, Mar 14, 2010
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2010
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Seems you've installed update KB971033. Google it.
    Try clicking "Go Online and Resolve Now".. that may automatically fix the problem, if not, contact Microsoft Support about it.

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