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

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Smokin, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

    Jan 2, 2011
    When I got home from work the screen on one of my bios modded computers was black and flagged as Not Genuine. :-(

    I opened a command prompt as administrator and ran
    slmgr.vbs -upk which uninstalled the bad key

    Next I ran
    slmgr.vbs -ipk 4HMYB-6YHYT-TW2J6-FQBC3-6GBFW and several other keys
    After each attempt I reboot and let it validate online. All failed online validation.

    I ran SLIC ToolKit 3.2. It says SLIC Diagnosis Validated and Cert OK

    Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 7601 Service Pack 1 (x64)

    American Megatrends Inc. 06/17/2010 1024K
    Ver 2102 AMI BIOS /ACPI 2.0

    What am I doing wrong?
    Do I need a valid key?
    What info do you need to help me.

    Thank you for any help you can give me from a very surprised bios mod user
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

    Feb 27, 2011
    #2 LatinMcG, Dec 4, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
    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
  3. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

    Jan 2, 2011
    Still not working and it keeps bugging me. Now it says I have to reinstall Windows 7! ???
    I checked my key that it said was invalid and its the blacklisted key I used when I first did the bios mod. When I figured out it was no good I used another key. So how the heck did that blacklisted key get back in there? Might be one of my kids screwing around, my oldest is taking after me and in school for IT networking. Like me he is too smart for his own good. ;-)

    I tried GRY6B-TJ49J-X73JG-38H9K-VWJHY but its not working either. :-(

    Where is there a list of known good keys? I tried the keys at
    and so far nothing is working. Could something be broken in Windows 7 that is preventing things from working?

    Any suggestions as to what to try next short of a Windows 7 reinstall?

    Thanks in advance. :)
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Post a MGADIAG report.
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  5. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    GRY6B-TJ49J-X73JG-38H9K-VWJHY is windows 7 ultimate default trial key it will never activate you need windows 7 ultimate OEM:SLP key
  6. pskandall

    pskandall MDL Novice

    Jun 24, 2010

    I hope it isn't too late but...
    In this case you just have to rearm Windows (slmgr.vbs -rearm) then reboot
    After reboot, enter an OEM:SLP key and reboot again.
  7. Smokin

    Smokin MDL Novice

    Jan 2, 2011
    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