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Windows 7: Validation Problem

07 Aug 2009   #1
ytdead

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Validation Problem

I downloaded and installed Windows 7 RC build 7100 and it seems to work ok, except that when opening notepad or control panel I get an validation message saying my copy is not genuine when I click on the RESOLVE option, I get another error message saying not a microsoft product - Download was from Mircrosoft. Can anyone shed some light on this?


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07 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ytdead View Post
I downloaded and installed Windows 7 RC build 7100 and it seems to work ok, except that when opening notepad or control panel I get an validation message saying my copy is not genuine when I click on the RESOLVE option, I get another error message saying not a microsoft product - Download was from Mircrosoft. Can anyone shed some light on this?

YT

How did you activate it?

Ken
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07 Aug 2009   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Go to where you dl your win7 get a key and then right click on computer in the start menu select properties and put your key in.-activate.jpg


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08 Aug 2009   #4
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

make sure you got ur rc frommicrosoft and not a torrent. SOme of the torrented windows 7 rc have altered files.
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08 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

This happens as a result of modifying system files, in particular, watermark removal.
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08 Aug 2009   #6
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
This happens as a result of modifying system files, in particular, watermark removal.
I dont think so. This kind of error happens when someone try to activate the copy by illigal procedure...
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08 Aug 2009   #7
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

I think that is what Antman is saying in different words.
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08 Aug 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by septprince View Post
I dont think so. This kind of error happens when someone try to activate the copy by illigal procedure...
Antman is right, there are numerous reports of Watermark Removal tools causing Windows to become non-genuine. The best option is to run Command Prompt as administrator then type SFC /SCANNOW as this will revert all system files to their default state. You should then be able to activate the RC through normal channels.

Hope this helps



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08 Aug 2009   #9
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Antman is right, there are numerous reports of Watermark Removal tools causing Windows to become non-genuine. The best option is to run Command Prompt as administrator then type SFC /SCANNOW as this will revert all system files to their default state. You should then be able to activate the RC through normal channels.

Hope this helps



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It could be..
But I had removed the watermark many times, never faced this kind of error.
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08 Aug 2009   #10
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ytdead View Post
I downloaded and installed Windows 7 RC build 7100 and it seems to work ok, except that when opening notepad or control panel I get an validation message saying my copy is not genuine when I click on the RESOLVE option, I get another error message saying not a microsoft product - Download was from Mircrosoft. Can anyone shed some light on this?
Did you verify the Microsoft "hash" values (SHA1)?

Mebbe you got a bad DL, from that site...

Try this one:
Windows 7 Release Candidate

(Only 12 days left...)
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