(Blue Screen) This Copy of Windows is Not Genuine

I shouldn't have to be posting this since I found other folks with the same problem I'm having, but unfortunately, all they got were links to threads that had little or nothing to do with the problem, or non-starter solutions. Let's see if I get the same result.


I upgraded my hard drive (the boot drive with the Win 7 OS on it) and now after I enter my password, I end up with a blue screen that simply states that "This copy of Windows is Not Genuine" in small letters, in the bottom right corner of the screen.  It gives me no options (clicking on it does nothing).  Booting up in safe mode gives me a screen full of nothingness. If anyone can offer up a solution, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Last updated July 10, 2018 Views 13,389 Applies to:

In order for us to analyze and troubleshoot a non-genuine notification issue you may be experiencing, please download and run the   Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostics Tool. 

After running the tool, click on the Continue button, then click on the Copy button, then Paste the report into your post.  Also, please include a brief question or pertinent background information that would be helpful in our endeavor to assist you.

Thank you!

Carey Frisch
Windows Expert - Consumer

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