This weekend, I bought and installed a new SSD into my computer. I re-installed my Windows 7 (Home Premium x64 OEM) onto it, (fresh install, no migrate) and immediately formatted my mechanical HDD.
I went into my BIOS and changed boot priority. I also changed BIOS Drive positions, with my SSD as #1 and HDD as #2.
As soon as I got Windows installed, I started re-installing programs, setting up my admin account, and generally resetting my system, theme, Rainmeter, etc.
During boot, I get a message that asks me to choose OS - Windows 7, or Windows 7. It starts a 30s timer, then chooses the highlighted option and boots normally.
Then I started getting messages that I wasn’t running Genuine Windows. I clicked the “Resolve Online” button, and downloaded the authenticator software, which told me I needed to buy a copy of Windows.
This irritated me, because I am running a key I bought legitimately, and I have the packaging and CoA.
I called MS Tech Support. I spoke with a very helpful gentleman. He checked out my product key. He had me activate my product, which I hadn’t done on my new install yet, and I got a “Genuine” tag to appear under the Windows Experience Rating in ‘My Computer>Properties’. He said I was good to go.
Now, 48hrs later, I’m getting the "Not Genuine" message again. I have a screenshot of Windows claiming to be Genuine and Not Genuine at the same time. (See Attached photo.) I have installed a lot of updates since my re-install, so I do seem to be getting those.
This computer is custom built, and I purchased an OEM version of windows separately from the builder - legit, physical packaging - and I opened the packaging and installed it myself about a year ago. It has been fine until I installed the new drive this weekend.
I appreciate any help and insight someone can provide.
Thanks in advance.