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Build 7601 "This copy of windows is not genuine" and its a legit copy.....

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#1 stimpsonjcat


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:37 PM

I got a notice after booting up my windows 7 ultimate today that it is not a legit copy.

It is a retail copy and has been running fine for a few years.

Nothing has been installed in the past few days and the only major thing I've done lately is to

remove a bunch of restore points to clear up a ton of space on my computer.

I'm at a loss at this point.

I've tried entering the product key, but it doesn't activate it.


any ideas??


Please can anyone help me....


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:12 AM

Have you made any changes recently?


Is this a dual boot setup?


Have you changed the partition size?

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:30 PM

What do you get when putting in the key? (Make sure you don't post the key here)

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#4 Go The Power

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:49 AM


When it comes to Windows activation error messages the best tool to help assist with the diagnostics is MGADiag.
  • Download MGADiag (by Microsoft) from the link found below:
  • Run the tool by double-clicking on the file. Press Continue when prompted
  • When it has finished, press Copy then Paste (Ctrl+V) this into your next post please

#5 Victoria-Joe


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:59 AM

Try out this solution:

First click on start option and type cmd on it. Then, right click on cmd and choose the ‘Run Administrator’ option. Now type SLMGR <space>/REARM and press the enter button. At last, click on ok button and restart your PC. If still the error persists, then try the above procedure after reinstalling the windows.

#6 stimpsonjcat

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:23 AM

Thanks for the help,

but I got too anxious and called Microsoft.

Even they couldn't fix the issue without wanting to charge me $150 to fix it.

Their activation dept. gave up.

I didn't want to do it but I re-installed Windows.

This was the first time I've had to do it in a few years except for a hard drive crash,

so I consider myself lucky.

I think windows had something going on and I remember that I got a blue scrren of death crash last week so maybe it had something to do with it.

Anyway thanks for the help.

You all are fantastic here and help out so many people.

You all need a great big pat on the back for helping people out.

So here it is......


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