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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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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
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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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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.

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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 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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  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'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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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 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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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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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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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!???
 

A:Copy of Windows is not genuine?

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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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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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A:this copy of windows is not genuine.

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:

msconfig
safebootminimal
activex
drivers32
netsvcs
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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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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 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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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 got my PC from someone with Windows XP already installed, now there is a pop up which says that my copy of Windows is not genuine. I am a student and have gotten a Windows XP Professional with SP2 (Single User) ISO Image which allows me install a copy on my PC. I would like to reinstall with this new product without losing all my data and software, could someone please help and tell me how to go about doing this.

Thanks.

Maverickrbl
 

A:Re-installing a genuine copy of Win XP Pro

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I've always downloaded the "Windows Update" that pops up on the task bar, and it suspects that I'm using a non-genuine copy of windows. Can this be because I share the same copy of Windows with a couple other different people?

Anyhow, my main point is, how do I uninstall those updates that I've installed so this "you may be a victim of a counterfeit copy of Windows" which appears at startup. I was going to try system restore, but if someone had a better solution, it'll be great.

Thanks.
 

A:Not Genuine Copy of Windows?

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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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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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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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Vista has been installed for a while, now it is suddenly saying it is not a genuine copy (was happy the six months or so I had it). Now it is suddenly saying it's not genuine and I have to reinstall, I have internet access over a phone line but since I have a mobile I don't pay for a landline on top of that.

Is it normal for people to have to pay extra on top of the originally buying price to reactivate a Vista or is there some way to reactivate without having to pay more money for something already paid for?

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine

This message is to remind people to activate their copy of Windows. You can get more information by visiting: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/.

If you have already purchased your copy, then you have no worries. You?ll simply need to verify a few things.

Cheers,

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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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  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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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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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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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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For what seems like ever i keep getting a pop saying windows 7 is not genuine. Yet there is no place for me to enter the key so it can stop saying that, YET ,again, when i run MGADiag it says your code number is bla bla blabla. So I have the key...but the computer say's i dont.... that and i can't get updates witch might be cause it says i have no key code.

A:This copy of windows is not genuine.

Paste your mgadiag report here or copy to notpad and upload as .txt file and I'll take a look.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hello, I just recently noticed I have a problem I got this message "this copy of windows is not genuine" It is genuine though it came with the e-machine when I bought it and has never given me this message before.

I just recently installed linux mint 13 mate. and so I deleted other partitions containing ubuntu. I ran into a little difficulty because apparently the MBR in windows did not exist or windows could not access it. I did not know what to do about that so I decided to install mint and have it boot up my pc and it worked from there I was able to open windows from the dual boot menu. Somewhere in this process I tried to repair windows hoping it would fix the MBR with my repair disks but it would not work it said not enough disk space to back up all my files so it stopped working.

Otherwise I thought everything was ok Linux mint booted up ran fine. And windows opened fine and ran fine. Until I saw this message that windows is not genuine.. Is there a way I can verify the numbers? by inputing them somewhere in the pc software? The pc has the OS validation numbers on the back. As the software came pre-installed.

I tried to validate windows on the web but it only tried to make be buy a new windows program.

I really don't want to go through the whole re-install thing I actually have the pc working fine except for this message..

Thanks for any attempts to help.

Dave

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A:This copy of windows is not genuine..sure it is!

Hello Dave, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please see the post below and post back with your full unedited MGADiag report to see if it may be able to help ID what the issue is.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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