If Microsoft’s servers tell Windows that it’s using a pirated or otherwise improperly licensed key, Windows will display a message saying that your copy of Microsoft Windows “is not genuine.” A typical Windows PC you buy will come with a pre-activated copy of Windows that’s properly licensed.
This is only something you have to worry about if you build your own PC or upgrade to a different copy of Windows — if you install Windows yourself, in other words.
We’re not giving any advice on tricking Windows into thinking it’s genuine here.
Your desktop background will become black every hour — even if you change it, it’ll change back.At 0 for a professional edition of Windows 8.1, the price is a bit high for many people.You will get a window saying ‘The machine is permanently activated.’or Go to → setting → Windows Update → Click on update. Windows 7 softened things even further, and they stayed softened in Windows 8 and 8.1.When you’re using a non-genuine copy of Windows, you’ll see a notification once every hour.