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Windows 7: This copy of Windows is not genuine

21 Jul 2011   #1
amtt1

windows 7 home premium
 
 
This copy of Windows is not genuine

I have a Family Pack for Windows 7 Home Premium that was purchased from Office Depot about 6 months ago and only installed on one computer. About a week ago when I logged in I got a blue screen with "Windows 7; Build 7600; This copy of Windows is not genuine" in the lower right hand corner and Windows 7 will not start. I called Tech Support and they told my that the warranty had expired and it will cost me $59 for them to give me a fix. Why should I have to pay for a fix for something that is obviously a bug in Windows 7? Is there something I can do to correct this short of reinstalling Windows 7?


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21 Jul 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thats a stupid situation, I don't understand how can they say that.
Do you remember if you enabled auto updates or not? Do you have Service Pack 1 installed?
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21 Jul 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try the solutions in this thread.

Booting Problem related to Windows not genuine error
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21 Jul 2011   #4
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

If this is a valid copy of Windows 7 you should be able to validate online assuming you have the product key.
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21 Jul 2011   #5
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Yes, and this message also shows up when windows detects any mayor hardware change.
You have to try to activate it online.
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21 Jul 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Click the Start button and type slui.exe 4 in the Search field then press Enter.

When the automated activation wizard appears use the drop-down list and choose your region.

Call the free telephone number given and follow the automated prompts.

You'll be asked to use your telephone keypad to tap in a series of Installation ID numbers and then be asked how many computers you've installed the operating system on (one is the answer required).

You'll then receive confirmation that your Installation ID numbers were accepted and you'll then be given a further series of numbers that make up the Activation ID.

Write them down for safekeeping, and then enter them in the Activation ID boxes. Click Next and you'll see a message on your screen confirming activation was successful.

If there's a problem, stay on the telephone line to speak to a Microsoft rep and explain what's happened and with a bit of luck you'll be given a new Activation ID.
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21 Jul 2011   #7
amtt1

windows 7 home premium
 
 

The only way I can get the command prompt is by starting in the safe mode. When I run slui.exe 4 in safe mode a Windows activation box pops up saying, "restart windows in normal mode to activate windows". How can I do this when my computed won't start in the normal mode, it only gives me the "this copy of windows is not genuine" message page and no activation window pops up. I have the last activation code I was given when I activated this copy of Windows 7.
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21 Jul 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Amtt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you already try the options at the link below posted above?

If so, then while in Safe Mode, try doing the Validate Windows option at that link to see if it may help.

Worse case, you may need to reinstall and activate Windows 7 again if the above fails.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Jul 2011   #9
amtt1

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
If this is a valid copy of Windows 7 you should be able to validate online assuming you have the product key.
How can I validate online if I can't get the computer to boot up?
I have the validation code I received when I fist installed this copy of Windows 7.
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21 Jul 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amtt1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
If this is a valid copy of Windows 7 you should be able to validate online assuming you have the product key.
How can I validate online if I can't get the computer to boot up?
I have the validation code I received when I fist installed this copy of Windows 7.
Activation and validation are two different things.

Activation takes place after you have typed a product key that goes with your operating system. If the product key is not genuine or there is a problem with Microsoft's database, activation will fail.

Validation is ongoing after you've installed Windows and activated the operating system and checks that you are using genuine software rather than pirated software.
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