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Windows 7: Cloned Win7 disk now its "not genuine"


30 Mar 2012   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cloned Win7 disk now its "not genuine"

Hi, Iím having problems after cloning my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 student upgrade.

Recently my HDD has started to show signs of failure, so I bought a new 1TB WD drive.


Cloned Win 7 disk using Paragon 9, and proceeded to use the new drive.


All was fine for a day or so, then I got ďThis copy of windows is not genuineĒ on the desktop.


I checked Control Panel> System and the product ID had gone as well as the option to change the product key.


Itís a genuine upgrade copy of Windows 7, I have the product Key.


What have I done wrong?


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30 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

First try this:

Open an Elevated Command Prompt

Type slmgr -ipk followed by a space and then the Product Key, press Enter.

Next type slmgr -ato to activate.

SLMgr Commands and Options
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30 Mar 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhAb View Post
Hi, Iím having problems after cloning my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 student upgrade.

Recently my HDD has started to show signs of failure, so I bought a new 1TB WD drive.

Cloned Win 7 disk using Paragon 9, and proceeded to use the new drive.

All was fine for a day or so, then I got ďThis copy of windows is not genuineĒ on the desktop.

I checked Control Panel> System and the product ID had gone as well as the option to change the product key.

Itís a genuine upgrade copy of Windows 7, I have the product Key.

What have I done wrong?
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state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!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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30 Mar 2012   #4

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry guys, I have reformatted the new drive and was awaiting your reply before trying again, another wrong move!
I dont have the time today, but hopefully by tommorrow I can clone it again.
Sorry
Peter.
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30 Mar 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Try removing Activation before cloning. From Elevated Command Prompt run slmgr -upk, then slmgr -rearm.

You'll then be prompted to reactivate after cloning.
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30 Mar 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

That shouldn't be necessary - and I suspect that it won't change the outcome. I have seen one or two cases where this happened previously, and it was possibly caused by Intel Rapid Storage drivers kicking up.
At least one of those cases the cloning software was also Paragon, IIRC, but it was a while ago, before we had identified the possible solution of the drivers, and in the end the client reformatted and reinstalled, after MS support attempted resolution and failed.
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30 Mar 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Is that non-Genuine Blue screen lockout, as dealt with here and seen about monthly here since?

I don't believe he's locked out here. But cloning activated Windows 7 can have varied behavior on changed hardware and since it's HD in this case could well be SATA controller.

Older hardware may also require a BIOS update to handle 1tb HD.
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30 Mar 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

No - nothing to do with lockout, which is a different case altogether.
The Intel Rapid Storage driver problem results simply in a non-genuine notification due to interference with one of the Windows services - and results in an MGADiag report with a number of file mismatch errors
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31 Mar 2012   #9

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Iíve re-cloned the disk, this time I used the free version of Acronis from the WD site.
So far everything seem ok.
Control Panel> System shows windows is activated with a product ID.
Hopefully everything is ok and Paragon 9 was causing the problem. If not I will be back.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
Pete
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31 Mar 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Please post a new MGADiag report - this will help identify any problem with activation/validation.
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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