My Windows passes validation but still says "Ask for Genuine"



As an IT administrator, it can be very frustrating when a Windows system passes validation, but continues to display messages asking for genuine validation. Though this problem can be solved with a few simple steps, there are many underlying issues that can cause this to happen.

One of the most common causes for this problem is a missing or incorrectly configured Windows Update service. Windows Update is responsible for downloading and installing security patches, driver updates, and other important updates to your system. When this service is not properly configured or is missing, it can cause Windows to think it is not genuine, even though it is. To resolve this issue, you can open the Services app by pressing Windows Key + R and typing “services.msc”. Scroll down to find the “Windows Update” service, right click on it, and select “Start”.

Another common issue that can cause Windows to think it is not genuine is a corrupt registry. The registry is a database that stores information about your system, including information about the installed programs and their settings. When this database is corrupted, Windows may think that it is not genuine. To fix this issue, you can use a registry cleaner to scan your system and repair any damaged registry entries.

In some cases, there may be a problem with the hardware or software of your system that is causing it to think it is not genuine. This could be a problem with the motherboard, CPU, RAM, or other hardware components. It could also be an issue with the installed operating system or the drivers. To diagnose this issue, you can try running a hardware or software diagnostic tool to identify any underlying issues.

Finally, there may be a problem with the Windows activation service. This service is responsible for verifying that Windows is genuine and for providing the necessary license key to activate it. If this service is not running properly, Windows may think it is not genuine. To resolve this issue, you can run the Windows Activation Troubleshooter, which can be accessed by typing “troubleshoot” in the search bar.

In conclusion, if your Windows system passes validation but continues to display messages asking for genuine validation, there are several possible causes. These include a missing or incorrectly configured Windows Update service, a corrupt registry, a hardware or software issue, or a problem with the Windows activation service. With a few simple steps, you can identify and resolve the issue to get your system running smoothly again.

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