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Q: NOT genuine copy

When I built my last computer, it came with Windows 7 Ultimate as part of the kit. It is an unattended version and does NOT require entering a Product Code.

After installing it is activated. I installed Microsoft Security Essentials as the antivirus. After about 4 or 5 days it comes up and tells me it is NOT a genuine copy of Windows 7.

It is only installed on one pc. It was bought from a reliable company that I have been dealing with for years and they say that the install disk is genuine. The disk is the gold disk with all the holograms just as all Microsoft install disk are.

Is there a way to fix this?

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Preferred Solution: NOT genuine copy

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A: NOT genuine copy

activate windows again using your product key!

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There was a 5 page thread on trying to downgrade from Ultimate to Win 7 Pro but I thought I should start a new thread. I have a thead on a different forum but was hoping someone here might know the answer.

Users computer says Windows is not genuine, was 7 pro, in Sept 2013 we upgraded to Ultimate to use Bitlocker. System bought from Dell, used Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate. I spent ages on phone with Microsoft today, they have completely agreed both copies are valid, and the computer is saying they're not, in error, they will not admit that it's a Windows Update that caused it likely.

They took over remotely, and 30 minutes later gave up, none of the methods worked. She then advised me to BUY a copy of 8.1 and do a clean install. I don't want 8.1, if we have to reinstall I'd rather do Win 7 Pro again(same valid code) and then up to Ultimate again(same valid code), or go to Win 10 when it comes out. Of course you can't upgrade a "non genuine" copy of Windows 7 to win 10, even if it is in fact genuine.

We don't want to have to reinstall. MS also told me I need to downgrade to Win 7 Pro, put in the code, then upgrade to Ultimate. To do that they said I have to do a clean install. I've seen all the links to Windows Downgrader but we aren't exactly thrilled to be advised to use a 3rd party app. I have not tried the registry suggestions yet, I'm not particularly comfortable dealing with the registry. Two questions.

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A:Another non genuine copy of Windows that is in fact genuine problem

Well you should be here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/

Let try this.
Complete this tutorial by Brink and post the log here.
If I can't spot your problem I will find a expert for you.
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Could you also post the system specs of the computer with the problem?

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Recently a note has appeared on bottom right of screen on my laptop which says-This copy of windows is not genuine.
I know for a fact it is genuine as i only purchased it 0n the 3rd December 2010.
I have not had any problems with it until the note appeared on my laptop last week.
Can someone tell me how i can correct this please.
Many thanks

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-RGMWC-2W4GQ-VMY3P
Windows Product Key Hash: R/80Ctxj8g/bq/IlJx/wyVh0ccg=
Windows Product ID: 00426-068-2899473-86248
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {784FE444-1C30-4FF1-A7D4-04470D64E265}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:laptop says copy of windows 7 not genuine but it is genuine

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I got a notice after booting up my windows 7 ultimate today that it is not a legit copy.
It is a retail copy and has been running fine for a few years.
Nothing has been installed in the past few days and the only major thing I've done lately is to
remove a bunch of restore points to clear up a ton of space on my computer.
I'm at a loss at this point.
I've tried entering the product key, but it doesn't activate it.
 
any ideas??
 
Please can anyone help me....
 

A:Build 7601 "This copy of windows is not genuine" and its a legit copy.....

Have you made any changes recently?
 
Is this a dual boot setup?
 
Have you changed the partition size?

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Hello me again, has anybody got a genuine copy of xp professional they could possibly sell to me or lend me! I would quite happily pay just to use it!! I'm in Birmingham westmidlands area and could pick it up locally and then get it back to you same day or following day!

A:Anyone with a genuine oem copy of xp pro!

There are a number of places online still offering Windows XP to purchase.

A simple search can yield many of these results.

Unfortunately, we do not allow B/S/T on TSF.

