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Windows 7: This copy of Windows is not Genuine after cloning drive. Fix!

07 May 2010   #11
bxmedic

7 x64, Vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KiwiME View Post
FWIW, this is really a fix for an image restoring mistake, not really a generic fix for every instance of the "This copy of Windows is not genuine" message.
True.


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07 May 2010   #12
bxmedic

7 x64, Vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Umaterasy View Post
Hey guys, I need help. I followed the steps till "restart your computer" and now when I start my computer , the login freezes at "windows is starting". Now I can't access my PC. Can someone help me ?
Try and fix the Boot issue with your Windows Disk. If that doesn't work you can try one of 2 things.

1. Try and get into safe mode and repeat the process maybe you missed a step. (no offense, but it happens)

or

2. Try The Program mentioned by SIW2, Paragon Boot Corrector
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07 May 2010   #13
Umaterasy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bxmedic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Umaterasy View Post
Hey guys, I need help. I followed the steps till "restart your computer" and now when I start my computer , the login freezes at "windows is starting". Now I can't access my PC. Can someone help me ?
Try and fix the Boot issue with your Windows Disk. If that doesn't work you can try one of 2 things.

1. Try and get into safe mode and repeat the process maybe you missed a step. (no offense, but it happens)

or

2. Try The Program mentioned by SIW2, Paragon Boot Corrector
Thanks for answering. But unfortunely, i cant even get pass nothing. When I try to go in safe mode... It loads but at one time it freezes :s
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28 May 2010   #14
venrat007

Windows 7
 
 
Venrat

Thanx so much for that valuable input. I struggled to revive a laptop for 3 harrowing days. With your inputs, it is solved now

Great advice
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31 May 2010   #15
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

I didn't have the prob yet and this thread should be a sticky one...it might be lost in the forum!
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31 May 2010   #16
izzdihar

Windows 7 Build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Thank..
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03 Jun 2010   #17
souperstar

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This is an excellent tip. I was able to find NOTHING that helped my issue. For me, it started out that I was dual-booting XP & Windows 7-64. I wasn't able to mark my 7 partition as primary and active, and after much frustration erased the XP partition.

Yadda yadda, it all became unusable. I backed up my Win7 partition with GSS and couldn't get it working thanks to this problem detailed by the OP. After using his trick (and I had tried EVERYTHING else), it all works fine now.

All this just to get rid of XP, and now I'm almost wishing I hadn't given the problems I started having...

Thank you OP, I have been messing with this for an entire week, performing roughly 6 restores on my RAID array. I knew it would be something easy, but could never find the answer. If this thread is not a sticky, please make it so!
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08 Dec 2010   #18
Aonghus

Windows 7 Home Premium OA
 
 

Hey guys. I have had this exact problem show up ever since the AVG debacle with Dec1 update. I followed the links I found here to get my laptop up and running again and now I get the "Windows 7, build 7600, This Copy of Windows is not Genuine" message. I have an ASUS UL50v laptop that is only like six months old I think.

I'm not sure where to start looking. Is this fix a good place to start? Thanks
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09 Dec 2010   #19
bxmedic

7 x64, Vista x64
 
 

This fix was only used after restoring from a Norton Ghost backup. It is a last resort to avoid a clean install. If you haven't recently done a restore I would try this first>

Free Antivirus | Forum - Fix For Update/Boot Error Vista

If you did get to this point from restoring via backup software it should work for you.
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09 Dec 2010   #20
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Could this be related?

I had seen this thread previiously but a new problem I'm having triggered a thought: could this be related???

I have a lab mule machine, a little Aopen mini-cube that has a legit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. Originally as I acquired it, the load was on a 20GB drive. I imaged the system using Paragon B&R Free, and "voila'" moved it over to a 80GB 7200rpm drive. Came up flawlessly, activated and validated and sanctified. No problemo....

Then I got fancy, wanting to lower power consumption and heat buildup since the 80 was a fullsize drive: I bought a 7200rpm 100GB NOTEBOOK drive - Did the same thing again, using Paragon to image the now-80GB copy, restoring it to the 100GB, process-wise just like previous. This time I get the black screen with "THIS COPY OF WINDOWS IS NOT GENUINE".
I was in a hurry at the time, so the short path was to just drop the green idea and return to the 80GB brick. I assumed that the issue was non-Activation due to the hardware change lever being tripped. But maybe not.

Can someone smarter than me tell me which issue I encountered?
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