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windows 7 suddenly decided to be un-genuine

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April 23, 2013 7:55:27 AM

So, I start up my computer, all goes fine, start playing my favorite NFS underground 2, I hear a "DING" which, is my windows error sound, i do WINDOWS+D, and, apparently, my system decided to be a un-genuine version of windows 7, so, i do not know if its a virus, so, i go into msconfig, do a clean boot, and, IT gives a window for activation, im worried its a virus, but, it seems to be okay, is there any way this would be able to fix, WITHOUT a reinstall of windows? I dont need my system being wiped after 30 days...

EDIT: I go into computer properties, and, it says i have the product key, but, it asks me to change it, IS it possible that the key could be expired?
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April 23, 2013 7:57:44 AM

can you just reactivate?
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April 23, 2013 8:01:55 AM

Just reactivate it and if it wont reactivate over the internet then just choose the phone activation. It takes like 5 minutes.
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April 23, 2013 8:14:10 AM

Yeah, you may must need to call Microsquishy.
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April 23, 2013 8:33:11 AM

Onus said:
Yeah, you may must need to call Microsquishy.


Yeah, was thinking that, i will try to reactivating when i get home... Thanks
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April 23, 2013 8:54:05 AM

Thanks, but caponewgp essentially said the same thing, so I switched the B.A. to him.
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May 10, 2013 6:05:15 PM

Had this issue with a Dell machine with factory installed Win 7 Pro. Windows would not show activation status, and when I tried to run slui.exe it came up with an error 0x80070570. Microsoft Security Essentials popped up as well saying this was not a genuine installation. Someone said to rename tokens.dat located here: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform but when I tried to get there it said it was corrupted. Ran sfc.exe scannow 10 times, ran chkdsk /r and no luck.

Finally I was ready to rebuild the machine but tried one last thing. I thought I might be able to copy the Microsoft folder from another machine from here: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft and then it would no longer be corrupted. While getting ready to do this I wanted to make a copy of the one already on the machine but it wouldn't let me. So just to see what would happen, I removed the read only and renamed the %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming to %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming2 and then ran slui.exe and voila! It activated! I checked and a new roaming folder had been created so no more corruption!

Had to share as have been working on this issue for 2 days....
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May 13, 2013 12:31:13 PM

BadAsAl said:
Had this issue with a Dell machine with factory installed Win 7 Pro. Windows would not show activation status, and when I tried to run slui.exe it came up with an error 0x80070570. Microsoft Security Essentials popped up as well saying this was not a genuine installation. Someone said to rename tokens.dat located here: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform but when I tried to get there it said it was corrupted. Ran sfc.exe scannow 10 times, ran chkdsk /r and no luck.

Finally I was ready to rebuild the machine but tried one last thing. I thought I might be able to copy the Microsoft folder from another machine from here: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft and then it would no longer be corrupted. While getting ready to do this I wanted to make a copy of the one already on the machine but it wouldn't let me. So just to see what would happen, I removed the read only and renamed the %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming to %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming2 and then ran slui.exe and voila! It activated! I checked and a new roaming folder had been created so no more corruption!

Had to share as have been working on this issue for 2 days....


Thanks for your input! It just seemed to be a weird corruption, as you said, but, download this program (jelly bean something?) it looked through the reigstry, found the id, i printed it, restarted, put in the code, and it did its thing for about 5 minutes, then restarted, everything went back to normal.
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