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Get to know more about resolving issues resulting from using a Pirated copy of Windows 7

Operating System is the basic element of a computer. Operating System will work as a connecting link between user and the hardware. Windows is a user friendly Operating System from Microsoft. It has a lot of new features with graphical and visual effects. It corrects all the defects of Windows vista. You computer need at least 1 gigahertz 32-bit or 64-bit processor, 1 gigabyte RAM, about 16 GB available hard disk space, DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver etc for the proper installation of Windows 7. You can also add additional elements for certain applications like gaming, Tele vision etc. The copy of Windows should be genuine and properly activated. It should be registered with Microsoft using proper product key.

Following lines explain about the issues that can occur after installing a non genuine copy of Windows 7 and tips to fix such issues.

  • Causes and symptoms
  • Disabing the policy setting
  • Providing required permission

Causes and symptoms

Sometimes Windows 7 might show ‘The copy of Windows is not genuine’ message after a restart and the desktop might blank and the message will be displayed at the bottom right corner. System properties might say ‘You must activate today, Activate Windows now’. Reason for this error is problem with permissions in some registry keys. The Network Service account must have full control and read permissions over HKUS-1-5-20 registry key. Two methods to resolve this issue is either disabling the policy setting or editing the permissions to provide the required permissions.

Disabling the policy setting

If Windows7 shows error message even after activation, you can resolve it by disabling the plug and play policy. To do this, go to start, run and type rsop.msc and click enter. Then go to computer configuration/ policies / Windows settings /security settings / system services /. Then disable the group policy settings and try to reapply the group policy. After this the computer might ask you for a restart. This will fix almost all issues related to this. If you are not aware of the process, it is better to contact Microsoft to fix this issue.

Providing required permission

Another method to fix the Windows 7 Genuine issue is editing and providing the permission for the group policy. You can open the group policy using the method shown above and this time click edit security button and click on advanced. In the allow section provide the permission for Query template, Query status, Enumerate dependents, Interrogate, User-defined control, Read permissions etc. Verify whether all the permissions are applied properly and restart the computer.

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