Out of the blue im getting Windows did not pass genuine windows validation

  lotvic 14:10 13 Dec 2012

To check it is a Dell install (and not a reload of operating system if it has ever been in a repair shop and they put a VLK version on instead of a Dell pre-activated OEM)

Rightclick 'My Computer' | Properties | General tab, and the third in the list - underneath Registered to: should read xxxxx-OEM-xxxxxxx-xxxxx (the x's will be numbers) IF he has numbers instead of OEM then it is not a Dell install.

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