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Windows 7: verification

18 Dec 2014   #1
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 
verification

One of my computers, which is used at the museum where I am a volunteer for the use of all the volunteers came up with verification required to check that the Windows 7 was genuine. Following the instructions seems to satisfy Microsoft that my copy is genuine. The software was bought from a large company selling "intended for distribution with a refurbished PC". The DVD doesn't have a sticker and the arrows line up. Having been caught before, I believe I have a genuine disk. Doe's anyone know why Microsoft would require this check?


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18 Dec 2014   #2
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Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
One of my computers, which is used at the museum where I am a volunteer for the use of all the volunteers came up with verification required to check that the Windows 7 was genuine. Following the instructions seems to satisfy Microsoft that my copy is genuine. The software was bought from a large company selling "intended for distribution with a refurbished PC". The DVD doesn't have a sticker and the arrows line up. Having been caught before, I believe I have a genuine disk. Doe's anyone know why Microsoft would require this check?
It was due to a bad update that was causing a lot of problems. If everything is fine, leave it as is. If you find other weird problems or other Windows genuine errors, remove this update: KB3004394

Removing that update might not fix your Windows genuine error so phone activation may be required. Here is a thread helping explain
Not Genuine after Dec. patch - SOLUTION from MS
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18 Dec 2014   #3
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

Thanks, I'm fairly sure that Microsoft accepted the verification, but its nice to have an explanation.
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