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Windows 7: HP apparently doesn't like my Win 7

06 Jul 2018   #1
fmw

7 Pro 64
 
 
HP apparently doesn't like my Win 7

I got in a refurbished HP computer and immediately upgraded it from Win 10 to Win 7 on a new hard drive. The OS is properly installed, keyed and validated from an original 7 Pro 64 bit OEM disk. Nevertheless I get a popup telling me that "this computer is not running genuine Windows." But, of course it is. I've read through and tried everything I find on the internet to resolve this. Nothing works.


My conclusion is that the computer firmware is not recognizing the OS as one provided by HP and causing the popup. Nothing I can do about the firmware. But I'm wondering if there might be somewhere in Win 7 that receives such a message from the computer that I can disable. Any Ideas?


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06 Jul 2018   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Press windows key and pause/break together.

In the system window it should say "Windows is activated" at the bottom.

If not, try entering your key at an admin command prompt:

In the CMD window, type: slmgr.vbs -ipk <type your product key here>
To activate windows after changing the key, type: slmgr.vbs -ato
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06 Jul 2018   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I like how you put it, "I upgraded from W10 to W7"

And it was a great idea to preserve the drive with W10, but you should have installed a SSD, not a hard drive.

What is the exact model of the PC ?
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06 Jul 2018   #4
fmw

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Press windows key and pause/break together.

In the system window it should say "Windows is activated" at the bottom.

If not, try entering your key at an admin command prompt:

In the CMD window, type: slmgr.vbs -ipk <type your product key here>
To activate windows after changing the key, type: slmgr.vbs -ato

Yes Windows 7 is activated and working pefectly except for the popup. I already tried re-entering the key. No change. I have checked for the plug and play bug and it isn't there on my system. I still think it is the hardware at the bottom of this.
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06 Jul 2018   #5
fmw

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Press windows key and pause/break together.

In the system window it should say "Windows is activated" at the bottom.

If not, try entering your key at an admin command prompt:

In the CMD window, type: slmgr.vbs -ipk <type your product key here>
To activate windows after changing the key, type: slmgr.vbs -ato
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I like how you put it, "I upgraded from W10 to W7"

And it was a great idea to preserve the drive with W10, but you should have installed a SSD, not a hard drive.

What is the exact model of the PC ?

HP 6300 micro tower. I bought it refurbished by Joy Systems for $175 shipping included. I suppose I can live with the popup but I would rather not.
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06 Jul 2018   #6
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Where did you get that license key? If it is OEM and from another computer then you won't be able to use it. Only retail keys can be transferred to another computer.
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06 Jul 2018   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You say you got the key from an original oem disc, was that key already used ?

And where did the OEM disc come from ? Did it come with another PC ? Did you buy it ?
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07 Jul 2018   #8
fmw

7 Pro 64
 
 

It is an OEM disc that I bought years ago. It has been used on several PC's but only one at a time over the years. I have three other copies of original OEM Win 7 discs. I used to be an OEM. I repeat - the installation is validated by Microsoft. Thanks for trying. It baffles me too.
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07 Jul 2018   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi FMW,

i suspect its licenced but NOT activated, hence the pop-up

standard fix install KB971033

run this tool

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

If im correct
you will see the following
0x8008154
Admin service not registered


post the tools output anyway and ill be able to give a more detailed explaination.


Roy
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07 Jul 2018   #10
fmw

7 Pro 64
 
 

For the third time, it is activated. System screen even has the little blue genuine windows logo.
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