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Q: Copy of Windows is not genuine?

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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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 know my copy is genuine but after a few days of installing a note appear "this copy of windows is not genuine"
 

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phone microsoft and get them to activate it online,only takes a few minutes
 

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When I boot up and after i log in my screen goes black and in the bottom right corner says "your copy of windows is not genuine".Also, There are no start icons and such so i cant click anything. Now, Ive had this copy of windows for about 2 years without a problem. I am clueless ):

A:Your copy of windows is not genuine

You may have a illegal copy of windows. Not sure how or where it was purchased, but it might require a call to Microsoft to resolve.

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



Code:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Having said that, please first try this.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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I just bought an Acer Aspire 4730z from a shop owned by a friend of my mom... and I asked him to install Windows 7 on it for me before buying it, mainly because I hate Vista, which is what was originally on it. Now, for some reason it keeps saying that my copy is not genuine. Normally, I wouldn't care much about this, but every few minutes or so I get a little pop-up on the taskbar notifying me of this, and it keeps removing my wallpaper and replacing it with a solid black background. This is very annoying.

So, is there a way to keep this from happening? I'm a little afraid to download a verifier, because I'm afraid it will lock me out of windows or something if this is indeed a pirated copy of windows 7. Is there any risk of that? What should I do?

A:My copy of Windows 7 is not genuine?

did you get an original win7 retail disk and a microsoft coa (Certificate of Authenticity)? If not, then most likely you did not get a legal copy.

You have no choice but to contact microsoft if you feel you have a legal copy. nothing this forum can do for you.

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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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hi i am getting the same message when i try to re activate it. think u can help? Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Code:
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M7TKP-TXWG4-K6JDK
Windows Product Key Hash: 8w8VtDsa3baJ+gPlr9vnb+Z8Lzs=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9824273-30759
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {177B6E83-46BB-4698-8DB1-020954BC3545}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
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: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-800401... Read more

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine

Interesting result that -
Notification Reason: 0xC004FE00.
is an error we don't often see, and is almost always (and should be) accompanied by a timestamp in the TTS error line.

I think in this case it's a bit of mis-diagnosis on the part of the tool - try this....


Please first try recreating Licensing Store.

Recreate the Licensing StoreGo to Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-Click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator - accept the UAC prompt
Run the following commands in the Command Prompt window, using the Enter key at the end of each

net stop sppsvc
(wait until the service has stopped before entering the following lines)

CD %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
REN tokens.dat tokens.bar
net start sppsvc
slui.exe
After a couple of seconds Windows Activation dialog will appear.
You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key or Activation may occur automatically.
If you are asked for your Key, use the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case

Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report

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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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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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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 ?
 

A:This Copy Of Windows Is Not Genuine

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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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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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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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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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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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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
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGro... Read more

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
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
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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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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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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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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 have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop which used to run Windows Vista until I upgraded to Windows 7 around a month ago. I verified the licence key with microsoft and it worked up until a few days ago. All of a sudden I turned my computer on to finds a windows error message telling me that i need to activate windows and that i may be running counterfeit software. I am sure that its not counterfeit.I dont have anything on my computer that isnt backed up so I tried to complete a system restore. This didnt work because my system says that I do not have any restore points. I tried reinstalling windows with the cd, but it says it cant because the disk is going to fail soon. The only way I have any functionality with my computer is when I use it in safe mode, but i still cant use and microsoft program because windows says its not activated. I have tried everything I could possibly think of to solve this problem including running free editions of avast antivirus, superantispyware, and malwarebytes, but nothing has worked. I cant run active kill disk or dban. Many programs say that locale data files are missing when i try and open them.

Is there any way that I can solve this problem?

Edit: When I start my computer normally i get prompts asking me to activate my windows software, but i cant activate it through these prompts. I get error code 0x800700B7
 

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

A:this copy of windows is not genuine

Hi,

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

André

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

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hi there i have just had the message in the bottom right hand corner of my laptop windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine i looked on the web and it say find and uninstall kb 971033 which i did and done a restart still have the same message let me explain in a bit more detail 2 months ago i had to take my pc for repair to currys pc world as i have a windows o/s crash and was advised to do a factory reset as we all know that wiped my windows 7 hp and they put windows 7 professional on for me i have found a few solutions on the web but as you are the experts i wanted your advice first many thx
 

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

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

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

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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'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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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

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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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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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 all
I have a problem with this
Im running windows 7 7022 beta?
Iv removed the water mark and all other problems that including sendfeedback
And the remove of aero theme and black background when restarting
But now i have this weird little text in white in the bottom of the screen saying
this copy of windows is not genuine
any ideas on how to remove this? iv googled yes
and iv searched your forum nothing worked

A:This copy of windows is not genuine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mitchjackson00


Hello all
I have a problem with this
Im running windows 7 7022 beta?


Iv removed the water mark and all other problems that including sendfeedback
And the remove of aero theme and black background when restarting


But now i have this weird little text in white in the bottom of the screen saying


this copy of windows is not genuine
any ideas on how to remove this? iv googled yes
and iv searched your forum nothing worked


First off you are using a rather ancient build of Windows 7. I would suggest that you scrap the build for 7100 which is the Release Candidate (you can still get a key for it) or go for build 7600 which is the final version in stores...

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

Cleaned out temp files and Software Distribution Folders error code 80070002

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

SFC-FAILED

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

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

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

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

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
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Framework Errors
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method HttpServerProtocol.WriteReturns
5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method HttpServerProtocol.WriteExceptio
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5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method HttpPostLocalhostServerProtocolF
actory.CreateIfRequestCompatible
5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method HttpPostServerProtocolFactory.Cr
eateIfRequestCompatible
5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified. while compiling method Soap11ServerProtocolHelper.Route
Request
5>Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
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Request
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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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Whilst away last week my son unbeknown to me decided I needed windows 10. I am as my user name says I am useless and only use my laptop for email shopping and bbc iplayer. All seemed ok the first time I turned it on but after traveling I was tired and forgot to turn it off, (I think)
Next morning I tuned it on and on the screen came the Microsoft logo, Then the option to accept or decline window 10. I declined and it said it would try and restore windows 7. But , there's a message every time I turn it on to say its not a genuine copy. Now I am using as normal every thing is the same my passwords are still stored and my favs are still there. What to do? I still have the discs but I have no idea what to do and I do not want to use the use of my laptop. If I was to change to windows 10 would it be the better option.

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I have a Family Pack for Windows 7 Home Premium that was purchased from Office Depot about 6 months ago and only installed on one computer. About a week ago when I logged in I got a blue screen with "Windows 7; Build 7600; This copy of Windows is not genuine" in the lower right hand corner and Windows 7 will not start. I called Tech Support and they told my that the warranty had expired and it will cost me $59 for them to give me a fix. Why should I have to pay for a fix for something that is obviously a bug in Windows 7? Is there something I can do to correct this short of reinstalling Windows 7?

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine

Thats a stupid situation, I don't understand how can they say that.
Do you remember if you enabled auto updates or not? Do you have Service Pack 1 installed?

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

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

A:copy of windows 7 is not genuine

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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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