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Is this a counterfeit X201 battery?

Q: Is this a counterfeit X201 battery?

Hello everyone, I bought myself a 9-Cell Battery off ebay for my X201. I got it for 50?, it said it was used but had 99% capacity remaining. It arrived today and looks very good, as good as new, but definetly feels geniune.Whats odd is that it doesn't have the production date sticker on it, it looks to have been peeled off.Also, in the lenovo Vantage software it reads a firmware version 0000-0000-0000-0000, and when I tried updating the battery firmware with the lenovo battery firmware update tool, i got an error saying, the attached battery could not be read. And whats the most interesting is that lenovo vantage reads a cycle count of 189, which is impossible because the full charge capacity is still 91Whh, which is very close to the original 94Wh and a battery with 189 charging cycles would be pretty much dead.Can someone, preferably a Lenovo Official, tell me if this battery is counterfeited or not? Is it maybe an original case but someone changed out the battery cells itself?I attached a photo of the label on the battery as well as the lenovo vantage battery readout. Hope someone can help me out here

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Preferred Solution: Is this a counterfeit X201 battery?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I purchased a 70++ battery from ebay and although it looks genuine, there are a couple of red flags. Model number is reported in software as 45N1001 instead of the value on the label 45N1006/45N1007The top surface is bumpy/not quite flat as the cells are only covered by the sticker and not a solid surface like the 55++The font of the barcode is different than my original 55++ (new model, could be different)Box it was packaged in had a label that says "Flyten" - no where on it does it say Lenovo or SanyoAny ideas here or am I just being paranoid about ebay sellers? I try to be extra careful with batteries. Pictures of box and battery attached. The 55++ is my original, the 70++ is the 'new' one from ebay.

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I bought an X230 without a battery on eBay, and did my best to find a reputable seller for a 44+ battery to go with it. Knowing fake batteries on eBay are common, I'm trying to confirm whether the battery I got is a counterfeit.  So far...The battery arrived in a Lenovo box sealed with a red Lenovo stickerThe FRU on the box, battery, and as reported by powercfg match (45N1172)Manufacturer reported by powercfg and on the label match (Sanyo)Battery serial number sticker ends with 2017.03, date on the box is 2017-04-01, BatteryInfoView utility reports empty manufacture dateThe serial number sticker and powercfg do not match (powercfg says 689, serial number on the label is much longer)Happy to upload a sticker of the label if that's helpful.  I'm suspicious of the non-matching serial numbers in particular, but the box and appearance of the battery look either genuine or very well faked.  I tried to look up the serial number on the Lenovo site but I'm not having much success...

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Hello everyone! I bought a new battery for my ThinkPad T510 a few days ago and today it arrived in the mail. After observing the battery for a while I found something odd about the battery. There was a black sticker on top of the Lenovo logo. I removed it and under it was the Lenovo logo like usual. I decided to search from Google about this and a couple of threads from these forums came to my attention. Due to this I decided to post this thread to help me identify my battery. I attached a picture of my new battery. Any help in identification would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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I bought a "new old stock" battery for my T430. The Ebay seller had good feedback and a UK business address so I thought it would be genuine. I thought T430 batteries had a validation chip and that prevented fake batteries from working. When it arrived, I found that the full charge capacity was less than 100% and it had 6 charging cycles. I also saw that the bar code shown by the power manager software was different from the one printed on the battery. Also, the printed barcoce numbers seem to be in a different font from my other thinkpad batteries. I read that the manufacturinbg date is part of the barcode - does anybody know how to work it out? The charge is also very erratic. It will be showing 80% full one minute then go to zero! Does this sound like a fake battery or just one that hasn't been stored correctly> I emailed the seller but he hasn't got back to me yet.  

