Common Issues & FAQ

We get a lot of PM’s and emails with your requests to help fix problems regarding windows 7 loader. And now we will review the most common problems:

1. Check if you have installed KB971033 windows update if yes, delete it. This update is designed to detect loader so make sure it’s deleted from your system. If you install loader having this update you probably get not genuine error.

2. Many people get problems with MBR or Not Genuine Error (Black Desktop saying windows not genuine). Before installing loader you can use MBR Regenerator to reset windows back to 30 days trial. You find it easily on our website HERE.

3. If you have to verify with one of the offers and there is this error: “there are no offers for your country” please go to this link to download the file: http://  (delete one space after http://)


Solution posted by one of our loader users:

Latest solution is to update windows manually downloading updates from here: and after that windows update will work automatically.

“Cause: probably Windows 7 bandwidth/servers were allocated to Windows 10, so it really takes HOURS until it finishes to check for updates. To install Ultimate + SP1 and takes 24-48 hours to display (today) 222+43 updates to install (after one separate first update KB976902).
Solution: wait or install manually KB3138612 and then your updates will be shown in 10-20 minutes (or more, but definitely faster than without it). It will take some hours until download and install (due to bandwidth resize for Windows 7) but please stop blaming loader for updates problems. It’s Microsoft fault.
Note: no need to restart the update service, it will only get worse (interrupts the check and then starts over). Just WAIT and updates will come!!!”

We noticed that microsoft maybe released update which stops windows update service from working, but we have a solution: open command line (cmd) in administrator mode and type “net stop wuauserv” without quotes to stop update service. Then type “net start wuauserv” this command restarts windows update service and you should get your updates now. Hope it works for you all!

Alternative is to use this clever microsoft tool which can fix many problems related to windows update:

We will add more solutions in the future..


Questions and Answers related to Windows 7 Loader


Q. Program status says “modified – Uninstall other cracks etc.”, what should I do?
A. Your options are: a) find a way to uninstall the other cracks b)download WAT Fix c) format had drive. Use Duck duck go search for wat fix.

Q. Why i lost activation after running Windows startup repair tool?
A. Startup repair is writing a new boot sector to your systems. Prevent this by using cmd as admin and write this: “bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreshutdownfailures”

Q. I use multiple boot with Windows 8 or 10 and  loader doesn’t work?
A. Boot into windows 8 ar 10 and open cmd as admin and write this command: “bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy”

Q. I installed loader but it says not activated what should i do?
A. Go to daz loader – advanced options tab and choose option to disable type 4 memory or use the legacy setting, then press install and reboot when required. You maybe also have to select the option to ignore the system current SLIC and/or revalidate online.


Q. I used loader in the past and it didn’t worked, what do I have to do?
A. If you ever loaded bootsec just press  uninstall to uninstall old loader. After that reboot pc and install newest version of daz loader from our site.

Q. I got this error message “Failed to add loader to the boot code”, what should i do?
A. Try disabling your antivirus and firewall programs because they can cause issues especially with hips integration.

Q. I have used other cracks or software and i think it messed something up in my system, can it be fixed?
A. Try to uninstall and revome other apps you were using and try to run this command: “sfc.exe /scannow” from cmd as an admin.

Q. I lost my activation while pc entered sleep mode how to prevent this from happening?
A. Open loaders advanced options, from there select to disable type 4 memory. After that try installing loader again and check if this fixed that. If not try disabling type 3 memory. If it still not working try enabling legacy settings.

Q. I got status “Unsupported partition table”, what is this?
A. You probably using GPT formated drive on a UEFI motherboard. Another option is locked OEM partition. You can fix these problems by fully formatting your entire hard drive to ntfs format.

Q. I got error: “Error finding your systems active partition”, what should i do now?

A. You need fully reformated hard drive. You can do this with apps like “Active@ Kill Disk.” This error you get because your OEM partition is locked.

