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KB3004394 Breaks Windows Genuine (error Code 0x8004fe21)?


permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]dangoloIT Wageslave 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago*(0 children)Err... Regards Steve huwyngr Guru Norton Fighter25 Reg: 13-Apr-2008 Posts: 25,575 Solutions: 330 Kudos: 3,836 Kudos0 Re: Windows 7 now incorrectly showing as non genuine after Norton security install Posted: 10-Jan-2015 | To quote Microsoft KB3004394: Issue for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 We have found that this update is causing additional problem on computers that are running Windows during the process the old version was uninstalled and the computer had to be restarted, then the install continued and registered itself with my Norton account, the install is showing properly http://aurdev.com/windows-7/not-running-genuine-windows-validation-code-0x8004fe21.html

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Validate Windows

I've been slogging through it with Dell hoping they can find something I haven't, but no luck so far. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Doubts remain about how NS could have caused this, I had never seen this before. General discussion and support questions should be in /r/sysadmin and will be deleted here.

  1. In addition, once Windows is not considered "genuine" anymore, you cannot run Windows Update.
  2. I still think it was Norton that somehow caused or helped cause the problem, it may have just triggered windows to mess something up but it's fixed now.
  3. My recollection when non-genuine came up was that I got a specific link to retry and that did it and I don't remember it as a Microsoft FixIt.
  4. Do you have one of those?
  5. APassingMeDec 12, 2014, 4:59 PM I recently found out about that update issue as well but didn't consider it as the reason for your issues.

permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]crazyesetguy 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago(0 children)Yup, had 3 calls today about this. Even at this late date -- working all the way through the weekend, until late Sunday night -- I'm not sure that this fix will work in all cases. solved How would changing CPU affect Windows Genuine? Windows 8 Beta Download Don't use the Back button carelessly! ] Hugh Replies are locked for this thread.

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU IE 11 Skyrider Newbie1 Reg: 15-Mar-2015 Posts: 2 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: Windows 7 now incorrectly showing as non genuine after Norton This Computer Is Not Running Genuine Windows 7 Fix Here are your options Now that we're down to the wire, many upgraders report that the installer hangs. I updated a few other of my machines after understanding this pattern and ran into no issues. https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/2petj7/the_gift_that_keeps_on_giving_kb3004394_breaks/ I don't think Norton Security was the cause since we didn't see too many users complaining about this.

I never had to use the phone but ISTR it was an option when I did as below. Windows 7 Validation Tool I'd hate to have to apply: Windows 7 displays "Windows is not Genuine" with an error code of 0x80070005   !  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2008385 which specifically refers to changed permissions but it appears only I tried running the Microsoft FixIt, but am still getting that my windows is not genuine. However, when I went to the Licensing tab, it displayed: "C:\Windows\system32\slmgr.vbs(1333, 5) (null): The data is invalid." So, I think we may have encountered slightly different issues.

This Computer Is Not Running Genuine Windows 7 Fix

Windows 7 Message re Validity Windows Activation Issues "This computer is not running a genuine version of windows" I know this version is genuine. View accepted solution bowber Contributor4 Reg: 20-Jun-2011 Posts: 6 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Windows 7 now incorrectly showing as non genuine after Norton security install Posted: 09-Jan-2015 | 4:06AM • Validate Windows mlindsey Contributor4 Reg: 16-May-2015 Posts: 6 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: Windows 7 now incorrectly showing as non genuine after Norton security install Posted: 16-May-2015 | 7:55PM • Permalink @floplot, This Copy Of Windows Is Not Genuine Virus Worth reading through this: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/activating-windows-faq#1TC=windows-7  Note: If I activated Windows, why is Windows on my computer non-genuine?

Cheers Andrew BeanerSA22-02-2015, 12:27 PMI saw an increased number of these posts on reddit yesterday, so it is probably an issue with an update. http://aurdev.com/windows-7/unable-to-update-windows-7-service-pack-1-error-code-800b0100.html Product recalls or major vulnerabilities. For IT career related questions, please visit /r/ITCareerQuestions Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions, which includes lists of subreddits, webpages, books, and other articles of interest that every sysadmin should Needs to be uninstalled and hidden.5 · 1 comment KB3114553 Breaks Save-As from Sharepoint to Sharepoint11 · 2 comments KB3097877 Also Breaks Teamviewer10 KB3097877 causing Outlook bugs and more.6 · 1 comment Mozilla has default-blocked all versions of Windows 7 Suddenly Not Genuine

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