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 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 black screen.
If you have tried entering CD Key again and again or used any software/Patch to crack windows activation but still you get the error like Windows 7 not genuine or, this copy of windows is not genuine build 7600 / 7601, finally you had no luck 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.
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 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 install 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 generates 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 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 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 background picture of your choice.
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.
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