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How to Check if Windows 7 / 2008 Server is Genuine? Step by Step

You have a computer/server that runs Windows 7 or Windows 2008 Server and you want to see if the copy of windows is genuine. There are 3 ways to do that:

A. Method 1

1. Go to Start and type: Windows Activation, in the search box and then press enter:

2. If the windows is activated and genuine you will get the message: Activation was successful and the Microsoft Genuine logo in the right side:

Windows 2008 Server:

Windows 7:

B. Method 2 *requires internet connection

1. You can use the windows validation online tool to check if your version is genuine or not. First openinternet explorer ( this will not work in other browsers like Chrome / Firefox ), and go to:


2. After the checker completes you will get this message ( if the windows is genuine ):

C. Method 3

1. The third way to check for genuine Windows is to go to the Control Panel. Click on Start, then Control Panel, then select small icons in the upper-right menu, and then click on System.

Windows 7:

Windows 2008 Server:

2. Then in the new window that will appear, the section Windows activation should have the Windows is activated status, and the genuine logo in the right.

So those are the 3 ways you can check a computer for counterfeit windows software.


And if you encounter any problems feel free to comment contact me.