This Copy of Windows 7 is Not Genuine

January 20, 2015 at 06:44:15
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz / 3.00 GB (2.86 GB usable) RAM
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

After installing Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - January 2015 (KB890830) in Windows Update last night, I got a pop-up claiming my copy of Windows is not genuine.

I tried running SLMGR -REARM in command prompt as this has solved the problem before, but got Error: 0xC004D307 The maximum allowed number of re-arms has been exceeded. You must re-install the OS before trying to re-arm again.

I tried editing the registry key SkipRearm from 0 to 1 in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE- SOFTWARE- Microsoft- Windows NT- CurrentVersion- SoftwareProtectionPlatform . It says the re-arm works, but then goes back to the the pop up saying my copy of Windows is not genuine after rebooting.

My copy of Windows was pre-installed on my computer. The sticker is under the battery in my laptop. I would rather not have to call Microsoft as I don't have cell service at my home and would have to go out to call them.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#1
January 20, 2015 at 07:01:50
As it is an OEM version of Windows you need to call the manufacturer of the laptop. The fact that you have had to re-arm this copy of Windows in the past indicates that it is probably just an evaluation copy. If there has been some mistake then the manufacturer should be able to clear it up - you may be able to contact them via email if you don't want to phone them.

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January 21, 2015 at 21:15:14
Something to try -- Start button -- type -- activate -- at the top of the list left click activate windows. Edit --
Product Key -- CD Key -- Jelly Bean
Download -- https://www.magicaljellybean.com/ke...
Jelly Bean list the product key as CD Key Don’t use the one with OEM in the number. ------------------------------
Start -- type -- cdm -- click Enter -- type slui.exe 3 -- space before 3 when typing -- Press the Enter key -- Click the Links and Read before you enter your key.

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#3
January 24, 2015 at 18:30:28
My OS has claimed not to be genuine lately... last 2 weeks. I right clicked My Computer icon and selected properties. It indicated it was checking for activation and in a few moments it did activate and the desktop warning vanished. Strange, but typical.

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