Win7 not genuine anymore after repair; Trilogy doesn't work

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by joeconsumer, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. joeconsumer

    joeconsumer MDL Novice

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    So I messed around with my boot partition in Partition Wizard and it became unbootable. Had to run repair from DVD which completed successfully, but it seems to have changed the system drive letter from H to G.

    Now when I boot up Win7 first it's stuck at "preparing your desktop" for a couple mins, then it shows me the empty blue desktop with "windows not genuine" message in the corner and I can't run any programs; not sure if that's because it's not genuine or because the drive letter changed. But I can access cmd through task manager, so I try to run Trilogy 4.2.cmd which is what I've been using lately to use Windows because the other options didn't seem to work. Now Trilogy tells me it's not installed and there are no rearms, and when I select install it briefly flashes an error then restarts windows right away and it starts from the beginning.

    Bit at a loss now what to do. I tried changing the drive letter back in system repair with diskpart but it goes back to G after a restart. Tried running repair again but it says no problems detected. So I'm guessing it comes down to making it genuine again somehow.

    Any help appreciated!
     
  2. joeconsumer

    joeconsumer MDL Novice

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    I was running WinXP on C, then made a new dual-boot partition to test Win7 (enterprise) which happened to be H and I couldn't be arsed to change it afterwards. ;)
    There's a partition D on the same HDD, and E and F on another HDD. G and I are CDROMs.

    I'd rather not reinstall if it can be avoided. I have a feeling there's an easy fix for this I'm just not computer literarte enough to figure it out. :( It's must come down to the drive letter or activation. First time I see something like this happen.
     
  3. ft@t@lk

    ft@t@lk MDL Junior Member

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    did you try the DAZ loader?
     
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  4. joeconsumer

    joeconsumer MDL Novice

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    #4 joeconsumer, Nov 11, 2011
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    It boots but logs me into some temporary profile and says "not genuine " in the background. I can access all my files, just not the shortcuts that point to the wrong drive letter.

    Daz loader doesn't work with Win7 enterprise, which is why I had to use Trinity. Now Trinity doesn't work either as described above.

    Just renamed the drive from G to H in the registry but after reboot it just changes back again. :Ove letter in the registry DID work

    final edit: changing the drive letter in regedit DID work after all. Now it boots like it should and is genuine as if nothing happened. :D Jesus Christ, 2 hours wasted just to change partition size...
     
  5. joeconsumer

    joeconsumer MDL Novice

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    Appreciate the effort mate, but it works now. ;)

    Yea I don't like it either to have the system on H: but it's too late to change that now. Gonna fix that up when the next full reinstall is due. :)
     
  6. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    How did you make that work?