- Feb 15, 2014
So our family PC is in need of a OS upgrade and I can't decide wether to get 8.1 or wait for 9 to be released? When is 9 expected to be released? We're coming from windows 7.
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We'll, the thing is I don't think our version of windows is legit. Like , we got the computer through a family members work, and I think the copy of windows 7 was a copy. So now it's saying it's not genuine and I'm worried we won't be getting proper security and function. So I'm talking my parents into buying a new version.
If you look on the back of it or inside the side door look for a windows sticker. It should say the version of windows that came with it and the authentication code I believe. If you find that code you should be able to use it to authenticate your copy of windows.We'll, the thing is I don't think our version of windows is legit. Like , we got the computer through a family members work, and I think the copy of windows 7 was a copy. So now it's saying it's not genuine and I'm worried we won't be getting proper security and function. So I'm talking my parents into buying a new version.
my sister once started getting those kinds of alerts, but it signified a broken Windows install, since I know it had a legitimate key.
Can you confirm the key is legit or not? Is it on a sticker?
Where would I find that? On the side of the PC casing? We didn't get a box for windows 7 or anything, it was preinstalled on the computer. Whether or not it was a copy or legit version I have no clue.
Yes, typically its on the back of the PC. If you don't find it there open up the side door of the desktop and look on the inside of that. If its a laptop it will be on the bottom.
OK, so after doing some research and remembering some things this is what happened:
The copy of windows 7 we have on the PC is a copy and not a "real" copy. A guy from my grandpas work put it on our and my brothers computers. The family computer we have originally ran vista, and if I remember correctly when we sent the PC to that guy for repair he installed windows 7 on the machine. So, I don't have a license key. Considering this version of windows isn't a bought copy, I'm thinking I'm not going to get proper performance or support, right? I'm thinking we should just go out and buy 8.1 for stability and security reasons.