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This copy of Windows is not genuine

C

churin

#1
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.
 
P

Paul Smith

#2
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.
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"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.
 
J

John Barnett MVP

#3
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
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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.
 
K

Kristan Kenney

#4
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.

>
 
M

mhonzell

#5
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.

>
>
 
C

churin

#6
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.
>
 
J

John Barnett MVP

#7
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
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> 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.
>>
 
J

John Barnett MVP

#8
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
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> 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.

>>
>>
 
A

allenp

#9
"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.
>
 
A

allenp

#10
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.
>
 
R

Richard Urban

#11
Is your copy of Vista installed on a SATA drive? Is the SATA controller made
by Silicon Image (SIL)?

If so, there was an update for the SIL controller that caused this problem.

--


Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)

Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

"allenp" <allenp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "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.
>>
 
A

allenp

#12
Hi, Richard Is on SATA drive and was installed and vallidated approx 4-5
weeks ago.
Have no idea as to make of controller as am not able to get into any info on
machine.
Am sure if I could get something to run and connect to net woud stand a
better chance of sucess .
Thanks, allen

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> Is your copy of Vista installed on a SATA drive? Is the SATA controller made
> by Silicon Image (SIL)?
>
> If so, there was an update for the SIL controller that caused this problem.
>
> --
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>
> Quote from George Ankner:
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
> "allenp" <allenp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AE8435BB-0D35-4768-879C-724FDD535388@microsoft.com...
> >
> >
> > "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.
> >>

>
>
 
H

Hugh Wyn Griffith

#13
In article <#e3xTYDgHHA.284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>, Richard Urban wrote:

> there was an update for the SIL controller that caused this problem.


Would that be:

---------------------------------------------------------------

Silicon Image - Other Hardware - Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink
Controller
Date last published: 3/16/2007
Download size: 1.9 MB
Silicon Image Other Hardware sofware update released in January, 2007
System Requirements
Recommended CPU: Not specified.
Recommended memory: Not specified.
Recommended hard disk space: Not specified.
Get help and support
http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=hub
More information

http://winqual.microsoft.com/support/?driverid=20038114
--------------------------------------------------------------

that I've ignored so far since I don't think I have any SATA problems
in XP or in VISTA.

I wish those links they put would lead to more useful information about
the actual download, like a link to the manufacturer's website about it
since they don't give any information about what the fix is meant to
take care of.