Like many others in recent months I've received a message that my Windows 7 isn't genuine. I know without a doubt that it is so I began to find a way to activate my system. Eventually, I found a two-step method that accomplished activation and the "not genuine" message on my screen went away. Then a short time later I got a sudden flood of Microsoft updates that I assume I had not received because of my inability to activate. Now, to finish the final step, I've been trying to validate my system. But nothing I do works. And once or twice a day I get a pop up message that says that I'm still "not genuine". If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to read them.