Q. I installed daz loader and pc can’t finish boot process, how to fix this?
A. Go to the loaders advanced options. There select disabling type 4 memory. After that try installing loader one more time and see if that helps. If it still not working them disable type 3 memory. Last resort is to use legacy settings.

Q. I installed activator after reboot it says still not activated. Also loader pops out this error: “BAD SLIC SIZE” or “BAD SLIC DATA”,  how to fix that?
A. First try by uninstalling loader, completely reboot your pc (you can even plug from socket). Go to loader advanced settings and select ignoring existing SLIC. After doing that just press install and reboot PC when required.

Q. My motherboard and windows on UEFI, but i format my hard drive to use MBR but still not activated. What you recommend?
A. Go to the UEFI menu and find secure boot, then disable it.


UEFI motherboards support


The activator don’t work when your hard drive using GPT format. The solution is to format your drive to use MBR.

From your BIOS select to boot the Windows DVD without UEFI, press and hold SHIFT and then press F10 and then enter this:

list disk
select disk 0
convert mbr
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs quick

Boot Windows 7 iso like you do always and then  installal Windows. After windows are installed then you can then install daz loader.

To force windows 7 boot without triggering UEFI use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. Once the USB is created just delete bootmgr.efi from the USB and then try to boot from it.


Server 2012 (R2) problems and how to solve them

Starting with OS – Server 2012 range MS required the RSDP to be in read only memory. Because of this there are limitations.

* PC’s with already existing SLIC  data in their BIOS should work.
* Systems with an Intel CPU’s have succeeded before because they chipsets prone to lock picking.
* PC’s with an AMD CPU’ can get problems activating if they doesn’t have an existing SLIC in their BIOS.
* If the loaders cmd shows “v2.3” or “v2.2” but pc still not activated then you probably having problems with compatibility

To convert Windows Server 2012 from evaluation edition you should use this command:

DISM /online /Set-Edition:<edition ID> /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEula

Here is an example:

DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:B8BRN-RUI6P-BVTBM-89P9Y-XQRTH /AcceptEula

Your pc probably have to be restarted 2 times before loader will do it’s job.

Recovery after failed bootup – BLACK SCREEN

Is Windows 7 are failing to boot after you installed the windows 7 activator newest version? Just try doing these steps:

  1. Boot up computer using your selected Windows 7  iso file.
  2. Press and hold your SHIFT key and after that press F10.
  3. Writing this should help “bootsect.exe /nt60 SYS /force” (just write without quotes).
  4. And finally restart your PC.

Attention! If steps you followed aren’t fixing booting problems you have to try using this command “bootsect.exe /nt60 ALL /force”. Make sure before using this command that all flash drives and memory cards are removed.

Also you can try holding the “R” key after your BIOS screen. If you press it at the right time then you’ll see a boot menu also there could be other options depending on your pc model. Boot and from menu select to booting without SLIC.

Good luck if you have any other issues write us and we will add them here!

237 comments on “Common Issues & FAQ
  1. Louiesuki says:

    Hi, I installed windows 7 on my old laptop and activate windows 7 with windows 7 loader by DAZ after the install process i click restart and my laptop wont boot now it shows an commands and says drive 0x80 and letting me use activekill disk or gparted. How to fix this?

  2. alexandros says:

    hello daz i have only 1 hard disc ”C:” and is NTFS but i still see the ”Unsupported partition table”.Please help me how can i fix it?

    • DAZLoader says:

      is your motherboard uses uefi? you need to install windows in legacy mode usually. Also did you used any other loaders besides our? app called “mbr regenerator” could help

  3. noname says:

    Hello Daz i would like to knwo if the window loader is compatible with nvme m.2 SSDs.

    I would like do new W7 pc and install a nvme m.2 SSD but I have no idea if the load could work


  4. Peter says:

    I have Ultimate win7 and the 2.2.2 loader on my pc for years. Now i get a BOOTMGR is missing error, and cannot boot in. Tried all the bootrec fixes i ve read on forums, did not work.
    Is that anything i can try?
    (an error check said i have no physical problems on my HDD)

    • DAZLoader says:

      try entering safe mode and runing mbr regenerator from it, this should help. Also check the boot sequence in bios remove usb drives etc.

