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This copy of Windows is not genuine

  1. #1


    churin Guest

    This copy of Windows is not genuine

    I have just noticed that just above the system tray area the following
    is displayed:

    Windows Vista(TM)
    Build 6000
    This copy of Windows is not genuine
    - - - - - - - - -

    On the other hand, other place(Control Panel -> System and
    Maintenance->System) indicates "Genuine".

    This OS is installed from a legitmate copy of DVD(Technet distribution)
    and it has been over three months since it was installed.

    How can I get rid of this faulty display. By the way, before I notice
    the above, the display said that this copy in not genuine and it went
    into a limited functionality mode. So I reactivated on-line. Maybe there
    is a root cause of this problem which need be addressed.

    Please anyone help.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Paul Smith Guest

    Re: This copy of Windows is not genuine

    Might be an idea to look over http://forums.microsoft.com/genuine/ to see if
    anybody else has had similar issues (I'm sure they have).

    --
    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    http://www.windowsresource.net/

    *Remove nospam. to reply by e-mail*


    "churin" <churin@new.postalias> wrote in message
    news:%23J$8kyJbHHA.3284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I have just noticed that just above the system tray area the following is
    >displayed:
    >
    > Windows Vista(TM)
    > Build 6000
    > This copy of Windows is not genuine
    > - - - - - - - - -
    >
    > On the other hand, other place(Control Panel -> System and
    > Maintenance->System) indicates "Genuine".
    >
    > This OS is installed from a legitmate copy of DVD(Technet distribution)
    > and it has been over three months since it was installed.
    >
    > How can I get rid of this faulty display. By the way, before I notice the
    > above, the display said that this copy in not genuine and it went into a
    > limited functionality mode. So I reactivated on-line. Maybe there is a
    > root cause of this problem which need be addressed.
    >
    > Please anyone help.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: This copy of Windows is not genuine

    I've seen this happen when doing an 'upgrade' repair (in other words
    upgrading Vista over the copy you already have to do a repair install
    similar to that in XP). When this happened to me (after an upgrade repair) i
    simply re-activated, closed down the machine and rebooted and the 'not
    genuine' message disappeared.

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    Windows - Shell/User

    Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..

    "churin" <churin@new.postalias> wrote in message
    news:%23J$8kyJbHHA.3284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I have just noticed that just above the system tray area the following is
    >displayed:
    >
    > Windows Vista(TM)
    > Build 6000
    > This copy of Windows is not genuine
    > - - - - - - - - -
    >
    > On the other hand, other place(Control Panel -> System and
    > Maintenance->System) indicates "Genuine".
    >
    > This OS is installed from a legitmate copy of DVD(Technet distribution)
    > and it has been over three months since it was installed.
    >
    > How can I get rid of this faulty display. By the way, before I notice the
    > above, the display said that this copy in not genuine and it went into a
    > limited functionality mode. So I reactivated on-line. Maybe there is a
    > root cause of this problem which need be addressed.
    >
    > Please anyone help.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Kristan Kenney Guest

    Re: This copy of Windows is not genuine

    I've also seen this behavior with upgrade installations - the steps you
    outlined also worked for me on that occasion.

    --
    Kristan Kenney
    http://www.canucky.net

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties,
    and confers no rights.


    "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
    news:emjMDgKbHHA.2088@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I've seen this happen when doing an 'upgrade' repair (in other words
    > upgrading Vista over the copy you already have to do a repair install
    > similar to that in XP). When this happened to me (after an upgrade repair)
    > i simply re-activated, closed down the machine and rebooted and the 'not
    > genuine' message disappeared.
    >
    > --
    > John Barnett MVP
    > Associate Expert
    > Windows - Shell/User
    >
    > Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    > Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >
    > The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    > kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    > reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
    > for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
    > of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
    > this mail/post..
    >
    > "churin" <churin@new.postalias> wrote in message
    > news:%23J$8kyJbHHA.3284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>I have just noticed that just above the system tray area the following is
    >>displayed:
    >>
    >> Windows Vista(TM)
    >> Build 6000
    >> This copy of Windows is not genuine
    >> - - - - - - - - -
    >>
    >> On the other hand, other place(Control Panel -> System and
    >> Maintenance->System) indicates "Genuine".
    >>
    >> This OS is installed from a legitmate copy of DVD(Technet distribution)
    >> and it has been over three months since it was installed.
    >>
    >> How can I get rid of this faulty display. By the way, before I notice
    >> the above, the display said that this copy in not genuine and it went
    >> into a limited functionality mode. So I reactivated on-line. Maybe there
    >> is a root cause of this problem which need be addressed.
    >>
    >> Please anyone help.

    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    mhonzell Guest

    Re: This copy of Windows is not genuine

    Excellent!
    Acknowledged the problem and provided a potential solution.
    You're shaking my stereotype of MVPs.

    Thank you!



