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Windows 7: Not genuine Windows.

28 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Not genuine Windows.

I know people have posted here their Windows install not being genuine, but what's bugging me is that I installed this when 7 first came out for retail. If some pillock is selling a serial number to someone else 6 months after me, why am I being penalised? If that is not that case, why is a number that was genuine for six months suddenly not genuine now?
As far as I can tell, I could give Microsoft another $300 now, and then have the number declared "not genuine" in another 6 months or so.
If the serial was genuine then, how can it not be genuine now?

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28 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Calm down. Where did you buy your copy from? Is it a retail version bought from a store? In that case it would have come in a nice packaged box. Or is it an MSDN key bought off Ebay? Or something else?
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28 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brightmal View Post
I know people have posted here their Windows install not being genuine, but what's bugging me is that I installed this when 7 first came out for retail. If some pillock is selling a serial number to someone else 6 months after me, why am I being penalised? If that is not that case, why is a number that was genuine for six months suddenly not genuine now?
As far as I can tell, I could give Microsoft another $300 now, and then have the number declared "not genuine" in another 6 months or so.
If the serial was genuine then, how can it not be genuine now?

And also, don't forget to phone Microsoft. If this is a full genuine version then they will be more than happy to help.

And just so you know, you are not the only one, most users with a retail boxed version have this issue where it reports non-genuine when its not.
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29 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Granted, its from ebay...

... but how can a serial number be valid one day, and invalid a few months later?
Also, my laptop chimed in with the same complaint today.
I'm almost starting to believe in Microsoft conspiracy theories. I'm starting to wonder if they pick a random 10% of Windows 7 installs, send out an invalidation signal, and demand further payment every six months or so.
I now have a new serial for my desktop machine, which has been validated (again), but how do I know this isn't going to happen again?
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29 Jun 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

We could be of more help if you would answer Bill2s' original question.. where did you get your original copy of Windows?? Microsoft, E-bay, an authorized reseller, a torrent file???
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29 Jun 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 

same here my also not genuine ?
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29 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brightmal View Post
... but how can a serial number be valid one day, and invalid a few months later?
Also, my laptop chimed in with the same complaint today.
I'm almost starting to believe in Microsoft conspiracy theories. I'm starting to wonder if they pick a random 10% of Windows 7 installs, send out an invalidation signal, and demand further payment every six months or so.
I now have a new serial for my desktop machine, which has been validated (again), but how do I know this isn't going to happen again?
MSDN/ Technet keys are not supposed to be sold. The cheap keys on Ebay are there illegally. They work initially till MS gets wind of it (maybe because there are dozens of people using the same key or because it was detected/ reported), then MS blacklists that key. That is why it may be genuine today and non-genuine tomorrow.
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29 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brightmal View Post
... but how can a serial number be valid one day, and invalid a few months later?
Also, my laptop chimed in with the same complaint today.
I'm almost starting to believe in Microsoft conspiracy theories. I'm starting to wonder if they pick a random 10% of Windows 7 installs, send out an invalidation signal, and demand further payment every six months or so.
I now have a new serial for my desktop machine, which has been validated (again), but how do I know this isn't going to happen again?
MSDN/ Technet keys are not supposed to be sold. The cheap keys on Ebay are there illegally. They work initially till MS gets wind of it (maybe because there are dozens of people using the same key or because it was detected/ reported), then MS blacklists that key. That is why it may be genuine today and non-genuine tomorrow.
Bill2 is absolutely correct. This is why your key does not work. Someone on eBay sold you and MSDN or TechNET key. Then sold it many times to make money. Now that the Key has be activated many many times all around the world, Microsoft's Servers have Flag it as BLOCKED.

There is no conspiracy here this is just how Microsoft is making sure that Windows 7 is not purchase illegally. Sorry you got burned on eBay but if you bought the key for under $100 then you knew you were not buying a legit copy of Windows 7.
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30 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
We could be of more help if you would answer Bill2s' original question.. where did you get your original copy of Windows?? Microsoft, E-bay, an authorized reseller, a torrent file???
I believe I mentioned ebay in my previous post.
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30 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote:
There is no conspiracy here this is just how Microsoft is making sure that Windows 7 is not purchase illegally. Sorry you got burned on eBay but if you bought the key for under $100 then you knew you were not buying a legit copy of Windows 7.
Um, how do I say this... Bollocks!
As they sell 99% of their serial numbers with a boxed dvd that costs probably less than a dollar to produce, for about $3-400 (here in Australia, anyway) they can still make plenty selling even a few hundred thousand at $20 each.
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