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Windows 7: Windows 7 Build 7600...not genuine MINE IS, HOWEVER

09 Nov 2010   #1
John Judd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Build 7600...not genuine MINE IS, HOWEVER

Hello,

Any advice on this issue would be helpful.

After 3 hours of use, this appears on my screen:

Windows 7
Build 7600
This copy of Windows is not genuine

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OEM purchased new from NEWEGG in August 2010, and installed mid-August on my own (new build) machine.

I have had issues with BSOD errors because of connected hardware and think I resolved them just recently....which is when this message started appearing.

My system seems stable at this point so I'm afraid to mess with it, although I would like to resolve this issue if possible.

I can deal with the watermark staring at me, but will something bad happen at some point if left unresolved?

Thanks in advance,

John

P.S. Not sure I have posted this thread in the correct Topic, please let me know if it should be elsewhere.


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09 Nov 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

This will happen to some unlucky people as the activation system is not perfect.

Often a re-boot is all that is required to correct this but if not try re activating on line with the same key if there is some issue due to your hardware problems take the option to talk to a representative on the free-phone number provided and I'm sure that Microsoft will sort everything out for you
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09 Nov 2010   #3
LLDJR

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Mine gets the same message, I reinstalled it as an update and it said "validation succesful" so I will see if this sticks.
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21 Nov 2010   #4
John Judd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
This will happen to some unlucky people as the activation system is not perfect.

Often a re-boot is all that is required to correct this but if not try re activating on line with the same key if there is some issue due to your hardware problems take the option to talk to a representative on the free-phone number provided and I'm sure that Microsoft will sort everything out for you

Thanks for the reply...I was waiting to finish some critical work before trying anything.

I did the 'Validate' again yesterday. It tells me that the activation was successful, but the watermark has returned.

How can it tell me that the validation was good, yet I'm staring at a threatening watermark?

What is the end result of not dealing with this watermark/warning? I'm cool with it being there, but I don't want my computer to explode. I'm an honest customer who paid for the product and just want to do the right thing.

Thanks....any more advice would be great. I might try calling Microsoft pretty soon,

John
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21 Nov 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you done any Windows updates yet?
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21 Nov 2010   #6
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried running Windows Genuine Advantage software on it and see if it passes that? Just a thought, but maybe running that would detect it properly and resolve the bug.
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21 Nov 2010   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LLDJR View Post
Mine gets the same message, I reinstalled it as an update and it said "validation succesful" so I will see if this sticks.

you know i been running 7 for a few months now and the other day after a reboot from uninstalling the 10.10 ccc drivers it gave me this message i went to verify geniune copy and it validated it i have no clue why this happened but i figured they havn't got all the kinks out yet plus i had change some hardware to that could have been the reason for the not valid prompt
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21 Nov 2010   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
Have you tried running Windows Genuine Advantage software on it and see if it passes that? Just a thought, but maybe running that would detect it properly and resolve the bug.
Like i posted above that is what i did and got it going again i think this happenes when you change hardware
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21 Nov 2010   #9
John Judd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Have you done any Windows updates yet?
I've installed the latest Windows Defender and Malicious Software Tool.
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21 Nov 2010   #10
John Judd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
Have you tried running Windows Genuine Advantage software on it and see if it passes that? Just a thought, but maybe running that would detect it properly and resolve the bug.
Yes, I've tried this twice and I believe it passed. I will try it one more time.
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