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Easy Fix For


Windows
ndows 7 &
Windows XP
Not Genuine Issue
By WhatVwant.Com

A Technology Blog

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Contents
1.How to Fix Windows 7 Not Genuine Issue ................................................................
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Procedure to Fix for the Error "This copy of Windows is not Genuine" .............................................
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Step 1 Uninstall Update KB971033 ................................................................................................
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Step 2: Use SLMGR -REARM
REARM command ................................................................
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Step 3: Turn off Updates ................................................................................................
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Final Word ................................................................................................................................
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2.How to Maximize re-arms................................................................................................
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Procedure to fix Error 0xc004d307 ................................................................................................
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3.How to Fix Error "SLMGR is not recognized as an internal or external command" ............................ 7
Procedure to Fix SLMGR is not recognized as an internal or external command .............................. 7
4.How to Fix Windows XP Not Genuine issue................................................................
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Why I am seeing this Error message? ................................................................
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Fix: you may be a victim of software counterfeiting error ......................................
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Step 1: Remove WgaLogon folder using Registry Editor ................................................................
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Step 2: Remove any other WGA files ................................................................
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Step 3: Stop Wga update ................................................................................................
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Final Word ................................................................................................................................
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Fix for Not Genuine

e Issue
1.How to Fix Windows 7 Not Genuine

Fixing error This copy of Windows is not genuine is very easy. If


you install pirated Windows OS, it will run only for some months.
ll get error This copy of Windows is not genuine and
After that, you will
your screen may get a blank screen.

Note: This procedure does not convert nongenuine OS to genuine. It


makes use of nongenuine OS without problems and updates. If you
want complete features and updates, you must buy Genuine OS from
Microsoft Store only.

I can suggest you that, Don't buy Windows OS from any third parties.
Because I have seen many com ments in this post that so many people
comments
genuine error, even though they use original OS
are getting a non-genuine
third-parties.
which was bought from third parties. So Buy Windows from Microsoft
Windows store only. So that, if you get any problem in future,
ou. Don't want to spend money, then continue
Microsoft will help you.
reading this article.

Click Here to Check Microsoft Windows Price & Features

This copy of Windows is


Procedure to Fix for the Error "This
not Genuine"
bit versions of Windows 7.
This method will work for 32 bit and 64-bit
You must follow below three steps to eliminate the error. You don't see
the error after the second step even then you must follow the third
step. Otherwise, you may get this error back once again.

Step 1 Uninstall Update KB971033

You are getting the error "this copy of windows is not genuine," that
means your windows has an updated file which can detect your
Windows OS. So before going into the actual procedure, You must
uninstall the update which was detecting your wi windows. Remember, if
you see this mentioned update, then only you need to uninstall. If you
don't see this update, you can skip this step. Follow the below steps to
uninstall Windows update.

• Open control panel.

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• Go to windows update section.


• Click on view installed
stalled updates.
• After loading all installed updates, check for
update "KB971033" and uninstall.
• Restart your PC. If you don't see the mentioned update, you
need not uninstall any update. You can leave this step and
proceed to second step.

Step 2: Use SLMGR -REARM


REARM command

Now Let's see the actual procedure to fix Windows not genuine error.

1. Go to Start Button for Start Menu.

2.You need to type cmd in the search field.

3.You will see command prompt option. Right click Command


prompt.. Select Run as Administrator.
Administrator. It is must run the command
prompt with administrator privileges otherwise command will not
work.

4.Type SLMGR -REARM


REARM (SLMGR is a tool which manages
Windows software license. REARM is a command which resets license
status of the machine.) and press enter.
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5. You will see a window, Click OK.

6. Just Restart your PC. Now you will never receive the error message.
If this command did not work for you, you need to try SLMGR
/REARM.

SLMGR -REARM must work for Windows 32 bit version. It may


work for Windowss 64 bit version. If it did not work for Windows 64 bit
version, then only you have to try SLMGR /REARM.

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In most cases above command works. Sometimes, there is a chance


that you may get any one of the below two errors. I have given
solutions for those errors.
erro

Error 1: - If you get "Error


"Error 0xc004d307: The maximum
allowed the number of rearms has been exceeded"
exceeded after
entering the command. Read my article How to Fix Error oXcoo4d307
to maximize allowed re-arms.
re OR read Topic 2 in this EBook.