  5. Superhorse says:

    First of all, why was my comment removed?

    Second of all, I understand you have no obligation to help me but I would rather you told me that there’s nothing I can do instead of simply removing my comment.

    I tried to use your loader but it said “The serial wasn’t successfully installed”. Any idea as to why? I’ve uninstalled the two windows updates that could potentially mess with your loader. I also tried to use MBR Regenerator but it crashes and disables explorer.exe. Any help?

    • DAZLoader says:

      hi, your comment is still pending maybe it didn’t passed spam filter. MBR should work fine if it crashes there could be deeper problems. I suggest just to reinstall windows because without technical knowledge it’s hard to debug the problem you have..

  6. Lodhi says:

    I have windows Server 2008, Windows loader activate it as trial period for 60 days

    Is there any method to activate it permanentaly?

  7. steve ceccato says:

    Hi Daz,
    I installed loader 2.2.2 and was succesful. I upgraded to windows 10 but had problems with some drivers so i rollef back to windows 7 pro. After rolling back i was getting a non genuine warning again. I reinstalled the loader but after reset windows does not boot and i am getting a black screen with
    Disc Read Error
    Press ctrl, alt, del to restart.

    Any idea on what the problem is? Im guessing something to do with partitioning or the bios?
    How can i fix it?

    • DAZLoader says:

      check out FAQ section there is a section for black screen and you probably need to use mbr regenerator to rebuild mbr you damaged.

  8. Superhorse says:

    Hello, I’m using windows 7 enterprise will your loader work with this os?

  9. Pyretta says:

    Cheers for the Loader, mate!

  10. Kyol says:

    Your shit is the best Daz, thank you.

  11. Stefano says:

    Today my old win 7 became ungenuine for some reason, so I installed daz, restarted and now I boot to a blank desktop, with no cursor, no anything. I can boot in safe mode, tried bootsect.exe /nt60 sys /force with no results. Help pls.

  12. Andrei says:


    I plan using the loader very soon on a fresh Windows install but I can’t disable UEFI on my motherboard because my graphics card doesn’t work with legacy BIOS, only UEFI. I assume that I can only install windows with GPT, then is there a I can still use the loader ?


    • DAZLoader says:

      you could try installing it as uefi and format your hard drive to ntfs it should work but if it don’t don’t blame me. Some motherboards will reset your windows activation and some don’t. Just try and see for yourself

  13. Aaron says:

    Sorry but I have read 95% of this possibly missing something here. I check the FAQ area windows 7 loader of it being greyed out and still can locate it. Apologies. Please assist.

  14. Sachin Shirsat says:

    hi i m using daz windows loader v2.2.2 but windows are not genuine display.
    and in windows activation 3 day until automatic activation. Activate windows now
    so please help what can i do

  15. altaib says:

    thanks for the Loader

  16. mattA says:

    hi struggling to get windows update to work after making it genuine tried the cmd line “net stop/start wuauserv” a bunch of times any tips on this issue? also tried restarting and using control panel to stop it like u have mention in an earlier reply. is there a certain combination or something else i can try? the microsoft tool doesn’t seem to work just gives me this error code 0x80070002.


    • mattA says:

      additional info, the first time i use “net stop wuauserv” it says update service could not be stopped if i run it again it says its been successfully stopped.

    • DAZLoader says:

      hi, did you tried deleting all windows updates which are related to activation? also there is a manual windows update option you can try and install any update and after that it could trigger update service to work

  17. john says:

    Any chance of getting a loader for Windows 10?