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  I bought a new computer a few years ago with a genuine copy of windows 7 ultimate . I did not change any hardware.  After being asked many times if I wanted to download windows 10, I decided to download it. It worked fine with no problems until
I installed a Sony camcorder program that I had installed and used with no problem.  Windows 10 crashed.  I had a copy of the Windows 7 ultimate that came on the computer so I formatted and reinstalled it so I could use the Sony program.  After
I did the updates, it came up that my copy  of windows 7 ultimate was not genuine.  If it was why wouldn't it be now. It was a OEM copy that came on the computer new.  I have done this before and never had a problem.  I didn't steal it
or buy a non- genuine copy. It is the windows 7 ultimate  that came on the computer.
HELP

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  I bought a new computer a few years ago with a genuine copy of windows 7 ultimate . I did not change any hardware.  After being asked many times if I wanted to download windows 10, I decided to download it. It worked fine with no problems until
I installed a Sony camcorder program that I had installed and used with no problem.  Windows 10 crashed.  I had a copy of the Windows 7 ultimate that came on the computer so I formatted and reinstalled it so I could use the Sony program.  After
I did the updates, it came up that my copy  of windows 7 ultimate was not genuine.  If it was why wouldn't it be now. It was a OEM copy that came on the computer new.  I have done this before and never had a problem.  I didn't steal it
or buy a non- genuine copy. It is the windows 7 ultimate  that came on the computer.
HELP

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I am currently running Windows 7 Professional SP1. However, it's not genuine. (Don't yell at me yet, let me explain)

I had an old computer that was running Windows Vista. It was official and had a Vista activation key. I then purchased a key that let me upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium. I then got another upgrade key that upgraded me from HP to Pro. Skip ahead to me screwing up my computer, and not wanting to install from Vista and work my way up, I just installed an unlicensed Windows 7 Pro. Is there a way I can make this copy legal, or will I have to reinstall from Vista and work my way up?

A:Genuine Copy Help

What type of Upgrade did you get for the Home Premium to Pro?,
If if was the full retail package with disks etc, then you can do a repair install using the disks.
If it was an Anytime Upgrade, then you'd have to start with Windows 7 Home Premium, get that activated, and then do the upgrade again.

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media | Windows 7 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

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I'm having a problem here. I have to licenses... one installed on my desktop and one installed on my laptop. My laptop suddenly will not load the desktop and gives me a message that my copy is not Genuine. I think maybe I got the keys mixed up and used the same one for both machines. I'd like to enter the good key on the laptop, but the machine won't let me do anything... the desktop will not load at all. I don't want to reinstall because I have files that I don't want to lose. Advice?

A:This Copy is not Genuine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mellerman


I'm having a problem here. I have to licenses... one installed on my desktop and one installed on my laptop. My laptop suddenly will not load the desktop and gives me a message that my copy is not Genuine. I think maybe I got the keys mixed up and used the same one for both machines. I'd like to enter the good key on the laptop, but the machine won't let me do anything... the desktop will not load at all. I don't want to reinstall because I have files that I don't want to lose. Advice?


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If it worked after you put the keys in then stopped it isnt the keys. Check the system time on both machines.
Ken

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Hey, There Are A Problem In My Windows...
I Have The Genuine Copy And The Activation Key Is Installed..
And All This Is Correct..
But Some Times When I Boot My PC I Found At The Background "This Copy Of Windows Is Not Genuine...." When I Enter To The Properties Of My Computer I Found That The Key Is Unavailable.. So I Wait A Few Seconds After These The Mark Of Genuine Appears And The Key To And The Phrase Written On The Background Disappear ! If There Are Any Solution To Make This Letter To Not Appear Anymore Please Tell Me ? I Don't Know What To Do !!

A:Genuine Copy

I suggest you read through the link -

Activation and registration of a Microsoft product

and / or

Get Help Now

Contact a support professional by E-mail, Online, or Phone

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Hey guys i got some problems with my laptop..

Its says this copy of windows is not genuine..
I try to do with windows powershell and type SFC /SCANNOW but it say windows found corrupt file cbs.log

I dont know how to fix it please help me guys.
I cant use internet when "this copy of windows is not genuine" showing

Thanks guys

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Recently I have received a warning "This copy of windows is not genuine" on my desktop. Why did I get this and what does it mean?

A:Copy of Windows Not Genuine

Hi liberts This message appears when the activation of your Windows product fails and therefore it warns you that you are using a non-activated version of Windows, which means it's not "genuine". Do you still have your Windows Vista product key? Did it come with your computer/laptop or did you buy it separately?

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  Out of the blue, with no warning whatsoever I noticed that in the corner of my screen it said something like build 7601 this copy of windows 7 is not genuine. Mine is and I am 100% sure of this because there is an authenticity sticker with activation code on the bottom of my laptop and my computer itself says that the copy is genuine in the 'properties' section of my computer. 
 
