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Genuine Windows Validation

Genuine Windows is a copy of Windows that's licensed and published by Microsoft. With a genuine copy of Windows, you're eligible to receive the latest updates from Microsoft. Genuine Windows is published by Microsoft, properly licensed, and supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner. Only genuine Windows customers have access to all optional updates and downloads available from Microsoft, which are designed to help you get the most from your PC. Activation pairs your product key with your hardware configuration and helps verify that your copy of Windows hasn't been used on more computers than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow. The genuine, or validation, check is performed when your computer attempts to download optional updates from Microsoft. For example, when your computer downloads updates, Windows checks to see if your product key is valid. If it is, Windows on your computer is genuine, and you're eligible to receive the latest updates from Microsoft. If it's not, your computer is running non-genuine Windows.

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Windows Not Genuine Error

If your copy of Windows cannot validate it as a genuine copy, you will receive an error message asking you to activate or validate your copy of Windows.

Windows 7

Windows 8/8.1

Click on your Windows OS below for a step-by-step on validating your copy of Windows.

Windows 7

  1. Click on Start and type "CMD" in the search field. Right click on "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator".

       

       

  2. Type " SLUI 04"

    You must add the space between SLUI and 04.

       

  3. Select the country that you reside in and press Next.

       

       

  4. Call the phone number that appears for your country. You will need the numbers under the Installation ID. These numbers will be different with different copies of Windows. You will receive a confirmation ID after providing your Installation ID if your copy of Windows is Genuine.

       

       

  5. Windows will accept your Confirmation ID and your copy of Windows will become Genuine.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Click on Start and type "CMD" in the search field. Right click on "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator".

       

       

  2. Type " SLUI 04"

    You must add the space between SLUI and 04.

       

       

  3. Select the country that you reside in and press Next.

       

       

  4. Call the phone number that appears for your country. You will need the numbers under the Installation ID. These numbers will be different with different copies of Windows. You will receive a confirmation ID after providing your Installation ID if your copy of Windows is Genuine.

       

       

  5. Enter your Confirmation ID and press Activate Windows.

       

       

  6. Windows will accept your Confirmation ID and your copy of Windows will become Genuine.

Windows 10

To get genuine, follow the steps below.

  1. Open All Settings.

       

  2. Click Update & Security.

       

  3. Click Activation.

       

  4. Click Why can't I activate Windows?

For more information from Microsoft about activation, click here.

Windows Not Genuine Error

If your copy of Windows cannot validate it as a genuine copy, you will receive an error message asking you to activate or validate your copy of Windows.

Windows 7

Windows 8/8.1

Click on your Windows OS below for a step-by-step on validating your copy of Windows.

Windows 7

  1. Click on Start and type "CMD" in the search field. Right click on "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator".

       

       

  2. Type " SLUI 04"

    You must add the space between SLUI and 04.

       

       

  3. Select the country that you reside in and press Next.

       

       

  4. Call the phone number that appears for your country. You will need the numbers under the Installation ID. These numbers will be different with different copies of Windows. You will receive a confirmation ID after providing your Installation ID if your copy of Windows is Genuine.

       

       

  5. Windows will accept your Confirmation ID and your copy of Windows will become Genuine.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Click on Start and type "CMD" in the search field. Right click on "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator".

       

       

  2. Type " SLUI 04"

    You must add the space between SLUI and 04.

       

       

  3. Select the country that you reside in and press Next.

       

       

  4. Call the phone number that appears for your country. You will need the numbers under the Installation ID. These numbers will be different with different copies of Windows. You will receive a confirmation ID after providing your Installation ID if your copy of Windows is Genuine.

       

       

  5. Enter your Confirmation ID and press Activate Windows.

       

       

  6. Windows will accept your Confirmation ID and your copy of Windows will become Genuine.

Window 10

To get genuine, follow the steps below.

  1. Open All Settings.

       

  2. Click Update & Security.

       

  3. Click Activation.

       

  4. Click Why can't I activate Windows?

For more information from Microsoft about activation, click here.

  • Click Activation.
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