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Help 2nd hand laptop has a blocked VLK?

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I have a 2nd hand laptop with XP SP1. I had an Olmarik Trojan, which Heir helped me remove at this topic link:- http://www.geekstogo...i...5&start=105

Although the Trojan has now been removed, Heir had advised me to enable windows update, which I didn't know wasn't on and to be honest had never checked. Both IE and Firefox constantly crash, but I did eventually get online and during WGA it informed me that my copy was illegal and as it was about to take me to the next steps IE crashed. I still can no get online and when I do it usually isn't for more than 30 minutes and when trying to open pages etc it takes forever to load and 9 times out of 10 "not responding" and hangs the computer. I didn't have any problems running SP1 before this Trojan and I wasn't aware that the copy was illegal.

Please see below the MGA Log, which Heir told me to run, however the License Key does not match that on the laptop base. Heir told me the one on the log is VLK and the one on the label is OEM. I have no idea what to do know.

Can you please help?? :)

Thanks Claire

Edited by clairelou1982, 22 March 2010 - 02:16 PM.

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Microsoft as part of the High Priority Updates sends to your computer a file that checks your Windows installation, for the Microsoft number and Product key.
VLK is Volume Licensing Key
OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer.
Your installation has, as you realise been declared by Microsoft as non-genuine.
A VLK is blocked because the person who purchased the VLK had declared it lost, stolen or improperly used.
An OEM key can only be used on the computer for which the manufacturer originally installed it. It can be quite properly reinstalled on that computer as many times as is necessary.
This site, does not advice or support the improper use of licensed software.
The only advice I can give having explained the position, is to reinstall using the key on the base of the laptop.
If you then have problems contact Microsoft.
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