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

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

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

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

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

Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program

Click "Continue"

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

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

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Started the PC yesterday and got a message that my copy of Windows is not genuine, after several years of use. Have tried some steps I found online but generally come up with errors in activation (0x80070005). Last thing I did with the computer before this was install Comodo backup. Tried restoring to earlier backup but problem persists. Have tried Microsoft support but can never get through after extremely long waits. Any help?


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-C7PT6-T7Q43-37TWY
Windows Product Key Hash: BZGEh307IE7ot1Mc48A3z0U2VUM=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9044783-44686
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {444EA451-1599-42ED-BA99-F61698E15254}(1)
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.140303-2144
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

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A:This copy of Windows is not genuine, after several years of use.

Quote:
Licensing Data-->
C:\Windows\system32\slmgr.vbs(1333, 5) Microsoft VBScript runtime error: Permission denied


This can be caused by a number of things - top of the list is an over-zealous security application.

What AV is currently installed?
What other security software is installed?
What other AV's have EVER been installed on this machine?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

I'm at a loss, my laptop desktop screen is now black and in the lower right corner it states that my Windows 7 is not genuine, Build 7601. I have tried searching online for help but nothing seems to work. below is a copy of the diagnostic report. Thanks, Tom

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

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc0000022
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-37GWV-W7VY9-WJ4CR
Windows Product Key Hash: UuYmqQ8kbQYLP8UO8CbQOVE4Zuw=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9307556-95846
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {08F5B3E9-9824-437C-B04D-9803B48D1FAA}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160930-0600
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 S... Read more

A:After 4 years Windows 7 is now not genuine?

Hi Tom,
That install is NON-Genuine.
The product key in use has been "lifted" from the COA sticker on another W7 computer.
The Bios for yours is dated 2 years prior to the official OEM release of W7, (the product type code key in use on your comp)

I suspect this was caused by you installing IRST drivers which broke the activation work around.
Roy

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

I'm at a loss, my laptop desktop screen is now black and in the lower right corner it states that my Windows 7 is not genuine, Build 7601. I have tried searching online for help but nothing seems to work. below is a copy of the diagnostic report. Thanks, Tom

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

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc0000022
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-37GWV-W7VY9-WJ4CR
Windows Product Key Hash: UuYmqQ8kbQYLP8UO8CbQOVE4Zuw=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9307556-95846
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {08F5B3E9-9824-437C-B04D-9803B48D1FAA}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160930-0600
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 S... Read more

A:After 4 years Windows 7 is now not genuine?

Hi Tom,
That install is NON-Genuine.
The product key in use has been "lifted" from the COA sticker on another W7 computer.
The Bios for yours is dated 2 years prior to the official OEM release of W7, (the product type code key in use on your comp)

I suspect this was caused by you installing IRST drivers which broke the activation work around.
Roy

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Yesterday I received a notice that my Windows 7 is not genuine. Below is the reports I run.

The W7 runds my HP desktop I bought 1.5 years ago. Since then I've been receiving updates from Microsoft. I don't remember whether I registered directly with Microsoft or just followed the HP instructions.

About a month ago I started to experience some difficulties with my computer. It would freeze and the Task manager wouldn't be available. The computer would start working after I haphazardly stir cables inside, unhook and hood back the cables connected to the HD.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

After having previewed my post I can't see how wrap function should work. I didn't edit the report, just pasted it. I hope I did it right.


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
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: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {736FAEA0-DF57-4A27-B82A-ED618140DD29}(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
Vist... Read more

A:Windows 7 turns not genuine after 1.5 years

Hi,

Did you activate this installation using the 25 character key on the COA sticker? On desktops, the COA sticker is attached to the side of the case. On laptops, the COA sticker is attached underneath the laptop, or inside the battery compartment.

Regards,
Golden

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hi, I have started having activation issues and not genuine warnings after nearly 3 years of using my PC. Here is my current situation.

When I am connected to the internet,

Computer > Properties shows "Windows Activated" and the Genuine MS logo.
MGADIAG shows "License Status: Licensed"

When I am disconnected from the internet,

Computer > Properties shows "3 days until automatic activation. Activate Windows Now"
MGADIAG shows "Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)"

I use this PC as a DAW (i.e. strictly for music production). It is disconnected from the internet for long periods of time. I am seriously worried about this activation issue I can't overstate how worried I am.

