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Windows 7: Windows Not Genuine

23 Feb 2010   #1
Phase

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Not Genuine

Hmm, so I had Windows 7 Ultimate installed (cleaned installation) everything was working fine up to right now, I install Feb 23rd updates, and all of a sudden it's saying my copy of Windows isn't genuine, it's not even letting me activate, there's the serial number in there and everything, keep getting an error...

hmm..something to do with the updates from today?


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23 Feb 2010   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Yes, there was update available which validates your copy of windows. Where did you get your copy?
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23 Feb 2010   #3
theog

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24 Feb 2010   #4
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let us know how you get on with this controversial update, and how easy or hard it is to get your Genuine Windows 7 reactivated should it be flagged by W.A.T. Any chance you could post a few screen shots too?

Watching this thread with interest.
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24 Feb 2010   #5
Phase

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No clue what to do, I tried uninstalling the updates, nothing, I tried patching the problem with a few help from Google nothing. Everything was working fine for about a month or so with Windows 7 prior to Feb 23rds updates....no clue what to do except a fresh install? Any help?

The copy of Windows 7 was an OEM version from Dell when I bought my previous comp for my mom they gave her the disk free in Jan, I used it on my comp and did a fresh install and I thought everything was fine..

After I did the updates on Feb 23rd, 2 HOURS after I restarted my computer, I got the black screen saying Windows isn't Genuine....

HELP PLEASE!
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24 Feb 2010   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Your only option is Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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24 Feb 2010   #7
Phase

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Your only option is Activate Windows 7 by Phone
Doesn't work, when I follow the instructions the only thing I see that pops up is Go Online & Resolve Now - when I click that, it gives me an error saying something about programs...doesn't give me an option to find the # to call...
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24 Feb 2010   #8
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I have used this informatiion to help several posters, maybe I can add you to the list
Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers
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24 Feb 2010   #9
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phase View Post
Hmm, so I had Windows 7 Ultimate installed (cleaned installation) everything was working fine up to right now, I install Feb 23rd updates, and all of a sudden it's saying my copy of Windows isn't genuine, it's not even letting me activate, there's the serial number in there and everything, keep getting an error...

hmm..something to do with the updates from today?
You could be right about the updates, I just received the update issued byMicrosoft that is to be used to verify the validity of your OS. Another innovation, that will be a real pain.
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24 Feb 2010   #10
Phase

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I have used this informatiion to help several posters, maybe I can add you to the list
Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers
When I called Microsoft the Activate Department had no clue with the error code I was getting when I tried activating it, they kept me on hold and was transferring me to Customer Service to resolve the issue...couldn't wait on the phone any longer, gtg to work, gonna try this again later on tonight...not impressed at all with this issue
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