This is extremely annoying once you get an error like “This Copy of Windows is not genuine” OR” Windows 7 Not Legitimate” on Windows 7. This is because you are not running a genuine copy of Windows or your permit got expired.
There is also possibility that a Windows upgrade can cause this issue, in all these three cases you get the error at the computer startup which Windows is not genuine, and also computer background changed to black screen.
In case you’ve tried entering CD Key over and over 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, eventually you had no fortune then this tutorial is for you.
Please note that this is just an educational tutorial for those men and women who purchased original windows and getting this sort of error or those who wish to buy Windows but are not able to purchase at this time period.
We highly recommend you to buy genuine windows and do not support any kind of piracy.
“After the Windows 7 build 7601 upgrade, my computer screen suddenly turns black with program icons visible. As this copy of Windows isn’t genuine, an error message shows. Tried by going to system properties, to change the background, but no avail. How can I remove this copy of Windows is not error permanently?
If your Windows OS is not genuine, then you likely encounter”this copy of Windows is not genuine” mistake about one month later since you installed the Windows genuine crack. It’s less likely that the report occurs because of computer malware Windows update bugs or virus. As we have heard that a horde of Windows 7 users had the problem after build 7601 KB971033 upgrade.
Suggestion: Do not buy windows OS from stores.
Next, we’re going to teach you how to escape from getting”this copy of Windows is not genuine” error and black display trouble on your PC. Both Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit can apply the methods below. But I must mention that don’t buy Windows OS from any other third-party eCommerce stores, if you had problems, you have to contact your vendor. Microsoft support helps when you purchase Windows OS from Microsoft shop, you solve the issue.
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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.
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Method 3. Use rsop.msc Command
- Press Windows button and R button from the keyboard.
- Type rsop.msc there and press Enter button.
- Go to Windows settings> security system> system services, then look for the plug and the play services, then right click on it and then start looking for the Startup and then click on the Automatic.
- Press Windows button and R button as you did at the first step.
- Paste a command gpupdate/force into the run box.
- Hit Enter button.
- Restart your PC.
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Method 4. Turn off Updates
As we’ve mentioned that update file can easily detect your Windows is genuine or not, so make sure you won’t install any update in the future. Follow the steps to switch off all Windows automatic updates.
- Open control panel.
- Go to windows update.
- Click on “Install updates automatically(Recommended)”.
- Select “never check for updates(Not recommended)”.