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Windows 7: Windows 7 not genuine

25 Mar 2010   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
F/Y/I. Every 3 months MS will check for the update in question. They have threated to cut you off from updates if not installed.
But this update is no longer available via WU...


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25 Mar 2010   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I do not think anyone really knows what MS is up to. I have heard that once every 3 months, for a while the Update will be reissued, giving everyone a chance to install it or reinstall it. After a number or tries, they plan to take action. Is it true, I do not know.
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25 Mar 2010   #13
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I went to download the new update to XP mode the other day and was prompted to validate before it would let me. An update to the validation check was installed during the process and now KB971033 shows up in my update history.
Sooner or later you are going to have to install it if you want to keep windows 7 patched up to date. Any body that has ever used Microsoft products knows they occasionally get it wrong. So a false positive isn't a big surprise. If you think your install is legit follow the instructions and give Microsoft a call.
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12 Nov 2010   #14
sfgiants

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The cause is probably the new tecnology that you downloaded to on 2/23, which allows MS to detect counterfeit more easily. Not saying that you are not legit, just saying that it is being detected as not legit.
Hello this is my first time as a member so I apologize if I forget the protocols. I am running windows7 ultimate x64. I did clean install and windows was genuine and activated for 2 months. Now Im getting this is not a genuine copy of windows and needs to be activated. Can you suggest some steps that could fix this or disable the message at least. Thank you
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12 Nov 2010   #15
richc46

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Welcome
Its very easy to fix.
Just follow this tutorial
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

If you are not legit you will find out quickly. If you are, it will be solved.
There are other methods such as given in post number 8 of this thread, but I think this is the best way.
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12 Nov 2010   #16
sfgiants

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
windows not genuine

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
Its very easy to fix.
Just follow this tutorial
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

If you are not legit you will find out quickly. If you are, it will be solved.
There are other methods such as given in post number 8 of this theread, but I think this is the best way.
thank you for your suggestions. Now Ill see if I can get this fixed
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12 Nov 2010   #17
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You are very welcome and thank you for the rep. If you have any problems activating by phone, just post and you will receive all the help that you need.
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