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Copy of Win7 not genuine?!?

Q: Copy of Win7 not genuine?!?

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!

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Preferred Solution: Copy of Win7 not genuine?!?

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A: Copy of Win7 not genuine?!?

What security application did you download?

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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):
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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
OGAExec.exe Signed ... Read more

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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I found a  used desktop (Dell Inspiron) on a facebook sale group - only$20.
 
First thing I notice: "This copy of Windows is not genuine".
 
But it has a proof-of-license sticker on the casement. Turns out the installed Windows 7 is Ultimate and the sticker is for Home Premium. Tried anyway, but it was rejected. 
 
Installed = Win 7 Ultimate
 
Product Key = Win 7 Home Premium
 
I got a popup window: "You must either run Win 7 Setup or enter a Win 7 Ultimate product key".
 
 
Not knowing much about computers, I have no clue how I need to proceed. I'd really like to wind up with a genuine copy of windows, because apparently auto update will not work without it. The computer works with non-genuine copy of windows, but is extremely slow and has to be hard booted to turn off and besides, I don't want to fool with an illegal copy of Windows.  Certainly I'd rather have Ultimate but Home Premium is good enough.
 
But don't I have to have the disk to run windows 7 Home Pr. Setup?
 
Any possible options greatly appreciated.

A:bought used computer, Win7 "not genuine", Win7 product sticker on case

You're needing to find a Windows 7 Home Premium ISO from a well-known well-respected source.  If you ever want Ultimate, you're going to have to purchase a license, either for an OEM or for a Microsoft 32/64 pack.  After you have legalized the Home Premium, you probably can purchase an upgrade [from Home Premium to Ultimate] for a pretty good price, make sure of your source!  You want a legal version of Ultimate.

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PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP?


GENUINE WIN7 NO LONGER GENUINE.

My genuine win7 now has the error code 7601, with annoying pop-ups saying it isn't genuine any more and some months later the updates stopped too.


Win7 was installed Jan 2010 part of the sales promotion with my new Acer Aspire 2920. This had to be a clean installed as Acer cocked up, my laptop wasn't win7 happy, lost all Acer programs and extras on the keyboard and it corrupted my Factory reset that had Vista Home Premium, and cannot reinstall it. Anyway after help on this forum a clean install of win7 all worked fine until last year.


I started getting annoying pop ups saying my windows was not genuine. I wrote to Microsoft, because I was still getting updates okay. Problem was not solved, tossed backwards and forwards between Acer and Microsoft. Anyway, updates now blocked also. Totally fed up and shoved laptop in a cubard.



Acer say they do not sell counterfeits. Telephoned Acer but they want ?139 to fix it by installing a different anti virus - that I see is free from Microsoft with a valid win7 code!!! (I use AVG)

I am so depressed by this ongoing situation, I hid my now newish laptop in a cuboard and been using my old 2006 snail laptop for the last 8 months. It took me two years to save up and buy this, and so far it is one bad story of tech issues after another.

I am not really technically minded, yet hopefully managed to do the copy bit right of my info. I would so appreciat... Read more

A:WIN7 7601 error on GENUINE WIN7

Good morning - Happy Fathers Day to all the dads that may be reading this.

I was so hoping someone would reply to my thread.

Please can someone explain to me what the diagnostic data means that I have pasted above yesterday?

Does anyone have any solutions as to how I can reinstate my genuine win7 back to being genuine again?

Has this got anything to do with it being an Acer upgrade from Vista? Should I be using my old Vista Product Key for Win 7? I am highly confused.

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I am getting win7 Ultimate (it should be in the mail right now), I install the win7 evaluation copy with a build I did back in the summer & installed win7 evaluation copy with a clean install. Now I want to do another clean install to get rid of the junk I have collected over the last couple months & because the copy will expire in a couple months. So my question is what is the best way to remove the evaluation copy & install the retail copy without losing all of my programs, drivers & user settings. I was thinking clone the area I want to save & then after the install happens merge the two back. Anyone have a better way or will the above work

Thank,

A:win7 evaluation copy to a retail copy install

You can't clone and merge the two OS's. If you clean install by booting the new DVD to do a Custom install with Drive Tool formatting, you must reinstall your programs.

Many have reported excellent results doing an in-place Upgrade from the RC to any version using this workaround: Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech

You could try this to see if performance suits you, and if not then do a clean install.

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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 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 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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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?

A:NOT genuine copy

activate windows again using your product key!

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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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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?


\
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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Hi! I'd love some help/advice regarding messages I have just recently started getting saying that I may be the victim of fraud because my copy of Windows is not genuine.

