Fixing error This copy of Windows is not genuine is very easy. If you install pirated Windows OS, it will run only for some months. After that, you will get error This copy of Windows is not genuine and your screen may get a blank screen.
This method will work for 32 bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. If you want to fix Windows XP, non-genuine error, read Easy Fix for your PC may be a victim of software counterfeiting error in Windows XP.
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Fix for Error This copy of Windows is not Genuine
You must follow below three steps to eliminate the error. After the second step, your will be gone. Even then you must follow the third step. Otherwise, you may get this error back once again.
Step 1 Uninstall Update KB971033
You are getting the 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 into the 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 the actual procedure to fix Windows not genuine error.
1. Go to Start Button for Start Menu.
2.You need to type cmd in the search field.
3.You will see command prompt option. Right, click Command prompt. Select Run as Administrator. It is must run command prompt with administrator privileges otherwise command will not work.
4.Type SLMGR -REARM (SLMGR is a tool which manages Windows software license. REARM is a command which resets license status of the machine.) and press enter.
5. You will see a window, Click OK.
6. Just Restart your PC. Now you will never receive the error message. If this command did not work for you, you need to try SLMGR /REARM.
SLMGR -REARM must work for Windows 32 bit version. It may work for Windows 64 bit version. If it did not work for Windows 64 bit version, then only you have to try SLMGR /REARM.
|Caution: You need not buy Windows OS from any eCommerce stores. Because if you get any issue, you need to contact your vendor. You can ask Microsoft support for help only when you buy OS from Microsoft Store. I recommend you to buy Microsoft products only from Microsoft store.
Step 3: Turn off Updates
You are not using original OS, so you can not get updates. And you must turn off updates. Otherwise, you will get the same error one more time. If you don’t turn off updates, you OS will get updated. Any one of future updates may detect your OS Genuity. So there is a chance that you will get the error. Just follow below procedure.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Click Windows Update.
- Click Install updates automatically(Recommended).
- You must select Never Check for Updates(Not recommended).
If you get blank screen even after following above steps, just change the background in system properties.
There is a chance that you may get below two errors. I have given solutions for those errors.
Note 1: – If you get “Error 0xc004d307: The maximum allowed the number of rearms has been exceeded” after entering the command. Read my article about How to fix Error 0xc004d307 to re-arm again.
Note 2: – If you get the error “slmgr is not recognized as an internal or external command” after entering the command. Read my article about How to fix slmgr is not recognized as an internal or external command.
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If you get the error even after following above procedure, you need to reinstall Windows 7 from any CD/DVD and follow above procedure carefully. Then you will never get This copy of Windows is not genuine error.
This procedure does not convert nongenuine OS to genuine. It makes use of nongenuine OS without problems and updates. If you want complete features and updates, you must buy Genuine OS.
I can suggest you that, Don’t buy Windows OS from any third parties. Because I have seen many comments in this post that so many people are getting a non-genuine error, even though they use original OS which was bought from third-parties. So Buy Windows from Microsoft Windows store only. So that, if you get any problem in future, Microsoft will help you.
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