The last Windows update in May 2014 created this scenario again. Yet, in the last year or so, my desktop screen has gone black, with the icons still visible, and a small message in white appears in right hand corner of black screen that states \u0022Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows not genuine\u0022. In a few cases, simply checking the activation status at Start-Computer- (RIGHT click on Computer, choose "Properties"), then look to the Activation Status area at the bottom of the screen, then closing the window and restarting the machine will fix the issue. Do you know what causes it and is there anything I can do to fix it? I\u0027ve successfully used an authentic Windows 7 Home Premium program for over 3 years. Contact the repair shop if that's the case and ask for a legal version.
Question:"This copy of Windows not genuine." How do I fix this? It then gives me a chance to show that I have a valid program by asking for my product key. If it's not activated, do so using the legal certificate of authenticity number online, or by callingl Microsoft.
I've successfully used an authentic Windows 7 Home Premium program for over 3 years. Of course, if you're in a hurry, you're sure you've got a legal version of the OS, and you've got all your backups, then you're best bet is to wipe the hard drive, unplug all external USB hard drives from the computer, and reinstall everything back to its factory state using recovery discs, partitions, and backups.
Yet, in the last year or so, my desktop screen has gone black, with the icons still visible, and a small message in white appears in right hand corner of black screen that states "Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows not genuine". Sometimes its simpler and quicker to start over from scratch. They want to make sure that, once you've installed windows on a piece of hardware, you are NOT trying to install it on a seperate machine.
It then gives me a chance to show that I have a valid program by asking for my product key. Unfortunately, there are a number of different things that can cause the "Windows not genuine" issue and the quickest and most effective remedy is to restore everything back to it's original condition. Grif I had this problem, too, and it happened after I doubled my memory. Changing memory only should not require a new activation, even on a brand name computer. See Microsoft's write-up regarding that question: "Do I need to activate Windows after making a hardware change?
That WGA does not differentiate 'twixt mainboard and RAM upgrades, in terms of importance, means to me that the WGA needs revision.
That MS does not see it this way is just them being greedy.
I won't duplicate the web here but WGA is a non-issue for legit licenses.
HOWEVER folk that have some HP and change the motherboard often get BURNED as they discover the license dies with the motherboard.
In such cases, through the passing of time and Microsoft's updates to their methods for checking authenticity, truth finally catches up to your version legality.
The last Windows update in May 2014 created this scenario again. First, follow the instructions in the link below for such an error: are a couple of Youtube videos regarding the issue as well. tag=posts;msg5518840Next, remember that if you had a computer shop install your operating system, it's entirely possible they didn't install a fully legal version, even though they said they did.
The activation should only occur if the parameters of the license are adhered to.