My copy of Windows 7 isn't genuine, how do I fix this?

By jasondee1992
Dec 11, 2012
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  1. Good day everyone I have a windows not genuine 7601 build can u help me how to fix this .. thanks god bless...
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,273   +258

    It's probably important to include whether your copy of Windows is actually genuine or not.
  3. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    Indeed - not being genuine is far and away the most common cause of this problem.
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,328   +49

  5. Ectech

    Ectech Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    Additionally, by opening an elevated command prompt it is possible to re-activate using the following command.

    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs -rearm
  6. monton

    monton TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 146

    I fixed this issue on a friends laptop - with genuine Windows - by doing the following
    open command prompt and run
    regsvr32%systemroot%\system32\vbscript.dll
    if that doesn't fix the problem
    go to add/remove programs
    show windows updates
    find and delete KB971033
    reboot
    windows update will reinstall the KB971033
    In my case the KB971033 was the culprit. Windows was seen as genuine as it was genuine. Reinstalling KB971033 did not recreate the problem
    I hope this works for you
  7. Ricotrope

    Ricotrope Newcomer, in training

    A big thank you gbhall for post #4, for pointing me in the right direction to finally solve this issue... months later!


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