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[SOLVED] not genuine copy

Q: [SOLVED] not genuine copy

I purchased a genuine copy of Win XP Pro a few years ago. I installed it on 4 machines. 3 machines now have been upgraded to Win 7. The 4th machine now has the note at the bottom saying it is not a genuine copy. How can this be? What should I do?

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] not genuine copy

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A: [SOLVED] not genuine copy

first of all one copy cannot be installed in four machines. second if it is being used to justify upgrading to win7 then it cannot be used again. based on what you say, it is NOT a genuine copy. You will have to purchase a legit full retail version of xp.

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My son-in-law gave me a mini hp laptop he had purchased at Walmart. It came with Windows 7 on it. His family had used it for a year and no longer wanted it. I ran System Restore and restored it to it's original state. It was running fine for a couple weeks, now it suddenly says the Windows 7 is not genuine. Not sure if the Windows 7 product key is the same as the activation code or not, but it has mostly rubbed off with use. I was able to use software to get the Windows Product key, but it won't accept it. Not knowing what I need to do, I followed a post I found online and ran CHKDSK and something called SFC. That didn't produce anything but to tell me it didn't find any integrity violation.

I have also tried to restore it to original state again thinking I may have done something to corrupt a file, but it won't give me access to the recovery drive again. I can only restore it to an earlier restore point. I went back to the first one available, but that didn't help. The recovery drive is there, but I can't find a way to access it.

The notebook is an HP Mini 110 1116NR

I went online to correct it and followed instructions to re-enter code. It now tells me 0xC004F063 The Software Licensing Service reported the bios is missing a required license.

Can anyone suggest anything else I can do?

Thanks
Peg
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 says it's not a genuine copy

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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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I purchased, installed and registered a genuine copy of windows XP upgrade edition on a desktop a few years ago. Can I uninstall it from that computer and reinstall it on another computer. If this is possible, do I have to notify Microsoft of the switch? If so, who do I contact at Microsoft?
 

A:Solved: Can I reuse a genuine copy of Windows XP upgrade?

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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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My Windows 7 background hasthis black background. At the bottom it says "Windows 7 Build 7600 This copy of windows is not genuine.

This problem started about 8 months ago when my hard drive ended up going bad I got the hard drive replaced, but ever since then I have been getting messages saying "invalid serial number", and it wants me to enter the correct serial number. its really starting to bug me. My windows 7 serial number won't work for some reason.


Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] This copy of windows is not genuine + black screen on background

Hi Aloriss,

May I ask is your copy of Windows 7, a LEGITIMATE copy?

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

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

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

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Hello again, new problem. I have a Clicking hard drive, which i know is a real problem. i am planning on buying a new hard drive this weekend, but the problem i have is that i dont have the windows xp home disc. I have a license sticker on my computer, but no disk to download to the new HD. This is obviously a big problem. I know that the notice up there says not to post questions about filesharing or illegal activity, and i hope that this doesnt fall under that catagory, but as it is a grey line here, im gonna try to post. I was trying to find a copy of xp home to download on the microsoft website, but was having trouble locating it. all i can find is a boot-loader to download to six high-density floppys. I do not have floppys and dont even know where i would go to buy them anymore. my local computer repair store doesnt carry them. Im trying to find a legitimate place to download a genuine copy of XP home.

Alternatively, I was wondering if there is any way to image the hard drive i have and save that on a removable usb hard drive?

Again, i hope this doesnt fall under the catagory of no-no's, and i apologize if it does. Just want to be able to continue surfing.
 

A:Solved: Hard drive failing and need Genuine copy of windows xp home

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Hi guys.

I purchased a brand new Asus laptop 7 months ago. I purchased it direct from Asus. It had 6 months warranty which expired in late December.

My copy of Vista Ultimate is 100% genuine from Asus. I had no trouble doing any of the updates always passing Genuine Advantage tests.

Then all of a sudden, last week I get the "This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine message". Whenever I turn on my computer it says to validate. And I have a watermark on my black desktop background telling me my copy is not genuine.

