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Windows Not Genuine

If you are getting a message that Windows is not genuine, you will need to connect to our validation servers to activate.  

  • If you are on campus, please complete the steps below.  
  • If you are off campus, you will need to connect to OC via VPN before completing these steps.

 

Open System Properties

Open System Properties
  1. Click on Windows icon to open the Start Menu
  2. Within the menu, right-click on "Computer"
  3. Select "Properties" from the resulting drop-down menu.

 

Activate Windows

Activate Windows
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the resulting window.
  2. Click "Activate Windows Now" in order to activate Windows.

 

 

Contact Support Central

If you cannot activate Windows with this method, please bring your laptop to Support Central, or contact Support Central for additional assistance.

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