Here's the history

Sep 2010
I bought an i7-930 PC desktop, Windows 7 Professional x64 OEM on a disk (not preinstalled), and SSD from one of the most reputable computer stores. I installed the SSD, and then installed Windows 7 and activated without a hitch. From Sept 2010 to 15 Aug 2013, I had no activation or genuine copy warnings. 3 years.

July 2013
I upgraded from my 60GB SSD to 240GB SSD by copying the 60GB to 240GB, and there were no problems. I then upgraded from 6GB to 18GB RAM. Again no issues. Do I need to rebuild license store because it's a new SSD disk? Again, I had absolutely no issues after this.

15 Aug 2013
I installed a TI Chipset firewire PCI card. This is how the problem started. Immediately... Read more

A:Activate/Genuine problems after 3 years

Please download MGADiag and save it to your desktop.

Double click icon on your desktop.

Click on the button

Click on the button

Paste the log inside the box . Highlight all of the text then code wrap in between [CODE][/CODE] by pressing on the # icon on the top .

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Was faced with this issue after turning on an HP G61 laptop today - it was fine yesterday. The computer was purchased new four years ago from PC World. Nothing has been downloaded or installed in the last couple of months except LastPass (around three weeks ago).
A System Restore to a week ago made no difference. I extracted the Windows product key with SIW (the sticker on the bottom of the laptop has worn away) and re-entered it to no avail. We have the recovery discs that we made when it was new out of the box, but don't want to use them if I don't have to.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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

Validation Code: 50
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: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {9052529A-18DF-46A2-A6E3-FC06935B2AB6}(1)
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.130828-1532
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-->... Read more

A:Windows suddenly 'Not Genuine' after four years

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: no, invalid SLIC table

The problem is that your system is unable to properly read the BIOS SLIC table that should be present in the system to be able to self-activate the OS.

You need to change the Product Key to the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case (or inside the battery compartment), using the Change Product Key link at the bottom of the System properties page.


You may need to activate by phone.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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.

If MS had been willing to just give me a new U... Read more

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

I bought a new Gateway DX4840 from Fry's about 2 years ago with Windows 7 Home Premium. It has the genuine windows stickers on the side with the product keys. It has worked fine until about a month and a half ago when it suddenly said windows is not genuine. I called Microsoft and they walked me through several things and then finally said it was Gateway's fault and I had to contact them to fix it. When I tried to contact Gateway they said my warranty is expired so they will not even talk to me on the phone unless I pay to renew my warranty. So instead I tried to just re-format my computer and re-install from the recovery disk. This worked for awhile and I was able to re-active windows and it said it was genuine again (also did all the MS updates at that time), but then about a week later the error popped up again. So this time I did a full hard disk wipe (before I only reformatted the C drive and left the data partition intact). This time it has been good for a little over two weeks but today again it showed up as not genuine. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Feel like it might be time to move to Linux.

A:Not Genuine Windows Build 7601, after 2 years

Hello and welcome sudukai Hum pretty ordinary service from M$ and the dealer eh?

If you have the original activation code then you could try this USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

If all else fails then personally I would stick a SSD in buy an OEM and just install that but depends on th e budget of course and if the SSD is going to be big enough for what you want it for - but you can back up data to externals to free the SSD up a bit if it gets a bit full.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

Hello - I have been using Windows 7 for two years now, but all of a sudden I am getting messages that the product is not genuine. After two years! Surely there has been a mistake somewhere as the product was succesfully activated when originally purchased, and used without problem since then... any ideas?
Thank you

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-D6R9M-PBGGB-B7JF6
Windows Product Key Hash: fWkl7LzaZ2lCsCTZleYJieZBn2o=
Windows Product ID: 00426-068-3152935-86338
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {4FE24939-F0DA-4D9C-8F94-2DE177EDAB5F}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.e... Read more

A:Windows 7 not genuine message after two years of no problems

Hello fusermarucs and welcome to the forums

Where did you purchase your Windows 7 license?

The license in use is from a MSDN subscription which have very strict usage requirements. Unless you obtained this key from an employer, educational institute or your MSDN/TechNet subscription, your license is counterfeit.

