If you are using the pirated Windows 7 OS and has enabled
windows update, After some months you may get a blank screen with error message “this copy of windows is not
genuine Windows 7 build 7601” .
There are many solutions available for this issue but they
work for different conditions. So we would discuss about these solutions in
steps. If one step doesn’t solve the problem you have to move on to next steps
until the issue is solved.
Step 1: Uninstall Update KB971033
You are getting 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 in to actual procedure, you must uninstall the update which was
detecting your windows. Follow the below steps to uninstall windows
- Go to
windows update section.
on view installed updates.
loading all installed updates, check for update “KB971033” and
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.
Step 2 : Use SLMGR -REARM command
Now Let’s see actual procedure to fix Windows not genuine
1. Go to Start Button for Start Menu.
2.You need to type cmd in search field or go to Program/Accessories from Start Menu in windows 7
3.You will see command prompt option. Right click Command
prompt. Select Run as Administrator. It is must to run command prompt with
administrator privileges other wise command will not work.
4.Type SLMGR -REARM (SLMGR is a tool which
manages Windows software license. REARM is a command which resets license
status of machine.) and press enter. Please check there must be a space between
SLMGR and -REARM
5. You will see a confirmation windows, Click OK.
6. Just Restart your PC. Now you will never receive
Note: If this command did
not work for you, you need to try SLMGR /REARM. If you get error
like “Slmgr is not recognized as an internal or external command” , then you
will need to fix this issue first, read this article and come back to this step
Step 3 : Turn off Updates
Finally now don’t forget to turn off the windows update. You are not using original OS, so you can not get
updates. And you must turnoff updates. 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 genuinity. So there is chance that you
will get error. Just follow below procedure.
to Control Panel.
- Click Windows
- Click Install
must select Never Check for updates(Not recommended).
Step 4 : Change background of screen
Now the error message is gone but still you get blank screen,
just change background in system properties.
Step 5 : Re-install
If you get error even after following above procedure, you
need to re install Windows 7 from any CD/DVD and follow above procedure
carefully. Then you will never get “this copy of windows is not
genuine build 7601” error message on screen.