Windows 7 suddenly not genuine RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently bought a laptop computer from a large software retail company with no install disk.

    It had windows 7 premium 64 bit installed. I removed the hard drive and placed it in another computer. This seemed to work fine until one day I turned the computer on and it checked to see if I had a genuine copy of windows. I now have a black background and my microsoft essentials protection is threatening to stop working.

    Can someone help me?

    Thank You


    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7:21 AM


  • You cannot move OEM (preinstalled) copies of Windows between computers. 

    Please read the sticky titled "Please Read Before Posting" at the top of this forum page and paste your MGADiag report in your reply.

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

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7:59 AM