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this copy of windows is not genuine build 7601


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 update.

  • Open control panel.
  • Go to windows update section.
  • Click on view installed updates.
  • After loading all installed updates, check for update “KB971033” and uninstall.
  • Restart your PC.


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 error.

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 error message.

 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 again.


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.

  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Click Windows Update.
  • Click Install updates automatically(Recommended).
  • You 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 Windows 7

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.

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