I purchased the pc used from a local pc store about 2yrs ago. I knew it was a used computer and have not really had any problems with it, so it surprised me to be getting these messages just now. I don't know how this works with reselling used pc's and the OS that's on them, and I have not yet had any success with contacting the sales person who sold me the pc.

I'm wondering if anyone has any advice or information regarding this issue. I'd greatly appreciate it.​​​
 

A:Help! Non-genuine copy of Windows ?

This is the only fix and it is cheaper than purchaing it thru a store.

Microsoft did introduce a program where they would replace a pirated copy of XP if it was unknowingly acquired and you will find the details of that offer at this link. I think the best thing for the member to do is to contact Microsoft and they may be able to help the member out.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jul05/07-25WGA1PR.mspx
 

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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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Windows 7 Build 7600

Hi everyone, thanks for reading.

I've installed Windows 7, ran Timer Nuke and Watermark Remover, yet whenever I open the Control Panel or during other times, the watermark returns and I'm once again warned that it's not genuine.

I don't know what to do, friends! community! Could someone help me resolve this headache?

Thanks,

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by inQontrol


Windows 7 Build 7600

Hi everyone, thanks for reading.

I've installed Windows 7, ran Timer Nuke and Watermark Remover, yet whenever I open the Control Panel or during other times, the watermark returns and I'm once again warned that it's not genuine.

I don't know what to do, friends! community! Could someone help me resolve this headache?

Thanks,


Watermark? As far as I know, the geniune 7600 (the one on TechNet/MSDN) does NOT have a watermark (I am running 7600 btw). =|

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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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hi, im newbies in this forum..i want to ask one question :

1 ) i use windows XP, when i start my comp..this message will appear..THIS COPY WINDOWS IS NOT GENUINE..

my problem is, how to disable that pop - up ?..

thank u..
 

A:This Copy Windows Is Not Genuine???

Welcome to TSG....

Call Microsoft and talk to them about the possibility of purchasing a legal copy of the Windows XP for your computer. Believe it or not this is the only way that you are going to be told thru this forum
 

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



Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
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

Quote:
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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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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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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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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i bounght a new laptop 4 months ago(june, 14th 2012) with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit operating system inside. windows is activated. and yesterday I accidentally installed a malware. and suddenly my windows to be not genuine. I have uninstalled the malware. and I have scanned my computer with IObit malware fighter pro, and no problems. but I am still not genuine windows. then I tried command prompt, select runas administrator and type "CHKDSK C :/ R" and a message to restart my machine. and chkdsk lasted for almost one hour. then windows boot normally, but the problem is not Resolved. I then tried the command promt then type "SFC/ SCANNOW" after the scan is finished a message saying there is no problem. is there anyone who can solve my problem?
And this MGA Diag Report

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM
Windows Product Key Hash: /kehptF9HHVxM5d8dUnqgcfndXw=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00497
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {C52E7877-7BFC-4B1F-AC00-D25CC65E0A0D}(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:
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A:This Copy of Windows is not genuine. Help how to fix

Both the Windows and Office installs are counterfeit.
You have the infamous Lenovo Stolen Key installed on an ASUS machine, with an apparent HP SLIC table - ain't never gonna happen!
Your installation of Office is based on a stolen and blocked Volume License Key.

(and you got the same response in the MS WGA forums as well!).

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A couple days ago my mouse broke, and i got a logitech m310 and tried to install it, it wasn't working so i called tech support, the guy said that i needed to be logged into windows for it to sync and when i went to log in i got an error message that says

"this copy of windows did not pass genuine Windows validation and you have not yet resolved the problem. This copy of Windows is no longer eligible to receive the full range of upgrades and product support available from Microsoft.

to protect your copy of Windows, click Resolve Now."

the problem is i cant click resolve now because my mouse isn't working. i tried pressing r, shift r, alt r, ctrl r, tab, tab r, all the F_ keys seperately, ctrl alt r, ctrl shift r, ctrl shift del, alt shift r, the windows button, del, backspace, home, pg up, pg down, and all the number buttons, i have tried it all with caps lock on and with it off, i just need help getting to my desktop from there the mouse should work.

A:not a genuine copy of windows?

Maybe the keyboard is out as well. Try a new keyboard. (simple fixes first)

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I constantly get this PopUp:
" This copy of Windows is not genuine, You may be a victim of software counterfeting, Ask for Genuine Microsoft Software. "
When I click on the popup, It opens another popup. Name:Windows genuine advantage Publisher: Microsoft Corporation, Install or Don't Install.
When I click Don't Install It takes me to a brouser page telling me to install ACTIVE X CONTROL.

I've had this computer from Dell for three years with the same Windows XP.

