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  • A sign on my desktop shhows that I need to activate a genuine window. This is Acer Window Vista but crashed two months ago. A friend of mine repaired it and upgraded it to Window 7. Unfortunately, a month later now, I informed on the desktop that I am not using a genuine Window and to contact software adminstrator. Seeking urgent help.

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:44 AM


  • Hi,


    Please understand that this is Windows Vista Forum. In order to get the answer effectively, it is recommended to submit a new question in Windows 7 Forum.


    Personally, I suggest contacting your friend who helped repair the system that if the Window 7 has the authorization.


    I would like to explain that an update named Windows Activation Technologies (WAT) is released for Windows 7 system. Customer can download this update from Windows Update or Microsoft Download Center. After installing the update, the validation process will be started and it will check for over 70 known activation exploits. If any activation exploits was detected, the non-genuine notification will be displayed.


    The notification indicating that a copy of Windows is not genuine may occur if any of the following conditions are true:
    1. A non-genuine Product Key was used to install the system and the system was activated by using activation exploit.
    2. The local settings are incorrect.
    3. Some third-party security software blocks access to the Windows Update site.
    Please be assured that the purpose of WAT is to protect the rights of genuine copy users. I will do my best to assist you in resolving this issue. Thank you for your understanding.
    Before moving on, please let me know how the system was activated? Is it activated from internet or by phone. Since the problem could be caused by the activation exploit, the above information will be helpful for us to determine the root cause.


    In addition, let’s take the following steps to test the issue.


    Suggestions 1: Test the issue in Clean Boot.


    After that, please restart the computer and validate the system again to check if the issue still persists.
    Suggestions 2: Run the MGA Diagnostic Tool to troubleshoot this issue
    1. Please open Internet Explorer and visit the following link to download the MGA Diagnostic Tool:
    2. Save the "MGADiag.exe" file to the "Desktop", and then double click on the file to run the tool.
    3. Click the “Continue” button.
    4. Under the “Windows” tab, click the "Resolve" button if it is highlighted.
    5. Restart the computer and visit the following website to validate Windows again.

    Additionally, you may contact our Windows Genuine Advantage support via the following link, which is free of charge:








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