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Windows 7: "This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine" :o Whaaaaat???

10 Dec 2015   #1
monicakm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
"This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine" :o Whaaaaat???

My Win 7 Dell XPS has been in and out of the hospital for 3 months. First due to a failed hdd and then a bad video card slot on the mobo (which required a new Dell mobo). Just got it back tonight. All seemed well and the system booted to Windows with my previously applied desktop wallpaper. I just went to the desktop and it's black with a note in the bottom right corner that says...
Windows 7
Build 7601
This copy of windows is not genuine.

First computer shop put a new copy of Windows on a new hdd and I never got this message for 3 months.
The shop where I just picked it up, replaced the mobo. Now I'm getting the message the copy of windows is not genuine. Is MS sending out the Windows Police? Will my system go up in a puff of smoke? What do I do?


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10 Dec 2015   #2
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi monica,

Could you please go to this page and do the steps and post back here?

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Kind regards

Boris
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10 Dec 2015   #3
monicakm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hummm, install an exe to activate Windows? Thanks but it's taken care of. Shortly after I posted here, I found an open dialog window telling me that new hardware installed required me to reactive Windows. It gave a toll free phone number and the option to have a text message sent to my phone and step by step instructions. All is well but thanks anyway.
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10 Dec 2015   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monicakm View Post
Hummm, install an exe to activate Windows?
No, actually that is a link to post some logs from a tool that helps diagnose activation problems.

Glad you got it sorted anyway.
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