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Windows 7: This copy of windows is not genuine

19 Feb 2012   #1
aldrich199

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86
 
 
This copy of windows is not genuine

I got this message on the right bottom of my screen and when I go to computer properties I see this :

and that's not my OEM product key! I don't know why it change itself??

Edit OEM product ID!




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19 Feb 2012   #2
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aldrich199 View Post
I got this message on the right bottom of my screen and when I go to computer properties I see this :

and that's not my OEM product key! I don't know why it change itself??
That's not your OEM Product Key, that's your Product ID. If you happen to have a genuine product key, Click Change product key and enter it, that will solve the problem.
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19 Feb 2012   #3
aldrich199

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Influx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aldrich199 View Post
I got this message on the right bottom of my screen and when I go to computer properties I see this :

and that's not my OEM product key! I don't know why it change itself??
That's not your OEM Product Key, that's your Product ID. If you happen to have a genuine product key, Click Change product key and enter it, that will solve the problem.
I'm using laptop and this was a gift from my uncle from other country? is there other way to activate OS ?
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19 Feb 2012   #4
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aldrich199 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Influx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aldrich199 View Post
I got this message on the right bottom of my screen and when I go to computer properties I see this :

and that's not my OEM product key! I don't know why it change itself??
That's not your OEM Product Key, that's your Product ID. If you happen to have a genuine product key, Click Change product key and enter it, that will solve the problem.
I'm using laptop and this was a gift from my uncle from other country? is there other way to activate OS ?
Do you see a sticker at the back of the laptop? It usually contains the Product Key for the default OS installed.
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19 Feb 2012   #5
aldrich199

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86
 
 

i only see model, express service tag. there is no product key ?
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19 Feb 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Open the lid enclosing the battery and have a look under the battery as some manufacturers put the product key sticker under it.

The product key consists of five groups of five letters and is different from the product ID.

The product key is used to make sure your system is legal while the product ID tells you whether you have a retail or OEM version of Windows.

You say your computer was bought in a different country. Which one?

I'm just a bit concerned that you are being asked to activate an OEM operating system as it should have been activated by the manufacturer's volume license before the laptop left the factory.

Who manufactured your computer?
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19 Feb 2012   #7
aldrich199

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Open the lid enclosing the battery and have a look under the battery as some manufacturers put the product key sticker under it.

The product key consists of five groups of five letters and is different from the product ID.

The product key is used to make sure your system is legal while the product ID tells you whether you have a retail or OEM version of Windows.

You say your computer was bought in a different country. Which one?

I'm just a bit concerned that you are being asked to activate an OEM operating system as it should have been activated by the manufacturer's volume license before the laptop left the factory.

Who manufactured your computer?
It was bought from Norway, and I'm using it here at philippines.

Dell, Inspiron 1545.
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19 Feb 2012   #8
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aldrich199 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Open the lid enclosing the battery and have a look under the battery as some manufacturers put the product key sticker under it.

The product key consists of five groups of five letters and is different from the product ID.

The product key is used to make sure your system is legal while the product ID tells you whether you have a retail or OEM version of Windows.

You say your computer was bought in a different country. Which one?

I'm just a bit concerned that you are being asked to activate an OEM operating system as it should have been activated by the manufacturer's volume license before the laptop left the factory.

Who manufactured your computer?
It was bought from Norway, and I'm using it here at philippines.

Dell, Inspiron 1545.
Does it come with a Recovery Disk?
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19 Feb 2012   #9
aldrich199

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Influx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aldrich199 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Open the lid enclosing the battery and have a look under the battery as some manufacturers put the product key sticker under it.

The product key consists of five groups of five letters and is different from the product ID.

The product key is used to make sure your system is legal while the product ID tells you whether you have a retail or OEM version of Windows.

You say your computer was bought in a different country. Which one?

I'm just a bit concerned that you are being asked to activate an OEM operating system as it should have been activated by the manufacturer's volume license before the laptop left the factory.

Who manufactured your computer?
It was bought from Norway, and I'm using it here at philippines.

Dell, Inspiron 1545.
Does it come with a Recovery Disk?
Nope.
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19 Feb 2012   #10
aldrich199

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86
 
 

I found the product key.. and try to put product key but a message says that the windows edition was not belong to the product key...

before my os was Home prem and now it is ultimate due to reformat by a technician.
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