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Solved This copy of Win7 Build 7601 is not genuine?

September 17, 2011 at 18:09:42
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate

A week ago, a "msg" appeared in bottom right hand corner, saying - "Windows 7,Build 7601,This copy of windows is not genuine". I rang the PC man who built this PC in May last year (2010) & he says it is genuine. This is interfering with my desktop background picture as I have to always re-personalise it, as the screen goes black,with only this msg and my desktop icons showing. It's so frustrating. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. Can anyone help me as I would like to get my PC back to the way it was without this - I had no problems for 16 months and now this. This is the first PC I have owned and it is so heartbreaking that this is happening.
Please help me someone, there must be an answer out there to resolve this.
Thanks
Bella

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September 17, 2011 at 20:17:24

Well, if it is a legit copy, just follow the advice I linked above to get everything validated again.

If your Windows DVD doesn't look like this, it may not be a real copy.

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September 17, 2011 at 18:33:28

Thanks Razor2.3.
I still need more help on this as I have been led to believe that this copy of Win 7 Ultimate is genuine.
How do I get it back to where it was???

Bella


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September 17, 2011 at 19:22:15

Follow this guy's advice. Just be aware that PC builders tend to lie about the validity of the Windows they sell.

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September 17, 2011 at 19:31:22

Thanks Razor2.3.
I guess you just can't trust anyone anymore.
When I rang him 4 days ago he swears that this is a genuine copy of Windows7 Ultimate.
I am not that computer literate to know, and as he was a friend of a friend, I trusted that I got "the genuine article".

Regards, Bella


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September 17, 2011 at 20:17:24
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Well, if it is a legit copy, just follow the advice I linked above to get everything validated again.

If your Windows DVD doesn't look like this, it may not be a real copy.

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September 17, 2011 at 20:40:45

Thanks Razor2.3!
I will follow your advice.
The only problem I have now is that he did not leave the Windows DVD with me.
I have sent him an email about all this and told him to bring it to me asap.
I have all fingers crossed for a +ve outcome to this problem.
Thanks again.

Bella


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November 28, 2011 at 19:58:09

It's a virus bella bella. The version of Windows is genuine. You probably need to run a virus scan.

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