Tom

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

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


Code:
Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-Q6MBP-P2CQY-48WW8
Windows Product Key Hash: Teiq5tXl5rXnp2p9YUp3UUxCqaM=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9808226-00165
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {92723726-96C7-43A6-B67F-464917115A79}(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: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
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: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3... Read more

A:Not genuine windows 7 message after 3 years from purchase of notebook

This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=22194

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

Hi there,
I mentioned this in the Windows Updates section, but since it is a slightly separate issue I figured I'd post here as well. I began getting "Windows may not be Genuine" errors recently after having some trouble installing Windows Updates. I ran the diagnostic and here is what I got:

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

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2QWT6-HCQXJ-9YQTR
Windows Product Key Hash: PVjSC5x6njvqunmbCY3lOD7rYDo=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00007
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {089BD986-3605-4CC1-9D5A-3CA94093829A}(1)
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.140303-2144
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 Sign... Read more

A:Started getting Windows not Genuine errors after 3 years w/OEM product

Both problems have the same source - possibly corrupt drivers, or possibly corrupted WU store.


This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=22194

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

Can anyone help?

My sister's computer has been running Win7 Ultimate x64 for more than two years. We obtained the copy from Amazon. The copy we have appears in a genuine box, with COA with interwoven holographic strip, and holographic cds.

We went away camping for a week, turned on the computer on return, and the screen went black when the computer did the update check. Error code is 0xC004F200, and optional update delivery no longer works. There is an error code down the right corner, notification that build 7601, windows no longer genuine, etc.

This copy was only ever used once, and on this machine, and obtained for this machine. It has never been installed on anything else.

We checked the product key via computer properties, and it said that the product key suddenly no longer matched the product key on the box/cds. On trying to change it, a dialog box came up and said that the product key has been blacklisted. We researched this, and the net said to contact microsoft.

Can anyone give us help??


BTW, we ran the diagnostic tool as admin.



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: *****-*****-DB2W9-YKFXX-JD388
Windows Product Key Hash: m3U1zdDN0hFexDXUIKTyU6dkFkY=
Windows Product ID: 00426-068-3105615-86184
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.76... Read more

A:Win7 Ultimate x64 not genuine after years, error 0xC004F200

The Key in use is an MSDN Key from a not-for-resale MSDN account.
Unless you are an MSDN subscriber, you are not entitled to use the Key – and whoever sold it to you was not entitled to do so.
You need to claim an immediate refund from the vendor - do NOT accept the offer of a new key (all they are trying to do is to get past the 45-day claims window or avoid you sending the evidence of their crimes to the authorities)

Please read the following posts.... .................................

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/a2444f34-0aff-4f29-a8ac-67e28b0c0285

and

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/309bb621-92d5-43d6-98c1-2bb51b35607f

The pirates have got VERY good at this over the past few years, as the price of equipment for manufacturing the packages drops, and as factories open in less well-policed countries.

see also this post....

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/46a58748-5a64-41ff-b7f4-f6d3b47beca9
Also - have a look at this video....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzqNNiOM0cs

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:laptop says copy of windows 7 not genuine but it is genuine

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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

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

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

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QWYQB-C33TJ-P6CDR
Windows Product Key Hash: xVzSy26gAWKqfo+lpEBR2/iRwzo=
Windows Product ID: 00371-221-6743332-86114
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {CDD548A7-CCF9-45B7-B8C4-DDB2CCC0C33A}(1)
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.140303-2144
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_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_0... Read more

A:This is not a legal copy error? after 4 years

This is the error Thanks!

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

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

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

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

Is there a way to fix this?

A:NOT genuine copy

activate windows again using your product key!

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

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

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

A simple search can yield many of these results.

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

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

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I 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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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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  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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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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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'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'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
Use... Read more

A:This Copy of Windows 7 is not Genuine?

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













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

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

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

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

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

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

A:copy of Windows not genuine

Try to active by phone.
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Activate Windows 7 Online

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

A:This Copy Of Windows Is Not Genuine

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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?

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

My question is a simple one:

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

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine.

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

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

A:Copy of Windows is not genuine?

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I 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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Hiya there

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

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

Andy

A:My copy of Windows 7 may not be genuine

Simple answer, it may not be genuine.

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

Where did you get your copy?

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I 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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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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