Windows 7 Build 7601 not genuine after installing Service Pack 1 FIX(Updated))

Well I was facing problems on my other computer where the windows was still not activated. My work was compromised due to it so Today i Decided to write a post on how to activate it to let go of that annoying message “windows is not activated and blah blah blah”

So here are the foolproof stepsThere are many ways on the net to activate windows 7 ultimate but only a few work out– this is one of the working one’s as i have tested it myself

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1.If you know your windows is not an bought one then i recommend you to use this software called windows loader. to use it just run it– it takes some time to run on slow computers as it analyses your computer and accordingly loads the correct serial in it. This will do your work and you dont need to go more deep into the other steps.

2.For those who already have that annoying message called windows is not activated in your black desktop these are the steps for you

after i got this message saying that my windows is not genuine. In my case i already applied RemoveWat 2.2.6 before i installed SP1,but then after i installed SP1 on my PC it was a mess.

After i installed SP1

service pack 1

After I finished my work

windows activator 2

After steps applied – or in your case the “Windows Activation” INFO may not appear,but that’s fine. like this

activate windows3 If SP1 installed already,apply the whole steps.

The validation and updates will still be available after you apply the steps.

GOOD LUCK!

1. First we need to Uninstall Windows Activation Technologies (WAT KB971033) it has to be removed before we proceed.

Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and Click “View Installed Updates” on the upper left corner. Then right click to “Uninstall” the patch then press “Yes” as shown below.

Activate winodows4

2. Run RemoveWat 2.2.6 [Run as Administrator]Click “RemoveWat” button, then restart.Download link posted below.[If 'RemoveWat' button is not available,proceed step 3]
3. After you reboot repeat step 1 to check whether the (KB971033) patch is properly removed. If patch appeared on the list proceed to step 1 except step 2[if not on the list proceed step 3a] and after you “Uninstall” Patch (KB971033) on the second time open “Task Manager” Click on the “Processes” Tab, find “dllhost.exe” then End this Process.

[this is optional if you still have trial apearring on system properties or the not genuine message]

First download this registry tweaker and double click it and press ok for every thing it asks

3a.Download this: file

For 32bit OS -Download(do not do anything with this file now)

For 64bit  OS – Download  (do not do anything with this file now)
 Now go to system 32 folder and search for this file systemcpl.dll. Right click on it and there will be a option called take ownership click on it.
4. Right click-properties-security-click “Edit” button.And on every User names or Group below tick “Full Control” apply and delete the file.Paste the downloaded file systemcpl.dll here.
5.Download my slmgr and paste it in the system 32 folder!!(I got this File at last and for everyone’s Happiness)
Note: This time i have named it HappyCookie so that no file host deletes the File !! :D On the Basis of a Suggestion by comments. Will be putting 12 moremirrors just in case it gets deleted Again !! :)
Download it From above like or here
6. Click Start Button and type “cmd” then important to run “CMD” as administrator.
On cmd type the following command “slmgr[space]-rearm” and a msgbox will appear says that you have to restart your pc press ok then restart.
          7.After restart,run CMD as administrator type the following command “slmgr[space]-ato”,press OK.[if error occur  ignore it].
Go to system32en-US folder and delete the file ”slui.exe.mui”

7. Click Start button type “Windows Update” and run,Click  “Change Seetings” and set “Important Updates” to “Let me choose whether to download or Install them” press Ok,click “Check for Updates”.If windows finds an important update,click on it to verify.

If patch (KB971033) is on the list, right click then “Hide Update”,else don’t hide if its not (KB971033).

THEN RESTART PC.
Your Done you have a fully activated windows 7 now!!
Enjoy

Ashish

Hi there! I am Ashish Cherian. 16. Tech aficionado, software geek, and your beloved admin. Feel free to contact me when in doubt!

443 thoughts on “Windows 7 Build 7601 not genuine after installing Service Pack 1 FIX(Updated))

  1. Hello There. I found your blog the use of msn. That is a very well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thank you for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  2. Mr X or whoever you Are Please note that you do not have permissions to do this by Windows So you have to install the registry tweaker
    i have given the new link in for the registry tweaker over there in the comments double click it
    now go to the file Double Click Right click>take ownership>now try deleting it
    If it Still DOsent work for you Then Please
    Restart>f8>safe mode then delete the file

  3. Hmmm. Didn’t work for me. Followed all the instructions and everything seemed to work. A few hours later the Build 7601/Not Genuine notice shows up again. It goes away when I run MGAdiag, but I’d just as soon not have to do that. This is Ultimate 64 bit version.

