(Win 7) 'This copy of windows is not genuine'

Hello! Yesterday, I tried upgrading to windows 10 with the media creation tool from microsoft's site, but my computer seems to not be able to support it. This was expected, but what wasn't is that now I'm back on Windows 7, and it thinks I pirated it.


"Windows 7

Build 7601

This copy of Windows is not genuine"

Any help?


Hi peasant,

It is very normal that you are getting the "This copy of Windows is not genuine" message as you have tried a risky task on your PC. But, if this is the case, then you can try the following steps which are effective to solve the issue. Check it out first, and then apply them respectively.

  1. First of all, tap the Windows key and the letter R at a time to open the Run bar.
  2. After that, in the Run bar type cmd and then press down Ctrl, Shift and the Enter button at a time. This will get you the Administrator: Command Prompt window open.
  3. In the Administrator: Command Prompt type the command SLMGR –REARM.
  4. Press down the Enter key to execute. Wait, until result window appear.
  5. Now, restart your PC to check whether the issue gets resolved or not.

If, then fine or else go for further method.

  1. Tap down the Windows key to open the search bar.
  2. After that, in the search bar type control and then select Control Panel from the search result.
  3. Next, click on Windows Update.
  4. Further, click on View Installed Updates. This will open the window that contains all the installed updates list.
  5. From the list uninstall the update KB971033.
  6. Further, Restart your PC.

Hopefully, now you will get the problem solved.

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Last updated March 24, 2021 Views 2,063 Applies to: