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Windows 7: Won't Shut Down, Won't Update

13 Feb 2016   #11
anotherusername

win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Back to my original box:

I saw that the product key was : Not Available, and I saw a thread that mentioned this:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...9-3deb5102778d

I tried running slui.exe and nothing happened. (Well, something happened - it starts to load, but possibly doesn't load completely. It never opens a screen on my computer.)

Now, I don't normally believe in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, but is it possible that this is just a bad slui.exe file or some other file gone bad? Maybe this is all just a misunderstanding???

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Or is this computer taking a one-way trip to "Ubuntu Town" ???


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13 Feb 2016   #12
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
MGadiag

Hi AUN,
when its finished doing its updates.

Run the Mgadiag tool again >> in normal mode <<

Roy
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13 Feb 2016   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anotherusername View Post
Quote:
The KMS key could be genuine, but you cannot make use of it unless the computer can connect to the proper KMS server.
Well, that's the thing...

It has been working fine for the around 8 months I have it, it still gets windows updates, and when I go into Computer -> Properties, I do get the little symbol of genuine windows.
It probably has an activation exploit installed. In this case, a fake KMS server.
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13 Feb 2016   #14
anotherusername

win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
It probably has an activation exploit installed. In this case, a fake KMS server.
Heh... in that case... maybe I shouldn't try to look TOO hard to see if it has an activation exploit on it...

Man... why can't adobe start making products that run on Linux?!?!?!
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13 Feb 2016   #15
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Surprise. Surprise. Poor work ethics on the part of the seller :-(

It says a lot about a person that would sell counterfeit goods and not use a better exploit. The KMS exploit is easy to spot.

You should never trust that KMS computer.
Never do anything important on it...
...like online transactions, banking, taxes........

There are infections that can not be detected by antivirus apps if they load before the Windows OS does. That is why there are so many offline scanners.
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13 Feb 2016   #16
anotherusername

win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the tip.

I have a USB stick, and unetbootinready to go.

Will burn a rescue CD and check it out.

Thanks again.
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15 Feb 2016   #17
anotherusername

win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
I Found The Win 7 Disk...

@ Torchwood / Roy (or anyone else)

A bit more of a mystery here.

I found the Disk that came with the hard drive. It is a Reinstallation DVD Win 7 Pro SP-1 64 Bit.

It came in a sleeve that APPEARS to be an original sleeve from Dell as well.

The strange thing is that on the sleeve, it has a sticker with the SAME PRODUCT CODE which is for the Lenovo / IBM motherboards, namely:

237xb-gdj7b-MV8MH-98QJM-24367

(all upper-case letters).

Product code: 0KJX6D

Then there is a bar code, and then another alphanumeric string, that looks like this:

US - 0KJX6D - XXXXX - XXX - XXXX

(the X's are just for anonymity, in reality, they are numbers and / or letters)

Is that by chance a COA? Or is it just some other code?

Because if it is NOT a COA, then I don't think I have a COA for Win 7.

The CD I have is similar to the one listed here:

Dell OEM Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

The box was formerly a corporate box and it came to me without a harddrive. And I don't see any sticker at all for a COA on the box (Maybe it originally came with linux on it?!?!?!?!)

So could this be one of those situations where the COA is hidden somewhere on the motherboard?


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Also, I am going to start another thread, but I wanted to check system files on my disk with sfc, so when I ran:

sfc /scannow

It took a few minutes and then just showed this:

Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.
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15 Feb 2016   #18
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi AUN,
Sorry mates that a couterfiet, even in the post you quoted IT STATES,
A valid licence is required.
The only place you can LEGALLY get OEM reinstallation disks, in this case is Dell .

and if you google that new code you will get a hit for MS, where the answers the same. AND more importantly its signed off by Noel Paton, YOU WONT find a more knowledgable person on these issues than him.

You could look in the battery compartment for a sticker.

Roy
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15 Feb 2016   #19
anotherusername

win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

@ Roy:

Thank you so much for both your knowledge AND your patience with my ignorance of windows licensing. It is much appreciated.

Since this box is going to basically be something along the line of home theater with occasional use of cloud apps, I think I am just going to have to download the data off of it, format the sucker and just put a couple of distros of Linux on there and be done with it. (Tried Linux Mint 17 from the live boot USB and it was FLYING on the machine.)

Thanks again. Your insight and input has been very helpful.
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