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This copy of Windows is not genuine.

After running a new machine for 7 months, the message popped un the lower right corner of the screen, stating that this copy of Windows is not genuine, Computer stills runs just fine. The copy of Windows 7 came on the machine when purchased.

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Run your virus and spyware software check for malware ensure your security is up to date. if the problem remains contact Microsoft. or your dealer.

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

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    Tom Lovelace Apr 24, 2014

    It turns out that I had to only enter the Win 7 Key once more.



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your windows installation package is fake or just a recopy of the original you need to purchase an original in order to avoid the appearance of the genuine validation window. you need to reformat and install the original/genuine windows for you to avoid such problem.

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SOURCE: I am doing a clean

Ok, first blets try and use the eRecovery program.

When you turn the system on, and it displays either the ACER logo or black screen with white writing, press F2 or Del to enter setup. It should display what to press in the bottom left corner of the screen.

This will open the BIOS settings. There should be a tab at the top called Main, select it. Somewhere on the list there should be something called D2D Recovery. Highlight it, and make sure it's Enabled. Now, while it's highlited, it will display what keys you need to press to start the recovery program. This is usually Alt+F10. Now save your settings and exit.

The system will now reboot. When the ACER logo or black screen with writing appears, press the keys that you saw in the BIOS. The Acer eRecovery program should now start. Follow the on screen instructions.

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SOURCE: Windows 7 upgrade

You need to call Micro$oft Customer service department and ask them to authenticate your Windows7 software. They will walk you through this process.

Google "Windows Genuine Advantage" and see why you do not own the software, you only get to use it if Billy Gates says you can.

Easiest Solution:

Wipe hard drive, reinstall Ubuntu Linux.

Harder Solution:
Use System Recovery and go back to last known good Vista configuration.

Worst Case Scenario:
wipe hard drive and reinstall "Winders" Vista

You need to call Micro$oft Customer service department and ask them to authenticate your Windows7 software. They will walk you through this process.

Go to Microsoft

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SOURCE: windows did not pass genuine validation, you can


Thank you for your query

This message is telling you that your copy of windows may not be genuine, and you will need to purchase another license

If you believe that your copy is genuine and you have reciept etc to prove then you call microsoft to clear the issue up and they shoud provide you with another Windows key

I hope this has been helpful

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Purchase a copy from Microsoft.

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The message "Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of windows is not genuine" has appeared on my laptops screen.

Did it come with Windows 7? Has anyone upgraded the OS? Can you run Windows Updates?

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Registry problem

You must have an authorised (legal copy) of windows xp.

Registering Windows XP enables Microsoft to notify you of essential program updates, security issues and available program patches.

Although registration is optional, you are required to first validate and activate your software to ensure that it is not a pirated copy.

Windows XP has a built-in function that will lock a non-activated genuine Microsoft product after it has run for 30 days

From the Start menu, click "All Programs," then "Activate Windows."

A blue window will appear with a picture depicting a set of keys in the top-left corner, and a message saying "Let's Activate Windows."

Click the topmost radio button marked "Yes, let's activate Windows now."

Click the white "Next" button on the lower-right corner of the window and follow the instructions to activate your copy of Windows XP.

The final blue window of the activation process will be marked "Register With Microsoft?" Click the white "Yes" button at the lower-right corner.

A new pop-up window marked "Collecting Registration Data" will appear.

Fill in the form by typing your personal details into the sections provided.

At the foot of the form you will find two blank white squares followed by messages asking whether you wish to receive special offers and promotional material from Microsoft.

Click on one or both of the white squares if you wish to participate; if not, leave them blank. Click the white "Next" button in the lower right corner of your screen.

A "Thank You" message will appear. Click the white "OK" button in the lower-right corner to complete the Windows XP registration process.

Hope this helps.

Nov 24, 2012 | E-Machines W3050 PC Desktop

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This copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation occurs on my desktop please solve my problem

Hello everyone

Windows genuine advantage notification is Microsoft way of punishing people using pirated copy of windows xp. Therefore, if your computer always shows you that you may be a victim of software counterfeiting, its right and you need to go and buy a genuine windows xp.

Windows genuine advantage notification occurs after you have updated your computer on the internet. Microsoft always runs a script that always checks for windows license . If your computer does not pass the test, that is when you are notified.

If your version of Windows XP is not genuine and does not pass windows genuine validation, you will not be able to download security patches from Windows Update, or install the latest version of Internet Explorer 7 and 8 and other software.
Firstly, you have to terminate the process form running on your computer secondly you have to change the name of the files that are running the process. Then change your desktop back to what you where using before.

OK This is How do solve it
notification message that this windows is not the genuine one

Right click on your task bar, click on task manager, click process tab look for the process with the name "wgatray.exe" right click on it and click end process tree, a warning message will appear click yes, the process will be terminated.
Secondly double click on my computer, double click drive C: double click windows folder, double click system 32 folder, look for two files, "wgatray.exe". When you locate the file, right click on the file and rename them to whatever you want.
Then restart your computer. Your computer should be in good state now.

IF your solution fix your problem give me thumbs

Jun 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Windows is not genuine

Genuine for Windows OS may sometimes been detected as "Pirated", illegal or not genuine.. It can only be happen when your OS will automatically been updated.. It may detect as pirated, when multiple OS user uses a single product key.. You cant use the full service of your operating system if it is not genuine. One of the symptoms of this, your desktop background is turned to black, and to the lower right corner of the screen, there is a notification, "This copy of windows is not genuine".

May 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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A text is displayed in my screen telling,"This copy of Windows is not genuine"


Good day. Microsoft has released an update that checks your OS serial against a list of known leaked serials (corporate edition keys, etc). If your serial matches one of them then it puts a darling little message on the bottom right hand of your login screen, and also a system tray icon that nags you to buy a genuine copy of windows.It will also pop up a dialog that says "This copy of Windows is not Genuine""This copy of Windows is not genuine and you have not yet resolved this issue. This computer is no longer eligible to recieve select security upgrades from Microsoft. To protect your copy of Windows, you must click Get Genuine now."Every so often a little balloon will pop up that says "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting." Below that it will say "This copy of Windows is not genuine. Click this balloon to resolve now." If you're working on a system that has this running it gets annoying in a hurry. You need to buy a legitimate key which is included in every original windows installation disc.

Hope this information resolve your concern. Have a great day.

May 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to remove genuine microsoft software in my computer??

If your computer displays "Not Genuine Microsoft" in the lower right hand corner open Computer (Vista or 7) or My Computer (XP) and select System Properties. On this page, towards the bottom you will see your Microsoft Product Number. If you do not see one, but you have on (Comes on the install disks) enter it, restart the computer and you will be genuine!
If you do not have a product code, you may purchase one from Microsoft's website, you may purchase a new copy of the Windows OS of your choice.
If neither of these sound appealing, Google "Daz Windows Loader", read about it and if it is for you, installation is easy.

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I dont now how activate the window 7

Click the Start button (Orb in the lower left hand corner of the screen). RIGHT click on Computer and select Properties from the menu. At the bottom of the window you will see the Windows Activation section and an option to Activate Windows Now. Click on it and the activation dialog screen will appear.

Mar 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Iam using Windows7 ultimate.I have succesfully removed wga which appears at the bottem right corner using removeWat,but iam still getting the message that windows7 is not geninue.

If the windows 7 installation on your computer/laptop is not a genuine copy(purchased),and only been installed to your computer,it will not accept it as a genuine copy of Windows.You will need to purchase a new copy of Windows 7.You can also try calling Microsoft to confirm if it is in fact a legitimate,licensed copy.

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