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I have run across a Dell T54FJ laptop battery that looks different from known genuine Dell laptop batteries and might possibly be a counterfeit. Here are some photos of the laptop battery in question:

Here are some pictures of known genuine T54FJ laptop batteries:

Here are the differences I notice between the battery shown in the first set of photos that looks different from the known genuine batteries and might possibly be counterfeit, and the known genuine batteries shown in the second set of photos:

The text is in a different font in the battery shown in the first set of photos than it is in the known genuine batteries shown in the second set of photos.
The known genuine batteries say Further processed in China instead of Assembled in China, even though I have encountered known genuine Dell laptop batteries for newer Dell laptop models that actually do say Assembled in China.
The text Cells made in Korea and Assembled in China is clearly in a different font in the battery shown in the first set of photos than it is in known genuine T54FJ batteries.
The small print on the TIS logo and on the TÜV GS logo on the bottom label is legible on the known genuine T54FJ batteries if you look closely enough, but is illegible on the battery shown in the first set of photos, even if you look at the label closely.
The RBRC Recycling logo is clearer on the known genuine T54FJ batteries than it is on the battery shown in the first set of photos.
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Hello there, I've recently bought a new 9 cell 44++ battery for my X220 from Amazon (directly from Amazon, labelled as original Lenovo part, no markeptlace!), but I'm not sure if my new battery is legit.What makes me suspicious is the 'CAUTION' text in the middle lower part of the battery.It tells 'CAUTION: ... Use of another battery may present a fire or expotion' , while my original 29+ battery states 'explosion' as it should be. Is there any way how I can tell if this battery is legit?Here are a few pictures of the packaging and the battery: https://imgur.com/a/6ybw4Thanks a lot!

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A:X220 44++ battery from Amazon counterfeit?

You have Lenovo genuine battery.A photo of the same battery is belowhttps://download.lenovo.com//Images/Parts/45N1175/7.jpg

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I bought my Lenovo laptop new from a shop so as far as I know the battery is legit.

Most times when I turn on my laptop, I get a message from Lenovo informing me that the batter is counterfeit or at least not a Lenovo battery.

When this happens, it only lasts about 1.5 hours. However, on other occasions it can last 3 hours.

This time information is displayed by hovering over the battery icon on the taskbar (Windows 7) and even when the battery has a full charge - i.e. before I've been using it.

I'm doing the same stuff whether it lasts 3 hours or 1 hour - the counterfeit message seems to make a difference.

Any idea what is going on here?


A:Solved: Counterfeit Laptop Battery Message?

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-service/default.page. If it is under warranty check this page out

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Hi,I am new on the forum. Sorry for my bad English, I am French. By now i am in India for some times. My Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (on W7) is telling me that I will soon have to change the battery. Yesterday I went to a shop a little far from my ashram. The manager (looks professionnal) took photos of my battery, sent it to another man whose arrival was expected in ten minutes. 30mn after I gave my phone number to the manager. 21 hours later no news. So I search another option.On my battery (47+) it is written - ...Replace with same type only... - (and among other informations 42T4835 / 42T4834 (Part number?)). On this forum and I discoverd there are three categories of batteries for this notebook: 4 cell, 6 cell and 9 cell.I am lost: when I search on the shop (http://shop.lenovo.com/tn/fr/itemdetails/43R9254/460/D65CF46CB0DB412FA2E56C552E0D8A38#learnMore) I find another Part number: 43R9254)I ask you two questions:1. Can I replace with a different Lenovo battery?2. If you have answered "yes" which ones?Thanks for your answers.Jacques

Usually in Paris. By know in India till mid May.

A:Thinkpad X201 Which Battery I can use?

There are lots of part numbers.  Anything from an x200 or x201 notebook will work.  (Not a tablet)  They will be marked 47+ or 47++.  4,6 and 9-cell are ok.  I tell people to avoid aftermarket (non-Lenovo batteries)

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Hi all, Recently I've been having trouble with my Lenovo X201's CPU overheating. After trying to diagnose the problem, I've concluded that temperatures rise dramatically when the battery is installed and the power supply is connected. Remove either of these two and temeratures begin to drop again. My "normal" idling to 30% load temperatures are around 60-70c but when the battery is charging, cpu temperates can easily reach over 100c. Has anyone else had this problem? I bought my x201 used, and I don't think the battery is a genuine one, as it isn't branded Lenovo and looks pretty third party to me, but I'm not sure if it's the battery or the internal power supply. If anyone has had a similar problem, I'd be grateful to hear what the cause was, thanks!

