Fix This copy of Windows 7 is not a genuine error message

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What to do if Microsoft constantly reminds you this copy of Windows is not a genuine error message. If you have a hacked version of Windows installed on your system, after a while your desktop background will go black with an error message at the bottom saying your Windows is not genuine. This is a big hassle. This error message occurs even if you didn't activate Windows after paying for it. If so, you can simply enter your activation key and activate Windows. But if your copy is pirated, this won't be enough. But you can definitely fix the problem. Read on to find out how to fix a non-genuine Windows error message in Windows 7 using Command Prompt.

See also: - How to verify the Windows product key

Repair non-genuine Windows error message using command prompt


  • Click on the Windows 7 Start Menu icon as shown below.


  • In the search bar, type cmd. From the displayed search results, look for the one called cmd.exe. Then right click on cmd.exe then click Run as administrator from the context menu.


  • This will result in opening the System Symbol file with administrator privileges. Now type or copy and paste the following command into the System Symbol file and hit Enter.



  • When prompted for confirmation, click the OK button. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect. You will no longer see the error message. If you see the same error message again, try SLMGR / REARM instead of SLMGR -REARM.

Disable automatic updates from Microsoft

You can now use your hacked version of Windows as if it were genuine. But if you want to use it like this for a long time, you have to choose not to receive any updates from Microsoft, as Microsoft, along with updates, installs a file that detects whether your system is genuine or not. Follow the instructions below to prevent this from happening.


  • Navigate to Control Panel from the Start menu.


  • Click on the first entry, eg Security System.


  • Then click on the option called Windows Update.


  • Now, from the left pane of the window that opens, look for Change settings and click on it.


  • Now a new window opens, choose the Never check for updates (not recommended) option, in the drop-down menu under the Important Updates section and click on it. Finally click the OK button.

Uninstall the Windows update causing the error message

But first of all, since your system showed the error message that your Windows is not genuine, the file that detects Windows authenticity somehow managed to install itself via Windows updates. You should uninstall that file to avoid causing problems in the future.

  • Open Windows Update window exactly as it was opened just before. Now look for a link called Installed Updates from the bottom of the page and then click on it.


  • The previous operation returns the list of all recent Windows updates. You need to find the update called KB971033 from this list and remove it to eliminate the possibility of problems. Now restart your PC so that the changes can take place.

That is. Were made. The point to remember is that all of these steps don't actually convert your non-genuine version of Windows to a genuine one. All it does is eliminate the problems caused by an aftermarket operating system. If you want to take advantage of all the features available in the original versions of Microsoft Windows, purchase a genuine version of Windows at the Microsoft Windows Store. Hope you found the article useful.

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