    "John Barnett MVP" wrote:

    > I've seen this happen when doing an 'upgrade' repair (in other words
    > upgrading Vista over the copy you already have to do a repair install
    > similar to that in XP). When this happened to me (after an upgrade repair) i
    > simply re-activated, closed down the machine and rebooted and the 'not
    > genuine' message disappeared.
    >
    > --
    > John Barnett MVP
    > Associate Expert
    > Windows - Shell/User
    >
    > Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    > Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >
    > The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    > kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    > reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    > any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    > use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    > mail/post..
    >
    > "churin" <churin@new.postalias> wrote in message
    > news:%23J$8kyJbHHA.3284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > >I have just noticed that just above the system tray area the following is
    > >displayed:
    > >
    > > Windows Vista(TM)
    > > Build 6000
    > > This copy of Windows is not genuine
    > > - - - - - - - - -
    > >
    > > On the other hand, other place(Control Panel -> System and
    > > Maintenance->System) indicates "Genuine".
    > >
    > > This OS is installed from a legitmate copy of DVD(Technet distribution)
    > > and it has been over three months since it was installed.
    > >
    > > How can I get rid of this faulty display. By the way, before I notice the
    > > above, the display said that this copy in not genuine and it went into a
    > > limited functionality mode. So I reactivated on-line. Maybe there is a
    > > root cause of this problem which need be addressed.
    > >
    > > Please anyone help.

    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    churin Guest

    Re: This copy of Windows is not genuine

    Thanks for your response. I found that rebooting removes the faulty display.

    Kristan Kenney wrote:
    > I've also seen this behavior with upgrade installations - the steps you
    > outlined also worked for me on that occasion.
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: This copy of Windows is not genuine

    Glad it worked for you

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    Windows - Shell/User

    Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..

    "churin" <churin@new.postalias> wrote in message
    news:uO7oJpMbHHA.704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks for your response. I found that rebooting removes the faulty
    > display.
    >
    > Kristan Kenney wrote:
    >> I've also seen this behavior with upgrade installations - the steps you
    >> outlined also worked for me on that occasion.
    >>



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: This copy of Windows is not genuine

    Pity I couldn't 'shake' a few others:-)

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    Windows - Shell/User

    Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..

    "mhonzell" <mhonzell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BBD2B984-EB70-403E-97DD-4BDB5098E8C9@microsoft.com...
    > Excellent!
    > Acknowledged the problem and provided a potential solution.
    > You're shaking my stereotype of MVPs.
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    >
    >
    > "John Barnett MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> I've seen this happen when doing an 'upgrade' repair (in other words
    >> upgrading Vista over the copy you already have to do a repair install
    >> similar to that in XP). When this happened to me (after an upgrade
    >> repair) i
    >> simply re-activated, closed down the machine and rebooted and the 'not
    >> genuine' message disappeared.
    >>
    >> --
    >> John Barnett MVP
    >> Associate Expert
    >> Windows - Shell/User
    >>
    >> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    >> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >>
    >> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    >> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    >> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
    >> for
    >> any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of
    >> the
    >> use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    >> mail/post..
    >>
    >> "churin" <churin@new.postalias> wrote in message
    >> news:%23J$8kyJbHHA.3284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> >I have just noticed that just above the system tray area the following
    >> >is
    >> >displayed:
    >> >
    >> > Windows Vista(TM)
    >> > Build 6000
    >> > This copy of Windows is not genuine
    >> > - - - - - - - - -
    >> >
    >> > On the other hand, other place(Control Panel -> System and
    >> > Maintenance->System) indicates "Genuine".
    >> >
    >> > This OS is installed from a legitmate copy of DVD(Technet distribution)
    >> > and it has been over three months since it was installed.
    >> >
    >> > How can I get rid of this faulty display. By the way, before I notice
    >> > the
    >> > above, the display said that this copy in not genuine and it went into
    >> > a
    >> > limited functionality mode. So I reactivated on-line. Maybe there is a
    >> > root cause of this problem which need be addressed.
    >> >
    >> > Please anyone help.

    >>
    >>



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    allenp Guest

    RE: This copy of Windows is not genuine



    "churin" wrote:

    > I have just noticed that just above the system tray area the following
    > is displayed:
    >
    > Windows Vista(TM)
    > Build 6000
    > This copy of Windows is not genuine
    > - - - - - - - - -
    >
    > On the other hand, other place(Control Panel -> System and
    > Maintenance->System) indicates "Genuine".
    >
    > This OS is installed from a legitmate copy of DVD(Technet distribution)
    > and it has been over three months since it was installed.
    >
    > How can I get rid of this faulty display. By the way, before I notice
    > the above, the display said that this copy in not genuine and it went
    > into a limited functionality mode. So I reactivated on-line. Maybe there
    > is a root cause of this problem which need be addressed.
    >
    > Please anyone help.
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    allenp Guest

    RE: This copy of Windows is not genuine

    Hi, also have this problem but a bit more complicated as nothing will run.
    If I try to connect to net to activate comes up with runtime error and all I
    have is a black screen with the familiar words at bottom right.
    Have tried to activate over phone but they want the installation numbers
    which I am unable to get. Prior to this all happening windows explorer could
    not start.
    Have rebooted several times with same results.

    Any help appreciated, allenp

    "churin" wrote:

    > I have just noticed that just above the system tray area the following
    > is displayed:
    >
    > Windows Vista(TM)
    > Build 6000
    > This copy of Windows is not genuine
    > - - - - - - - - -
    >
    > On the other hand, other place(Control Panel -> System and
    > Maintenance->System) indicates "Genuine".
    >
    > This OS is installed from a legitmate copy of DVD(Technet distribution)
    > and it has been over three months since it was installed.
    >
    > How can I get rid of this faulty display. By the way, before I notice
    > the above, the display said that this copy in not genuine and it went
    > into a limited functionality mode. So I reactivated on-line. Maybe there
    > is a root cause of this problem which need be addressed.
    >
    > Please anyone help.
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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