A:X201 Charging Battery Causes CPU to Overheat

Just to add to this, I have now just replaced the termal paste and am seeing a decrease in temps with no battery (now around 50-55c idle) but still very high temperatures with the battery connected.

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Hello felow thinkpad owners, I have a problem with my thinkpad x201 consisting of excesive battery drain while the device is powered off (+/- 10% in a day). How ever, if i remove the battery from the system for a few seconds and re insert it into the machine it doesnt consume any power at all. Tried solutions:- Turn off always on USB- Disabling wake on lan and network boot- Preventing any device to wke the laptop from sleep- Trying a different opperating system (Windows 7, main is Windows 10)- Pre desktop authentation is disabled (fingerprint scanner)- Not using the fingerprint scanner all together- Different BIOS versions, on latest currentlySo basicaly, you name it, I did it.Is this a motherboard issue since its not OS dependant, or could the battery be defective. Do note that the drain stops as soon as you disconect the battery for a few seconds and reinsert it(some device isnt turned off maybie ?). I would really apreciate some help with this, since this is a common issue.   

(1/2 retired)X201|I5 520m|4GB|240GB SSD|3G|W10,(Daily)X230|i5 3320m|6GB|120 SSD|Backlit keyboard|3G/4G ready|W10

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Hi.I have a x201 laptop. I have two batteries - one original 6-cell, which is pretty old and one non-original 9-cell, which is rather new.When I unplug the computer from power, with either battery, what happens is that it shows that it has fairly normal percentage left, and that it also has fairly normal time left (for example, yesterday I used the 9-cell, and it showed 95% and about 3 hours), at the beginning it drops fairly normally (with the 9-cell it was about 20 minutes later when it showed 84%, so about 10% for 20 min use, which is reasonable).But then, after mere minutes (let's say 5 more minutes or so), with no warning at all, the battery is at 0, and the computer hibernates.Since this is happening with both batteries, and in the same everything-is-fine-until-it's-not manner, I don't really think it's a battery issue, but rather suspect it might be firmware\software\driver related. Any thoughts?

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Hi, I have X201 win 10 (upgrade from win7). Battery died after lifespan mode was activated. the battery is like disconnected (not charging and not operating even when it was more 80%) and there is no way to bring it back. It seems that battery internal controller is being programmed by the driver and it is irreversible disconnected. I Bought a new battery, plug it in and everything was fine until I opened the lenovo setting app ... it destroyed it too. bought additional battery and format my computer.how can I make those batteries alive again? ThanksGil

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Hi it's in title, I don't need/want to buy battery (which would fix issue) is there anyway to edit software settings to get laptop back up to speed..?Kind regards,sem

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1st Annoyance
First is the battery issue. I fully charge it to 60% then I unplug the power supply and go about my business. Maybe roughly 2-3 hrs later I choose to use my lenovo x201 again without plugging it into the outlet and use the battery instead. Oh look here... its down to roughly 30-40% for whatever reason.
2nd Annoyance
Then there is the issue of when the battery is at said levels and SUDDENLY gets a huge drop and warns me the battery is low?! I mean c'mon... I was pretty **bleep** sure the levels were at MAYBE 30% or so... but for the gauge to suddenly reach critical at 6% out of nowhere?!?!?! SERIOUSLY? What the hell is going on here?
3rd and final Annoyance
This normally happens when I'm watching youtube videos. My x201 laptop's screen literally "spazzes" out. This doesn't happen all the time but it DOES happen INFREQUENTLY which is so frustrating. I can't do anything but watch my screen go completely dark. Then it shows the youtube channel and go dark again. It flips in and out constantly. Why does it do this?! While it keeps "spazzing" out on me I can't do anything. I can't control my mouse. I can't access any menus. All activity remains frozen while I hear my youtube video playing. So annoying. So frustrating. I always have to do a hard reset whenever this happens! Unbelievable.
Yes. I apologize for going off like this but I can't take this **bleep** anymore. I spent close to $3000 on this laptop and I have been going ... Read more

A:[x201] huge sudden battery drop about 30%?