  18. Arun says:

    while i unzip the software it asks for password.
    could you please tell the password

  19. Win7Help says:

    Some Questions : Windows 7 (AMD Machine)

    Q1.Will Daz Loader (Latest) [2.2.2] – at the time of writing
    work in the following circumstances

    1.GPT + UEFI
    2.MBR + UEFI
    3.GPT + LegacyBIOS
    4.MBR + LegacyBIOS

    Q2.In Cases where it wont work . How to make it work ?

  20. Ken Ng says:


    version of windows: Win7 Pro (64bit)
    Build: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850

    Have been successfully cracked the windows for some years and suddenly jumped the message my windows was pirate

    current status is that it let me login, activation status is “no relevant information”, product key “not available”
    (wordings maybe different as i use non-english windows)

    i use Dazloader, after clicking install, it told me “The serial wasn’t successfully installed.”

    Advanced options “Ignored the existing SLIC” checked

    “MBR Regenerator v4.5” also tried and no luck

    please advise if i need to re-install

    i swear i wont let microsoft earn a cent even i try to re-install 100 times

    • DAZLoader says:

      probably you caught an update which detects loaders check updates listed on our site if you have them, remove them, use mbr and try activating again.

      • MTL_dude says:

        I am having same issue. Been working for years and now got blacklisted. I deleted the only update you guys say to delete, I did run MBR. Now on trial, I run the loader I get: the certificate wasnt succefully installed. Any tips please?

  21. German says:

    First I got “modified – Uninstall other cracks etc.” but I ran the WAT Fix and now it says “unlicensed”. Now when I click install I always get “The serial wasn’t successfully installed.”

    Why is this happening?

  22. pougue says:

    I also had the problem of stuck “searching for updates”.
    This helped me:
    The point (see best reply) is to install this update manually:

  23. andre larantaka says:

    hi Daz, what should i do, after using the loader the boot menu show many options like with slic , pointer, debug, etc. how to edit them become in single entry default? thanks. great work.

  24. chris says:

    Can I update my PC after installation? Like put it on recommended auto windows update.

  25. Serg says:

    HellO! Can u please also add AllInOne Activator for GPT-formatted systems too?

    Maybe u plan this?

    Tnx. Great Work!

  26. Mark says:

    Hi, i’m facing some problems:
    I installed the loader, but then I can’t boot windows anymore. So I type bootsect.exe /nt60 SYS /force and reboot, but of course it isn’t activated anymore. So I opened cmd as administrator and typed in “bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreshutdownfailures”. Then I ran the loader again, but windows couldn’t load anymore again.
    So, i installed the MBR Regenerator, and i ran the loader again, but it broke the boot sector again. What can I do? Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help!!

    • DAZLoader says:

      hi, don’t select any settings on loader and check your motherboard some can’t use loader because of they have only uefi boot mode, in this case you need to ask somebody to make you custom bios

  27. Andreas says:


    Do you think that there will be a solution for us with UEFI bios without the pre-format workaround?

  28. Hewlbern says:

    Hi Great Loader. Reinstalled and accidentally updated windows.
    Deleted the update that checks for the loader but it still wont work.

    What should I do?


  29. Joel says:

    I’m having a hard time understanding how this works, i have a win7 that i used rufus to create ISO MBR partition scheme for UEFI but it’s not activating. And when I use your loader it saids unsupported partition. My MOBO is EUFI and i have no idea how to disable secure boot. My motherboard is an msi b85

    • DAZLoader says:

      ok just install simple windows 7 into usb using rufus, dont use scheme for uefi just simple iso image and after installation use loader it should work

      • Joel says:

        So use gpt on Rufus? I thought gpt partitions dont work with your loader? Btw my nvidia experience driver keeps crashing with every win7 do you know what could be the cause of this? Thanks

        • DAZLoader says:

          oh sorry missed the part that you use GPT no it won’t work on gpt only mbr, about video card it could be drivers or hardware issue too..

  30. Ben says:

    Does DAZ Loader block a hypervisor from running on activated Windows?

