1.83 GHz Core Duo or 1.83, 2, or 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo A1208 (EMC 2104/2110/2114/2124)

257 Questions View all

Why is windows disk ungenuine when it says GENUINE on disk?

2 days till activation, this copy of windows says it is un- genuine, I tried installing something off of mediafire but I got a virus called win 7 smart defender pro (solved), should i call ms to tell them it is real and genuine? it even came with a sticker to put on your pc that has its watermarks and stuff, what should i do?

intel core 2 duo, win 7 home premium SP1, OSX lion, and VMware Fusion 5

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0


i need help soon


Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

You neglected to tell us which WinDUHows version you're trying to activate. There are many reasons why this might occur (you inputting wrong data is most likely). Yes M$ is the place to go to solve your problem.

If this answer is acceptable please remember to return and mark it.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2


I am trying to activate windows 7 home premium 64-bit service pack 1


Add a comment
Most Helpful Answer

Newer windows releases need to call home via the internet to register them selves. If they can't they go into a locked up state after the warning period.

If you bought cloned version (bootlegged) it will also do this as the serial number & install ID has already been used to the maximum times allowed. Yes, you may think you have a real copy as they can make a very good knock off of the real docs and packaging. Hopefully this is not what happened to you.

As Machead stated you need to call the big Poo-Ba in Seattle to get it unlocked (some versions can be unlocked via a phone call as well).

Good Luck!

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3


btw I opened the box and it appeared to be unopened, I already installed this windows without a prob but i reinstalled it, should I call them?


Yep, no other option here. You'll need to prove to them you only have one system running the license.


i called em and everything is fine :D


Add a comment

Add your answer

Ted Mayer will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 166