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Windows 7: Error message: Not a genuine Windows copy

30 Mar 2015   #1

windows 7 Pro x64
Error message: Not a genuine Windows copy


An error message appear when I restart my PC. Windows is detecting that I don't have a valid licence????

I own a valid licence and it was installed about 4 years ago. The licence as been bought from Microsoft online reseler as an upgrade, so I don't have the disk

How can I resolve the problem


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30 Mar 2015   #2

win 7 64 bit

follow this here and someone will try to help you out.
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30 Mar 2015   #3

windows 7 Pro x64

Thanks, will take a look

I just found a little software that is use to read the Windows key

Now the PC appear as genuine, but the desktop is still in black

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31 Mar 2015   #4


Go to Control Panel>Personalize and choose an Aero theme.

You can reactivate with the Product Key that came with the Upgrade at any time at Control Panel>System. As to obtaining media for future reinstalls, it is discussed in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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