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Windows 7: "This Copy of Windows is not Genuine" BUT IT IS

06 Apr 2010   #1
Kalos

Windows 7
 
 
"This Copy of Windows is not Genuine" BUT IT IS

So I look down in the corner of my screen today and see:

Windows 7
Build 7600
This copy of Windows is not genuine

Funny story, I BOUGHT THIS COPY OF WINDOWS DIRECTLY FROM MICROSOFT. I got it off that promotional deal where students could get a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium or Business for $30. That promotional deal run directly by Microsoft.

Not only that, but I had my updates configured to ONLY allow for critical updates. Windows Genuine Assurance (or whatever they're calling it this time around) is NOT a critical update.


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06 Apr 2010   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

See if this helps you out,
Genuine Microsoft Software
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06 Apr 2010   #3
Kalos

Windows 7
 
 

No dice. The online validation is also saying that my copy isn't legit. Well, that it "may not" be legitimate, but the whole site's kind of got this passive-aggressive piracy accusation thing going on.
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06 Apr 2010   #4
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

When did you install Windows 7?

Was this an upgrade version, or a Full Version of Windows 7?

Did you do a clean install, or upgrade?
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06 Apr 2010   #5
Kalos

Windows 7
 
 

Installed a few days after launch.

Full Version

Clean Install (on a previously unused fresh out of the box Hard Drive, no less)
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06 Apr 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Try what's recommended here,
Windows is not genuine?
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06 Apr 2010   #7
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Since you said that it was installed around launch date, (I am assuming that it was working and was activated before) and you did a fresh clean install with a Full version of Windows 7

My guess is that Microsoft blocked the key as it was being resold, and was being activated on other machines.

What version of Windows 7 is it, (example OEM, or retail version, MSDN subscription)

To contact Microsoft (I would call them)
Click start and type, slui to try to active again, if that fails type slui 4 Then follow the on screen instructions to contact Microsoft.

Hope this Helps...
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06 Apr 2010   #8
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Have you tried activating with the phone. Activate Windows 7 by Phone I had to do a fresh install of a student upgrade just a couple of weeks ago and this worked, when the regular on-line activation said the key was not usable.
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07 Apr 2010   #9
Kalos

Windows 7
 
 

Finally got them to activate it over the phone. The robot failed but I actually got to talk to a real live person after a bit (how many people can clam that, huh?) and to think if I had actually stolen it, it probably would have come with a crack to bypass WGA entirely. I really wish developers would realize that this kind of crap only punishes their legitimate users.

Thanks for the help, everyone.
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07 Apr 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Kalos, I am glad you got your problem solved. If it is any consolation, I had to jump through the same hoops with a legitimate retail version and first time install. You are not alone.
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