Windows 7 Pro/Ent – Fix Activation Not Genuine Error

If you can’t activate your Windows 7  Professional / Enterprise through regular License Key

and you see these errors on startup and on later on desktop:



Do the following steps:

1. Open CMD as admin and keep it open during whole process!

2. Run this command:

slmgr /dlv


Ensure you see this error code: 0xC004F200

3. Run also this command:

slmgr /ato

Ensure you see this message: ‘Windows is running within the non-genuine notification period’


4. And also this command:


5. Open Event Viewer -> Go to Windows Logs -> Application

Find one of the following event logs:

6. Open Control Panel -> Windows Update -> View update history -> Installed Updates -> and then look for Update for Microsoft Windows (KB971033) in the list.

Check if KB971033 update is installed.

7. If for some reason you can’t see it there, run the following commands:

dism /online /get-packages
wmic qfe where HotFixID="KB971033"
Get-Hotfix -id KB971033

Ensure you see in results: ‘Microsoft-Windows-Security-WindowsActivationTechnologies-package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~7.1.7600.16395′

8. After you ensured KB971033 is installed, run one the following commands to uninstall it:

wusa /uninstall /kb:971033


dism /online /Remove-Package /PackageName:Microsoft-Windows-Security-WindowsActivationTechnologies-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~7.1.7600.16395

9. After KB971033 is uninstalled, rebuild the activation files with running the following commands:

net stop sppuinotify
sc config sppuinotify start= disabled
net stop sppsvc
del %windir%\system32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-0.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0 /ah
del %windir%\system32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-1.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0 /ah
del %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\tokens.dat
del %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\cache\cache.dat
net start sppsvc
cscript c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk <edition-specific KMS client key>

Choose your relevant edition-specific KMS client key from this table:

Operating system edition KMS Client Setup Key
Windows 7 Professional FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows 7 Professional N MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG
Windows 7 Professional E W82YF-2Q76Y-63HXB-FGJG9-GF7QX
Windows 7 Enterprise 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
Windows 7 Enterprise N YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ
Windows 7 Enterprise E C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4


cscript c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato
sc config sppuinotify start= demand


Done 🙂