  Do I have a virus? My kaspersky has noted:
 
1)kernel mode memory patch which it says is an inactive PDM keylogger. It notifies me of this every couple of days, though when I looked in its reports for all time it only listed this one 'sighting' of this PDM thing. 
 
 
Aaaand....nothing else.
 
Thanks for reading.

A:Copy of Windows is Not Genuine

Hello, you may be getting a False Positive from Kaspersky.. But to be certain you should open a question there C(Here http://support.kaspersky.com/ )This way they can look at your system with their data.Let us know the outcome.

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When i start up my computer it asked for windows product key. My playstation wont read my computer as a media server..

DDS (Ver_10-10-21.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Dan at 2:16:38.84 on Sat 10/23/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.893.193 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
SP: McAfee VirusScan *enabled* (Updated) {C78B3C70-4777-4742-BB91-9D615CC575E6}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:

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safebootminimal
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drivers32
netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
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Please Help Guys,

Almost every time I turn on my laptop and log into my account a screen comes up saying something along the lines of Thank You For Validating Windows. This takes up the whole screen and I cannot exit unless I press OK. After my desktop is fully loaded a message comes up saying that Windows Aero has stopped working, you may be a victim of counterfeiting. There is then a link which takes me to Genuine Microsoft Software. I then run the validation test and pass. Also sometimes there is a message in white writing in the corner of my desktop which says:

Windows Vista (TM)
Build 6001
This copy of Windows is not genuine.

My Vista Ultimate is 100% genuine.
Please Help me find a fix which will stop these messages from coming up again.

Super_JS

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine

Call Microsoft support. When did you get it? Where did you get it? Can you call your vendor and ask them why?

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I'm getting this strange message in the bottom right corner of my desktop today:

Windows 7
Build 7601
This copy of Windows is not genuine

It IS genuine! I never got this message until today.

I downloaded SP1 and other updates yesterday. I downloaded another security update today.

Should I try to uninstall the one I downloaded today, since I never saw the message until today? Has anybody else seen this message after installing recent updates?

Thanks!

A:Copy of Win7 not genuine?!?

What security application did you download?

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I'm running Windows 7 and in the upper right hand corner.. I have the message. This copy of windows is not genuine. Build 7600. I have right to activate it but get the error message 0x8007232B. I know for a fact this copy is genuine. What can it be?
 

A:This copy of windows is not genuine

Please run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and post back the report it creates:

Download MGADiag to your desktop.
Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program
Click "Continue"
Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default).
Click the "Copy" button to copy the MGA Diagnostic Report to the Windows clipboard.
Paste the MGA Diagnostic Report back here in your next reply.


Please download WVCheck from Artellos.com.

Double click WVCheck.exe.
As indicated by the prompt, This program can take a while depending on your hard drive space.
Once the program is done, copy the contents of the notepad file as a reply.

 

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COA X15-53758
1. Ran Windows Activation update Successfully
2. Ran kb947821 System Readiness Tool min 10 times
3. Booted ran updates again just now error 80070057
10 updates went thru 4 failed but when i boot all updates keep reverting

Cleaned out temp files and Software Distribution Folders error code 80070002

Fail codes:
80070005
80070002
80070422
80070057
800F0902
80040154
8004EF21

SFC-FAILED

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 3% complete.

Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation
MGADIAG
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-73CQT-WMF7J-3Q6C9
Windows Product Key Hash: KaFG+RmurcM3ZxzWyfEP9WtPUJw=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00010
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {81F5FFF7-9097-43A2-9B69-B071EA7E2C60}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x0
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.120830-0334
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
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Framework Errors
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method HttpServerProtocol.WriteReturns
5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method HttpServerProtocol.WriteExceptio
n
5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method HttpPostLocalhostServerProtocolF
actory.CreateIfRequestCompatible
5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method HttpPostServerProtocolFactory.Cr
eateIfRequestCompatible
5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method Soap11ServerProtocolHelper.Route
Request
5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method Soap12ServerProtocolHelper.Route
Request
5>Could not load fil... Read more

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I noticed that my computer was restarting on and off and it was trying install Windows 10. I don't know if it is a virus, but I restarted my computer in the middle of it.

Now when I turn on my computer there a pop and a black background that has in the bottom right corner that reads (screen shot attached):

Windows 7
Build 7601
This copy of Windows is not genuine

Please advise. Computer is really slow now...
 

