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Windows 7: "This copy of windows is not genuine" message

21 Sep 2012   #31
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

That error is commonly associatd with Hard Drive problems
Test the drive using the manufacturer's (WD) test utility - use the long test.


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21 Sep 2012   #32
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

cjw,
Download (~4 GB download) the needed ISO from:
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

Burn that to DVD.

Your problems indicate a very questionable DVD.
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21 Sep 2012   #33
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

NoelDP: I'll test the drive tonight.

karlsnooks: I can use the .iso even w/my upgrade ProductId?
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21 Sep 2012   #34
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

if you are referring to your 25 character product key, the answer is YES.
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21 Sep 2012   #35
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
if you are referring to your 25 character product key, the answer is YES.
Cool, downloading it now. As well as FireFox to check it out & just in case I get stuck w/IE9.
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22 Sep 2012   #36
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Nothing working everyone, keep getting the same error; just going to get a new HD.
Think I'll pass on WD this time (WD Acquires Hitachi GST), what would be a good/reliable brand?
Looking to get a 500GB 7200RPM w/32Cache. Seagate's Barracuda?
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