Microsoft Anti-Piracy MeasuresLocked
I have a client with a customer owned computer running Windows ME. This presumably is a leagal copy of windows installed by the retailer and the customer has receipts to that effect.
After running the latest Windows updates in mid March and re-booting, he recieved an error message stating that Microsoft had detected a duplicate serial number and to contact Microsoft’s anti-piracy hotline.
At this point the computer shut down and failed to boot. Further analysis rvealed that the file system had been altered “No longer FAT 16, 32, or NTFS” and is beyond my ability to recover.
Is this Microsofts latest version of lunacy or could this have been a virus?