This Copy Of Windows Is Not Genuine – How to Fix

Most of the Windows users are familiar with this message “This copy of windows is not genuine”. Solving this error is very easy now. We can make use of cmd or any third party application to get rid of it. Many people might advised you to get a genuine copy of windows from Microsoft in-order to solve it. Nope! It is not the best solution. Although it is one of the way to solve This copy of windows is not genuine error but I advise you not to follow it. Here I will show you two different ways to solve windows is not genuine message.

This copy of windows is not genuine

This copy of windows is not genuine – What does it mean?

Do you know why this happens? I know your computer is doing very good till last night and you noticed this message at the right bottom of the screen suddenly after system restart.

It happens if you are using pirated copy of windows operating system. Okay I know what’s going on your mind now? How my computer or PC worked very well till now if I’m using duplicate copy of windows? Am I right?

Windows is not genuine

Okay let me explain. You might have enabled Automatic updates on your PC and recently you have connected your machine to internet. After giving your computer internet access, it automatically checks whether your computer is running on genuine copy of windows or not. It performs its work without zero percent involvement from you.

Once it found you’re using pirated copy, it will start using This copy of windows is not genuine message after next system restart.

Also Read: How to find product key of your Windows Operating system

What happens now?

You will see a notification at bottom right corner saying that You are a victim of software counterfelting in windows XP and Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of windows is not genuine in Windows 7

Along with them desktop wallpaper goes black in both versions of operating system.

How to solve This copy of windows is not genuine message/error

As promised earlier I’m now here to explain you two methods to solve This copy of windows is not genuine error. This can be done either by using cmd or by using a third party software call Remove WAT.

First let me start with command prompt

Method 1 – Using Command Prompt

If you are not interested to install any more software’s on your PC, you can using this method. Before proceeding, I don’t know why you’re not interested to install a software. First develop the habit to install few software’s. It will decrease burden on you and I will helps to complete your work easily.

Well! First open command prompt. To open; Press Win+R. It will display RUN box and type cmd and press OK

A black box will get displayed on your screen and carefully type below lines and press ENTER



Wait for few seconds. In not more than 30 seconds, you’ll get a dialog box with words “Completed Successfully. Please Restart the system for the Changes to Take effect“ and finally Press OK

windows in not genuine Your computer will restart now and it will do remaining job by its own. Take a cup of coffee and you’ll never see This copy of windows is not genuine message again.

Note: Turn off Automatic updates if you’ll connect to internet frequently.

Method 2 – Using Remove WAT

Completing this task with Remove WAT is the best option ever I discovered. Above method, I mean command prompt may won’t work on all devices but Remove WAT will surely works like a charm. Follow below simple steps and get rid of this error.

Download Remove WAT Software from HERE

Once downloaded double click it and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Immediately after installing RUN it and click on Remove WAT

Remove WAT

It takes about 1-2 minutes and your PC will restart. Once done, you’re free from this error.

I hope this guide helped you and you won’t see This copy of windows is not genuine error again on your screen. Now you can use your PC as a genuine copy of windows. Let us know if you face any problems while doing this task. We’ll help you to solve it.

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  1. priya says

    SIR I STILL have the same prblm after doing all the methods plz help sir

  2. Rohit says

    I checked Computer properties after this and found that a Windows activation time of 30 days has been granted. Now that’s not a permanent solution. :(

  3. Rohit says

    OMG !!!!!! I still can’t believe this really worked !!

  4. Rajendra Zore says

    kS : Run the cmd >> Run as administrator & ensure the directory pointing C:\Windows\system32

    Possible Solution !!


  5. Lina says

    I think I cheered up to quickly.. Now I can’t put a picture on my desktop – it’s only black or other colour.. any ideas what to do?

  6. Lina says

    I’ve tried a few methods but non of them worked. Then I tried Remove WAT Software and it worked! Thank you a lot!! :)

  7. kS says

    i tried but following message is indicated “Error: 0xC004F0025 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges”. Please help.

  8. rahul says

    great method to fix windows 7 not genuine error. i have also written the same post but the method is really useful. thanks for sharing this with us

  9. Gied says

    Thank you very much! It worked!

  10. Folorunsho Michael says

    Works. Keep up the good work.

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