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#1 Wayne's World

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:39 PM

I have an error message that says "Windows 7,Build 7601,This copy of windows is not genuine" I have seen this before several years ago. Any comments or recommendations.

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#2 KAlliance


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:20 PM

From Microsoft:




If you're seeing notifications that the copy of Windows that is installed on your PC might not be genuine, or that you might be a victim of counterfeit software, it's likely that your copy of Windows was not properly activated or is otherwise not genuine. To fix this, click the notification and follow the steps to either repair Windows or—if you have inadvertently obtained counterfeit software—buy genuine Windows.

Until you correct the issue, you'll receive periodic reminders that Windows is not genuine. In addition, to more clearly display these messages, your desktop might turn black. You can reset it, but every 60 minutes, it will return to black until the issue is resolved.

Regardless of genuine status, Windows will still be able to get critical security updates. However, access to optional updates or benefits available exclusively to genuine Windows customers, such as Microsoft Security Essentials, might be restricted.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:30 AM

If Windows is not activated...contact the Microsoft reps for activation, via either the Internet or via phone.


Why have chosen to use the topic title listed above?  What makes you think that your situation is a "virus" issue?



Edited by hamluis, 17 January 2014 - 10:32 AM.

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