  4. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  5. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

    1. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  6. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  7. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  8. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  9. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  10. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  11. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  12. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  13. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  14. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  15. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  16. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  17. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  18. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  19. @Chrash7
    it seems that u haven't followed the instructions.
    it seems that your PC is downloading back the (KB971033).
    see to it that u do it as given.
    there are different downloads for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows please see to it and try again!
    it worked for me as well as other people so please try it out again takes only 30 mins.

  20. So, everything works, I don’t get pop ups, the little 7601 is not in the corner, I was able to delete slui.exe.mui, and the security update (KB971033), as well as do more windows updates without that **1033 showing up. My only hang up right now is that Microsoft Security Essentials is telling me that my copy of Windows is not Genuine and does not pass Validation, and that I have 28 days to resolve… should I just uninstall and re-install MSI?

  21. Worked perfectly! i am so happy your download links worked and weren’t full of ads! thank you very much. i couldn’t run as administrator for the WAT because of my AVG resident shield. disabled and worked perfectly. thanks

    1. Your welcome
      actually i also dont like ads soo much
      its like i have not made the site to make money
      i have made it to support people and help them. I started off with money making and later on learnt that what people want is not ads etc it is the content and downloads !!

  22. Well, I repeated the process and it seemed to take this time. As far as I can tell, I did the exact same thing over again only this time it worked. :) S’all good.

  23. Hi,

    I followed all your instruction as mentioned above. However, my laptop shows ” 3 days until automatic activation.Activate now “… Please advise

    Regards
    Muhammed

    1. What version of windows are you using ??
      Check the build of the version I am giving for 7601
      If all check then describe the version/System/Os you are using :)

  24. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  25. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  26. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  27. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  28. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  29. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  30. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  31. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  32. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  33. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  34. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  35. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  36. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  37. thanks a lot ashish, at first I was doubtful whether it will work or not but your advice that to step by step is really very very helpful, thanks a lot again..

  38. I’m having a hard time downloading the systemcpl.dll file for 32 bit os and slmgr files. Could you confirm the links?

    1. I have checked the links and now all of them are working
      Sorry for the late reply was offline for some time :(

  39. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  40. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  41. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  42. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  43. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  44. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  45. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  46. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  47. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  48. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  49. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  50. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  51. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  52. Thanks, second time using it in the last 2 months, odd thing is that file is still not in my computer and still doing the stupid thing and I have to type in the rearm again.

  53. Now go to system 32 folder and search for this file systemcpl.dll. Right click on it and there will be a option called take ownership click on it..

    when right clicking there were no opt. for take ownership ,,,,wht should i do ???

      1. i m attempting the wrong folder ,its ok now .
        thanks ashish !! now my not genuine text melt in the screen sever . thanks for your magistic idea .we did uninstalation,take ownership,fullcontrol, run,paste,edit remove ,but ashish! what’s the logic behind it ?? how it turn to genuine or to a gaming theorom or what ever else ??? howwwwwwwwwww ??????????

        1. Well you see when you do not take ownership you cannot do anything/ Delete the Windows file as it is protected. Now when u take the ownership, you actually do over-ride the functions of the OS so that it gives you the full control to modify the file.
          Where as for the Activation/ We actually delete the file containing the Info of the Activation. Instead of right Activation codes we input wrong ones, Since we have deleted the file having the activation Info the OS takes the fake keys as the original One :D
          i hopeyou understand Now
          not many people ask these questions after getting their OS activated :P

          1. got it ,we cheat brainless computer with our brain , what we code that much it understand ,we take advantage of this . we delete their marketing file and add our own one.
            .if u write that slmgr and systemcpl.dll code then really heads up mr. .
            i thank full to ur knowledge and hard work….
            can microsoft track me in some days ??

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  68. Dear Ashish,

    I applied the procedure before updating to sp1. It worked fine. The next day sp1 was downloaded and installed on my laptop. After that i started seeing the “windows is not genuine” message on the right bottom of the desktop. But when i checked the properties of my computer, everything looked fine. After that the message from the desktop just vanished. I applied the procedure again thinking that it is due to sp1.

    Now my computer is working fine but occasionally the message on the desktop keeps on appearing and disappearing. When ever it appears, i check the properties of my computer and os activation info area is blank as it was after applying your procedure. whenever the message appears, the desktop is preserved, i.e. it does not become black.

