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Fix “This Copy Of Windows Is Not Genuine” Message

Written by Surya Teja

If you’ve installed a pirated version of Windows 7 or if windows failed to recognise your Serial Key, then “This copy of Windows is not genuine” message pops up on the screen frequently. This issue is commonly observed in Windows 7, so we’ve provided a quick and easy solution to stop this annoying pop-up.

The method that we’re going to use involved Command Prompt, but it’s not complicated at all.

Just follow the steps below and if you get it right, you won’t ever see the pop-up again.

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Here we have written two methods to fix this copy of windows is not genuine error in windows 7. Most of the times first method will get rid of that error and some times you have to go through the second method also. I recently faced this issue and solved it by using the first method itself.

Steps:

  1. Press Windows Icon + R on your keyboard.
  2. You’ll see a Run window.
  3. In the search field, type cmd.
  4. The command prompt window opens.
  5. Type SLMGR -REARM and press Enter.
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Note:  SLMGR is Windows software licensing management tool.
      REARM command will reset the licensing status of machine.
     6. You’ll see a confirmation window.
     7. Click OK.
     8. Restart your PC.
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In case this doesn’t work, try opening Command Prompt in Administrator mode. In order to do that, you should first find the Command Prompt icon in search, right click on it, and click on Run as Administrator.
In case your Windows version is not genuine and you have followed the above steps to eliminate the “This copy of Windows is not genuine” pop-up, there are other inconveniences that could bother you. What you have done is, make Windows think you have a genuine version of Windows by stopping it from checking online all the time if you have the legitimate version. But there are other ways for it to find out, like when it searches for updates and installs one, the update let’s it know that it is not genuine, so it starts bugging you again. In order to keep that from happening, all you have to do is stop Windows Updates. Follow the steps below.
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Click on Windows Update.
3. Click on Install updates automatically (Recommended).
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4. Select the option Never check for updates (Not Recommended).
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If this doesn’t work, and you still see the pop-up “This copy of Windows is not genuine”, then there is already an
update that is detecting the presence of pirated Windows. So, you’ll have to remove that as well.

Follow these steps to remove the update.

1. Open control panel.

2. Go to windows update section.

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3. Click on view installed updates.

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4. After loading all installed updates, check for update “KB971033” and uninstall.

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5. Restart your PC.

That’s it. You’re good to go. If you have any problems getting this trick to work, let us know in the comments section down below and we will be sure to respond within 24 hours.

Disclaimer: We strongly advise against the piracy of Windows software and are in no way affiliated with people involved in piracy. If you’d like to get in touch with us by clicking on the “Contact Us” tab up top, and we’ll get back to you. Cheers!

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2 Comments

  • I have tried many times to get rid of the ” windows not genuine” error and checked all installed updates. KB971033 was not found, could also be another number update number?

    • Hi Ric,

      If you have tried all the above-mentioned methods and still facing the issue then here are few quick questions for you.

      1) Which version of windows are you using? windows 7, 8 or 10 ?
      2) Did you use the patch to activate windows? If yes, then apply patch again
      3) If you are interested, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free by installing the cracked window 7 ultimate and activate it with patcher and then, you will get a notification of a free Windows 10 upgrade.

      Hope this helps you and do let me know if you have any other questions.

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