Does it work okay if you have the battery removed?

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I have bought a new battery for my Thinkpad x201 tablet and replaced the old one because it was not working properly. I bought one from eBay and it works fine holds the charge well, but the issue is that when I check the battery status while it's full it only gives me 88%, not 100% even though that it is fully charged, and I get Plugged in not charging. I searched online and I have found solutions about recalibrating the batteries after replacement, I followed the instructions and drained my battery and recharged it again but still no luck it's still indicated that the battery is full at the 80's range. These are the battery specificationsVoltage: DC 14.4VCapacity: 4400mAh / 58WhCondition: Brand New High Quality Replacement Product, works as Genuine parts, 100% OEM Compatible!!CBK Store Number: B-IBM-35-H Thanks

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What is the HIGHEST capacity battery possible I can buy for my Lenovo x201 tablet (i7 640LM)? I would like to know the part number.

A:Highest capacity battery for Lenovo x201 tablet

Hi Kunal,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As I understand that you are looking for the highest capacity for your X201t. So as per the Lenovo parts list it can support upto 8 cell

Part no - 42T4827, for more details go through parts list
I hope the above information helps.Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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If you have a ThinkPad X100e, X120e, X200, X201 or X201s model, please review this battery recall announcement on our support site.  This page contains information on affected battery models, includes an automated test that will determine if your particular battery is affected and can order the replacement for you.  
Best regards,

A:Battery recall notice - X100e, X120e, X200, X201, X201s series models

I have X201 with battery 42T4834 (10/2010). Lenovo automated system reports that my battery is not affected but I got here because of articles on various popular sites like http://www.zdnet.com/lenovo-begins-global-recall-for-fire-hazard-thinkpad-batteries-7000027836/ or http://www.tomshardware.com/news/lenovo-battery-recall-models,26412.html reporting 42T4834 as affected. Is my battery really safe?

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Is it difficult to replace the screen latch on an X201 tablet?  I've worked on T series laptops replacing lcds and drives and the like.  Thanks for any info!

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A:X201 replacement latch on X201 tablet?

Welcome to the forum!
Well, it's not that difficult but you need to disassemble a lot of parts. This is fairly easy to do if you closely follow the instructions of Lenovo's Hardware Maintenance Manual, which you can download from here: click me!
Check chapter 8 -2040

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I've got a counterfeit copy of XP Pro. Given the exorbitant price Microsoft wants for one of their kits to correct the problem, I'm tempted to pick up a copy of XP Home while it's on sale at Wal-Mart. Can I install it over my XP Pro, or do I have to uninstall the XP Pro first? I know this is a basic question, but I really don't want to screw up my computer doing this. Thank you in advance.

A:counterfeit XP

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I puschased a PC with what I considered to be a valid windows licence. I recently had cause to replace the hard drive and had windows installed for me by a computer guy, using the key on the side of my PC. So far so good. Last night I was installing the latest updates and guess what??

I do not want to reinstall windows, is there a legal solution to this?

I will be having words with the guy I baught it off!!

A:Counterfeit XP

Just take it back to the guy who installed it onto your system, if he is part of a business then he is legally liable for this and should re-install it for free, and legally!

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I think this is a counterfeit. I found another post with almost the exact same battery. I would like some concrete things that I can reply to the seller. Not just its a fake and no reason. The Lenovo Diagnostics Tool shows it as a Name 45N1001 and the label shows 45N1007, The label was not stuck to the bottom part and I could see the batteries and what looks like the case was cut open. Finally the box was for a Flyten battery. 

