How to fix 'this copy of windows is not genuine' errors

This article provides a solution lớn an issue where users may receive sầu the Windows Activation or "Windows is not genuine" notifications starting at or after 10:00 UTC, January 8, 2019.

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Original hàng hóa version: Windows 7 Service Pachồng 1Original KB number: 4487266


This article applies to lớn volume-licensed Windows 7 Service Paông chồng 1 devices that use Key Management Service (KMS) activation & have the KB 971033 update installed. Some users may receive the Windows Activation or "Windows is not genuine" notifications starting at or after 10:00 UTC, January 8, 2019.

On January 9, 2019, we reverted a change that was made khổng lồ Activation and Validation servers. For devices that continue lớn report activation và "not genuine" notifications, you should remove KB 971033 by following the steps in the Resolution section.

Windows editions that tư vấn volume-licensing activation include the following:

Windows 7 ProfessionalWindows 7 Professional NWindows 7 Professional EWindows 7 EnterpriseWindows 7 Enterprise NWindows 7 Enterprise E

For Windows editions that experience activation and "not genuine" errors that are not caused by the Activation and Validation hệ thống change around January 8, 2019, we recommover that you follow standard activation troubleshooting.


You receive a Windows is not genuine error message after you log on.


A This copy of windows is not genuine watermark appears in the bottom-right corner of the Windows desktop on a blaông chồng background.


The slmgr /dlv output reports error 0xC004F200.


Activations that are made by using the slmgr /akhổng lồ comm& fails và return the following message:

Windows is running within the non-genuine notification period. Run "slui.exe" khổng lồ go online và validate Windows.


The following events are logged in the event log.

Event logEvent sourceEvent IDDescription state mix lớn non-genuine (0x00000000) for application Id 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f of genuine ticket failed (hr=0xC004C4A2) for template Id 66c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
ApplicationWindows Activation Technologies13Genuine validation result: hrOffline = 0x00000000, hrOnline =0xC004C4A2 Activation Scheduler (sppuinotify.dll) was not able to automatically activate. Error code: 0xC004F200:


A recent update khổng lồ the Activation & Validation unintentionally caused a "not genuine" error on volume-licensed Windows 7 clients that had KB971033 installed. The change was introduced at 10:00:00 UTC on January 8, 2019, và was reverted at 4:30:00 UTC on January 9, 2019.

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This timing coincides with the release of the "1B" January 2019 updates (KB 4480960 and KB 4480970) that were released on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. These events are not related.

Windows 7 devices that have KB971033 installed but did not experience this issue between the time of the change (10:00:00 UTC, January 8, 2019) & the time of the reversion of that change (4:30:00 UTC, January 9, 2019) should not experience the issue that is described in this article.

KB971033 contains the following text:

"cảnh báo For an Enterprise customer who uses Key Management Service (KMS) or Multiple Activation Key (MAK) volume activation, we generally recommover to NOT install this update in their reference image or already deployed computers. This update is targeted at consumer installs of Windows using RETAIL activation."

We strongly recommend that you uninstall KB971033 from all volume-licensed Windows 7-based devices. This includes devices that are not currently affected by the issue that is mentioned in the Symptoms section.


To determine whether KB 971033 is installed, use one of the following methods.

mở cửa the Installed Updates thành tựu in Control Panel (Control Panel > Windows Update > View update history > Installed Updates), và then look for Update for Windows (KB971033) in the danh sách.

Run the following command in a Command Prompt window as administrator, và then look for "" in the results:

dism /online /get-packagesIn the Installed Updates tòa tháp in Control Panel (Control Panel > Windows Update > View update history > Installed Updates), right-clichồng Update for Windows (KB971033), & then select Uninstall.

Run the following comm& in a Command Prompt window as administrator:

wusa /uninstall /kb:971033Run the following commvà in a Command Prompt window as administrator:

dism /online /Remove-Package / KB 971033 is uninstalled, or after it no longer appears as installed, rebuild the activation-related files and then reactivate the system by running the following commands in a Commvà Prompt window as administrator:

net stop sppuinotifysc config sppuinotify start= disablednet stop sppsvcdel %windir%system327B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-0.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0 /ahdel %windir%system327B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-1.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0 /ahdel %windir%ServiceProfilesNetworkServiceAppDataRoaming ealchampionshipwrestling.comSoftwareProtectionPlatform okens.datdel %windir%ServiceProfilesNetworkServiceAppDataRoaming ealchampionshipwrestling.comSoftwareProtectionPlatformcachecache.datnet start sppsvccscript c:windowssystem32slmgr.vbs /ichiến đấu cscript c:windowssystem32slmgr.vbs /atosc config sppuinotify start= demand

In the first cscript commvà, replace with the actual key. For more information, see KMS Client Setup Keys.

The following table lists the KMS client keys for each edition of Windows 7.

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows 7 ProfessionalFJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows 7 Professional NMRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG
Windows 7 Professional EW82YF-2Q76Y-63HXB-FGJG9-GF7QX
Windows 7 Enterprise33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
Windows 7 Enterprise NYDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ
Windows 7 Enterprise EC29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4


Scripts that contain the KMS client thiết đặt key must target the corresponding operating system edition.