“… Windows 7 operating system in NOT genuine” Are you stuck with this error message and want to confirm if Windows 7 on PC is genuine or not? For starters, it is important to have genuine copy of Windows 7 operating system installed on the computer to stay protected from malicious attacks and risk of counterfeit software. Following ways can help establish, if copy of Win7 OS is genuine or not.
Check Windows activation status
1. Goto Start & type activate windows
2. Highlight and click activate windows option.
3. A new window will open showing status of Windows 7 operating system installed on your computer. You are all good, if you see message “Activation was successful” with Microsoft Genuine logo on the right side.
Online Windows 7 Genuine WAT check
You can use WAT (Windows Activation Technologies) to confirm if copy of Windows 7 installed on PC is genuine or not. WAT also help protect against the risks of counterfeit software. It is an online check that enables you to verify that the copy of Windows 7 that is running on your computer is activated correctly and is genuine.
To get started, you can download install update (for X86 system – for X64 system) for WAT to confirm if Windows 7 on PC is genuine or not [More Details]. Alternatively, you can goto http://update.microsoft.com and grab automatic updates for your computer.
If Windows 7 copy is NOT genuine implies that either you are using pirated copy of Windows 7 or respective dealers sold you bad copy of Windows 7 OS. If you are very sure of purchasing Windows 7 from reputed source, you may contact Microsoft to fix this issue.