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originally posted by: Jakal26
I woke up today to find that my laptop (a Toshiba L455D) is suddenly telling me that my copy of Windows 7 is not genuine. I bought this cp new, around 4 years ago....nothing has been changed in regards to windows, especially recently. In the lower right hand corner of the screen is this "Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine"
I am afraid to turn of the cp out of fears that it will not come back on. At that point, I will be reduced to trying to fix this thing via my cell (not fun)
Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.
The Easy Fix
If you’re lucky, it may just be that you don’t have System Restore set up correctly. To check on that status, see if Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) and Windows Backup Services are running and set to automatic in Services Console.
To do this, take the following steps.
Click on Start, type Services in Start Search. When the Services page is open, scroll the page to find Volume Shadow Copy and Backup Service.
Right click on them and check if they are started.
If the services are disabled, click to start the services and set them to Automatic.
By default, both services should already be on and set to Automatic for your primary partition, but I’ve seen incidents where they haven’t been. I suspect, but haven’t been able to prove, that the services have been turned off by malware. You should also keep in mind that VSS won’t work on FAT32 formatted partitions.