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Windows 7: This copy of windows is not genuine - why?

29 Aug 2009   #1
ben07

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 
This copy of windows is not genuine - why?

Lol, I used the exact same disc to install W7 Pro X64 on another PC this morning and I got a "THIS COPY OF WINDOWS IS NOT GENUINE", you must activate today and my desktop background turned black!

One my 1st PC using the exact same disc, I never got that message....the only difference during the installation was maybe I didn't enter keys (went downstairs) and I disabled the UAC right after installation...could this be the cause?

Anyway I entered the keys, went online to activate and all is fine now.....I just thought a clean instillation would give you 30 days before activation


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30 Aug 2009   #2
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben07 View Post
I just thought a clean instillation would give you 30 days before activation
It usually does unless you modify the any BIOS/hardware settings (drivers) or timezone/time settings after installation, You also probably left the "Auto Activate after first use" option selected on the setup screen and since it attempted activating on its first use and then failed it probably caused the "Activate Now" messages, You could always use the rearm command and get another 30days trial period

FYI: It doesn't matter what installation media you use, your DVD had absolutely nothing todo with it skipping the trial period
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30 Aug 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

He was still active when I posted ... Shawn is just fast!!
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30 Aug 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

was that shawn, or john? One second he was there the next a golden brown color
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30 Aug 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That was Shawn .. he not only got banned, all references to him or his post is gone as well... so let it be written, so let it be done!
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30 Aug 2009   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Looks like he got a Time Travel Trip to the past !
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30 Aug 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Both of them gone. If shawn was any faster he would have banned them before they posted it. I swear he is psychic sometimes
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30 Aug 2009   #8
ben07

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
It usually does unless you modify the any BIOS/hardware settings (drivers) or timezone/time settings after installation

Ahhh, that must be it, cause I flashed my MB's bios and took out the battery to clear the CMOS just right before the installation and the MB's internal clock/time went kaput, gone back to something like 2007.

Thanks dmex, always learning something new from this forum here.

Best regards.
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