Is Your Version of Windows 7 Legitimate?
How do you make your copy of Windows 7 genuine? Well, if it's a hacked version, the best way to do make it legit is to go buy a genuine copy of Windows and install that on your PC. Windows 7 is by no means the cheapest software out there. But if you want Windows to be legit, you have to obtain Windows legitimately. You may want to consider purchasing a Windows 7 upgrade disc, as they are significantly cheaper than Windows 7 full versions. However, you must be able to upgrade from a current operating system in order to use an upgrade disc properly. Also note, a 32-bit upgrade disc will only upgrade a 32-bit previous operating system. Alternatively, a 64-bit upgrade disc will only upgrade a 64-bit previous operating system.
In certain cases, you may not have been the one to install Windows 7 on your computer. For example, if you purchased the computer off of eBay, Craigslist, or from a stranger, they may have installed a phony version of Windows 7, just so they could sell you the PC as a Windows 7 computer.
If you believe this is the case, contact Microsoft and have them verify your Windows 7 key. You can find your key by opening the start menu, right clicking on Computer, and selecting Properties from the drop down menu. At the very bottom of the screen, you will see your Product ID. You can use this information when you call Microsoft. They will be able to tell you if you are running a purchased version of Windows 7.
If your version of Windows 7 is hacked, it is recommended that you contact the person who sold you the computer, and ask them to get you a legitimate version of Windows 7.