[Solved] How to Fix This Copy of Windows Is Not Genuine Build 7601

[Solved] How to Fix This Copy of Windows Is Not Genuine Build 7601
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If you are running Windows 7 build 7601, you are likely to receive a black desktop background with a message that reads “this copy of Windows is not genuine” at the bottom right corner. See image below:

Windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine

Generally speaking, Windows 7 this copy of Windows is not genuine appears one month later since you installed the Windows genuine crack. On the other hand, if you are running an outdated Windows version and then your Windows 7 is updated.  

Next, let’s talk about how to get rid of this copy of Windows is not genuine and black screen trouble on your PC. Works for both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 7 operating system.  

Tip: If you receive this copy of Windows is not genuine because you are not using the genuine Windows version, you are suggested to buy Windows OS from the official Microsoft store. Microsoft support only helps you resolve the issue when you buy Windows OS from Microsoft store.

Here are some fixes for Windows 7 build 7601 this copy of Windows is not genuine if you are running the official Windows version.

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Method 1. Uninstall Windows Update

The first fix is to remove the Windows 7 KB971033 update (if you don’t see any update on your PC, move on to the method 2). This is because the update can detect what your Windows version is and if it thinks your Windows is not genuine, it sends the error message and leaves your desktop in dark.

To move the error is easy, just uninstall the Windows update.

  1. Go to Windows Control Panel.
  2. View by Small Icons and go to Windows Update.
  3. Click on Installed Updates.
  4. After loading all installed updates, check for update “KB971033” and Uninstall.
  5. Restart your PC.
uninstall Windows 7 KB971033 update

Method 2. Use SLMGR -REARM Command

  1. Click on the Start menu.
  2. Type cmd in search field and run it with Administrator privileges.
  3. Type SLMGR -REARM (SLMGR is Windows software licensing management tool. REARM command will reset the licensing status of the machine) and press Enter key.
  4. When you see a confirmation window, click on OK.
  5. Restart your PC.
reset the licensing status of your Windows 7

Method 3. Use RSOP Command

  1. Press Windows + R keys to invoke the Run box.
  2. Type rsop.msc in the run dialog box and then press the Enter button.
  3. Go to Windows Settings -> Security System -> System Services.
  4. From the new window, scroll down to find the Plug and Play service from the right panel. Then double click on it and go to Startup -> Automatic and save the change.
  5. Invoke the Run box again, but this time you should run this command instead: gpupdate/force.
  6. Restart your PC.
run rsop.msc to fix this copy of Windows is not genuine

Method 4. Turn off Windows Updates

As we’ve mentioned above, Windows update file can easily detect your Windows is genuine or not, so to get rid of this copy of Windows is not genuine, disable any update in the future.

Here is how to turn off Windows automatic update:

  1. From the Start menu, type automatic update and choose Turn automatic updating on or off from the results.
  2. Drop down the Important updates options and choose Never check for updates (not recommended).
  3. Click OK.
disable Windows 7 automatic update

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