- If You may be having a Windows update and causing this problem. In this case, you get an error after booting into the PC, that Windows is not genuine, and also the desktop background changes to a black screen. You will not be able to change the background however you like.

If you have tried to enter the License Key repeatedly or use any software/Patch to crack Windows activation. But still getting the error Windows 7 is not genuine or, this copy of windows is not genuine build 7601/7600, then this tutorial is for you.

How To Fix ” This Copy of Windows Is Not Genuine”

Alternative 1 - Type-A Command In Command Prompt

1. Go to the Start menu and search for cmd. You will get cmd.exe in the search result then Right Click on cmd.exe and then click Run as Administrator. It will launch a command prompt with administrative privilege.

Step 2. Once the command prompt (Klick Right your mouse and klik Run as administrator) opened now type the following command, SLMGR -REARM.

Make sure you type the same command without any mistake, and also ensure that the command prompt is opened in administrator mode otherwise it will not work.

Step 3. Once you typed the above command in the command prompt window then hit the Enter button on your keyboard to execute the above command.
Step 4. After you hit enter a confirmation window will appear with the details of command execution as.

Click on “OK” to close the dialog box.

Step 5. Now  Restart your computer. After the restart, you will not get that error again like Windows 7 build 7601 or 7600, This copy of windows is not genuine.

Alternative 2 - Uninstall KB971003 To Make Windows 7 Not Genuine

Microsoft releases updates to fight counterfeit operating system installation and license keys. Sometimes these updates throw false-positive results and your genuine and original product key gets expired and windows 7 shows not genuine error.

If your Windows 7 becomes non-genuine after updating the windows then follow these steps to fix this error-

1. Go to Start then Control Panel.
2 . Click on Windows Update at the very bottom of the control panel.
3. Now click on View Installed Updates, It’ll open a list of installed windows updates.
4. Find an update KB971033 and uninstall it by double-clicking on it.
5. Also, look for the recently installed updates after which you started getting the error. Find and uninstall those updates as well.

After that Restart, you won’t get Windows is not genuine error again. But, if you update Windows 7 again then the problem will arise. So consider disabling Windows updates.

Alternative 3 - Re-Register The License Key (Buy License Key Windows)

If the two methods above are still not resolved, you should follow this last method. By re-registering your windows license, or buying a new license key.

Press the Win+R keys together to open the “Run” dialog box.  Type “slui.exe” and click OK.

Once you find the Windows Activation prompt, select the “Retype your product key” option. Here you need to enter the key you have noted.

Finally, you should not use patches or cracks too often, because it can make the worst happen one day. Maybe your files are hit by a virus attack, or photos/videos of your memories are suddenly lost due to a damaged Windows registry.

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