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how to know if my windows genuine or not ?

i have recently installed a newer copy of windows

how do i know if my windows is genuine

windows-11
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There are more methods to pirate or crack Windows.

The ability to distinguish a genuine versus pirated version has become harder.

Many pirated or cracked versions can be identified however I've not found a 100% reliable method.

In other forums piracy and crack were regularly checked.

Newer detection methods were used and when these threads were reviewed there were many missed pirated versions.




If you find a method that is 100% reliable please post the information.




These are some links that may be useful:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/software-packaged

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/whattolookfor.aspx

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/cfr/report.aspx


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KapilArya answered Castorix31 commented

There is no such official method to check genuineness of Windows.

However, if you got your license from Microsoft Store, authorized reseller or authorized OEM, it must be genuine.

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There is no such official method to check genuineness of Windows.

For standard users, from the link I posted ("Check activation status in Settings")

As developer, with IEditionUpgradeHelper::GetGenuineLocalStatus
(tested successfully on Windows 10)


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How did you run the above commands?

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19043.1237]
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C:\WINDOWS\system32>IEditionUpgradeHelper::GetOsProductContentId
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>IEditionUpgradeHelper::CanUpgrade
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>IEditionUpgradeHelper::ShowProductKeyUI
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.




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PS C:\Users\a> IEditionUpgradeHelper::GetOsProductContentId
IEditionUpgradeHelper::GetOsProductContentId : The term 'IEditionUpgradeHelper::GetOsProductContentId' is not
recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if
a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ IEditionUpgradeHelper::GetOsProductContentId
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (IEditionUpgrade...roductContentId:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

PS C:\Users\a> IEditionUpgradeHelper::CanUpgrade
IEditionUpgradeHelper::CanUpgrade : The term 'IEditionUpgradeHelper::CanUpgrade' is not recognized as the name of a






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How did you run the above commands?

I tested in C#
I just added a reference to C:\Windows\System32\EditionUpgradeHelper.dll
(it adds the EditionUpgradeHelperLib namespace with all the interfaces)



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Reza-Ameri answered

To make sure your license is valid and your Windows is Genuine, you have to make sure your purchase it from authorized seller. In case you scan it with Anti-Malware, in the pirate version you will find some hacktools.
You may take a look at:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/default.aspx

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