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

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.

Any other suggestions.

I am working on a Dell M6600 laptop.

Your help is greatly appreciated.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
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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armgonAuthor Commented:
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.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
If you press Windows button and then right click on My Computer - select properties - does it give you the option to activate the Windows?
armgonAuthor Commented:
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
How did this happen? Is this original installation of Windows or clone/copy?
armgonAuthor Commented:
I used Acronis to clone to new SSD as an upgrade. The original drive was the one from factory with the OEM Windows.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
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.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I used Acronis to clone to new SSD as an upgrade just use a standard CLONE disk 1 to disk 2 approach.
armgonAuthor 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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armgonAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone.
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