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Some percentage of my problem may be due to an admitted ignorance of the many new features of Internet Explorer version 8.0. A growing number of add-ons seem to be installing themselves in my Internet Explorer. Some of these have claimed to be Microsoft products, yet, more and more I am coming to disbelieve this. Today, thisName DHTML Edit Control Safe for Scripting for IE5Application Internet ExplorerPublisher Microsoft CorporationStatus DisabledFile date Monday, July 27, 2009, 5:27 PMVersion 6.01.9247showed up and with it the symptoms of an earlier expunged, root kitted bugger I have not yet forgotten about: producing copious ads for cooking web sites/hooking up with Christian singles/virus protection products... and some soft porn games.About my PC: this machine was used by my teenage son and has been resurrected -- it had several hardware and software problems. It is a duo-core x86 6 family Intel clocked at 1.8 MHz. I'm running windows XP home version 5.1 SP3 (32-bit).I have done quite a bit to eradicate some nasty root kitted malware, and think the machine is pretty clean. I do not have my XP installation disk and am not confident that the OS is up to delivered specifications. I have three gigs of RAM and the machine clips along at a nice rate. Right now I'm clunking along with a generic PCI video card which replaces a PCIx ge-force adapter whose fan seized, cooking the video chip.My surfing behavior: I will adm... Read more

A:Are there "Counterfeit Add-Ons"?

I haven't used IE for years. Here's a pretty good tutorial for working with the add-onshttp://www.vista4beginners.com/Manage-Inte...lorer-8-Add-onsI am learning that there is no way to obtain or create a replacement installation disk. Is there a way to validate an installed copy of Windows? I have another machine in the House running supposedly the same version of XPAs long as they are the same version with service pack, you can use the CS and use the original CD key that belonds to the computerIf you believe you are still infected, run these:The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version and save it to your desktop.NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK... Read more

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Hi, I bought a 70++ off a uk seller claiming to be genuine, it looked quite genuine as it came still in the sealed Lenovo box, but I begin to doubt it was genuine as it was total flat out of box where batterrys i bought in the pass had some power in it out of the box. It might be a genuine one just flat due to being in storage for some time manufacture date March 2016 Here some photos can someone tell me if it looks counterfeit or genuine. 

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Shortly after Win7 came out, my sister was given a computer for Christmas. The person who gave her the computer failed to get the OS CD with it. The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

My sister is not very careful about how she browses the Internet and how she downloads files. I have cleaned her computer of malware and viruses many times. I installed Avast for her and that has helped a lot. Still, over time, her computer began to behave crazily and I could no longer pinpoint the problem. I downloaded a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit from the Microsoft affiliated website and installed it for her. Using Jellybean, I found her product key. It was accepted during the installation with no problems. The computer has been running as brand new.

Now, about three weeks later, she says her computer tells her that her copy of Windows is counterfeit. I told her if it was not causing problems, not to worry about it, and that I downloaded it from Microsoft. If the notice continues or if problems do begin, what should I do?

A:Counterfeit OS?

Does the PC have a sticker with the installation key?

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Hi all,

A recent Windows update has revealed that my Windows 7 Ultimate is not genuine. Each time I power up Microsoft are on my case about getting genuine software, so I need to do the right thing and spend a bit of money.

I have a couple of questions, the first one is can I upgrade rather than getting the complete install. Guess I already know the answer to that one!

What is the difference between Ultimate and Ultimate N?

What does it mean when it says Windows 7 Ultimate - 1 PC?

Thanks in advance

A:Counterfeit OS

Welcome to Seven Forum. I'm not sure what the N stands for you may well learn here shortly. Use this brief guide for the different versions of 7
Windows 7 Pricing Buy Install Choose Edition Features Upgrades Offers
Lastly the 1 PC means only for use on one PC.

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i bought a second hand computer and it was fine has got windows xp home edition on it.
it has had updates and now it is coming up with a counterfeit message ihave got the xp disk that was sent with the computer and also the passcode on a sticker on the back of the computer.i contacted the guy i bought it of and he says that the disk i have been given is a copy of an original xp disk and the passcode is all legite.so iv been told to reinstall xp ,i have put the disk in and it says that it cannot install because the windows version on the comp is newer than the disk version, please help i dont understand

A:counterfeit xp

Hi kimmyjo, welcome to TSF !

