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Windows 7: windows 7 not genuine after update KB971033


23 Mar 2012   #1

windows7 ultimate
 
 
windows 7 not genuine after update KB971033

when i bought my first computer dell inspiron 1545,3 years ago,i knew nothing about OS genuine/not genuine issue.It came with windows vista preinstalled (OEM).Into the first year,and it got infected with a virus(newfolder.exe).I took it to the place from where i bought it,and they fixed it.The guy there asked me if i wanted windows 7 to be installed on my system.I was offcourse lured(i knew windows 7 was better) and i said
yes.So he installed windows 7 ultimate on my system.It ran fine for another year ,until i installed this Update for Windows 7 (KB971033){windows activation technologies}.My deskop background went black,i started to get a 'windows not genuine' at the bottom right side and my ms office degraded to office 2003.and loads of other restrictions and problems.
it was then that i came to know that there was some 'hack'going around in'oem'based windows that times where you could get windows 7 and bypass genuininity activation.The guy had done the same thing to my windows.And i had fooolishly installed the update which caught the hack.
But i wanted to get rid of windows 7 and get back my genuine windows vista.So i thought of reinstalling.But i could not find the product key.i looked at the backside and in the battery compartment.but it is not there.Since it is oem installation,and someone said that your bios is configured with your product key ,then there must be some way to get back my windows vista back.
please someone help.i want to get out of this crap and put my time in other productive works.


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23 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

That update checks if you have a LEGAL copy of windows installed, if not this update will de-activate your copy.
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23 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Apparently a pirated copy of Windows 7 was installed. Your options are to buy a legal copy of Windows 7 Home Premium (most suitable for you) and install it. The best thing to do now if you are unable to revive your genuine Vista.

Otherwise take the Laptop to the same vendor and ask him to put back the legal copy of Windows Vista that you may have had earlier. He should be able find out the genuine key by searching in his records. It is however amazing that the genuine Vista Product Key is not stuck on the base of your Laptop. The Product Key may also be in the Vista DVD Packing Case that you seem to be having.
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23 Mar 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Lets confirm whether Windows 7 is genuine or not. Please run this tool, then copy and paste the contents here in your next reply:

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

Regards,
Golden
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23 Mar 2012   #5

windows7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Otherwise take the Laptop to the same vendor and ask him to put back the legal copy of Windows Vista that you may have had earlier. He should be able find out the genuine key by searching in his records. It is however amazing that the genuine Vista Product Key is not stuck on the base of your Laptop. The Product Key may also be in the Vista DVD Packing Case that you seem to be having.

i cannot take the laptop to the same vendor because i have moved .the product key is indeed not in the back or in the battery compartment.the back has a sticker with service tag and express service code.i did not get any vista dvd packing case.the documents that came with the computer has product id but not product key.if the OEM license works like that you can use windows on only the computer on which it came pre-installed,there must be some way to convince the microsoft or dell that i bought the genuine windows.everything cannot hinge on posession of a product key.
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23 Mar 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Dell have (in common with HP) a problem with the Intel Rapid Storage driver set they installed on their systems, which gives rise to this error fairly often - Please post the MGADiag report as requested so that we can confirn that this is the problem here.
To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell - Home
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14 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 8 x86
 
 

I found an article to get rid of it. Hope it helps :

How to Fix Windows 7 Not Genuine Error -“This copy of Windows is not genuine”
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15 Apr 2014   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

That actually fixes nothing - it just prevents the system from displaying the error. As soon as you attempt to validate again, it will fail.
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13 Jul 2014   #9
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win 7 pro x64
 
 

On my machine, the validation task is scheduled to run every 90 days. Another task, called ValidationTaskDeadline is also scheduled to run every 90 days, but 10 days later. This makes me think that if the first task cannot connect to MS for 10 days, I am screwed. Because this is a laptop, if I am travelling, that could easily happen. Can anyone tell me what happens if the validation task can't connect to MS for more than 10 days of trying? Also, what will happen if I simply disable those scheduled tasks from running? I have a genuine version of win 7 pro, and never had any problem with validation, but I do not want to be screwed due to MS's paranoia.
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14 Jul 2014   #10

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

I believe the timer is reset whenever you validate - so if you ensure that you validate before leaving that should give you 100 days grace.
If there is a real likelihood of you missing the 100-day deadline you can simply uninstall the KB971033 update from the Installed Updates listing.
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