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Windows 7: Computer with A new Windows 7 Proffesional is saying its not Genuine

20 Oct 2011   #1
klargacha

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Computer with A new Windows 7 Proffesional is saying its not Genuine

My computer had gotten an upgrade from Vista to 7. I had had this upgrade for a month now, but all of a sudden Windows is saying my version isn't genuine when i think it actually is.


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20 Oct 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

How and where did you get your Windows 7 upgrade DVD?
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20 Oct 2011   #3
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What do you mean, you THINK it is ?

Do you have your Windows 7 install dvd ?

30 days is the limit before you have to activate it.

What does it say in Computer Properties ?
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20 Oct 2011   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Have you put your Key in to activate the copy of Windows? If not, that could cause the problem you are having.
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20 Oct 2011   #5
klargacha

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I had gotten a close friend to upgrade it with a Windows 7 Professional CD he bought straight from Microsoft. I do not know if he had entered the CD key or not.
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20 Oct 2011   #6
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What does it say in Computer Properties ?

Is it activated ?
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20 Oct 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If your "friend" had used the key before, it can't be re-used until the first install is not active. even though you had a Vista key, you still need your own Windows 7 Pro key
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20 Oct 2011   #8
klargacha

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No it is not activated. I'm going to see if my friend still has the key.
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20 Oct 2011   #9
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

If he used it to activate his computer, you will have to get your own.

As stated by Britton30
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20 Oct 2011   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by klargacha View Post
My computer had gotten an upgrade from Vista to 7. I had had this upgrade for a month now, but all of a sudden Windows is saying my version isn't genuine when i think it actually is.
If you don't use a Key that you purchased, not the one your friend is using on his PC, then indeed your version is not genuine just as Windows is saying. At some point it will stop working.
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