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I've had this computer, since probably March of this year. I had it custom built for me. I have had no trouble with it, nor have I had any reason to believe that anything was wrong with it. However, this morning when I started up the computer, it did not boot as it should. Instead a screen appeared reading that "this copy of Windows 7 is not genuine", and I believed it asked if you wanted to make it genuine. I clicked yes and it booted up. I think someone in my household mentioned something about this one time before (about this computer) but I cannot be certain, since I was not here when it happened.

I would like to know if I should be worried at all about this. Does Windows 7 have random times when it verifies its copy? I hope that this DxDiag is the correct information that you need. Maybe you could assist me. Thank you in advanced.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 7/7/2010, 23:33:01
Machine name: MAGGIE-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/16/09 16:59:13 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1271MB used, 6917MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
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A:This Copy of Windows 7 is not Genuine?

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Hi so one day i find my desktop background black and in the bottom right corner it says "Windows 7 build 7610 this copy of windows is not genuine" and i get a notification saying i need to get a genuine copy every 1 hour or so its not that bad but what i want to know is what are the effects of this,is there more issues ? because today i had my screen turn black while playing a video game with my friends they could still hear me on Team speak for a few seconds untill i disconnected and the power button on the screen turned orange instead of yellow this is the 2nd time i have this black screen problem the first time it happened was a few days ago,are these 2 problems related ?

A:this copy of windows is not genuine

Where did you acquire your copy of Windows from?

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Whilst away last week my son unbeknown to me decided I needed windows 10. I am as my user name says I am useless and only use my laptop for email shopping and bbc iplayer. All seemed ok the first time I turned it on but after traveling I was tired and forgot to turn it off, (I think)
Next morning I tuned it on and on the screen came the Microsoft logo, Then the option to accept or decline window 10. I declined and it said it would try and restore windows 7. But , there's a message every time I turn it on to say its not a genuine copy. Now I am using as normal every thing is the same my passwords are still stored and my favs are still there. What to do? I still have the discs but I have no idea what to do and I do not want to use the use of my laptop. If I was to change to windows 10 would it be the better option.

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I have Windows 7 build 7600, I keep getting a message on the bottom right side : this copy of windows is not genuine, and don't know why

A:this copy of windows is not genuine

Hi,

please run Microsoft Genuine Diagnostics Tool (MGADiag) [1]. Inside the tool click "Copy" and paste the output here.

André

[1]
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

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Hi

I have had my laptop for over 2 years now, and today it has popped up with a window telling me my windows copy is not genuine?? I have no desktop or anything, it's basically allowed me to log on to the internet so I can buy a genuine copy of windows Vista, but it is a genuine copy, I bought the laptop brand new with the copy installed, and it has been fine for 2 years....Can someone tell me how to sort this problem out please?

Thanks

Lisa
 

A:Windows copy not genuine?

Call the OEM that made this laptop, and ask what is going on?
If that does not work, then call Microsoft.
 

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I bought A Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit Hewlett Packard laptop in April 2009 1 yr warranty. A few days ago the laptop was sitting idle and a black screen came up saying this copy of windows is not genuine. When I first got it I had it registered and the whole bit. I live in a small town and the local computer repairing co had no idea what to do.
I cant get windows to come up and cant even get my safe mode to come up. Thank goodness I had my trusty xp as backup. Please can anyone tell me what to do or what site can help remember im a beginner
 

A:This copy of windows is not genuine?????

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Having discovered that my copy of Windows 7 (Ultimate) is not genuine, I am in the process of purchasing the software from Amazon.

My question is a simple one:

When I have the new software do I need to reinstall Windows onto a clean disc, or is it sufficient to enter the key from the new package onto the already installed but non-genuine version?

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine.

Generally you can do that and it will work. Depends on where you got the pirated source from as I have seen cases where these copies are obtained from legitimate MSDN (or some other Microsoft) media and there's nothing inherently wrong with them until someone comes along and either gives you a bad product key or cracks it. If you simply were given a bad product key, putting in the new product key should be sufficient; if however the Windows installation came from dubious sources or was modified in odd ways, I would suggest you reinstall as you never know what bad software could have been included in it.

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I have had my system for several years. Today my windows is giving me the message "This copy of Windows in not genuine".
I don?t know if it is a side effect of having been infected by hijacker Groovorio a few weeks ago. I removed it with several freeware scanners.
I used a Key Finder to get my product key. But it will not take it, its says "The product key appears to be a default key".
I have rebooted and still get the same problem.
Can anyone help with this?
How can I find my real product key?
Thanks for any help.

