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Windows not Genuine Error [Solved]


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Uninstall Update KB971033

  • Open control panel.
  • Go to windows update section.
  • Click on view installed updates.
  • After loading all installed updates, check for update “KB971033” and uninstall.
  • Restart your PC.

Let me know the outcome.


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No activation request upon start up! Windows not genuine error on the desktop is gone! Restarted a few extra times just to be sure and it seems to be good.


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Congratulations.

 

Use this application to remove quarantined items.

 

Please download DelFix by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

  • Double-click on delfix.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8/10 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Put a check mark next to these items:
    - Remove disinfection tools
    - Create registry backup
    delfix.jpg
    .
  • Click the "Run" button.
  • When the tool has finished, it will create and open a log report (DelFix.txt)

 

I guess we're done here.
 
Windows Updates
 
Keeping Windows up to date is one of the first steps in having a safe and secure system.


Keeping your programs up-to-date
 
As for safe browsing habits, you can find tons of guides, tutorials, articles, etc. online that will highlight the basics you need to follow (only visit websites you trust, do not click on ads, do not download files from untrusted sources, use a password manager, always verify the URL of a website and make sure it's correctly typed, etc.), and even what you can do if you want to take it a step further (create a fake email address for spam emails, browse the web in a privacy mode, etc.). Here are a few:

As you can see, there are plenty of resources out there. Simply Googling "good browsing habits" or "safe browsing habits" should allow you to find a lot of them.
 
Other recommendations
 
It's your job to be careful when browsing the web and downloading files if you don't want to get infected. Therefore, if you use your brain (common sense) when browsing the web, downloading programs and files, etc., you have far less chances to get infected by a malware. If for example you're not sure if a website is legitimate or not, or if a file is safe to download and execute, or if a program looks "too good" to be free, I suggest you to avoid going to that website, downloading that file or using that program.
Here are a few guides, tutorials, articles, etc. that you could read in order to learn more about computer protection and security to improve your current computer protection setup but also improve your good web browsing and computer usage practices :

 

Best regards. :)


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Can't thank you enough for all the help!


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You are welcome. :)


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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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