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Upgrade to Windows 7 okay until the hard drive failed. Now non-genuine RRS feed

  • Question

  • We had vista on my husbands computer.  We upgraded to Windows 7.  All okay until the hard drive when bad.  Got new hard drive and installed the windows upgrade.  Later got a notice that says "Windows 7 build 7601.  This copy of windows 7 is not genuine.  I went and found Vista recovery disk and tried to reinstall it, but got an error that says not enough room....... please help!   Thanks  #Josie
    Sunday, October 21, 2012 5:44 PM

Answers

  • To properly analyze and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the diagnostic report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )

    Once downloaded, run the tool.

    Click on the Continue button, after a short time, the Continue button will change to a Copy button.

    Click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your post. (please do not edit the report.)

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 5:57 PM
    Answerer
  • I suspect that your problem is twofold.

    1) You clean-installed an Upgrade version of Windows 7 using the default Key which cannot be activated.

    2) You attempted then to install Vista - and that failed because of differences in the MBR between Vista Recvoery disks and Windows 7 full installs.

    Please post an MGADiag as requested by George.

    Please also review the following article.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 8:36 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • To properly analyze and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the diagnostic report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )

    Once downloaded, run the tool.

    Click on the Continue button, after a short time, the Continue button will change to a Copy button.

    Click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your post. (please do not edit the report.)

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 5:57 PM
    Answerer
  • I suspect that your problem is twofold.

    1) You clean-installed an Upgrade version of Windows 7 using the default Key which cannot be activated.

    2) You attempted then to install Vista - and that failed because of differences in the MBR between Vista Recvoery disks and Windows 7 full installs.

    Please post an MGADiag as requested by George.

    Please also review the following article.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 8:36 PM
    Moderator