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  • For some unknown reason my Win7 computer just started to tell me that it is not a genuine copy (Win7, Build 7601, "not genuine"). I haven't done anything, in particular have I not run any registry cleaners or "optimizers". This is new. I have been using the software for more than a year and have never seen the warning. The software (and license key) does come from the distribution with the MS partner network.

    I did check the threads, and there is a thread that seems to deal with my exact problem (http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/5da0d9d7-6b43-4e8d-8317-a7dfe223c082), however, I don't know if the solution provided there is specific to the original poster (as the admonition of the reponder to a another poster at the end of the thread seems to indicate), or if it is a generic "solution" that I can try.

    Should I try the solution provided in the above thread, or should I start a new thread (or continue this one) and post the diagnostic results from my computer here?

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:39 AM

Answers

  • Hi Carey, Thank you.

    Funny thing is, after I posted this today, I saw that Windows was ready to install some updates, I did that, and now the message is gone. Go figure. So, I think I am all set (until it pops up again), but thanks nevertheless for your willingness to help.

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:34 PM

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  • Please don't make duplicate posts.


    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:23 AM
    Answerer
  • Well, I am precisely trying to avoid that. Hence my question:

    Should I try the solution provided in the above thread, or should I start a new thread (or continue this one) and post the diagnostic results from my computer here?

    It would be nice if someone could answer this.

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:57 PM
  • Please post the results of your MGA Report in this original thread.  Thanks!

    Carey Frisch

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:01 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Carey, Thank you.

    Funny thing is, after I posted this today, I saw that Windows was ready to install some updates, I did that, and now the message is gone. Go figure. So, I think I am all set (until it pops up again), but thanks nevertheless for your willingness to help.

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:34 PM
  • "vistauser111" wrote in message news:2b3e1169-0e2d-4d3e-886c-a3e0d23a5a3a...

    Hi Carey, Thank you.

    Funny thing is, after I posted this today, I saw that Windows was ready to install some updates, I did that, and now the message is gone. Go figure. So, I think I am all set (until it pops up again), but thanks nevertheless for your willingness to help.

    Please post a new MGADiag report - the problem may just have gone into 'hidden' mode.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:07 PM
    Moderator