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Non-genuine Windows Copy

A non-genuine Windows copy refers to an unauthorized or pirated version of Windows that lacks a valid product key or license. It has not been properly activated through legitimate channels. Using non-genuine copies of Windows can lead to legal and security issues, as well as missing out on updates and support.

Creating a new Non-genuine Windows Copy policy

To create a new Non-genuine Windows Copy policy:

  1. From the Device Posture tab, select + ADD:

    Add new device posture policy

  2. Select Add to Windows.

    The Add new device policy to Windows dialog appears.


    The Non-genuine Windows Copy device policy is currently supported for Windows devices.

  3. Select Non-genuine Windows Copy from the Select policy type dropdown.

    New Non-genuine Windows Copy policy dialog

  4. Configure the following attribute:

    • Action: Select Review.
  5. Enter label names (predefined or custom) to the Labels field listed under Apply policy to devices with these labels to apply the new policy to specific groups of devices.

    Apply device policy labels

  6. Select SAVE.

    The policy is created with the configured settings.


    When a non genuine copy of Windows is detected on a Windows device, a Non-genuine Windows Copy ticket type is created.

The policy can be viewed by selecting the dropdown next to Non-genuine Windows Copy on the Device Posture tab. See: Device posture configuration overview.

The following policy details are displayed:

  • Device labels applicable to the policy.

  • The action(s) applicable to the policy, for example, Review.

View Non-genuine Windows Copy policy