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Windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine error

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i started my computer today and i got a pop up claiming that my windows needed to be activated, and it had the Windows 7 7601 "this copy of Windows is not Genuine" error in the bottom left hand corner of the screen and my background was black. i re-entered the code that came with windows 7 and it said "the activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used" the code it gave me was 0xC004C008.
now my properties has this in it https://imageshack.com/i/0mxea5p
can anyone help? is it a virus? if so i have a restore point 2 days ago
this it the pop up im getting https://imageshack.com/i/16uzmrp
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First thing I would do is call the Microsoft Activation Line and speak with a MS rep. If they can't authorize your key they may be able to shed some light on why the system is "kicking" it out.

Where did you get your copy of Windows from?

Does the disk have the holographic imaging on the front of the disk?
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
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I got the disk from a neighbor who runs a business and said he had an extra copy of windows i could use because he got more than he needed. Ill try calling Microsoft and see if they can explain what is going on.
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