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: 31

    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! :)
    Cobalt006 likes this.
  3. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,329   +95

    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: 4,487   +73

    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.

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