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


Method 2: Fix not genuine Error using RSOP

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open run command. Alternatively search for Run after clicking on Start button and open it. In the Run window, type in rsop.msc and hit enter to open the Resultant Set of Policy window.

Step 2: Click on Windows  Settings, Security Settings and then click on System Services.

Step 3: In the right side of the window all the System Services will be presented. Among them search for Plug and Play service that will be set as Not Defined. Right-click on it, select properties. In the Properties window, set Startup type to “Automatic.”


Step 4: Again open Run window by pressing Windows key + R and then type in “gpupdate /force” in the Run window and press enter. Once your group policy has been updated, you have to restart your PC. After restarting your PC, you will not see the Not Genuine Error annoying you anymore.

Method 2: Fix not genuine Error using Remove WAT Utility

Note: method is not working anymore as the developer has removed the download link for the software.

Step 1: Download this Zip file and Extract it

Step 2:  After extracting it, Right click WAT Remover app and select run as Administrator

Step 3: Now click on Remove WAT

Step 4: Now click on OK to confirm the change

Step 5: Restart your Windows 7 PC and you are done!

The first method would fix this error for you as the users have reported it to be working perfectly fine. However, one of the issue some readers face with this method is that it only block this message for a month or so and then will start bugging the users with same error message. If you are not comfortable with the first command prompt method to fix not a genuine error on your Windows 7 PC, you can opt for the second or third method to make your Windows 7 Genuine. Don’t forget to share this and leave your comments if you found it working to help other readers.


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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?

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