Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 Activates - Valid - Not Genuine

02 Sep 2011   #1
timconstan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Activates - Valid - Not Genuine

Hi,

I have Windows 7 Professional & 35 identical computers each with a unique Windows 7 license. I setup PC 1 the way I want it, and am using FOG to clone the image to PC 2. On PC 2, after copying the image from PC 1, I change the windows registration key to match the one that came with that computer (from HP -- I know it's a good key!). Registration process happens with no issues and I get a message saying the key is valid. A couple of days later I get a popup saying that my copy of windows is not genuine. I continue to get these popups on all PC's.

Tried various slmgr.vbs options with no success.

See attached screen shots showing that Windows is activated/valid and the 2nd showing that windows is not genuine.




Attached Images
Windows 7 Activates - Valid - Not Genuine-valid.png Windows 7 Activates - Valid - Not Genuine-notgenuine.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Sep 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timconstan View Post
Hi,

I have Windows 7 Professional & 35 identical computers each with a unique Windows 7 license. I setup PC 1 the way I want it, and am using FOG to clone the image to PC 2. On PC 2, after copying the image from PC 1, I change the windows registration key to match the one that came with that computer (from HP -- I know it's a good key!). Registration process happens with no issues and I get a message saying the key is valid. A couple of days later I get a popup saying that my copy of windows is not genuine. I continue to get these popups on all PC's.

Tried various slmgr.vbs options with no success.

See attached screen shots showing that Windows is activated/valid and the 2nd showing that windows is not genuine.
Different GUID on each. When you clone you you export the GUID of PC-1 and when PC-2.... tries to activate it shows as activated.

You cant do it that way. You might be able to clone before activation then activate with a valid key
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2011   #3
timconstan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I'm not sure how far I can get in configuring the PC to look the way I want all PC's to look before I'm forced to activate Windows, but I'll give it a shot.

Shouldn't the "change registration key" option shown at the bottom of screen shot 1 allow me to really change the registration key and have things reported as genuine or is it not that smart?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Sep 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
I change the windows registration key to match the one that came with that computer
Hi Ken

Would it be not better to leave the factory OEM-SLP activation method Product Key in place?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2011   #5
timconstan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
Would it be not better to leave the factory OEM-SLP activation method Product Key in place?
I'm not sure what you mean...

If you mean that I should just copy PC 1 to PC 2 and then not change the product key in PC 2 to match that computer, I still get the same message on PC 2 -- that the copy of Windows is not Genuine.

If you mean I should do something with PC 2 before I copy PC 1 image over to it (I currently am not -- just copying the PC 1 image to PC 2 out of the box), I'm not sure what that would be...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
I have Windows 7 Professional & 35 identical computers
As in HP/Compaq, Yes.

Therefore, All your PC's have the same factory OEM-SLP activation method Product Key installed.

System Locked Preinstallation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2011   #7
Bill2

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

On any of the machines thats non-genuine right now, please download and run this tool.

go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

In the tool, click Continue, then click Copy, paste into notepad, save as a .txt file and upload the file here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2011   #8
timconstan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
WGA Diagnostic Report

- Attached -


Attached Files
File Type: txt wgadiag.txt (4.7 KB, 122 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2011   #9
timconstan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
All your PC's have the same factory OEM-SLP activation method Product Key installed.
I see. Please forgive my ignorance, but I don't know what this means in practical terms. Are you suggesting that I should just be able to clone PC 1 to PC 2 and not change anything and PC 2 should show up as Genuine?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2011   #10
Bill2

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

Yes. The machine is licensed but not validated. This is likely the issue:

Quote:
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcommdlg.dll|sppcommdlg.dll.mui
Are you using some vistalizator type of software for language settings? If not, something else seems to have corrupted this file so windows thinks its tampered with. To test, run SFC scan 3 times.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

See if its able to clear the corruption. You can run validation again after that. Also run mgadiag then because if the problem is not cleared it'll show up again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 Activates - Valid - Not Genuine




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Downgrade un-genuine version of Win7 Ultimate to valid Win7HomePremium
Hiya, I'm really new to this forum so I would love some help. Recently ,I bought a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate off eBay. Thinking it was real, I installed it onto my laptop which had Windows 7 Home premium. A message now comes up saying 'This version of windows is not valid, please insert...
General Discussion
Install 7 on new hard drive with valid key, windows saying not valid
I am a part-time computer technician when I am not at my actual job doing IT Help Desk for the bank, and I have an issue with this laptop i am working on. Laptop specs: Toshiba Satelite L455D Windows 7 32bit (sticker does not say which version) (per belarc and magic jelly bean software) it...
Installation & Setup
Windows activates with no product key.
I recently built a new computer and forgot to order Win 7 Home premium oem. I found the original downloadeded ISO on my computer (from back when you could download it) so decided to install the OS and all the updates including service pack one with the aforementioned ISO file. When windows asked me...
Windows Updates & Activation
Not genuine or valid?
Hey everyone! Well a few days ago I encountered a problem when I turned my computer on. The problem was when i did an update for MSE (Microsoft Essentials), out of nowhere it said something like, "Please validate you windows it is not a valid copy of Microsoft corporation." something like...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App