This is very annoying when you get an error like “This Copy of Windows is not genuine” OR “ Windows 7 Not Genuine” on Windows 7, this is because either you are not running a genuine copy of Windows or your license got expired.
There is also a chance that a Windows update can cause this problem, in all these three cases you get the error at the computer startup that Windows is not genuine, and also computer background changed to a black screen.
If you have tried entering CD Key again and again or used any software/Patch to crack windows activation but still getting the error Windows 7 not genuine or, this copy of windows is not genuine build 7600 / 7601, then this tutorial is for you.
Please note that this is just an educational tutorial for the people who bought original windows and still getting this kind of error or people who want to buy Windows but are not able to buy at this point of time.
We highly recommend you to buy genuine windows and do not support any kind of piracy.
Steps To Fix ” This copy of Windows is not genuine” Error.
To fix this error you need to have the administrative privilege if you are using standard account then switch back to the admin account before you proceed further.
Step.1 Go to Start menu and search for cmd, you will get cmd.exe in search result here do a Right Click on cmd.exe and click on Run as Administrator, and you will get Command Prompt.
Step 2. Once the command prompt is opened now type the following command, SLMGR -REARM , make sure you type the same command without any mistake, and also ensure that command prompt is opened in administrator mode otherwise it will not work.
Step 3. Once you typed the above command in command prompt window then hit the Enter button on your keyboard to execute the above command.
Step 4. After you hit enter a confirmation window will appear with the details of command execution as.
Step 5. Now Restart your computer you will not get that error again like Windows 7 build 7600/7601 This copy of windows is not genuine.
Another Way to Fix Windows 7 not Genuine Error
Normally windows update setting remains to Automatic download and installs updates, which install the latest security, compatibility, and many other updates regularly.
Microsoft releases updates to fight counterfeit operating system installation and license keys, such updates sometimes generate the false-positive result and your genuine and original product key get expired so the windows 7 shows not genuine error. If your windows get not genuine after updating the windows then follow these steps to fix this error-
- Go to Start then Control Panel.
- Click on Windows Update at the very bottom of the control panel.
- Now click on View Installed Updates, It’ll open a list of installed windows updates.
- Find an update KB971033 and uninstall it by double-clicking on it.
After that Restart your computer, and you won’t get the not genuine error again, but when your windows get updated again the problem will arise again, so consider disabling Windows updates.
Finally Windows is not genuine or windows 7 not genuine build 7600 / 7601 problem has been fixed, you can restart your computer further to verify that your copy of Windows is activated now and you will able to set a background picture of your choice.
Don’t Use Third-Party Cracks
You may find tons of tools and cracks online to fix this issue, but these tools will seriously damage your computer. Installing any kind of patch or crack not only harm your operating system but it can also install different types of malware which may lead to data theft or your computer can be used to infect other computers using your network.
There are reports of spyware inside cracked Windows 7, spyware can receive your keystrokes and browsing history which allows attackers to get your username and passwords for your online accounts.
Also, you can get Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit at a very cheap rate from Amazon, with Genuine Product Key and DVD which help you to install Windows 7 on any computer without downloading and you activate this key on 3 Computers.
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If you still face any problem then comment below.