The XP CD is probably SP1 or prior while the computer is updated with SP2 or SP3. If you don't care about what's on the computer you can format the drive and reinstall from scratch.

Enter the BIOS at startup to change the boot order to CD-rom first, boot on the XP CD (press any key when prompted to), at the first setup screen press enter, press F8 to accept the licence, press Esc if you're prompted to "repair your current installation" then select the current partition, press D to delete it, confirm and press C to create a new one.

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I have an old Medion PC and suddenly started getting microsoft pop ups saying my copy is a pirate. So i got in touch with Medion, and they say they have had loads of problems with this, they checked my key and it valid so now i'm gonna have to do a clean install to solve the fecking problem. This is such a pain in the ***, all because of microsoft crappy unreliable software. Apprently Medion have had loads of calls regarding this. They said its always old machines for some reason that are having the problems. Anyone else had this problem???

I was just wondering if there is anyway I can do this, solve the problem, without having to do a clean install??

A:windows XP counterfeit

Have you called Microsoft yet? . .

YOu could try a repair install . . This is a good guide to performing a repair install


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I purchased two copies of XP Pro OEM. The first thing that causes my concern is that I cannot copy the contents of either of these disks to my hard disk.

The reason I do this is that it makes installation and reinstallation at a later time easier.

I am getting "access denied" error messages both in Windows and in DOS mode when attempting to copy them. The next thing that makes me suspicious is that they aren't silver on the labeled side as I am used to seeing; they are sort of gold looking.

I know I can get an answer from MS on this; but, it is 3:00 AM here and I can't check with MS right now and I felt I might get some quicker pointers here.

A:Are these XP disks counterfeit?

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A friend purchased a new motherboard with Intel Pentium III processor. The latter arrived "white box" instead of "retail packaging" as I had advised him to get.

One hardware sniffer I have access to reports the processor as Pentium II instead of a III. This hardware sniffer is suppose to be able to detect Pentium IIIs.

I am now wondering if he received a counterfeit processor. It says Intel Pentium III on the face and has a holographic (?) image of a motherboard under a rectangular bracket labeled CTK, which is the fan maker, and which bracket secures the heat sink and fan.

What other ways are there to tell if it is genuine Intel and a true Pentium III?

Any other freeware hardware sniffers that could be recommended?

R. J. Emery

A:Counterfeit P3 processor?

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I recently (unknowingly) purchased some counterfeit XP software on Ebay. I got my money back. Does microsoft have a site where I can enter an XP serial number and get it checked for authenticity?

A:counterfeit software

I don't know, but I seriously doubt it for a couple of reasons.

1st, any software that needs a serial key will let you know if it's authentic or not by either giving you access to the software or not (the whole purpose of the key).

And 2nd, if Microsoft did have this service then somebody could easily verify an authentic serial key without purchasing, and then all they would need was a borrowed copy or bootleg copy of whatever software.

Copies of XP will be verified for authenticity when you try to update, but of course by this time you have already got XP running (and presumably a legit copy)

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i am getting notice that all of a sudden my windows 7 is counterfeit i had a long time now how can this be

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Hi; I purchased a Compaq laptop towards the end of 2009 which originally came with "genuine" Windows Vista pre-installed. About mid 2010 I purchased a "genuine" 3 license Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade pack through the same large Microsoft retailer I purchased my laptop; in January, I purchased the "genuine" Microsoft anytime upgrade to Professional this time through a computer shop. It is now May, I have booted my laptop up and it is now telling me that I have a counterfeit version of Windows 7. How do I rectify this as both the Windows 7 upgrade and the anytime upgrade were purchased through legitimate Microsoft resellers and I can't imagine they would be selling counterfeit software, and why would it take 5 months from the anytime upgrade to realize it is counterfeit? I tried re-entering the product key but it is basically telling me that I need to purchase yet another "genuine" copy of the anytime upgrade? As it is Saturday morning here, I have not yet spoken with Microsoft. My hardware appears to be o.k; so I can't see it being disk or file corruption.
As the anytime upgrade was basically just a product key and packaging (no disks), how could that be counterfeit unless the original Windows 7 upgrade disks were counterfeit, but they were purchased through a major Microsoft reseller and I still have the original sale receipt? If the product key was counterfeit, then sure it would have rejected it either at install, or at least 30 day... Read more

