Windows 7 Not Genuine 7601

This Copy of Windows is not genuine” OR “ Windows 7 Not Genuine” is a really annoying issue.
There is also a chance that a Windows update caused this problem. In all these three cases you get the error after booting to the PC, that Windows is not genuine, and also desktop background changed to a black screen. You won’t be able to change the background as you like. If you have tried entering the product Key again and again or used any software/Patch to crack Windows activation.

But still getting the error Windows 7 not genuine or, this copy of windows is not genuine build 7601 / 7600, then this tutorial is for you.

Please note that this is just an educational tutorial for the people who bought original windows and still getting this kind of error or people who want to buy Windows but are not able to buy at this point in time. We highly recommend you to buy genuine Windows and do not support any kind of piracy. There are certain ways to make Windows 7 genuine again. Here you will see some real ways to fix this issue without using any crack like KMS Pico.

This crack can activate Windows but it is actually harmful. It violates Microsoft policies and can install malware on your PC. The below methods do not violate any policies.

How to Permanently Remove This Copy of Windows Is Not Genuine on Windows 7/10

Generally, users could use all Windows functions and will not get the error message like“This copy of Windows is not genuine” in the trial period. Performing the “SLMGR –REARM” command, you could extend the trial period to continue to use all Windows functions.

SLMGR, a management tool licensed by Windows, is mainly used for managing system activation, keys and license. When SLMGR works with the REARM command, Windows will get licensed again.

Please note that Office probably will not work properly if you perform that command and you may be prompted to restart Windows because Software Protection Service has been reset. In this case, the issue will not be fixed until Office is reinstalled.

Step 1: Click start menu and type in “cmd” in the “search program and files” box. Right-click the cmd.exe and select “Run as administrator”.

Tips: If you don’t have administrative privileges, it’s suggested to create an administrator account at first.

If you use a crack then you may be a victim of software counterfeiting.
Step 3: Once the above command is performed successfully, you will be prompted to restart the PC. Just quit the command prompt and restart the PC.

After the PC restarts, you will see that “This copy of Windows is not genuine” error has gone.

If the 0xC004D307 error occurs after PC restarts, please go on to the following steps.

Tips: The 0xC004D307 error means that the maximum allowed number of re-arms has been exceeded.

To fix this error you need to have the administrative privilege if you are using a standard account then switch back to the admin account before you proceed further.
Step.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. Once the command prompt is 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. 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. NowRestart 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. Normally windows update setting remains to Automatic download and installs updates, that install the latest security, compatibility, and many other updates regularly.

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-.
Go to Start then Control Panel. Click on Windows Update at the very bottom of the control panel.
Now click on View Installed Updates, It’ll open a list of installed windows updates. Find an update KB971033 and uninstall it by double-clicking on it.
Step 4: Run the following commands in a Command Prompt as administrator.

Tips: In the first “cscript” command, replace the “KMS client key” with the actual key. Want to get more information? Please refer to the details of KMS activation and GVLK key.

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. Finally, Windows is not genuine build 7601 problem has been fixed. You can restart your computer further to verify that your copy of Windows is activated now and you will be able to set a background picture of your choice. Right-click on the desktop and go to personalization. Choose the desktop background and apply it. Note:- Microsoft has discontinued the support for Windows 7 and you will not see any new updates.

Windows update may revoke the original license key on your PC.

It may also happen after Windows recovery or re-install.

In this case, you can re-register the product key again.

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If you have bought a laptop with an original license then you can find the product key glued on the bottom.

Once you find it, note it.


Now come back to the Windows and press the Win+R keys together to open the “Run” dialog box.

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Type “slui.exe” and click OK.

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Once you find the Windows Activation prompt, select the “Retype your product key” option.

On a global scale, millions of people are using pirated Windows, especially those that are living in developing countries with relatively low economic levels. Using unofficial cracking way to activate Windows is a violation of intellectual property rights in any countries and regions.

In Japan, the laws of intellectual property rights have been established well and punishment is harsh. The individual, who uses pirated software, violates the rules and even made a more severe crime such as theft, will face up to 10 years in jail and will be fined up to ten million yen.

In United State, intellectual property is valued mostly. According to the Title 17 of United State Code concerning intellectual property rights, those who copy system and software without authorization may bear civil and criminal liabilities. Civil lawsuits can cost thousands of dollars in damages, while serious criminal charges can result in a felony record with up to five years in jail and a fine of up to 250,000 dollars.

China, as a member of developing country, also severely deals with the conduct of making pirated software via intellectual property laws.

According to the past cases exposed by Microsoft’s legal department, Microsoft usually doesn’t take legal action against individual software pirate. But Microsoft will take legal action against large organizations and enterprises that widely use pirated software.

In conclusion, those using pirated Windows system definitely violate Microsoft’s intellectual property and trademark. The individual or organizations that use pirated software probably will not lead to a lawsuit from Microsoft. But Microsoft retains rights to take legal actions against the software pirates. We hereby recommend you to support genuine Windows.

Don’t Use Third-Party Cracks

Here you need to enter the key you have noted.

If the above option does not fix the issue then come back to the Windows Activation screen and select “Activate Windows Online Now” and follow the on-screen instructions and check if you are able to re-activate the license.

If the online activation method fails, then click on “See other ways to activate” and follow on-screen instructions.

You may find tons of tools and cracks online to fix this issue. But these tools will seriously damage your computer.

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