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Windows 7: Windows not genuine >:(

27 Jun 2010   #1
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 
Windows not genuine >:(

So just recently after installing a certain windows update it seems to have made my previously genuine copy of windows not genuine now. I bought my copy of windows from a trusted seller on ebay but now he's nowhere to be seen. Anyway this is besides the point.

For those of you who dont know about non genuine copies of windows, it pretty much changes ur background to black, and if u try to set it to something else it will reset back to black within a few minutes.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? The black wallpaper is an eyesore.

Thanks


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27 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I may have bad news

Ebay sellers are notorious for selling not legit copies

MS has began issuing updates to detect cracked copies. I think you may have been taken. If not I hope another comes by that knows how to solve the problem.

Unfortunately, I have seen this before and it is not kind. You may want to call MS, to verify that the number is not legit. Try it this way
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

I will offer any help that I can, just post.
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27 Jun 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
So just recently after installing a certain windows update it seems to have made my previously genuine copy of windows not genuine now. I bought my copy of windows from a trusted seller on ebay but now he's nowhere to be seen. Anyway this is besides the point.

For those of you who dont know about non genuine copies of windows, it pretty much changes ur background to black, and if u try to set it to something else it will reset back to black within a few minutes.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? The black wallpaper is an eyesore.

Thanks
My colleague RichC is correct. You can contact MS with the activation key and they will tell you


Ken
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27 Jun 2010   #4
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

thanks for the quick response.

Yeah i realized i probably have been tricked but it doesnt matter. I just want to be able to set my own wallpaper :P

If anyone has a workaround for this that would be awesome!

edit: where should i contact microsoft?
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27 Jun 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I left a link to activate by phone. If the number does not work a rep will come on to talk to you.

See my first post
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27 Jun 2010   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Run SLUI 4.EXE and follow the wizard to activate Windows 7 Starter by phone.

Note the space between SLUI and 4.EXE.

This will provide you with phone numbers you can call to help with activation problems.

Posted by Arthur Li here: black screen appears

See here for directions by Brink: How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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27 Jun 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Update your BIOS.

Have a look at this:
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...stic-tool.html
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27 Jun 2010   #8
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

@DaRonRon : please post your problem to official forum : Answers Home Page

Apart from getting the problem solved; Please help the Windows users community to fight against piracy.

also look in this MS forum: Windows 7 Genuine Advantage Validation Issues (Windows 7) Forum
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27 Jun 2010   #9
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Look This :

This has been made sticky few days ago; same problem:

Blocked Keys (Was EBAY Keys)
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27 Jun 2010   #10
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

from what i gather i have the blocked MSDN keys. Also its been more than 45 days since i purchased the key so i doubt ebay will help me with this. The only option i have now is to buy a key directly from Microsoft now :/

Anyway so does anyone have any ideas on the background issue?
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