A:Counterfeit Windows 7

Contact Microsoft about the key code - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326851

Also contact Microsoft directly about the replacement media - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246

Regards. . .



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I bought my PC second hand privately about 18 months ago with XP Pro pre-installed (no back up disks included). It would appear, however, as a result of my recent Windows updates, that the guy I bought it from used a pirated copy of Windows XP Pro, as the warning messages now appear each time I start the machine up. I have resigned myself to the fact that there is zero comeback after this amount of time from the shady character I purchased the PC from.

Obviously I want to resolve this and am trying to understand the options open to me. As far as I can tell, I can purchase an XP Pro key from Microsoft to "legitamise" the copy installed on my machine according to the MS website.

However, I was wondering if it might be possible to purchase a standard home edition copy of XP (for half the price) and install that instead, as that would offer adequate functionality for what I need. I have quite a bit of data on the hard disk and I am not sure if it is possible to do this without losing the whole lot, or worse still have to start again with a reformatted hard drive.

Any help/advice would be gratefully received!!

A:Counterfeit XP Pro Warning & what to do

You can't do anything about it. I have had this problem before and called microsoft about it and they needed all this information that I didn't have because I bought it second-hand. The best thing to do is to just get a new windows xp disk. You can get it at walmart for a little over 80 dollars. The person you probally bought it from probally pirated the software and then sold it. It is bad to have a pirated version of software it usally includes virus's and incompatablity for stuff. Microsoft will not allow you to get updates or anything from there website because you have a pirated version of there software. If microsoft catches you using this you could get in bad trouble. You should keep this computer off till you get a new cd and install windows xp.

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First of all I appologize, i wasnt sure what category to place this topic under. I recently installed build 7137. Setup and activation (with Key i received from previous beta version) went smooth and everything has been working great for the past 4 days. out of nowhere today, i got a popup saying that i may be a victim of software counterfeiting. so i checked activation status and it's not available. it also says activation key not available. on the same popup it said that i am unable to receive optional updates. ive gone through many win7 builds now. this is the first time ive seen this. anyone else heard of this kind of problem or no a solution. it sucks i just got everything setup the way i want it. hoping to not do it all over again so soon.

thanks in advance for any help or advice.

A:Counterfeit Software

The major cause of this type of issue has been the use of Hacks to remove or edit the watermark.

Have you removed or tried to remove the desktop watermark

another thing to check is that you say you used a key from the Beta set - Microsoft have issued a new set of keys for the Release Candidate (7100 and above). you may want to go to the Microsoft site and obtain a new key

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I got a xp gold cd from afreind ,he said it would fix my computer problems,
I installed it and it works fine but now its telling me that my copy of windows is not genuine. I dont have the money to pay for a new copy.
Is there any way I can fix this problem without having to spend to any money, or, if I keep using it this way will I ruin my computer?

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We cannot provide support for illegitimate software, sorry.

All I can say is that if you want the best experience, buy a legal copy of Windows, or go Linux...

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3 years ago I bought a used computer (from a private party) that had WinXP SP2 on it, but no XP disk or reinstall disk. It worked fine, and I periodically received and installed all the updates.

Yesterday I again installed an automatically-downloaded update, and when I re-booted, got a black desktop and the message that XP could not be validated, and that it might be a counterfeit version. I tried to use System Restore to restore to a trime before the latest update, but was told System Restore could not be used.

Short of shelling out $149 to legitimize this version of XP, what options do I have? Is there any way I can go back to where I was before this update? Can I continue to use the computer, or has Microsoft secretly planted something that will cause it to self destruct?

