- I started getting this windows isn't genuine window poping up randomly. I've had this install for about 3 years (came with my laptop) and in the system screen (right click my computer>proprieties) it says that windows is activated. I"ll give more information about he screen itself once it pops up again.
- I'm unable to use windows update. I get a error saying "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." I've checked the windows update service and its running. ( I even restarted it but no dice)
- I am unable to update MSE. I get a error "Security Essentials could't check for virus and spyware definition updates. Check your Internet or network connection and try again. Error code: 0xc80000247" (I'm online and able to access the web just fine)
I've also ran Eset online scanner and it found a few things.
Its said it cleaned up what was found but re-running it again just in case.
Any advice on what i should do? I have no qualms formatting my OS partition if need be, but I would like to see what can be done before that and for the learning experience.