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Windows 7: My copy of Windows 7 may not be genuine


11 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home prem x64
 
 
My copy of Windows 7 may not be genuine

Hiya there

Just done MS's latest batch of updates and on re-boot got a message saying my copy of windows may not be genuine ?

I pressed Fix and it activated it.. what is going on ?

Andy

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11 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Simple answer, it may not be genuine.

A while back MS started sending updates to detect Windows that were not properly activated. It could, also, just be a glitch.

Where did you get your copy?
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11 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Go To Windows 7 Genuine Advantage Validation Issues Forum. Shed loads of people have had the same issues.
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11 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home prem x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Simple answer, it may not be genuine.

A while back MS started sending updates to detect Windows that were not properly activated. It could, also, just be a glitch.

Where did you get your copy?
Hiya there

I got my Home Premium directly from 'John Lewis' which in the UK is a very respected store

It did activate okay when I clicked the 'get more' info button, but it was directly after a large update package today, I have actually been using it with no problem for a few months till today.

Andy
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11 Aug 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Based upon your facts, everything seems ok. Sounds like it was just a temporary bug. Another poster gave information on a Forum for this problem, why not look around?

On the other hand. A copy of windows can be used for 90 days without activation.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html

If you installed it yourself, the above information on an extension would not be applicable.

Assuming you did not bring it into a shop for installation, I would not worry about the situation.
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12 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

I have had this happen to me twice in the past few months and i know my os is genuine as it came pre loaded on my notebook from Samsung.
Its just one of those windows glitches that crop up from time to time.
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12 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AndyHK View Post
Hiya there

Just done MS's latest batch of updates and on re-boot got a message saying my copy of windows may not be genuine ?

I pressed Fix and it activated it.. what is going on ?

Andy
Ha, it happened to me last night for the first time. Must be catching!
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