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Offline awemawson

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This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine
« on: December 10, 2019, 11:10:47 AM »
My office PC has been running Win7 for several years. Installed from a genuine Win7 installation CD. It is genuine and registered to me.

Today it is coming up saying it's not genuine. I will re-boot it when I can get to it but at the moment I'm accessing remotely (which I do every day - not a new facility)

. . .but what the heck !
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Re: This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 12:28:35 PM »
Sounds like something is corrupt...( bit like the world.... :lol:)

Mebbe try a re-install, after backing up...
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Re: This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 12:42:43 PM »
I am highly suspicious as Microsoft is ceasing Win7 support. I recently changed from ' automatically load updates' to 'let me choose which to load' just in case they spiked it at the last moment, but I see that Microsoft Security Essentials isn't being controlled by that setting and has loaded a host of updates in the last couple of days.

 . . . mmm . . . conspiracy  theories   :scratch:
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Re: This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 01:13:38 PM »
. . . mmm . . . conspiracy  theories   :scratch:
Hey, just because Bill Gates & Paul Allen got their start by pirating BASIC rom Dartmouth!!!

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Re: This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 01:32:57 AM »
Hey, just because Bill Gates & Paul Allen got their start by pirating BASIC rom Dartmouth!!!

Speaking of Dartmouth BASIC... I watched a rather good little documentary on it the other day on YouTube:


Well worth a watch if you're interested in the early days of computing, and why Dartmouth in particular became such a hub of early computing excellence.

Andrew - I don't think it's a general Win7 thing, my laptop is still running Win7 & so far (touch wood) hasn't done the "not genuine" thing...
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Re: This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 05:10:32 AM »
 A quick Web search will find lots of references to this error, with various causes and solutions.
It's been around as a problem for a long while.



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Re: This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2019, 04:21:17 PM »
one of the CPU's that were in use in the old days' :clap: used to bring up that error as they aged but can not for the life of me remember..my mate ( late ) used to be a Microsoft guy, told me about it a few years ago..