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Windows 7: Not genuine eh?

18 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 64 Bit
Not genuine eh?

I recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium on it, then on the Windows website bought a GENUINE version of Windows 7 Ultimate, but after I installed the update KB971033, I turned on my computer and logged in. And a message popped up saying "This is NOT Genuine Windows, please purchase one online or locally". And I had to pay like $300.00 on the Windows website! Could anyone help?

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18 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 home

strange indeed, but you can uninstall the update. there's an option in the "installed updates" window. I would recommend you to do this. From what I've seen posted around the internet, there are issues with this update including ethical ones.
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18 Jul 2010   #3

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Thanks for posting. Try forcing a phone activation.

To do this:

Click start
In the search area type slui.exe -4
Doing this should provide you means to validate your copy via telephone.
Above from this thread - rest assured you are not the first and definitely will not be the last

Huge thread on the subject here

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