Suddenly my Win7 is not "Genuine"?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by AzJazz, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. AzJazz

    AzJazz MDL Novice

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    I installed my purchased Win7Prox64 a few months ago, and went through the Microsoft Windows Validation process.

    Tonight, I saw a notification in the lower right corner of my screen that my Windows 7 installation was "Not Genuine".

    When I rebooted, I saw a pop-up telling me that I needed to get a valid version of Windows.

    What is going on?
     
  2. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Sounds like your software licensing service is disabled. Try enabling it again
     
  3. AzJazz

    AzJazz MDL Novice

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    Hi, Hazar - I couldn't find "Software Licensing Service" or "Microsoft Software Licensing Service" under my list of services. Is it under another name?
     
  4. Animeniac

    Animeniac MDL Novice

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    Could be your "Software Protection" service ("sppsvc" under services tab in task manager). Make sure it's set to 'Automatic (Delayed Start)' or just Automatic. If you've had any hardware changes it could be that as well. If nothing works, give MS a ring and they should be able to reactivate it for you.
     
  5. KotaXor

    KotaXor MDL Senior Member

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    You purchase a genuine retail copy of Windows 7 and now its not genuine?:eek:
     
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  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    #6 urie, Jan 28, 2010
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    Code:
    Try the below steps to recreate the Store.
    
    1) Open an Internet Browser
    2) Type: %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.
    3) Find the file CMD.exe
    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select 'Run as Administrator'
    5) Type: net stop sppsvc    (It may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
    Note: the Software Protection servive may not be running, this is ok.
    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    9) Type: net start sppsvc
    10) Type: slui.exe
    11) After a couple of seconds Windows Activation dialog will appear. You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key or Activation may occur automatically
     
  7. killer47

    killer47 MDL Novice

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    you must contact the vendor.
    are you purchase through online?
     
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