08-31-2012 02:54 PM
Ok so i recently got new computer parts, and with new computer parts came a system restore. So i went ahead did the system restore and had no problems, everything was a ok. Now today i boot up my pc to see "This copy of windows is not genuine" Whats all that about?? I have re-installed windows 7 with the built in HP HDD Partition which holds a digital copy of windows for me to restore multiple times before with no problems, now its yelling at me saying its not real?? Please do help me, i dont want microsoft busting through my door for "Copyright infrigment" when its authentic =/
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08-31-2012 05:18 PM
Just go to this website and click on the blue validate area. I believe HP uses some standard keys for preinstalls and recovery and Microsoft just wants to double check when it see new equipment. It has always just come back and said validated for me.
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04-27-2013 03:14 PM
I purchased a new HP Pavilion Elite m9520f Desktop with Windows Vista pre-installed, and received free upgrade to Windows 7 Home Prem. 64 bit in 2010 which I installed at that time. My C drive was failing so I used Seagate Acronis to clone the drive. Now I have the Windows not Genuine message. The download recommended:
04-29-2013 10:31 AM
I see that you are having problems wit the Windows 7 is not genuine error. I suspect it has something to do with cloning the drive.
I would try this link for Windows validation. It is different than the one you included I have had experience with that one being helpful.
04-29-2013 10:59 AM
Thanks for replying. I tried that site, but none of the fixes there worked. The exe file indicated to download wouldn't install, and I'd get the Genuine Windows error code. I performed all the other fixes too from that site, but nothing resolved the problem.
04-29-2013 06:25 PM
Yes. They say that I must purchase a separate full version of Windows. I purchased my HP computer loaded with VISTA with a free Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade from HP soon after. Because the Windows 7 was an upgrade, migrating/cloning the failing drive would invalidate the Windows (eventhough I had both the VISTA and WIN7 product keys.
HP never gave me VISTA DVDs before I upgraded to WIN7. If they had, I could reinstall VISTA and then reinstall the upgrade.
When I called HP - they said I could pay $200 and someone would come to my home to fix the computer, but that it was out of warranty, and they refused to discuss the matter further over the phone. The cost of $200 for HP repair is the same as the cost of a full version of WIN7 Home Prem.
04-30-2013 09:12 AM