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Windows 7: Black Screen - This copy of windows is not genuine

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  • I had issues with my old hdd.  The system partition was corrupt and I could not make a disk image or full hdd backup, nor could I eventually boot with it.  Sooo, I went out and bought a new hdd.  I could still see and access all the files on my old hdd and not wanting to lose all my installed programs and personal files, I xcopied the whole drive to my new one.  When I try to boot using the new drive I get up to the windows login screen but when I try to logon to myself or even Administrator, some type comes up saying it is preparing the desktop, THEN I get this black screen with type at the bottom right corner saying:  Windows 7;  Build 7600;  This copy of windows is not genuine.  No matter what I do, I cannot get past this black window into Windows.

     

    I have searched the net for solutions to no avail as all posts pertain to getting into the Windows enviroment.  I am not able to get there.  I have tried Safe Mode, Startup Repair, SFC /scannow.  I believe I need to re-activate my LEGAL copy of Win7 Ultimate but I can't even get into the Windows enviroment to do so.

     

    Is there a way to activate my Win7 from outside the windows enviroment?

     

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thx.

    Saturday, July 23, 2011 11:22 PM

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  • "DreamMaker888" wrote in message news:640e11e7-b532-4640-97ce-63ba187d538e...

    I had issues with my old hdd.  The system partition was corrupt and I could not make a disk image or full hdd backup, nor could I eventually boot with it.  Sooo, I went out and bought a new hdd.  I could still see and access all the files on my old hdd and not wanting to lose all my installed programs and personal files, I xcopied the whole drive to my new one.  When I try to boot using the new drive I get up to the windows login screen but when I try to logon to myself or even Administrator, some type comes up saying it is preparing the desktop, THEN I get this black screen with type at the bottom right corner saying:  Windows 7;  Build 7600;  This copy of windows is not genuine.  No matter what I do, I cannot get past this black window into Windows.

     

    I have searched the net for solutions to no avail as all posts pertain to getting into the Windows enviroment.  I am not able to get there.  I have tried Safe Mode, Startup Repair, SFC /scannow.  I believe I need to re-activate my LEGAL copy of Win7 Ultimate but I can't even get into the Windows enviroment to do so.

     

    Is there a way to activate my Win7 from outside the windows enviroment?

     

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thx.


    Asked and Answered elsewhere -in the proper forum!

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, July 24, 2011 8:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Monday, July 25, 2011 10:33 PM

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  • "DreamMaker888" wrote in message news:640e11e7-b532-4640-97ce-63ba187d538e...

    I had issues with my old hdd.  The system partition was corrupt and I could not make a disk image or full hdd backup, nor could I eventually boot with it.  Sooo, I went out and bought a new hdd.  I could still see and access all the files on my old hdd and not wanting to lose all my installed programs and personal files, I xcopied the whole drive to my new one.  When I try to boot using the new drive I get up to the windows login screen but when I try to logon to myself or even Administrator, some type comes up saying it is preparing the desktop, THEN I get this black screen with type at the bottom right corner saying:  Windows 7;  Build 7600;  This copy of windows is not genuine.  No matter what I do, I cannot get past this black window into Windows.

     

    I have searched the net for solutions to no avail as all posts pertain to getting into the Windows enviroment.  I am not able to get there.  I have tried Safe Mode, Startup Repair, SFC /scannow.  I believe I need to re-activate my LEGAL copy of Win7 Ultimate but I can't even get into the Windows enviroment to do so.

     

    Is there a way to activate my Win7 from outside the windows enviroment?

     

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thx.


    Asked and Answered elsewhere -in the proper forum!

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, July 24, 2011 8:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Monday, July 25, 2011 10:33 PM