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    Windows Build 7601 Not Genuine?

    Okay so my computer has been locking up all day, now it says this at the bottom right on the desktop:


    Windows 7
    Build 7601
    This copy of Windows is not genuine


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    I'm thinking maybe you just got your computer fixed and the person that fixed didn't use a copy of windows that was authentic. Its probably a copied version

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihulk5 View Post
    I'm thinking maybe you just got your computer fixed and the person that fixed didn't use a copy of windows that was authentic. Its probably a copied version
    This sounds like a very likely answer to your problem. That same thing happened to me a few years ago.

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    Either use illegal actions to make that Windows 7 Genuine, which I am not supporting.
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    Back up everything you need, and try to re-install Windows, with a legit copy.
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    you got a pirated copy

    get a legal one or re-install it if it is legal



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    It's not pirated though, I got this laptop in February, Windows 7 came with it, hasn't had any problems until now. I'm on my phone because my laptop has been unresponsive for like 45 mins.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SideEffect View Post
    It's not pirated though, I got this laptop in February, Windows 7 came with it, hasn't had any problems until now. I'm on my phone because my laptop has been unresponsive for like 45 mins.
    Then I suppose the one thing you could try right now is what Ps360 suggested, which is to re-install Windows 7. Make sure to back up anything you wish to keep first, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    Then I suppose the one thing you could try right now is what Ps360 suggested, which is to re-install Windows 7. Make sure to back up anything you wish to keep first, though.
    Laptops don't tend to come with Windows installation discs, it comes pre-installed. They come with stupid recovery discs, which I'd advise against using.

    If everything is above board, contact the shop you bought the laptop from. The hardware will still be under warranty and it's their obligation to install a legitimate copy of Win 7 on the computer. I suspect you've run a Windows update and one of the patch files has detected the authentication issue.

    If you know it's an illegal copy, don't fret. Just grab a copy of Win 7, reinstall to correct the stability issue and use one of the WGA fixes to remove the notice. The "not genuine" notice is unlikely to have anything to do with the system lock-up. You're not prevented from using Windows in a restricted capacity, it's just a "we think this is a pirated copy" flag. By itself it's safe to ignore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant1th3s1s View Post
    You're not prevented from using Windows in a restricted capacity,.

    actually when a win 7 copy is non-genuine it shuts off every 2 hours.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    actually when a win 7 copy is non-genuine it shuts off every 2 hours.
    Not in my experience. I've seen more than a few illegal installations and have never witnessed that behaviour.

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    Okay, I haven't done anything about it yet. But now the watermark is gone, but my computer takes like 30mins to fully start up, then it will often lock up, and take like 15mins to be usable again.

    I think I'll take it back to the retailer where I got it, see if they can fix it.


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    I had the same problem a while ago and i found this:Genuine Windows Validation - Microsoft Download Center. Just download it and follow instructions and it should fix it if you have genuine windows 7 .

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