Windows Activation problem, Windows 7 suddenly not genuine?

By generalelektric
Jun 2, 2010
  1. I have had been windows 7 running for about 1 year now and all of the sudden Microsoft said that it was not genuine. Somebody please help me.
  2. tuant

    tuant TS Enthusiast Posts: 200

    Only you know the answer to that.
    Enter the product key if its asking for it.
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Well considering the retail copy only came out in Oct last year you're probably still running an RTM version (if that's even possible).
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    When Windows 7 gets updates there is a very small update file that gets installed. This file will check to see if you have a genuine copy or pirate copy? There is also one for MS Office 2007 does the same thing checks for genuine copy also.
  5. pw2much

    pw2much TS Enthusiast Posts: 84

    I am having the same or simular situation with my install,and I pre-ordered my upgrde through Tigerdirect .com and recently Ive been getting errors saying that my produvt ID is expired,but fisrt it was saying that itwas not valid so I got support to activate it now it's saying that the Product ID is expired when I go to sign into support for windows 7 Support site.Any suggestions?
  6. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413


    When did you get this version of Windows 7?
  7. pw2much

    pw2much TS Enthusiast Posts: 84

    In October when the OS fist came out I preordered my copy from
  8. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413


    Is Tigerdirect licensed to sell Windows by Microsoft? If not, it is very possible you bought a pirated copy. EDIT: Just checked and TigerDirect nor Systemax is an authorized Microsoft distributor.
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