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How to fix This copy of windows is not genuine (Easy solution)


If your windows is not genuine, you will get error message “this copy of windows is not genuine“. Solving this problem is very easy by using command prompt.
After installing windows 7 build 7601 or any version of windows, it will run for one month or two months after that we get problems like often getting error message “this copy of windows is not genuine” and getting blank screen.

Procedure to fix “This copy of windows is not genuine” error

Just follow below 3 simple steps for windows 7 not genuine fix and enjoy error free windows 7.

Step 1 Uninstall Update KB971033

You are getting error “this copy of windows is not genuine”, that means your windows has an updated file which can detect your windows OS. So before going in to actual procedure, You must uninstall the update which was detecting your windows. Remember, if you see this mentioned update, then only you need to uninstall. If you don’t see this update, you can skip this step. Follow the below steps to uninstall windows update.
  • Open control panel.
  • Go to windows update section.
  • Click on view installed updates.
  • After loading all installed updates, check for update “KB971033” and uninstall.
  • Restart your PC.

Step 2 : Use SLMGR -REARM command

Now Let’s see actual procedure to remove windows not genuine error.
1. Click on start menu.
2.Type cmd in search field.
3.Right click on cmd file and click on Run as Administrator.It is must to run command prompt with administrator privileges.
4. Type SLMGR -REARM (SLMGR is Windows software licensing management tool. REARM command will reset the licensing status of machine) and press enter.
This copy of windows is not genuine
5. Now you will see a confirmation window, click on OK.
6. Restart your PC.
Now you will never receive error message. If you see same error message, then try SLMGR /REARM instead SLMGR -REARM.
Command SLMGR -REARM works for Windows 32 bit version. It even work for windows 64 bit version. Some times this command will not work for Windows 64 bit version. Then only try SLMGR /REARM instead SLMGR -REARM.
Caution: Don’t buy Windows OS from any other third-party eCommerce stores. Because if you get any issue, you need to contact your vendor. Microsoft support will help you, when you buy Windows OS from Microsoft store only. I strongly recommend you to buy Microsoft products only from Microsoft store.

Step 3 : Turn off Updates

As you are not using original windows, you are not authorised to update windows. If you update windows, Microsoft will install one file which can detect your window is genuine or not. So follow the below steps to switch off windows automatic update.
  • Open control panel.
  • Go to windows update.
  • Click on “Install updates automatically(Recommended)”.
  • Select “never check for updates(Not recommended)”.
After following above procedure, you can remove windows not genuine error. But there is chance that you may have black background. In that case, change the background by going in to system properties.
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