Why does Windows say it isn’t genuine when it starts?

rishi January 3, 2012
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When I start my computer, a Windows Genuine error automatically pops up and says “Validate Now” or “Ask me later.” How can I remove this problem? What needs to be validated?

  1. Anonymous
    January 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

    you will neeed the genuine windows 7 serial, to reactivate windows.

    Windows 7 activation error: invalid product key

    Advanced Tokens Manager
    Microsoft imposes a limit of activations for each license online, using the program, you can activate offline number of times you want, and enjoy your Genuine Software

    January 3, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Hello, is this a new installation?  or a new computer?  Usually if it is a new computer built by a manufacturer like dell, hp, toshiba, etc., it will validate by itself first time it recognizes internet access.  If it is a new clean installation, you have 30 days to validate it.  Make sure to validate within that time, if not, your license might not be recognized or you could end up with problems validating license.  Easiest way is by doing the following:

    -- click on start
    -- type activate windows in search box
    -- click on enter
    -- there should be a message telling you activation was succesful

    You have another way of doing this by going online to following link:


    If you need to check for activation, try the following:

    -- click on start + Pause/Break key at same time
    -- at bottom of screen that pops up, under Windows Activation header
    -- Check if it says Windows is Activated