A:This copy of Windows in not genuine

Please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

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I have a copy of windows that is not genuine on my computer and now I cannot get to my start menu!! When my computer comes up it has windows activation menu. I cannot get any farther to fix the problem! Cannot activate window online, if I retype my product
code it does not accept it. 

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I have a copy of windows that is not genuine on my computer and now I cannot get to my start menu!! When my computer comes up it has windows activation menu. I cannot get any farther to fix the problem! Cannot activate window online, if I retype my product
code it does not accept it. 

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Hi -
I've been running Windows 7 since it was new. Now, out of the blue sky it's got this message in the bottom right corner saying "This copy of Windows is not genuine", and, just above that, "Build 7601".

When I googled this, it appears that there are many "fixes" for this. Some of them give complicated installs and uninstalls of Windows 7 fixes, updates and patches. Sounds like a great way to seriously mess my computer up.

Is there a known, simple fix for this?

Thanks in advance.

Doug
 

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine

First off, try just shutting windows down from the start button, and choose restart in safe mode. Mess about a bit in case Windows needs a bit of time to look around. I.e. run chkdsk in read-only mode just in case there has been a bit of corruption. Then if all is clear, restart again into normal mode. This has been known to work, and is quick and simple. Luck.
 

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Good day everyone I have a windows not genuine 7601 build can u help me how to fix this .. thanks god bless...
 

A:My copy of Windows 7 isn't genuine, how do I fix this?

It's probably important to include whether your copy of Windows is actually genuine or not.
 

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I was able to solve some hardware problems on my husbands Dell XPS-8300 and it finally stopped freezing. The hardware problem obvious messed up the Windows installation, and because my husband not liked all that junk that came installed from Dell and wanted the HD partitioned in drive C (for software only) and drive D (for all the data), I erased the HD and partitioned it. BEFORE erasing the HD I ran Belarc and printed all the information, including all the software licenses of what was installed. Then I reinstalled Win 7 Ultimate 64 bits on drive C, from scratch on his computer. I typed in the license key that I have from that printed Belarc information, or in other words, the key that Dell used to install and activated this Windows installation. I ran all that updates. Today I restarted computer to do some more installations and by surprise received a message that Windows is not genuine and asked me to type a license key. I repeated the key with what it came installed by Dell. It refuses the key. It opens a windows that says ?the software licensing service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license?. I went to MS website to activate it, same problem, they tell me I must pay $199 for the Windows installation. This Windows is running since November 2011 when my husband made the big mistake to buy a Dell computer :-( - looks like Dell is putting pirate software on the computers they sell us and MS accepted it for 5 years??? Any idea what BIOS license the... Read more

A:After 5 years, Win 7 now say the copy is not genuine ????

let's start with the MGA.
Please run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and post back the report it creates:
Download MGADiag to your desktop.

Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program

Click "Continue"

Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default).

Click the "Copy" button to copy the MGA Diagnostic Report to the Windows clipboard.

Paste the MGA Diagnostic Report back here in your next reply.

 

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Old computer that was upgraded to Windows 10 recently started displaying this. It is genuine. How do I fix this? Thanks!
 

A:This copy of windows is not genuine

Send please a copy and paste of the info in the white box when you run this - our system information utility
https://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

If the computer is branded also post the make and full model
What OS was it upgraded from and approximately when
 

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I have a 3-DVD recovery program that I used to reset my PC to factory install. After a while of tweaking with optimizations and stuff, I noticed the disclaimer on my background saying my copy is not genuine

I did many things, like before when I reset my BIOS firmware. Other than that, while tweaking I:

-Fine tuned visual settings for better performance
-Removed unnecessary startup programs
-Disabled/stopped the following services:






Quote:
Block Level Backup Engine Service
Bonjour Service (from iTunes)
Certificate Propagation
Group Policy Client (if not on domain)
HomeGroup Listener
HomeGroup Provider
Offline Files
Portable Device Enumerator Service
Security Center*
Software Protection (make sure you activate Windows first)
SSDP Discovery
Windows Defender*
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Windows Search


The "Software protection" make me most suspicious. I didn't have an issue like this before.

I also Removed the installation and re-install Xubuntu. Also before I even did all this, I wiped my drive to all 0s.

