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Windows 7 error 'this is not a genuine copy of Windows 7'

By Conger88
Oct 17, 2012
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  1. Benmar

    Benmar Newcomer, in training Posts: 53

    Of you think that your windows is genuine try to update it....
  2. Conger88

    Conger88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Glad my problem/posts helped someone else! :)
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  3. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,757   +165

    Did you read any of this Post?
  4. hbernabe13

    hbernabe13 Newcomer, in training

    You have to run a PC cleanup and you need an activator to activate your windows PC..
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,617   +82

    Windows 7 comes on DVD not CD. Every PC purchase as license code on the rear of the PC for that PC if you have a name brand. If you have other homemade PC then it won't this code label on it. Suppose to have with each License copy of 7 and up should have been attached to it. Data on your bad HDD can be saved buy getting SATA/PATA/USB/IDE adapter kit for your HDD. Thus turning the HDD into removable HDD. Outside the PC I mean. I use to method to get data off bad HDD for recovery.
  6. ranger

    ranger Newcomer, in training

    Hi All
    Having same problem with windows not genuine, ive had the computer nearly 4yrs brought from John Lewis, didnt come with 'cd' sticker on bottom as worn out.
    #55 Monton you say deleting KB971003......... I havent got that listed I do have KB971033... (what the poster with the problem also had) is this the same one???
    mine was updated with that one in May 2010 !!! shall I delete & reboot ??? thought ild ask 1st just in case

    PS Im in England
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 29, 2014
  7. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,757   +165

    No they are not the same updates. No I would not delete it. Have you check your os for malware or a virus. Which could be causing your problem.
  8. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 408   +42

    I must confess that I haven't read this over long thread. Adding to this series of posts isn't great either. Perhaps it's gone off topic a few times. However, I've seen this message about an invalid copy of Windows from time to time and all my installations are genuine. There's a Microsoft Validation tool that I've downloaded in the past which sorted the issue in a few minutes.
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