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Windows 7: This copy of Windows is not genuine

21 Jul 2011   #11
amtt1

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Amtt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you already try the options at the link below posted above?

If so, then while in Safe Mode, try doing the Validate Windows option at that link to see if it may help.

Worse case, you may need to reinstall and activate Windows 7 again if the above fails.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I've tried the options in that link. When run slmgr/silc I get a window that says /silc is an unrecognized option and then has a list of several options none of which say "Validate Windows".
When I run slmgr/upk it says to use slui.exe. When I run slui.exe a window pops up saying I need to restart in normal mode to activate Windows. I am unable to start my computer in normal because it stops on the page that says it is not a genuine copy. I'm in a catch 22 situation.
How can I do the validation when I cannot get my computer to start Windows 7 to go online to validate?


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21 Jul 2011   #12
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amtt1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
If this is a valid copy of Windows 7 you should be able to validate online assuming you have the product key.
How can I validate online if I can't get the computer to boot up?
I have the validation code I received when I fist installed this copy of Windows 7.
amtt1,
Looks like you are down to " worse case " scenaio as mentioned by Brink ..... reinstall Win 7.
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21 Jul 2011   #13
amtt1

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amtt1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
If this is a valid copy of Windows 7 you should be able to validate online assuming you have the product key.
How can I validate online if I can't get the computer to boot up?
I have the validation code I received when I fist installed this copy of Windows 7.
Activation and validation are two different things.

Activation takes place after you have typed a product key that goes with your operating system. If the product key is not genuine or there is a problem with Microsoft's database, activation will fail.

Validation is ongoing after you've installed Windows and activated the operating system and checks that you are using genuine software rather than pirated software.
This copy was activated about 6 months ago. I have the validation code that I was given then.
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21 Jul 2011   #14
amtt1

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Thats a stupid situation, I don't understand how can they say that.
Do you remember if you enabled auto updates or not? Do you have Service Pack 1 installed?
I have Service Pack 1 installed. auto updates was NOT turned on. The reason for this was I had Vista installed with auto updates turned on. After automatically it updated my computer refused to boot up, so I purchased the Windows 7 update. What a mistake. If MS doesn't take care of it's costumers then maybe I should switch to Apple's Mac.
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21 Jul 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Before you migrate to an Apple Mac, try uninstalling SP1 while you're in Safe Mode, and then see if Windows will activate.

If it does you can then re-install SP1 if you wish.
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21 Jul 2011   #16
amtt1

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Before you migrate to an Apple Mac, try uninstalling SP1 while you're in Safe Mode, and then see if Windows will activate.

If it does you can then re-install SP1 if you wish.
Please explain how I can uninstall SP1 if my computer will NOT start Windows 7.
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21 Jul 2011   #17
amtt1

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amtt1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
If this is a valid copy of Windows 7 you should be able to validate online assuming you have the product key.
How can I validate online if I can't get the computer to boot up?
I have the validation code I received when I fist installed this copy of Windows 7.
Activation and validation are two different things.

Activation takes place after you have typed a product key that goes with your operating system. If the product key is not genuine or there is a problem with Microsoft's database, activation will fail.

Validation is ongoing after you've installed Windows and activated the operating system and checks that you are using genuine software rather than pirated software.
Then tell my why my genuine copy does not work?
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21 Jul 2011   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It sounds like something had corrupted your activation causing it to be marked as non genuine.

You'll most likely need to reinstall and activate Windows 7 again to fix this.
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21 Jul 2011   #19
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Your copy is not working because it has failed activation.

Either your activation attempt was corrupted or Microsoft's activation database rejected the activation attempt for some reason.

Either way it looks like you're faced with a clean install and another attempt at activation. You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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