    1. I see your problem
      I think you have automatic updates on and you have not done the step in which you have to disable a particular update :D Try and see if doing this works out fine for you or i think you have to disable automatic updates. This isnt the first time when someone got this problem. Three people before you have already got this problem solved. i hope yours is also solved very soon

      1. I had done all the changes on 26th as suggested by your procedure and had removed the update KB971033 also. I had also made the update hidden in windows update.On 27th sp1 was installed. Now if i look at the installed updates in programs and features in control panel, KB971033 is not listed. But if i look at the update history in windows update, it shows that KB971033 was successfully installed on 27th. Please help…..

  69. thanks it worked for me.
    But i want the genuine symbol back in properties and written that your windows is activated

  70. Ashish, I have again tried to apply the procedure. The last time i did the procedure, i had replaced systemcpl with your file since i coudn’t delete it even after taking ownership. When i checked its properties, the create and modified dates were old. This time i deleted the file in safe mode and copied you file in its place. Lets see if this really helps.

  71. I have another doubt, is this method future proof? I mean if we keep the updates on and if microsoft releases another WAT update with a different name and if that gets installed on a system, will this method fail?

      1. Dear Ashish,

        Even after reapplying the procedure, sometimes the message flashes on my desktop for some time, the desktop remains preserved.i.e. it doesn’t go blank and the system continues to work normally. This usually happens after i resume from a running screensaver. Everytime the message appears, i check the system properties and it appears to be working fine i.e. there is no activation info available. Just after checking the system properties the message vanishes.

  72. Hey, thank you very much. It definitely works for me. I have just one question. Now that I have everything done, is it OK when I turn my pc off and it installs updates? I mean, doesn’t it install KB 971033 again? Thanks

  73. Hi, I did what you wrote step by step and it actually worked. But now when I turn on my PC the comment doesn’t appear but after couple of minutes it’s back. The screen isn’t black but the comment is again on down left corner on my desktop. When I reboot it’s not there but again after few minutes it’s back. What should I do? I checked installed updates and KB971033 is not there. Thanks

  74. Dear Ashish,

    Even after reapplying the procedure, sometimes the message flashes on my desktop for some time, the desktop remains preserved.i.e. it doesn’t go blank and the system continues to work normally. This usually happens after i resume from a running screensaver. Everytime the message appears, i check the system properties and it appears to be working fine i.e. there is no activation info available. Just after checking the system properties the message vanishes.

  75. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  76. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  77. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  78. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  79. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  80. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  81. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  82. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  83. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  84. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  85. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  86. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  87. Right click on properties then go to the Security folder then click on Advanced. Click the owner tab and then switch the owner to yourself. Click apply then go back to permissions and give you self fullcontrol over the file then hit apply. Now you should be able to delete the file.

  88. i did this 2 3 months back successfully.
    But i hav no idea y this watermark came up again(10-15 days ago).
    Today(22.8.12) i followed the same procedure again and encountered many issues like- slmgr link was dead, ownership and all didnt went as it was supposed to be.
    After running cmd and restarting for the first time, the watermark got removed.now HOPING that i do not need to do it again in future..
    Thanks ashish.:)

  89. Hah, I just mentioned you in a tweet because I could not get the link to Step 5 as well. Almost done! Can’t wait to have genuine Win7

  90. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  91. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  92. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  93. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  94. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  95. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  96. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  97. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  98. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  99. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  100. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  101. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  102. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  103. Used this method awhile back and worked like a charm, but recently Microsoft Security Essentials will not install or update, stating Win7 did not pass validation. KB971033 is not installed. Any ideas?

  104. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  105. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  106. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  107. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  108. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  109. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  110. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  111. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  112. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  113. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  114. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  115. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  116. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  117. We all need to stop downloading sp1, its crap, change your updates to important update only, download everything until sp1…………don't do it, install the loader listed here and your don't………change permissions in windows 7 to remove trusted installler as boss and set urself as boss, delete slui.exe.mui. them slui.exe (install a text slui.exe.txt first) screw this microsoft spy crap.

  118. help me plz. in step 6 On cmd type the following command “slmgr[space]-rearm” when enter is appear windows script host it say on a computer running Microsoft non-core edition,run ‘slui.exe 0x2a0x8007007E’ to display the error text.
    Error:0x8007007E

    1. Thats the thing u get when u dontfollow all instruction ~~ According to the erroru have not deleted slui.exe !! Am i right ??Cause my friend had the same error for this mistake he did

      1. hi ashish, i have the same problem, but i have deleted slui.exe already, and i cannot find it anywhere anymore. pls help.

    1. :D So theres someone who wants to know about the inside Stuff Huh :D
      See you cannot modify a file that is running
      U must close the file that is running if you want to make some changes to it.

