Windows 7 with BIOS Mod Flagged as 'Not Genuine' :-(

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    #2 LatinMcG, Dec 4, 2012
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    goto the ms activation pge and run validator.. or.. rearm trial then retry

    i use windows loader to do cert and key.. i will not install bootloader (automaticaly) since it detects slic 2.1
     
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    Post a MGADIAG report.
     
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    Seriously! :-( OK Win 7 does another set of updates today and it AGAIN tells me my Win 7 is not Genuine. WTF????

    I don't remember what I did last time (Dec 2012) So I try pskandall's suggestion of rearming. I rearm, reboot, renter the old key over itself and reboot. I'm thinking still not Genuine when I realize the Not Genuine in the lower right corner is gone. :) The black background was leading me to think I was not Genuine. ;-) Duh! I was probably already Genuine after the rearm. Anyway I changed my background back and I'm good to go. :biggrin:

    pskandall, a big THANK YOU :)

    So can anyone tell me why this keeps happening? Is this part of Microsoft's validation game causing minor headaches on some updates?

    If I hadn't gone back to school for IT Network Specialist and learned how to beat Windows into submission I would be on Linux by now. Now when things go wrong I see it as job security. LOL ;-) hahaha