How to fix Windows 7 Not Genuine Error – Fix “This copy of Windows is not genuine” Problem 9

Often we can notice users asking for ‘Windows 7 not genuine error fix’. Anyway, few friends of mine report me that they are facing an annoying “This copy of Windows is not genuine” after using the Windows 7 for few days. Now the reason is pretty obvious, yes they are using Pirated copy of Windows 7. Well, whatever but they are expecting a fix from me as soon as possible. Now this is the time for me to prove myself since I can’t let down my friends expectations. Anyhow if you’re also facing a similar issue on your windows 7, we have an easy guide which will help you to fix ‘Windows 7 Not Genuine Error’. Read on to know how you can fix it.

Just because we are providing you a solution to “This copy of Windows is not genuine” problem, it doesn’t mean we’re supporting piracy. We’re solely against piracy and of course, the best way to solve this problem is to buy a genuine copy of windows 7 from market or online store. This solution is only for those who are not in the position of purchasing a brand new copy of Windows 7 at the moment. Now let’s get you into the solution where we have summed up a step by step guide.

Step-by-step solution to Windows 7 Not Genuine Error Fix:

  • Step 1: Log into your windows 7 and begin with starting command prompt. To open Command prompt, type “cmd” keyword in the search field of start menu.  Right before opening the cmd from search results, right click on “cmd.exe” and click as run as administrator.  See the below image as reference.

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  • Step 2: Now once the command prompt window is opened, type the following command:

SLMGR -REARM Make sure that you have opened the command prompt using “Run as administrator option” or else this command will not work. See the picture below as reference.

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  • Step 3: After entering the command as it is, hit the enter button on your keyboard to execute the operation.


  • Step 4: Right after entering the command a confirmation window will popup stating that “Command completed successfully, please restart the system for the changes to take effect”. So follow the instructions and restart the computer so that the changes you have made can take effect.

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  • Step 5: After restarting the computer, you may not receive any “This copy of Windows is not genuine” error.

So, finally congratulations, you’ve fixed the Windows 7 not genuine error in windows 7.

Now the annoying “This copy of Windows is not genuine”won’t popup again and again at your taskbar. Anyway, if you’re facing any problem at any step, feel free to ask us through comments below.

9 thoughts on “How to fix Windows 7 Not Genuine Error – Fix “This copy of Windows is not genuine” Problem

  1. Reply Ezrajoe26 Jan 27, 2014 3:24 pm

    It’s really working tanx 4rnd.pls how can i patch my idm for final bcoz once i patch mine it works bt if i try up-date it ll start up with it’s normal troubles.pls help m

  2. Reply Hare Krsna Jan 28, 2014 3:36 am

    You my friend, are a genius.

  3. Reply dnkinball Jan 28, 2014 5:27 pm

    Hello! Thanks again for the fix. It worked great, but…it had to be re-done around every 6 weeks until now. Now, my error is “sorry. you have exceeded the maximum number of re-arms allowed. You must reinstall the OS before attempting rearm again”.
    I do have the ability to reinstall, because my copy is actually genuine, but I am our of the country and will lose all my other software and will not be able to reinstall any of it, which I most definitely need while I am away! Do you have a ‘fix’ for my new dilema? I really hope you do! Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

  4. Reply Noel Jan 29, 2014 1:11 am

    Does this solution remove the message or does it resolve the underlying problem which results in the message?

    I want to make sure the desktop won’t stop running the operating system for failure to validate that the windows version is indeed genuine.

    Please clarify.

  5. Reply Prem Jan 31, 2014 10:29 am

    I have done the above and fixed the Windows 7 not genuine error in windows 7 64 bit. But when my computer properties is showing window activation “3 days to activate, active windows now” or change windows product key.
    What should i do?

    Please advise.


  6. Reply SONAL Feb 2, 2014 4:44 pm

    I have done the operations as sugested but ahter presssing enter command that-SLMGR-REARM IS NOT RECOGNIZED AS AN EXTERNAL OR INTERNAL COMMAND,OPERABLE PROGRAM OR BATCH FILE. is displayed…
    please help me out with wat to do next

  7. Reply zare Feb 3, 2014 10:50 pm

    Hi, I’ve done this few times so far, even when I fix it the message comes back after month or so.
    This time when I tried doing it I got msg “The maximum allowed numbers of re-arms has been exceeded. You must re-install OS before trying to re-arm again”

  8. Reply virat Feb 4, 2014 12:20 am

    Check this below link to make your windows 7 copy genuine.. Methods shown in the link is very informative and easy!!

  9. Reply PB Kakathkar Feb 4, 2014 7:07 pm

    My PC was giving error message as “Windows7 is not genuine”. After following your procedure now I am successful and that annoying command has disappeared. Thanks Sir.

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