Activated but not genuine?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by umbala, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. umbala

    umbala MDL Novice

    Sep 26, 2009
    I installed Windows 7 RTM 64-bit on my HP/Compaq R4000 laptop about a week ago. I didn't install any loaders or any Windows updates during that time at all. Today was the first time I tried to activate it using a modified BIOS with HP SLIC 2.1 and there were no issues at all. I installed the HP certificate and a key for Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything was successful and when I go to the system properties, it says "Windows is activated". The problem is that on the right side of that there is a blue logo saying "ask for genuine Microsoft software". Is this normal? Does it mean my Windows 7 is activated, but not recognized as genuine?

    After that, I went to test the BIOS SLIC and certificate to make sure they match. The test said "Certificate Digital Signature is valid ". Then I tried changing my product key to see if that makes a difference, but I still have the same blue logo even though it says my Windows is activated. Sorry if this has been asked and answered already. I tried to search the forums for "ask for genuine Microsoft software" and came up with no results.
  2. iNO12

    iNO12 MDL Member

    Jul 27, 2009
    The "ask for genuine microsoft software" icon is always there, it does not mean that your OS is not genuine. It is just saying that when you buy Microsoft software always ask if it is genuine. :)
  3. rseek

    rseek MDL Novice

    Oct 24, 2009
    Sure way of checking the genuine activation is installing MS security essentials.

    Caution:If the installation didnt pass genuine check with essentials then you are in trouble
  4. bambara

    bambara MDL Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    The Blue "Ask for genuine blah blah" is supposed to be there. In fact, if it is not present, that means that your windows is not activated. I'm guessing you were using Windows XP before installing Windows 7, because you would have known that if you used Windows Vista.
  5. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

    Aug 25, 2007
    it means bill and crew are already on their way to your house to steal your porn and have sex with your dog (or the nearest one they can find)
  6. Pliskin

    Pliskin MDL Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    nice :D ... but i think Billy prefer Cows ... maybe it will turn into a cashcow after Billy is finished :eek:
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  7. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

    May 9, 2009
    Short answer with no jokes: yes, you are activated and recognized as genuine by the system, the blue logo must be there as a sign your windows is genuine. Don't do nothing and enjoy your new OS.:cool:
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  8. umbala

    umbala MDL Novice

    Sep 26, 2009
    Yep, I skipped over Vista entirely and moved from XP to Windows 7. I'm pretty happy with it so far. :)

    Thanks for all the other replies too.
  9. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    Yep, so did I. Didn't like Vista at all. Used it for a week or so, then went back to XP. I think Vista is the 'Millenium' of the new millenium.

    Just had to say it :rolleyes:
  10. ll Itachi ll

    ll Itachi ll MDL Novice

    Nov 28, 2012
    How can I add that blue logo manually? Its definitely possible. Because if we can add manufacturerer info. Then why cant this blue logo. I dont know why many people interested to remove that logo. When I googled for adding Genuine Blue Logo then mostly I found removing procedure of logo. I am confused why people wantt to remove it.
  11. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

    Dec 24, 2011
    Because "the heart wants what the heart wants."