I get the "Your Windows version might not be genuine" warning, even though I have a legit copy of Windows 7. But I can't enter the product key for some reason (it says "Activation status not available" and "Product ID not available"). Since I don't care about the updates (they destroy more than they repair anyway), I just want to remove the warning after boot and on the desktop. But the tutorials I found (like this, archive) say I should
Some other tutorials also told me to enter the command SLMGR -REARM, but that gives me the warning "Error 0x80070005", Access denied, action needs higher permissions.
I think you see the pattern: None of the steps of this tutorial work for me and all other tutorials I found just tell me the same as that one. So what can I do? I want an unbothered start and my own desktop background.
It would be great if I could just re-enter the product key, but answers on how to just remove the warning are ok, too.
You should be able to call Microsoft, and they can help you get Windows 7 activated:
If you attempt to activate Windows 7 (or even access the activation GUI) and receive the message
error 0x80070005 "Access denied", try the following:
Modify the following folders by granting Full control permissions to the Everyone group:
Restart the service Software Protection
Activate with a generic key by opening a command prompt and entering the following:
slmgr.vbs /ipk 489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y
Start the Activate Now wizard and enter the correct product key.
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