Error 2: - If you get the error "slmgr is not recognized as an


internal or external command" after entering the command.
Read my article How to fix SLMGR is not recognized as an internal or
external command. Or read Topic 3 in this EBook.

Step 3: Turn off Updates

You are not using original OS, so you are not authorized to get
updates. And you must turn off updates. Otherwise,
Otherwise, you will get the
same error one more time. If you don't turn off updates, you OS will
get updated. Any one of future updates may detect your OS Genuity.
So there is a chance that you will get the error one more time. Just
follow below procedure to turnoff
turnof turn off updates.

• Go to Control Panel.
Panel
• Click Windows Update.
Update
• Click Install updates automatically(Recommended).
automatically(Recommended)
• You must select Never Check for Updates(Not
recommended)
recommended).

If you get blank screen even after following above steps, just change
the background in system properties.

If you get the error even after following above procedure, you need
to reinstall Windows 7 from any CD/DVD and follow above procedure
carefully. Then you will never get This copy of Windows is not
genuine error.

Final Word

When you follow


llow above methods properly, you will not see any error in
the future. You can use your OS forever but without updates.

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Remember, Always hackers attack older versions of OS and software


on your computer to place malware and to hack your details. I always
recommend
ecommend you to use the latest versions of OS and any software.
Then only your computer will be free from virus and your details will
be safe. It is best to buy Genuine Windows OS from Microsoft Store.
Store

• Related: Where / How to buy Windows OS? Which version


should I buy
• Windows 10 Comparison with features
• Windows 10 Home Vs Pro: Differences you need to know

2.How to Maximize re-arms


re

Error 0xc004d307 : The maximum allowed number of rearms has


"Error
been exceeded". We can fix it very easily. You get this error, when you
try "SLMGR -REARM"
REARM" command for more than three times.

While converting your not genuine windows to genuine, you may


get Error
or 0xc004d307. You get this error because you have used the
command for more than three times.

To avoid this error, you have to re install OS. Even without re


installing OS you can solve this problem. Just follow below procedure.

Procedure to fix Error 0xc004d307


0xc004d307
After using command SLMGR -REARM REARM for three times, "SkipRearm"
registry key will become "0".You need to change the "SkipRearm"
registry key to "1". You can find "SkipRearm" by going in to following
location from "Registry editor".

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows
NT/CurrentVersion/SoftwareProtectionPlatform Follow below step by
step procedure to go into above place.

• Press "Windows + R" you will see Run dialog. Or Go to Start,


click Run.
• Type "Regedit". Click Ok. You will see Registry editor
editor window.
• Click on Arrow mark which is left to
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE".
• Click on arrow mark which is left to "SOFTWARE".

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• Click on arrow mark which is left to "Microsoft".


• Click on arrow mark which is left to "Windows NT".
• Click on arrow mark which is left to
to "CurrentVersion".
• Now click on the word "SoftwareProtectionPlatform" not on
arrow mark.
• Right click on "SkipRearm" in the right window.
• Click on "Modify". Change "Value Data" to "1".
• Restart PC.

Now you can


an try the command SLMGR -REARM
REARM command.

3.How to Fix
ix Error "SLMGR is not recognized as an internal or external
command"

This section will giv e you the solution for this problem. You can apply
same procedure for any command error which is not recognized as an
internal or external command".

While using command


mand "SLMGR -REARM", you may
get error "slmgr is not recognized as an internal or external
command". ". Or any other error same as above error message.

There are lot's of reasons for this error. This section may cover all the
reasons and their solutions.

Procedure to Fix SLMGR is not recognized as an internal


or external command
1. Reason : There might be spelling mistake.

Solution : Make sure there is a space between "SLMGR" and "-


"
REARM".

2. Reason : You might not opened Command Prompt as


Administrator.

Solution : Right click on "CMD" and select "Run as Administrator".

3. Just try "SLMGR /REARM" instead "SLMGR -REARM".


REARM".

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4. Open Command Prompt as Administrator.


type cd \ and press enter.
type cd windows\system32
system32 and press enter.
Now you will see C:\windows
windows\system32>.. Now use command like this
C:\windows\system32>SLMGR
system32>SLMGR -REARM

5. Reason: slmgr.vbs file might have any other extension. You need to
remove the extension by renaming the file.

Solution: Go to My computer

Go to "C" drive.

Select folder "Windows".

Select folder
er "System32".

