Windows 7 not genuine?

  rickf 30 Aug 12
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I have been using windows 7 ultimate for about 2 years. It validated Ok on installation then. Why am I suddenly getting the message " This copy Windows is not genuine" after installing updates yesterday on booting up?? Can anyone shed some light on this. I am loathed to have to install windows again. MS stinks. Any help appreciated

  KRONOS the First 30 Aug 12

Unfortunately this is not an uncommon problem. Have a look here.

  ams4127 30 Aug 12

Chronus

Just out of interest, I clicked on that link and Malwarebytes lit up with a warning.

Have you had the same?

  KRONOS the First 31 Aug 12

Certainly did not and this is a site I use regularly. One should not expect security programs are infallible,they have yet to be invented, one should always use a little common sense in these cases.But of course you can just Google activation problems and choose another site. As I said it is a common problem and there is plenty of info out there.:-)

  rickf 31 Aug 12

Hi Chronus, Thanks for your input. I tried what was suggested and it has not worked. Still saying that my copy is not genuine. I shall persist looking for a solution as I belive my copy is genuine even though not bought from MS direct!

  KRONOS the First 31 Aug 12

rickf

Try this.

You can reactivate your Windows 7 installation by performing the following:

  1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in: slui.exe 4

  2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

  3. Select your Country.

  4. Follow the instructions for phone activation (no charge).

  rickf 07 Sep 12

Not being able to resolve the issue I have bought a new OS. But I am not allowing update and installation of KB 970133, I believe it is. Just unchecked it w/in a batch of new updates. I do feel aggrieved as I believe my copy of wins 7 was genuine.

  KRONOS the First 07 Sep 12

I am puzzled as to why you bought a new copy as a phone call to Microsoft would have sorted it failing any other means.

  rickf 07 Sep 12

Was like talking to a brick wall with them believing their system was infallible. Like trying to convince God he/she could be wrong.

  KRONOS the First 07 Sep 12

Sorry to hear that, I have never had any problems even when I had a highly suspect copy of XP.

  HardyAlex 10 Sep 12

I also had a similar response with my system. Have tried a lot of ways to get the condition back. but it get worse as days pass on. Even my desktop went black and is not showing a single wallpaper. The popup window appears each and every minute. I am just tired up due to that. Then I contacted a computer service center near my city(Toronto). They told that either i should insert a valid product key or should reinstall the OS. I took the second option and turned the windows updates off.

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