I really hate pirates. I really hate people that pirate windows more. So Last night i was reading a pdf I had to work the next morning so i called it quiets and went to bed. I use my laptop everyday as my desktop is down. it came with win 7 HP and i reformat it once in awhile. its been about 6 months though since i even touched it. today i get out of work and open it up (i never shut it off) hoping to get back to some reading. i was instead greeted by an activation screen telling me my version of windows was not genuine and I would need to buy a new key. I of course suddenly got pissed. The phone activation went smooth the automated system verified and read me back a new installation Id and it activated. It didnt defer me to a person. I guess in the end it all worked out pretty well for now anyway. But I didnt do any updates i didnt modify anything and i honestly just use it to browse etc. my latop isnt as strong as my desktop so I dont install alot of programs or games or diag soft etc their really isnt any point. The only thing I can honestly think of is that someone someware managed to gen my key or something and install it. I suppose I could be wrong but their really isnt any way I did anything software wise or someone came by and wrote it down off the bottom of my PC. Has this ever happened to anyone else.