      So u can guess that it has something to do with the Black background and the message showing that it is “WINDOWS NOT GENUINE “

  119. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  120. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  121. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  122. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  123. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  124. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  125. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  126. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  127. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  128. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  129. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  130. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  131. my bro s computer has a problem the windows not activated problem has appeared and i tryed to instal removewat2.2.6 it restarted after i pressed the button to install and since then his pc wont boot anymore what s the course of action now? (ps that was my old pc i reformatted it coutless times and used removewat countless times and it allways worked)

  132. ashish , my computer-property not working , after doing such stuff ; (i m unable to create environment variable in “control panel-system” ,since ‘system’ won’t response to mouse click)

    1. I think there has been an error in u following my instructions
      please repair windows and try again as this is the first time i am getting an error like this

      1. ashish ,u understand problem well ;i was fix that ;i was following from step3 to onwards ,as i did previous step before ;this happen may be due to that slmgr.happiness file ,when coping ,it has 2 copy ,this may facing ambiguity ;i was deleted the previous one ;following the next subsequent step ,property visible finally ;thanks , ashish good luck for ur exam ;

    1. U have done the steps wrong or you have skipped a step or a two…
      This error usually comes in when you have not replaced sm files or have not owned then using the registry editor
      Try it again…. but this time closely following all the steps

  133. when i used to click the window downloader link it installs and it works ….without doing any further steps…so tnx man!!!!!!!!!!

  134. For 32bit OS -Download(do not do anything with this file now)
    the link is down…will appreciate if you can upload again…thank you

  135. are all links still active . . . also i deleted the WAT file manually before seeing this page and updated other updated… i still have not genuine build 7601 in lower right corner…question is it safe to reboot computer or will this cause havoc at this point…thanks

  136. If you meant why did I delete the WAT was because it wouldnt let me install any drivers or updates and figured i should uninstall the WAT manually which worked and could install updates and drivers…should i re-install the WAT…also i can get the original disks that were used to update this computer from xp to windows 7…I have tried just inputing the original key but windows wont accept it. what is my best bet, im thinking to use the disks again and install a fresh copy of windows 7 on this computer and not accept the WAT update hoping this will solve the problem…As of now i can update drivers and so on but am worried to turn off the laptop. So again whats my best bet, either use the disks again and not accept the WAT, re update the WAT and use the method mentioned above, or do not update WAT and use method above. Whats weird is that my friend used the disks on his computer which came with the disks and he has WAT on his but the same key wont work on mine so im confused. Any help is appreciated…Thank you for your help.

  137. I tried using the link for remove wat but it just says connecting and wont connect to anything…I can manually connect to mediafire and download it. I have uninstalled the WAT file and am worried to restart my computer some say it will crash with no repair…I think im going to use the disks again if i can find them if not will attempt your fix. If i use disks again should i run the loader program right away also if i reboot now will it mess things up…sorry to be confusing but i am confused…Thanks for help

    1. Ya.. :P
      Ur really confusing me..
      But as much i could make from it
      I would recommend you to
      1. Re install a fresh copy of windows
      2. Only remove WAT link is gone.
      So just download Wat remover latest version from online(Google it)
      then follow the other steps as other links are working :)

  138. Sorry for confusing messages…I’m going to use disk to re-install windows…I was able to restart windows and the message was gone for a moment and my screen was not black…the message came back but my screen was still blue…I left for the nite when came back it was black and that annoying message was on bottom…It does not seem to affect any programs or updates to drivers or windows updates since I manually disabled it before i found your website like i said in previous messages…I’m going to re-install using disk after leaving this message and leave comment after its done…

    Once again just wanted to let ya know that this disk was included with my friends laptop and his brother used it on this laptop i am using…he has the WAT file installed and active on his laptop with no problems, hopefully reinstalling the windows 7 will fix all files relating to WAT. I think im going to run remove WAT file 2.2.? file before using disk.

    Thanks for your help and responding to my questions…much appreciated.

    1. No first replace Windows..
      Then run remove wat … Ps see the windows build version.. download a windows 7 installer for 7601- build and not another one
      Then just follow the rest of the friends

  139. I tried using the disk but it is assigned to only one computer so I’m left having to do it as stated above…I cannot find a real removeWAT program…All i have found want me to download NCloader and other useless programs in order to get it and finally i found one but when executed it does nothing…Is there a good link you have in order to finally get the removeWAT program and functionally use it please please…I then will attempt the steps mentioned above.

