After installing Windows 7 on MacBook with Bootcamp, get "This copy of Windows is not genuine"

I have Macbook laptop with boot camp which is loaded with win7 64bit Ultimate bought with genuine dealer. But I get a display that " this copy of windows is not genuine.I get pop ups again and again. Pl help me how to avoid it.
 

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Last updated March 20, 2018 Views 223 Applies to:
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Please run the Microsoft Genuine Diagnostics Tool then copy and paste the results in a reply here for further analysis:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

Have you tried reactivating by telephone?

 How to activate Windows 7 manually (activate by phone)
 
1) Click Start, and in the Search box type:   slui.exe  4
 
2) Next press the 'ENTER' key
 
3) Select your 'Country' from the list.
 
4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.
 
5) Stay on the phone (do not select/press any options) and wait for a person to help you with activation.
 
6) Explain your problem clearly to the support person.
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929/en-us
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Have you installed any new hardware or software since you started experiencing this problem?

Do you have any registry cleaning software installed? If so, uninstall it, Registry Software is known to tamper with activation technologies in Windows.

Which Antivirus utility do you have installed?

Is your date and time correct?

 

Where did you purchase this license?

 

Lately there have been several reports of instances of blocked MSDN keys packaged with legitimate looking media. I can't stress enough to save your packaging, media and reciepts, if you purchase software such as this seek recourse with the store you purchased it from and report it to

www.microsoft.com/piracy

If you have purchased a key, with or without DVD's or packaging from EBAY or any other person or vendor and believe it may be an MSDN key because your key has been blocked you can check a few things yourself, if you received your key with the physical product go to

www.microsoft.com/howtotell and verify your product however some counterfeit software is so convincing you may not be able to spot it as such.

To check your PID press the win key and pause at the same time, or open system properties through the control panel, scroll down to activation section and look at the PID It will look something like this 12345-067-1234567-54321, the portion you are interested in is the three digit section, if it matches or is within one or two digits of the examples below you probably have an MSDN key.

065, 066, 067, 068, 069 for Ultimate, 220, 221, 222 area for Professional and the 230, 231, 221, 232 area for Premium, there are probably others but they should be close to those posted

About MSDN or TechNet Product Keys

They are genuine Microsoft product keys, they are actually retail licenses, but it is intended for a particular product channel either the Microsoft Software Developer Network (MSDN) or TechNet for IT Professionals who pay a subscription fee. The main purpose is for evaluation purposes. The great thing about them, unlike trial Microsoft software, MSDN or TechNet keys don't expire. Because the agreement under which the subscription is provided is a single license, none of the software should be distributed outside of it. Even though its $50,000 worth of licenses, it is for one person only to use and no one else. Unfortunately, regardless of the licensing terms, persons still abuse the program, either giveaway product keys or resell it on auction sites. Microsoft licenses it in good faith that customers won't do so, but I guess human nature wins out.

In your case, what probably happened is, you bought an MSDN licensed key, which carries up to 10 activations unlike full packaged retail licenses which only carry 1 activation. The person who sold it to you probably sold it to 10 other persons. Somewhere along the way, one of those persons might have installed it on a second system, activated it, because it went past 10 activation threshold, Microsoft detected it that it was being abused and blocked the key from further use.

Validate Now:

You can confirm that your software is genuine now. It’s quick and easy.

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate/

Click the 'Validate Windows' button, if the validation check fails, then click on the 'Get Genuine' button to get a WGA Kit.

Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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