    Hi, I migrated a Win7ult x64 installation on a laptop from failing disk to a new one, and had to use the DAZ loader to make it genuine again (the sticker with product code was all scratched off in my travels).

    And now it cannot create or run 64-bit VirtualBox guests (could do it before migration though). And also bcdedit says “The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system cannot find the file specified.”

    Are such issues known effects of the DAZ loader (e.g. does it “hypervise” the booted Windows to coerce it into thinking it is activated and thus blocks running another hypervisor inside), or is the root cause elsewhere in my setup or migration routine?

    PS: “dism” rightly says the hyper-v feature is not known in Win7 so there is nothing to disable on this front 😉

    PPS: Comments yield HTTP-500 🙁


    • DAZLoader says:

      hi our db was down for a bit.. so how windows 7 activation worked it checked for a serial in bios/system level and then matched in the servers etc. we implement serial in the bios so it looks like this pc was originally with windows 7.. however there was some updates which might include another detection system, but for most users it works fine.

      There could be issues with your migration to another hdd you should reformat hdd completely and install fresh copy of windows..

  31. george gerak says:

    Hi, from Greece
    thanks for the Loader, works well but Windows update has been taking forever to check for updates and it still hasn’t found any.
    i got a code:0x807…efd. Please tell me exactly what to do to reaseving the updates of windows 7.

    • DAZLoader says:

      hi try stopping windows update service in cmd and start it again, restart pc few times also stop and start in control panel it should help

  32. Winupd says:

    Windows service update not working. Win7 ult, last loader, genuine ok, I tried everything this page offered as solutions (CMD, KB971033 etc…), nothing works. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

    • DAZLoader says:

      restart pc few times after doing cmd commands, sometimes update service get stuck, also try stopping and rerunning from control panel

  33. chris2u says:

    I didn’t think that KB971033 was a problem with Windows Loader?
    Just checked, and I have had it installed since 30/08/2013 and I can validate Windows on line with no problems..

    • DAZLoader says:

      sometimes you can sometimes you don’t if you activated your windows you can install it usually, but if your windows isn’t activated with that update and you try to install license it can interrupt the process..

  34. G says:

    Hi Daz,
    I wish a happy new year!

    I have the update problem with windows 7 pro and I have done the start and stop upd service

    ” open command line (cmd) in administrator mode and type “net stop wuauserv” without quotes to stop update service. Then type “net start wuauserv” this command restarts windows update service and you should get your updates now”

    many times but I can’t get any update!!
    Just checking…. for them.

    Is there any other solution for this?
    The windows have been activated with no problem.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    • DAZLoader says:

      try disabling it from a control panel, also from cmd.. It can get buggy sometimes you can stop update restart pc and then start update, try these combinations with restarting pc, i saw some cases that this works from like 10th time..

      • G says:

        Dear Daz,

        I tried more than 10 times the disable-enable and restart method with no results.
        Also I run the Microsoft fixit 50123 and windows update diagnostic and
        the error is 0x80070005.
        Do you think that I can find a way to start the updates?



  35. Doris says:

    MBR REgen and daz222 still work even though KB976902 remains installed after regen. Happy new year to daz!

  36. Doris says:

    Win7 ult. Hi, Thank you daz for a brilliant tool. I have only 2 updates loaded

    and I have the black desktop and with the not-genuine error. I guess they may be rollups with KB971033 among them. Will delete both and use new 2.2.2

    • Ben says:

      Microsoft validate cannot recognize my windows 7 ultimate genuine

      • DAZLoader says:

        you trying to valide your windows with microsoft tool? are you insane of course it will show that this license key is not valid but for default validation tool it will work just fine.. Just install loader and leave it be.. Now probably you have to run MBR regenerator to clean a Mbr

  37. me says:

    Hi Bad updates

    stops alcohol 120% working kb2501584 1.9mb

    Loaders kb971033 1.2mb

    Windows 10 spam kb3035583 664k-763kb

    hope this helps other

  38. andrew says:

    Hello, i got a problem and i dont know how to fix it. win7 ult 64bit
    i started to install loader then i get some warning( i dont remember what was that) i press yes and then i restart computer. i had activation installed correctly but when im starting laptop its start to boot minimal bash ( win 7 /xp server ,debug, loader help etc.) tehre is 30 second of w8ing and then i windows staring normal. i dont want this boot this 30 seconds of w8ing. how can i repair it to windows start fast and normal?

