Wednesday, February 03, 2010 10:54 PM
I have been running windows 7 without any problems but for the last week it has suddenly started flagging my windows as not genuine. It seems to happen when I have Internet explorer 8 open and then open open notepad to paste some text in that i copied from the internet.
When I reboot the computer it is fine and the message is gone. I have been through this cycle at least 10 times and I am tired of dealing with it. My version was purchased at the Microsoft store so it is absolutely legal. I installed MGADiag and kept the windows when the PC was flagged both the "invalid" as well as the (done later!) genuine verdict.
Can I re-install windows 7 over the top of the existing installation without losing all my installed programs?
I do keep my data away from the systems drive so that I can restore a systems drive ghost image if something can't be fixed
- Edited by WillemK Thursday, February 04, 2010 7:06 AM
Thursday, February 04, 2010 7:06 AMI may have solved the problem. I had disabled the "Software Protection Service" and as soon as I restarted it, the flagging went away
Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa
- Marked As Answer by Darin Smith MSOwner Thursday, February 04, 2010 6:59 PM
Thursday, February 04, 2010 6:59 PMOwner
Yep, that would do it. Glad you got it figured out.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you ever have any Non-Genuine issue, in the future.