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: Your Win 7 is NOT genuine + no motherboard for you?

14 Jan 2016   #11
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I recall the NOT genuine notice mentioned build 7001. That's an odd no. Mine from memory is about 7601. 7001 seems too old. And her PC is younger than mine.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Jan 2016   #12
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

That number does seem strange, an original Win 7 install will be build 7600 changing to 7601 after SP1 has been installed.

Regards the blinking cursor it sounds like you are trying to boot from the blank HDD and not the DVD drive which is what you will need to do if you are trying to install a new copy of Win 7 onto the blank HDD

You can change the boot order in the bios to read DVD first before HDD or there is normally an F key you can press on startup to give you a one time boot menu that will let you select to boot from Win disk
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2016   #13
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I get Mr. blinky after i go F12 & select HDD or CD-ROM. Both fail. Do i need to go into net bios & not just pick something to boot from screen?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Jan 2016   #14
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

To be clear though, "Young PC" or "Old PC" does not have any bearing with your OS build. It will get the build you decide to install it with.

As Pauly have mentioned, you must change your boot priority via your BIOS so it's not booting from the empty HDD. Can you make these changes?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2016   #15
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hooray. Its OK. I was using a generic plug for the DVD & not the one assigned to it. I''m reformatting. now!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2016   #16
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
Motherboard

Hi AAlf,
I think your gonna run into the same problem with the new Motherboard
ITS ID is the primary validation check, and if your key is OEM then you will get the non genuine message.

IF you want to reinstall the OLD HDD, and run the MXdiag tool in the top sticky post in this sub forum, we can have a look at it.Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Roy

As your specs show custom build then the W7 disks you have should be labelled
System builder OEM or Retail
OEM is purely for factory built comps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2016   #17
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Going forward, please add full OS images to your twice-weekly routine. If nonGenuine-ness ever is from malware, a restore will be the fastest way to solve a malware-caused nonGenuine messge.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Your Win 7 is NOT genuine + no motherboard for you?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Genuine OEM on new motherboard/CPU
Hi, As my old CPU and motherboard failed, I had to get a new board and processor. They were not the same because the old CPU and board were discontinued. MS however said that my key was good and I could activate it on the new board/CPU. Windows activated fine, says its genuine, passed the...
Windows Updates & Activation
Another non genuine copy of Windows that is in fact genuine problem
There was a 5 page thread on trying to downgrade from Ultimate to Win 7 Pro but I thought I should start a new thread. I have a thead on a different forum but was hoping someone here might know the answer. Users computer says Windows is not genuine, was 7 pro, in Sept 2013 we upgraded to...
Windows Updates & Activation
Genuine state set to non-genuine (0x00000000) for application Id 55c92
My computer (from lenovo) came with windows 7 (home). Because I run a domain within my lan, I purchased and downloaded windows 7 64 bit professional. Today I downloaded and ran System Mechanic pro (trial version) from Iola site. After running it and rebooting, my system shows that the system is not...
Windows Updates & Activation
Why has my genuine Windows 7 Home Premium turned 'Un-genuine'?
Hi Sevenforums, I've bought an Asus Laptop last year with a genuine copy of windows 7 Home Premium. But, as of today, it has turned 'un-genuine'. Why is it so? What can I do? Thanks!
Windows Updates & Activation
ASUS Notebook - Genuine Windows but getting not genuine messages
Hi I have an ASUS notebook (U31F i5 with 4 GB mem) which until recently I used only occasionally. It has Legit Office 2010, but no CD/DVD drive. My desktop hard disk crashed in a big way so I am using the notebook as my main computer. It has just recently started throwing up messages that my...
Windows Updates & Activation
Win 7 Prof not genuine and cannot enter genuine OEM product key
I recently downloaded SP1 to my Windows 7 machine and shortly thereafter a message appeared on the lower right hand corner indicating that "Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of windows is not genuine". I bought this machine used and so I verified the key with Microsoft and it is a genuine OEM key but...
Windows Updates & Activation


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 17:31.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App