Is this a real message or Malware ?
 

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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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ThiS messagege is currentlyly in the corner if the desktop. My copyy off windowss is genuine and II have had the computer for several years nowow.
It also hass a message saying "thethe Vista Home Premiumm keykey you typedd iss invalid for activationion"

Sorryy aboutt the extra letters, my interentent iss down and my phonene keeps adding thethe letterss.

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, 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 validation tool here in your next reply

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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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I got this message on the right bottom of my screen and when I go to computer properties I see this :

and that's not my OEM product key! I don't know why it change itself??

Edit OEM product ID!

A:This copy of windows is not genuine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aldrich199


I got this message on the right bottom of my screen and when I go to computer properties I see this :

and that's not my OEM product key! I don't know why it change itself??


That's not your OEM Product Key, that's your Product ID. If you happen to have a genuine product key, Click Change product key and enter it, that will solve the problem.

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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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I bought my DELL Studio One computer approx. 10 years ago.  It came with Windows Vista 64 bit (OEM).  WIndows worked fine until one day in October 2015, a pop-up window showed that I had to register my software.  I thought it was rare, but I did it anyway.  To my surprise, the message that appeared said that my windows was not genuine.  I called DELL to see if they can help, and they said that it was probably a malaware, and that they could look it at remotely, but since my warranty expired years ago, they want it money to do it.  I told them no thank you!  Next I called microsoft, explained the problem, they asked me for the key number so they can check it.  The representative said that he checked, and the key I have from DELL, is locked.  I told him what DELL said it could be a malaware, and he said that he didn't think so.  He then tried to sell me windows 10.  I said no of course, because if I paid for window vista when I bought the computer, then I should not be forced to buy any other software.  I have a laptop that came with windows 10, but I don't like it.   Can anyone help? 
 
Also, my computer is running super, super slow.  Everytime I open any program, it freezes. HELP??????

A:This copy of Windows is not Genuine?

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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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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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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Hi! I purchased a new HP and it came with a Windows 7 O.S. DVD. I installed it fine and it has been working fine. All of the sudden I started getting error messages and warnings that say things such as "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting" and "This copy of Windows is not genuine." It gave me the option to insert the product key for activation and when I entered the key I was given with the disc, it said that product key was invalid for this copy of Windows and I have to run a Windows 7 setup or enter a Windows 7 Professional product key. I am not computer illiterate, but I am pretty darn close! HELP!???
 

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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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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/605800/windows-7-build-7601-this-copy-of-windows-is-not-genuine/ - Hamluis.
 
Hello,
Im a real "nube" at this sort of thing but Ive followed your post to fix "Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of windows in not genuine". Ive haev this computer for 5 years and it worked fine until a year ago when this error started coming up. Not sure what I did or if a conflict occurred due to downloads or malware etc. Any help is appreciated. 
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/PMdMJnjLasE7xwcaL1bwCvL

A:This Copy Of Windows Is Not Genuine

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Louis

 

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Help please. I've searched and saw many threads on this subject but my situation seems simple. Biostar MB and original copy of Win 7 Pro. I recently reformatted my HD and did a clean install of Win 7 Pro. Installation and activation went fine.

Because of some other issues I did another reformat and clean install. This time before the install I cleared the CMOS in the BIOS setup of my MB and reverted back to original CMOS settings.

On this Win 7 install I am now getting an error message in the lower right hand corner of the desktop saying: "Windows 7 build 7601 copy of Window not genuine". This message occurs after I do a Windows update.

I feel this has something to do with the clearing of the CMOS and it should be an easy fix. What's my next step to correct this? thanks

A:copy of Windows not genuine

Try to active by phone.
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Activate Windows 7 Online

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I don't understand why I've recently started getting this message. I upgraded from Vista nearly 5 months ago with no problem. It was activated and still shows this in System. 
 
Does anyone know why I've started getting this message?

A:"This is not a genuine copy of Windows 7"

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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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 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
 

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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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Getting the Windows 7 not a genuine copy.message and a black screen, about 2 monthe ago after trying Windows 10 tried to go back to Windows 7, P C then refused to work, tried a fresh install with the windows 7 disk that came with the PC (Brand new disk unopened), but that would not work, kept stating....startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically, then tried the Windows 7 disk from daughters laptop and that did the trick, any help how to get rid of this messge.

A:Windows 7 not a genuine copy.

Even if your daughter's laptop...is exactly the same as yours...using that as installation media should provoke that error message.
 
License mismatch...for OEM system.  The license on the install disk does not match the license for your system.
 
System manufacturer and model...for each system you have mentioned, please?
 
Louis

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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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