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Windows 7: Re-Registration?

01 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Re-Registration?

I have had Windows 7 since October 25 2009. I have registered it and it is a valid, genuine copy of Windows 7. This morning, when I booted up, I got to my desktop and there was a window asking me to validate Windows. I click "Make Genuine" and it said that it was successful and I re-booted. When I re-booted everything was fine. I was just wondering what could have caused this. Any ideas?

Thank you,
Stephen Hobson

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01 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Do you have KB971033 installed?
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01 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Yes

Yes I do.
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01 Mar 2010   #4

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

That's why ... Don't be surprised if you have to do this again every 90 days ...

In future, you might want to change your Windows Update to only notify you of updates, instead of automatically applying them.

If you had it set that way, you would have been notified about the update, come here with questions on it, and actually decided yourself whether or not to install it.
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01 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Thanks.

Ok. Sounds good. I was just scared that my product key stopped working. I do not know why that would happen but you never know. Anyway, thank you for your help.
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01 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can see how having to restart a PC every 3 months is going to be a real pain for some people.
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01 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
I can see how having to restart a PC every 3 months is going to be a real pain for some people.
It is not that it is hard to do; it is that a user with a valid copy of Windows Seven should NOT have to do it.
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01 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
That's why ... Don't be surprised if you have to do this again every 90 days ...

In future, you might want to change your Windows Update to only notify you of updates, instead of automatically applying them.

If you had it set that way, you would have been notified about the update, come here with questions on it, and actually decided yourself whether or not to install it.
Good advice; I second this.
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01 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
It is not that it is hard to do; it is that a user with a valid copy of Windows Seven should NOT have to do it.
True, but again, every 3 MONTHS is hardly everyday, but the way some people go on about it you'd be forgiven for thinking it was, and even then not everyone is going to have issues like the OP has, who only required a restart to fix it.
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01 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
It is not that it is hard to do; it is that a user with a valid copy of Windows Seven should NOT have to do it.
True, but again, every 3 MONTHS is hardly everyday, but the way some people go on about it you'd be forgiven for thinking it was, and even then not everyone is going to have issues like the OP has, who only required a restart to fix it.
Very true and maybe since he did it this time it won't happen again. But, still, it shouldn't happen at all to a user with a legitimate, validated system. I have not downloaded the update yet - and I'm in no hurry to do so.
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