    Again thank you for your help and advice.
    BabyPhg@gmail.com

  140. Also as mentioned before I manually took the WAT update off my computer…Other than the annoying black screen, the message in the lower right corner and the occasional reminder that my windows may be not real the laptop seems to be working fine…it installs windows updates other than the blocked WAT, it installs drivers for other devices which it didn’t before when WAT was installed…If you could maybe email a copy of removeWAT, a real one, that would be much appreciated.

    Thanks again for help it is much appreciated.

  141. Hi Ashish

    Well, my problem is that my Windows Ultimate SP1 64 bits don’t recognize the command slmgr. My version is in spanish. you know why i have this problem?

    Thanks

  142. Looks like you may have helped to many people… I get error 0xc004c003 The activation server determined the specified product key is blocked

    1. use this program to find your WinKey thats assigned to your computer or version you have installed…This will find the current KEY on your computer…Its called WinKeyFinder175…
      Just download it and you will get the info you need, if you have trouble just email a message with your email site and will send ya the file

  143. Thank you so much.
    I followed the procedure exactly and successfully got rid of that error. :D
    You are great.

  144. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Although, I seem to cannot run programmes as administrator any more, only take ownership, any thoughts?

  145. I am at step 5 in the updated procedure. I have clicked on slmgr and something is taking for ever to download. Its some sort of video player or codec pack or whatever. It also shows a box that says click here, and one that says youre almost done. Am I on the right track? My downloads are usually fast so this is weird. Any suggestions?

  146. In step 7 can’t find the system32en-US folder while looking for slui.exe.mui. However in system32 there is a file called sluie.exe . I tried to delete that but it says I need permission from trusted installer to do this. What now?

  147. Apart from the problems mentioned above I completed the procedure, KB9711033 was removed and did not come back. However I still have the bottom right hand corner message, plus extra messages from MS, plus some junk that downloaded when I clicked on slmgr. Whither?

  148. I just ran the windows loader per step 1 on page 1 of the Updated fix for 7601. It took about 30 seconds and seems to have fixed everything. I should have done this before I started the 7 step approach. Thanks for the great help.

  149. GOD you are great :D Many Many Many thanks bro :)
    Then my PC startet “Windows is not Genuine” and i not could find a loader….
    Then came you :D Love from here

  150. Dude I did all the steps and everything seems ok except i can’t update Windows still. My PC lists as Windwos 7 Ultimate with no build number. How can I get the updates to kick in? Oh and KB971033 no longer shows on list of installed updates but dllhost.exe still shows up in task manager (the desktop message is gone and I no longer get told that my Windows is not genuine so this doesn’t worry me). Everything seems fine but when I try to check for updates it tells me that the service is not running and to try to restart Windows which I did. Dang so close. :-(

  151. for anyone having problems still with the KB971033 patch thats injected during the SP1 update. I did this which worked and im still activated (x64 Ultimate with activation hack) after the SP1 update.
    1. let the SP1 update down load and pre -install (the rest happpens on reboot).
    2, when download and install has finish don’t choose the restart prompt. instead
    click on the installed updates link and scroll through the updates list to find the KB971033 patch, untick it and right mouse button on it choosing uninstall.
    4. when the uninstall of the patch has finished then continue onto the windows restart.
    if it works as mine did windows will process the SP1 update without including the KB971033 patch. windows will reboot after a time and you will have SP1 installed and activation intact.

    hope that helps

  152. i have followed all the steps and i successfully deleted slui.exe.mui file and restarted the windows ,then i tried to open security and system and opened system in that its popping up as “THE PAGE FAILED TO LOAD”

    please help me outtt………….

  153. The link for Run RemoveWat 2.2.6 says the file has been deleted. Do you have another link or can you replace the file so I can give this a try?

    1. That is a great tip especially to those new to the
      blogosphere. Short but very precise info… Many thanks for sharing this one.
      A must read article!
  154. it worked great on X64 windows, the only thing that didnt happend was when i typed SLMGR -ATO it gave me an error and i was not able to delete file slui.exe.mui
    but it activated my windows so i dont care about that :))) thanks :*

  155. Thanks Ashish. It works very well.
    Only one query: After installing and restarting, antivirus indicated potential threat for 2 dll files in Win32 folder and recommended to remove them. Shall these files be allowed as exception or removed? Accidentally I have permitted antivirus to remove the threats and still Windows is working well. Do I need to repeat your recommended whole process again?

  156. Ashish, please help with HappyCookies file. Nothing happens when I click Download or Direct Download buttons. Thanx!

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