A:Non-genuine copy of Windows 7 :(

Looks like you disabled Software Protection too soon. Windows takes a while to check on activation.

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So i tried using my hard drive from one computer on a different computer and it didn't start. So i put the hard drive back into my main computer and when i logged in my desktop was black and said "Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine" at the bottom right. I didn't buy windows for this computer because the hard drive is from a past windows computer (I believe). I keep getting a pop-up window that says"You may be a victim of software counterfeiting". Please help.













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A:Not genuine copy of windows?????

Hi, You have to contact Microsoft to work this out. The legal document says, you CAN'T use one license for more than one computer. In your case, you are using license from ONE computer to OTHER computer. Regards.

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I am having an issue with windows saying it is not genuine after loading a new HD and reloading an OS because HP no longer carries my os and drivers.
 

A:this copy of windows is not genuine

I am having an issue with windows saying it is not genuine after loading a new HD and reloading an OS because HP no longer carries my os and drivers.Click to expand...

You need to start your own thread in the appropriate section and provide details of your problem.
Also make sure to provide a detailed description of your HP.

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What is the meaning of this copy of windows 7 is not genuine. 
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A:This Copy Of Windows is not Genuine

If you're really using a genuine copy of Windows, then you need to run this simple command as administrator.
slmgr -rearm

Source:
How to Fix This copy of Windows is not genuine error

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Please find below result for Microsoft diagnosis tool.....



Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
Windows Product Key Hash: xo+ajVSpae7/4VoZjS7m6JL0f3A=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {2A30C2A5-67E2-486F-975C-C09715987473}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
Signed By: Microsoft
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130505-1534
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Basic 2007 - 100 Genuine
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80... Read more

A:This copy of windows is not genuine

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Licensing Data-->
C:\Windows\system32\slmgr.vbs(1131, 5) Microsoft VBScript runtime error: Permission denied


This error can be a pain to isolate - it may be quicker/simpler to do a repair install.


Having said that, please first try this.


Please run a full CHKDSK and SFC scan....
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.
At the Command prompt, type
CHKDSK C: /R
and hit the Enter key.
You will be told that the drive is locked, and the CHKDSK will run at the next boot - hit the Y key, and then reboot.
The CHKDSK will take a few hours depending on the size of the drive, so be patient!
After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally (possibly after a second auto-reboot) - then run the SFC.

SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.
At the Command prompt, type
SFC /SCANNOW
and hit the Enter key
Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.

Upload the CBS.log file (compressed, please!) to your reply (C:\Windows\logs\CBS\CBS.log )

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Hi,
 
Last November I built a new computer. I purchased a copy of Windows 7 Pro from eBay and it came with a product key. I installed the OS using the product key and everything was fine and everything has worked successfully since then.
 
A few minutes ago, I noticed that there was a message in small type in the lower left corner of my screen. It said:
 
Windows 7
 
Build 7601
 
This copy of Windows is not genuine.
 
I figured something had temporarily gotten screwed up so I did a restart, expecting the message to go away when the computer started up again. This time a window opened and the message in it told me that my copy of Windows was not genuine and it gave me the option to upgrade to a valid copy, or to "Remind me later".  I clicked Remind Me Later and when the reboot was finished, my wallpaper disappeared and I had a black background. All of my desktop icons still seemed to be there. And the message that I originally got was still posted in the lower right hand corner.
 
I noticed that there were some updates available, so I went into Windows Update and installed them, hoping that this would fix the problem, but no such luck. Same as before.
 
Does anyone have any idea why, after 9 months, this message should begin to show up, and how I can get rid of it?
 
Thanks in advance.
 

A:"This copy of Windows is not Genuine"

Reference:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/594231/windows-7-build-7601-this-copy-of-windows-is-not-genuine/ .
 
I suggest you contact Microsoft via phone and see if you can get it properly activated.
 
Louis

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Lastnight I tried to empty my recycle bin and it repeatedly says windows explorer has stopped working and then it says it is searching for a solution and restarts, desktop icons disappear and reapear and its good to go again. Internet and other program work ok, but i cannot open mycomputer or control panel,it does the same as above.then this morning i see a message on the bottom right of my desktop that says this version of windows is not genuine, the version came with the lap top, it was purchased at walmart so copy is not pirated.
I would appreciate anyones thoughts or assistance

A:windows 7 copy not genuine

What happened prior to you having this issue?

