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Windows 7: Windows Failed to start message - dual boot system

16 Nov 2013   #11

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

One of the things about WGA is that it checks which partition the OS is installed to - and if that changes it can trigger a non-genuine notification, requiring re-activation.
It may be what happened here, especially if other hardware/driver changes also occurred.

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16 Nov 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows has been activated. I don't know whether it needed to be re-activated after the partition / boot changes or not, as I have set to automatically activate.
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