Scroll down until "slmgr.vbs.REMOVEWAT". Right-click


Right click on it and
rename it to "slmgr.vbs". If you don't find "REMOVEWAT" extension,
remove any other extension at the end of slmgr.vbs.

Any one of the above methods will work for you.

4.How
How to Fix Windows XP Not Genuine issue

You may be a victim of software counterfeiting",


"You counterfeiting "this copy
of windows did not pass genuine windows validation", "ask for
genuine Microsoft software", You will see these errors when you don't
have genuine Windows XP. Not only this error message, your screen
may get blank. You may not install some softwares. You will get too
many problems.

Solution for this problem is very easy. Before going to tell you
about solution, I strongly recommend you to buy latest version of
Windows. Because
ecause Microsoft has stopped support for Windows XP.
When you use older OS, your PC may get hacked easily. And your PC
will be infected by virus very easily. If you want to buy Latest
Windows, buy only from Microsoft Windows store only. Because if you
get any problem in future Microsoft will help you. If you buy Windows
DVD from any other online shops, you may be in trouble.

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Why I am seeing this Error message?

When you update Windows, Microsoft will install Windows


Genuine Advantage(WGA).
Advantage(WGA). It is an update created by Microsoft to
validate your Windows license.
license

you may be a victim of software


You are seeing "you
counterfeiting" error message, because knowingly or unknowingly you
have installed WGA update.

Now solution is very simple, just remove WGA from your computer,
you will not get error message. Follow below simple steps to remove
WGA component from your computer.

Procedur to Fix you may be a victim of software


counterfeiting error
You need to follow below 3 steps to remove error and to stop WGA
update.

Step 1: Remove WgaLogon folder using Registry Editor

Go to Start -> Run or Press Windows + R to open Run dialog. You


will see Run dialog.

Type regedit and click Ok shows that in above screenshot. You will
see Registry Editor window shows that in below screenshot.

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• Click on + symbol left to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE You
will see sub folders.
• Click on + symbol left to Software.
• Click on + symbol left to Microsoft.
• Click on + symbol left to Windows NT.
• Click on + symbol left to CurrentVersion.
• Click on + symbol left to Winlogon.
• Click on + symbol left to Notify.

Right Click on WgaLogon


aLogon folder and Click Delete.. Now restart PC.
you may be a victim of software counterfeiting"
You don't see "you counterfeiting error
message.

Step 2: Remove any other WGA files

For additional security you can remove any other WGA files
from Windows/System32 folder
and Windows/System32/dllcache
dows/System32/dllcache folder. To remove those files,

Open C: drive -> Go to Windows -> Go to System32.

Search for any WGA files. Those files may have hidden attribute. So
first you need to change folders and files view option.

• Click Tools in top menu.


• Click Folder Options.
• Go to View tab.
• Check Show hidden files and folders option.
• Click Apply and Click Ok.

Now you can see hidden files. Now you are


in C/Windows/System32 folder. You can see manually for WGA

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files or Click Search for files or folders option in left side shows
that in below screenshot.

Type Wga*.*

Search for the results. Delete all the files. You may see Wgatray.exe
, Wgalogon.dll, Wgasetup.exe. Delete every file. Even if you see any
other file with Wga word, delete them.

Now follow same step 2 procedure to delete Wga files


from C/Windows/System32/dllcache folder.

Step 3: Stop Wga update

You have removed all WGA components. You are free


from error message. If you install updates, there is chance that
Microsoft will install WGA update one more
more time and you will get
error message one more time.

To solve this problem you need to turn off updates. Or you need set it
manually approve updates. To do that,

• Go to Control panel.
panel
• Go to Automatic Updates.
Updates. You will see below screen.

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You can check "Turn


rn off automatic updates"
updates" so that you will not
get any updates and you will not get WGA update.

You can check "Notify


Notify me but don't automatically download or
install them".". In this case you will receive all Windows updates. You
need to manually install them.
them When you see WGA update, you
should not install them.

Click Apply and Click Ok.

Final Word

When you follow above methods properly, you will not see any error in
the future. You can use your OS forever but without updates.

Remember, Always hackers attack older versions of OS and software


on your computer to place malware and to hack your details. I always
recommend you to use the latest versions of OS and any software.

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Then only your computer will be free from virus and your details will
be safe. It is best to buy Genuine Windows OS from Microsoft Store.
Store

• Related: Where / How to buy Windows OS? Which version


should I buy
• Windows 10 Comparison with features
• Windows 10 Home Vs Pro: Differences you need to know

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