How to Fix Not Genuine Windows 7 Error and Make it Genuine

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Getting Not Genuine Error is quite common if you are not using a genuine version of Windows 7 or another version. A message “ This copy of Windows is not genuine error “ pops up at the bottom in every few minutes, this is because Windows genuine checker checks whether the installed Windows 7 version is genuine or not. However,  this message is frustrating for the users who have installed a Genuine version of Windows 7, but still getting this message continuously.

How to make Windows 7 Genuine, Not Genuine error Windows 7

Microsoft added this checker for the sake of stopping piracy of its Windows 7 software. However, what happens is that sometimes you might buy genuine Windows but misplace the product key for the fresh install, and after the installation this genuine checker will keep bugging you with the error message saying “this copy of Windows 7 is not genuine.”  This is frustrating for any genuine buyer who has bought an original copy. Fortunately, there are three methods that would allow you to fix this error quickly. Now,  if you are wondering about how to fix this Not Genuine error in Windows 7 PC, this will article will guide you through required steps to get rid of this error.

Fix this copy of Windows is not genuine error in Windows 7

Now we have three methods to solve Not Genuine error in Windows 7.

  • Method 1: Fix not genuine error using Command Prompt
  • Method 2: Fix not genuine error using RSOP
  • Method 3: Fix not genuine error using Remove Wat Utility

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Method 1: Make Windows 7 Genuine using Command Prompt

Step 1:  Open command prompt as Administrator. To do this Type Cmd in the start menu, and then right-click on Cmd and click Run as Administrator

 Step 2:  Now in the cmd windows type “SLMGR –REARM”

Step 3: Press  Enter and wait till it executes

Step 4: Now a message dialogue box will appear asking you to restart your system. Click OK to reboot/restart your system.

Step 5: That’s it. When you restart your system, you’ll not be annoyed with “ Not genuine error” anymore. Continue Reading>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>





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  2. This video have great information regarding to make windows 7 genuine. It worked for me.. hopw it works for you also 🙂
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  3. Awesome…I tried the first method and it worked!

    My only question is…is this solution permanent? Or will the popups come back at some point?

  4. Don’t download the installer, it is malware and installs a virus on to your computer, luckily my vipre security is awesome. It ran a scan before the download and detected malicious content

  5. If you have your product key: xxxxx-ddddd-ddddd-ddddd-ddddd,

    go to “Control Panel > System, scroll to bottom of page and reinsert your product key.

    When you go back to your desktop, the notice in the right lower corner will no longer be there.

  6. Tashreef ,

    Len Brown here – I followed instructions in method 2 but can’t seem to change values of rsop.msc – they’re greyed out. Therefore I can’t change Plug & Play to automatic. Do you know how I can make an amendment in rsop.msc?

  7. There’s an interesting webpage that has just been deleted, but thanks to the miracle of hibernation, it’s still open in Firefox. The problem is, when I save it, it seems to attempt to retrieve the page from its source on the internet, which no longer exists. Is there any way I can configure Firefox to save the locally-held files instead?.


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