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: Keeping Windows Genuine


22 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 b7000
 
 
Keeping Windows Genuine

More often than once I have started up my machine and had Windows tell me that it failed the genuine test.

Sure, most often I can just restart and all is OK, but that is a pain. Isn't there a way, once determined to be genuine to "lock" that in to the installation?

Regards,
Chuck Billow



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I saw an interesting one only last night. Out of nowwhere the "Build 7610" with "Evaluation Copy" under that water mark appeared out of nowhere along with a popup showing "This may not be a valic copy of Windows" which I promptly closed. When I decided to check for any updates and went into the Control Panel the water mark vanished instantly.

The WGA or Windows Genuine Advantage tool is the one option by simply re-entering the same product key when choosing the change product key option. How to Fix Windows 7 WGA | eHow.com
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Temporary non-genuine notifications such as this are most often caused either by malware or by Anti-Virus programs.
They happen when a 'race condition' occurs , in which two (or more) programs compete for reqources. If on of the programs happens to be teh Software Protection system, and it's prevented from functioning for long enough, it will sulk, and put up the notification until either the machine is rebooted (and it wins the race) or a scheduled retest is completed.

No - there is nothing that will 'freeze' the activation status of your system without breaking the terms of your license.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


23 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 b7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I saw an interesting one only last night. Out of nowwhere the "Build 7610" with "Evaluation Copy" under that water mark appeared out of nowhere along with a popup showing "This may not be a valic copy of Windows" which I promptly closed. When I decided to check for any updates and went into the Control Panel the water mark vanished instantly.

The WGA or Windows Genuine Advantage tool is the one option by simply re-entering the same product key when choosing the change product key option. How to Fix Windows 7 WGA | eHow.com
Yuk! OK, thanks.

Chuck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

That 's about one of the few temporary solutions you can try out.

This has happened a few times before with the retail 7 with the first seen in early November 2009 right after the first install then after SP1 final went on followed by the first install on the present build. Just last month after clean install of 7 was seen to which would seem to explain the water mark appearing out of nowhere again for those few seconds.

Through the last few years however the av programs have been changed with the new one not even noticeable when a scheduled scan starts up which was seen late sunday night not on any saturday. No malwares to find!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 b7000
 
 

Ah well...ok thanks guys...

Chucki
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Keeping Windows Genuine




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Keeping Windows Genuine
Thread Forum
laptop says copy of windows 7 not genuine but it is genuine Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 keeping updating 7 updates Windows Updates & Activation
How to activate aero theme is Windows 7 Starter KEEPING IT GENUINE? Themes and Styles
ASUS Notebook - Genuine Windows but getting not genuine messages Windows Updates & Activation
'Windows not genuine' message even though it is genuine Windows Updates & Activation
Genuine Windows suddenly not genuine. A solution? Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 not keeping cookies Browsers & Mail

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 08:36 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33