  39. Larry says:

    Hello Daz, I have used your loader version 2.2.1 to activate installions of windows 7 SP1 trial on many real computers and it has always worked flawlessly. Congratulations and thank you. However, I am now trying to activate the same operating system installed on Windows Virtual PC, downloaded as KB958559-x86-RefreshPkg.msu. The loader reports success but upon reboot Windows is not activated. I have tried all the suggestions in the readme and on this site, but no luck. Of course, Windows is controlling the re-boot of the virtual PC, so maybe they now have something in the above download to check the activation during reboot. Have you tested it on Windows Vitual PC? I will try it on VirtualBox next and see if that works.
    Thank you again,

    • DAZLoader says:

      There could be so many thing with virtual pc’s.. if i remember bios are loading each time as a fresh pc so you have to modify them to stay the same..

  40. Paulo says:

    Where can I download Windows Loader 2.4 by Daz?

  41. paulvzo says:

    The loader works beautifully………except the online Windows Verification comes up as not valid. While my 7 is operating beautifully and gets updates fine, the 10 page says I’m not validated.

    I found a key extractor and I get a message that the author of says indicates that the key has not been written to the BIOS. Yet, your loader and all the support says it must have the ability to do so, write to the BIOS.

    Suggestions? (And MANY thanks for at least what I’ve got now!)

  42. Kakwann says:

    i did something wrong for sure… i deleted the update KB971033 and installed the Windows Loader 2.2.2. I have now an activated copy of windows7 (youpi!) and no watermark or anything else. Problem is, i still can’t update with windows update. I tried the “net stop” “net start” wuauserv in the CMD, in admin mode. I did reboots and system restaure(in case i did something wrong) but i can’t seem to be able to do any Windows update.

    • DAZLoader says:

      how long did you waited after stopping? you could wait for an half an hour restart pc and then start windows update service

  43. John says:

    Today’s windows update installed 9 things for me, one of them gave me the ‘This copy is not genuine’ error after restarting, would you be able to identify which of these updates I should remove? (I’ve rolled back with system restore for now)


    KB3112343 (Labeled update, not security update)

    • DAZLoader says:

      we will check them out

    • DS87 says:

      I received the same not genuine after 25 updates. I have narrowed it down to these so far.
      one of these 3 is the culprit. a system restore point is needed here as a uninstall will not remove the message. i will install these one at a time and hopefully install the 2 that do not cause the not genuine message first. will let you now what i find.

    • DS87 says:

      And the winner is “kb3109094”

      • DAZLoader says:

        thanks for sharing in some systems it does nothing but we will add this to the first page because some users have problems with it

  44. quetzalcoatl67 says:

    Al instalar el loader me sale el siguiente mensaje:
    “As your active partition isn´t NTFS alternate installation method will be used.
    Would you like to enable the loaders boot menu?
    Tip: Enabling the boot menu will make it easier for you to boot back into Windows should the default loader
    Yes or NO?

  45. Brian says:

    Hi Daz, I had used a older version to activate my windows 7 couple months ago (version 1.7.5). Now there is v2.2.2 is out.

    Do you suggest me doing the whole install thing again? (Maybe new version fixes the bugs / loopholes of older version?)

    Also, can I do windows update if I used your loader to activate windows?

    • DAZLoader says:

      Hi Brian if windows activated you can leave them, unless you have any problems then you should download v2.2.2 and for windows update you can update your windows or even upgrade to windows 10 with no problem just don’t install that KB971033 update

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