Windows Vista: This copy of Windows is not geniune RRS feed

  • Question

  • I did some updates yesterday through windows update and when i reboot my machine today i am getting the error message on my windows desktop wallpaper : "This copy of Windows is not geniune" . Looks like lot of people had the same problem after the Windows Aero update. I also tried to restore to earlier restore point but than my desktop was not accessible. So restored it back to original. Please help.

    Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:11 AM


  • In order to recieve the best support, we request all users initially download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue" click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.

    If you do not have access to the Start Button:

    1) Login to Vista and Click the option that brings up Internet Explorer.

    2) Type: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 into the browser address bar.

    3) A window will come up asking if you want to Run or Save, Select Run

    4) When the program runs, Click the Continue button, then click the Copy button.

    5) Return to this thread by Typing: http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3070338&SiteID=25 into the browser address bar.

    6) In a reply post, Paste the Diagnostic Report.


    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager


    Thursday, March 27, 2008 7:39 PM