Windows 7 displays "Windows is not Genuine" after SSD Upgrade

armgon
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Message is displayed on lower right corner after user login.

Desktop will not load. Just a plain blue screen on background.

I tried the resolution on the link below with no luck.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2008385

Any other suggestions.

I am working on a Dell M6600 laptop.

Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Top Expert 2016
Commented:
did you image the original disk (with what) and apply the image to the SSD?
You could try going into System Properties and "Change product key". Re-enter the old product key and see if it will activate. If it doesn't activate automatically, select the option to activate by phone. If the automated phone system doesn't work it will put you through to a human. Tell them what happened and they should activate it for you.
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Top Expert 2009
Commented:
You say the desktop will not load - does pressing Windows button bring any menu? Are you able to start Task Manager by press Ctrl+alt+del?

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I can get to task manager by Ctrl-ATL-DEL.

I can press Windows button and get the menu. When I click on Computer I get the attached error.
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noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
If you press Windows button and then right click on My Computer - select properties - does it give you the option to activate the Windows?

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Commented:
Negative
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
How did this happen? Is this original installation of Windows or clone/copy?

Author

Commented:
I used Acronis to clone to new SSD as an upgrade. The original drive was the one from factory with the OEM Windows.
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
Was the Windows on original drive activated? If yes and the original drive is still available then try to clone it again but use this time Migrate OS to SSD from Paragon.
Top Expert 2016
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I used Acronis to clone to new SSD as an upgrade just use a standard CLONE disk 1 to disk 2 approach.
Commented:
All Appreciate all the comments. I am going to try to re-close with the advice. If it does not work I do a clean OS install.

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Thanks everyone.

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