This copy of Windows is not genuine is an error message that can be found at the bottom right corner of your screen when Windows found out that you are using an illegitimate operating system, or when you are lacking with permission of the registry. It is annoying to receive this kind of message especially if you know that you have installed a legitimate operating system on in your computer.
Notifications this copy of Windows is not genuine may appear on your computer most likely because it is not activated properly or it is really not genuine. To resolve this issue, follow the instructions to activate Windows after you click on the notification.
This copy of Windows is not genuine may still appear on your computer even if you are using a genuine Windows. To fix this issue in a genuine Windows 7 operating system, try to validate your Windows 7. To do that, go to the Genuine Microsoft Software site. Then, click on Validate Windows button. It will then prompt you to a page where you need to install the WGA ActiveX. Then, wait until you received notification if it is successfully validated.
In case after validating the operating system after you received this copy of Windows is not genuine error message and you still have the same issue, try to re-install the system license files. Click on the Start button. In Start search space, type cmd then pressed Enter. The command center will then prompt. Type slmgr /rilc on the prompt then press Enter. License files details will then be displayed by the Windows Script Host. Verify also if the copy of your Windows 7 is activated to fix this copy of Windows is not genuine error message by clicking System in the Control Panel. If the Windows 7 was not activated, go back to the command prompt.
If the error message this copy of Windows is not genuine still persist, open the command prompt as administrator. In the prompt, type slmgr /rearm then press enter. You will then receive a message from a Windows Script Host confirming that the command has been executed. After that, you will notice in the Control Panel at System that the Windows Activation Status is unavailable. Just restart your computer. Go to the System in the Control Panel after the computer restarted. You will then see Activate Windows 7 now. Click it then click Activate Windows online now. You will then receive message saying that the activation is successful. The error this copy of Windows is not genuine should no longer appear.
You will continue receiving this copy of Windows is not genuine notifications periodically until you resolve this issue. Your screen will then turn into black and you will only have limited access on your computer. You can restart your computer but it will happen again every 60 minutes. To avoid getting this copy of Windows is not genuine error message again, make sure to buy only genuine Microsoft products. You can check from Microsoft website if the product key of the Windows 7 you purchase is genuine.