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i built this computer over 3 years ago and have been running on a valid oem win 7 pro lic. 3 days ago it started reporting not genuine. belarc reports the correct lic. have run defogger, combofix, jrt, full mbam (9 hrs), rkill, roguekiller, tdsskiller, tfc, adwcleaner, have NOT run tweaking .com yet, have NOT tried to re-enter key... don't know if this is relevent but the desktop background went black around the same time, have NOT tried to restore... the computer specs should be in my profile... here is the report:


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-7G7K3-HR3VQ-37GBC
Windows Product Key Hash: /CGT2HgkFmPxyKsnuIcz/8N1s7A=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9044344-50627
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {C7C9F866-93B1-4A4A-B5F3-3170541C5D02}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150113-1808
TTS Error: T:20150223081806565-
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
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A:this copy of windows is not genuine

i got it fixed -
after doing everything i could find in related threads... ran "slui.exe 4" and re-entered the key... still said invalid code and clicked on validate online... after waiting about 3-5 min. clicked the refresh icon in firefox and in about 30 sec came up:
Welcome to Windows!

Because Windows installed on your PC is genuine, enjoy the security, reliability and protection it provides.

the mesage in the lower right corner of the desktop "this copy of windows is not genuine" disappeared... checked the system page in control panel and it has the genuine microsoft icon in the lower right...
good luck

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Hi,
 
About 2 weeks ago I had an issue turning on my computer. I would get a blinking LED light after attempting to turn it on. I took it to a computer repair shop, guys said it was a motherboard issue, and said they could fix the issue. After fixing it, it worked fine for a few hours, but now my desktop background is black, and I get a message saying 
 
"windows 7, build 7601, this copy of windows is not genuine"
 
Anyone have an idea what may have happened? I'm assuming it's not a computer virus? Not the most computer savvy guy here.
 
Thanks!
 
-nnn123

A:"This copy of windows 7 is not genuine"

Go to other ways to Authenticate and call the toll free. Microsoft will hook you up with the code.

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Hey guys i got some problems with my laptop..

Its says this copy of windows is not genuine..
I try to do with windows powershell and type SFC /SCANNOW but it say windows found corrupt file cbs.log

I dont know how to fix it please help me guys.
I cant use internet when "this copy of windows is not genuine" showing

Thanks guys

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Hiya there

Just done MS's latest batch of updates and on re-boot got a message saying my copy of windows may not be genuine ?

I pressed Fix and it activated it.. what is going on ?

Andy

A:My copy of Windows 7 may not be genuine

Simple answer, it may not be genuine.

A while back MS started sending updates to detect Windows that were not properly activated. It could, also, just be a glitch.

Where did you get your copy?

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I'm not really that knowledgeable about computers so bear with me. Every time i start my computer a black screen appears and it says your copy of windows 7 is not genuine. I can't do anything on this screen. I tried setting my computer to boot from DVD and re install windows 7 but when i do this is just ignores my windows 7 disc and goes straight to the black screen with your copy of windows 7 is not genuine. I even tried booting from a flash drive and it still wouldn't work. I'm really not sure what to do, this is a custom built computer. Not sure if it matters but i'm using an SSD as well.

specs:
os: windows 7
cpu: i7 950
mobo: EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-KR LGA 1366 SATA
ram: 12gb
gpu: GeForce GTX 560 Ti
 

A:copy of windows 7 is not genuine

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I Have recently received the "this copy of windows is not genuine" in my laptop acer
Do I tried to fix it and I searched online for it.
I followed the following steps,
1 start task manager
2 new task and type cmd
3 I typed regedit
4 go the the HK-local/ etc/
5 changed the name of the files that ends with C to Z and change the D to C. Then changed Z to D. Then restart the laptop
After following those steps and I got now only a plain light blue screen on my desktop.
I'm trying to get back to the regedit , but I can't as it say the device is not ready.

I would like to return back to my normal screen.

I'm really trying to fix this ASAP.
Any help ???

A:This copy of windows is not genuine.

You shouldn't have edited your Registry without making a backup. Put your Windows 7 DVD in the drive and boot off of that and choose Fix Your Computer. Get to Command Prompt and type chkdsk /R and press enter. Check Disk will try and fix any errors. After you get Windows going again, you are going to need to activate it and make it genuine with a correct product key, if you have a Pirated Copy we cannot help you here due to forum rules

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