Copy of Windows is not Genuine

I've had this message come up and Vista prompts me to enter Win key and i have a few times but it still says the same thing.

Windows Vista (TM)
Build 6002
This Copy of Windows is not genuine.

This is pretty annoying and would like to get it off. i've tried to enter this command "slmgr –rearm" in Command Prompt but it work for a bit then it came back.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
There is a way around this but unfortunately it is against forum rules to show you how.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
I recently had to active a copy of 2008 r2. Server activation failed but I found a command to force the phone activation screen. From there you call a number, provide the activation ID, and get an activation code. I know that the application is there in vista but I don't know if the parameter will work because I don't want to screw up my current virtual machine. You can try it. If you can get the phone activation screen and you have a legit code then you may be able to activate it. Phone Activation of Windows 7 & 2008 R2 Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

If needed tomorrow I might be able to create a test virtual machine with vista on it to test.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I gave him a way to do it off the forum but he may want to try your link first
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
My method is official if it works.
I'll go ahead and try this over the weekend since my schedule is hectic. Thanks. I'll be posting the update soon. BTW, i've had a few times where i had to activate Vista but the activation screen wouldn't stay open for too long and it would just close by itself and proceed to home screen. there was also a time where i had to do the phone activation but after a while the same issue came back with the not genuine copy message. I swapped out the bios battery and it hasn't had any issues after the last activation post bios battery swap. Does this mean that if the bios battery is unplugged it will be asking for the activation key or am i talking nonsense?
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
I recently had to active a copy of 2008 r2. Server activation failed but I found a command to force the phone activation screen. From there you call a number, provide the activation ID, and get an activation code. I know that the application is there in vista but I don't know if the parameter will work because I don't want to screw up my current virtual machine. You can try it. If you can get the phone activation screen and you have a legit code then you may be able to activate it. Phone Activation of Windows 7 & 2008 R2 Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

If needed tomorrow I might be able to create a test virtual machine with vista on it to test.
I finally found some time to install a test Vista VM and confirmed that the command does open up the phone activation. I haven't tested it though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
It hasn't ask me anymore after the few times that it did. Hopefully it won't come up again. Thanks eveyrone.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55-B5256
    CPU
    • Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor @ 1.70 GHz.
    Motherboard
    ^3M Cache, up to 2.70GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
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