This is really irritating me as warranty just expired so if I get in contact with Asus they will blow me off.

What should I do?
 

A:Solved: "This copy of Windows is not genuine". BUT IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Activate.
 

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I bought my computer with Windows 7. I had a friend reformat my computer for me, and install Windows 7 back onto the computer. I believe he downloaded Windows, and then somehow looked up the serial number of the Windows 7 my computer already had. I don't exactly remember how he did it. I only mention this in case it may have started the problem, but I have no proof that that's what started this. A couple months after he installed Windows, I come home from work and this message is in the bottom corner of my screen:

"Windows 7
Build 7601
This copy of Windows is not genuine".

I then saw on YouTube how to go into CMD, & type SLMGR -REARM and then after restarting Windows is normal. I had this happen a couple more times over the months, and would just do the CMD thing. Today, I get the "not genuine" message, go to CMD to type in the Command, and after typing it returns with the following:
Error: 0xC004D307 The maximum allowed numbers of re-arms has been exceeded. You must re-install the OS before trying to re-arm again.

After doing a little more research today, I realized the CMD thing was only a trick to postpone the genuine message for 90 days, and you can only do that trick a few times. Then, I saw there was a way to reset it where I can continue to do the CMD trick, but I didn't fully understand how to do that. But I'd rather just quit all the tricks and try and figure out why its telling me my Windows isn't genuine when it should be. Can y... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 - Copy of Windows is not genuine (but should be)

Why not just activate Windows the correct way?

Where did your friend get the copy of Windows?

Do you have your Windows CD or your Activation 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 Build 7600

Hi everyone, thanks for reading.

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

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

Thanks,

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by inQontrol


Windows 7 Build 7600

Hi everyone, thanks for reading.

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

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

Thanks,


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

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













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

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

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

A:This copy of Windows in not genuine

Please perform the following:

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

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

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

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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 would appreciate your help with the following problem

I am operating a stand alone fujitsu seimens PC runing a genuine copy of XP which is approxamately 3 years old, I have been happily using windows update etc during this time.

Whem I start up my PC I get a message staing that my copy of windows is not genuine and I have an obtain genuine icon running on my tool bar. Windows will not run up dates, msn messenger does not work.

The copy of windows on my PC is 100% genuine, I have the COA product key code.

I have been to the microsoft site to authentigate, but when I follow the prompts, I get a security message stating that exploer has blocked the installation of active X controls, when I click to allow active X it will not install.

I have anti virus, spyware software protecting my PC.

I am stuck as to how to resolve,

your help would be appreciated.

A:This copy of windows may not be genuine

Hi,

My friend, if this were my unit, I would be on the telephone to them. This issue could be resolved very quickly with a phone call to Microsoft.

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

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

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

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Hi

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

A:Copy of Windows is Not Genuine

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Lol, I used the exact same disc to install W7 Pro X64 on another PC this morning and I got a "THIS COPY OF WINDOWS IS NOT GENUINE", you must activate today and my desktop background turned black!

One my 1st PC using the exact same disc, I never got that message....the only difference during the installation was maybe I didn't enter keys (went downstairs) and I disabled the UAC right after installation...could this be the cause?

Anyway I entered the keys, went online to activate and all is fine now.....I just thought a clean instillation would give you 30 days before activation

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ben07


I just thought a clean instillation would give you 30 days before activation


It usually does unless you modify the any BIOS/hardware settings (drivers) or timezone/time settings after installation, You also probably left the "Auto Activate after first use" option selected on the setup screen and since it attempted activating on its first use and then failed it probably caused the "Activate Now" messages, You could always use the rearm command and get another 30days trial period

FYI: It doesn't matter what installation media you use, your DVD had absolutely nothing todo with it skipping the trial period

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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'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.
 

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

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

Windows 7
Build 7601
This copy of Windows is not genuine

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

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

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

Thanks!

A:Copy of Win7 not genuine?!?

What security application did you download?

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

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