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There's an inscription located at the bottom right of my screen it says,
"Windows 7 Build 7600 This copy of Windows is not genuine"
Could someone please help me uninstall this new update? I just want the old one back.

Thanks a lot

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i want to remove non genuine windows 7 from my computer, restore vista home premium, but cannot find install disc. help please ?

A:counterfeit software

Originally Posted by master nielsen

i want to remove non genuine windows 7 from my computer, restore vista home premium, but cannot find install disc. help please ?

I assume you are the original owner, if that is the case contact MS
and they will usually give you a break on a OEM.

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I had to replace my operating system and hard drive because of a crash, and it was done at a computer shop.  After working with this new Windows 7 for a couple of weeks, suddenly I'm getting messages that this is a counterfeit Windows.  Of course I hate to replace it again because I've just fixed a lot of settings and replaced programs.  It occurred to me that I don't know whether the messages may be fake, some kind of malware, how would I know? (I don't know much...)  Why would the messages have started after two weeks?  What is my best course of action? 

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Your best course of action, IMO, is to contact MS.
Post the exact content of these error messages, please.

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I purchased a sealed 'genuine' copy of Windows XP Professional with product key from Ebay about 2 years ago. I registered the copy with the product key back then and it worked fine until a recent update.

Now, Microsoft are saying that I have a counterfeit copy with invalid product key for my region(Australia).

How do I remove the annoying 'victim of software counterfeit' reminder that Microsoft has put on my desktop? Except for the obvious solution

please help

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I did something wrong after formatting and installing Windows XP Professional on my Compaq. I used the disk that came with the pc, but now I get a message about counterfeit software and resolving the issue.

It is preventing me from installing Microsoft Office.

Does anyone have any idea on how I could have messed up the installation that badly? Any ideas on how to resolve the issue short of another format and install?


A:Counterfeit Software

Are you entering the correct product key for Office when prompted?

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Hello guys,Im from VietNam and i currently use Thinkpad W520 with battery 70++ 9cells. Last week I had bought a  new battery which made in Japan, I found out that it was not in good condition (below 26% of design capacity when full charge). Since then, I had come back to the shop and changed  the old one to another new battery made in Korea. Taking a close look, I regconized there are a few differenences between those two batteries. Here are some pictures I took for you guys to help me whether I bought an original battery or a counterfeit one.Korean battery (2nd)?Japanese battery 1st?Korean battery 2nd?Japanese battery 1st?

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After a Windows Update i have the message that windows may be counterfeit. All perfectly ok prior to the update.

Details below. If anyone can assist that would be appreciated! Thanks


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-FTV6P-PC7CX-8TFF7
Windows Product Key Hash: QfoshR+unxXfMlX5NFo0AMlrVUo=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00093
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {E416E1A9-6001-4669-A8A0-F126239D2127}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered,
Signed By: Microsoft
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
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That's better - thanks for reposting.

Unfortunately I doubt that there's much that I can do for you - the error message that you get is indicative of some pretty deep-seated problems, which are usually only cured by a repair install (if then).
What's worse is that your machine is a direct-OEM machine, so you only have Recovery media, rather than a full install disk, which means that you can't even do a repair install, unless you know someone with a Retail Win7 Home Premium disk? - You would have to do a System Recovery back to ex-factory state

You should back up your data to external media anyhow, just in case.

Have you tried a System Restore back to a time before the system complained at you? (but no longer than 2-3 weeks ago - SR can get cranky over longer time periods)

If that didn't/doesn't help,
The best thing to start with is probably a basic chkdsdsk and sfc.....
running CHKDSK and SFC

type in the Search box
right-click on the only file that is found
Select Run as Administrator
- the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up
At the Command prompt, type
and hit the Enter key
You will be told that the drive is locked, and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, and then reboot. The chkdsk will take a few hours depending on the size of the drive, so be patient!

After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally (possibly after a second auto-reboot) - then run the SFC

SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
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