What happens if Windows 7 isn't genuine?
After a virus made me wipe my laptop, I had to reinstall a new operating system because my laptop came with no reinstallation CD. I finally got a Windows 7 reinstallation disc from a friend. I used it on my computer fine for 30 days. Today it told me my copy wasn't genuine. My wallpaper turns black every 60 min and a notification appears. I can live with that, but what I want to know is this: if I shut down my computer, will it still turn back on again? From past experience with XP, it won't start after your activation grace period has passed. Is that the same here? Please help. Thank you.