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Windows 7: Help with "Windows 7 build 7601 not genuine" message

03 Nov 2012   #11
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Windows Activation/validation problems affect NOTHING other than Windows.
Installing Windows ONLY installs windows and its few included applications (unless installed from the manufacturer's Recvoery media)
You need to reinstall all the other programs you previously had.


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03 Nov 2012   #12
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

It sounds as though you ran past the 30 trial period and entered limited functionality mode. I don't know exactly what functions are limited.

There's a tutorial or a post that describes the mode and what to do, I am still looking for it.

In the mean time, see if Office is still on your C: drive in Program Files. If it is, the correcting the limitied function mode might bring it back to life 0 I don't know yet - so just look.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elbygump View Post
Yes this is the same mb. Everything stayed the same except for the HD. I had used the key on the COA sticker when I re-installed windows on the new HD.
Everything worked fine for about 4-5 weeks.

I have re-entered the key on the COA sticker and so far, everything is back to normal.

Thanks for the responses!
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03 Nov 2012   #13
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

elbygump: After you installed Windows, did you install all the other applications?
I think there might be some confusion.

If you installed Office after you re-installed Windows and Office was working until you got the Not Genuine, please let us know.

Other wise NoelDP is on the right track.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Windows Activation/validation problems affect NOTHING other than Windows.
Installing Windows ONLY installs windows and its few included applications (unless installed from the manufacturer's Recvoery media)
You need to reinstall all the other programs you previously had.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Nov 2012   #14
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

There is no Reduced Functionality Mode that affects installed programs.
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03 Nov 2012   #15
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks Noel
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
There is no Reduced Functionality Mode that affects installed programs.
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03 Nov 2012   #16
elbygump

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

Slartybart: I did install Office after you re-installed Windows and Office was working until I got the Not Genuine. It is very strange. Even the Norton anti-virus is gone. Not on my C drive.
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03 Nov 2012   #17
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Have you by changce used System Restore to go back to a time before you installed the applications?
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03 Nov 2012   #18
elbygump

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

not since I put in the new HD
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03 Nov 2012   #19
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Curiouser and curiouser.

Programs that you expected to be on your C: are not present drive even though you installed them after you re-installed Windows. That's very odd.

Try searching for Norton or Office. I've fat fingered explorer more than once in my life and moved a folder by mistake. If you find them someplace else, we'll have to figure out the best recovery. The easiest is to re-install what you're missing, but let's see what you find.

Bill
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03 Nov 2012   #20
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Very odd - it sounds as if your system reverted to an earlier time.
Do tapplications folders exist in either
c:\Program Files
or
C:\Program Files (86)
??

Have you been chaning your Profile/User account at all?
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