I recently imaged the hard drive in my computer to a new SSD drive hoping to be able to quickly and easily swap the original drive with the new SSD drive. When I booted to Windows after installing the newly imaged drive I noticed that Windows displayed a message in the lower right hand corner of the desktop that said:
"This copy of Windows is not genuine".
Windows Explorer did not appear, and it appeared that I couldn't actually do anything with the computer.
The question is, how can you avoid this message after imaging a drive (rather than having to re-install Windows and all other applications on the new drive)?