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Windows 7: Installing Win7 Pro from scratch on laptop with Win7 Pro Refurb COA

02 Mar 2015   #1
mcmurphy

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 
Installing Win7 Pro from scratch on laptop with Win7 Pro Refurb COA

Hi,

I recently bought a laptop from an online auction site. The laptop is a Thinkpad T400, which has a Windows 7 Pro for Refurbished Computers COA.

Upon first reboot, I was able to activate Windows 7 with the number in the COA sticker.

The problem is that I want to install from scratch, in order to get rid of the Lenovo Recovery Partition on the HD, so I want to do a completely clean install.

My question is: Can I install using one of the Digitalriver ISO Windows 7 Pro images, and then activate it with the COA number I have? Or do I need a special Windows 7 Pro for Refurbished ISO?

As a bonus question, the Windows 7 I have is for UK (since I bought it from somebody in England). Would I be able to install Windows 7 Pro from a Digitalriver image in other language, like Spanish, or is the COA linked to a specific language?

Thank you in advance!

If it is helpful, here is my MGADIAG.EXE output:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
-----------------------------------------
WGA Data-->
Validation Status: Genuine
Validation Code: 0

Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M2QWP-C22BG-XJX3J
Windows Product Key Hash: +CrG1NnSRHfNeJWiLIIus8dGeOs=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9083143-37125
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {C72DFBB7-B334-4637-BE87-46A983B1C445}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150113-1808
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

WGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[hr = 0x80070002]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[hr = 0x80070002]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[hr = 0x80070002]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[hr = 0x80070002]

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{C72DFBB7-B334-4637-BE87-46A983B1C445}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0019.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-XJX3J</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-9083143-37125</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3832171858-3154936872-1941557493</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>6474E63</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>7UET81WW (3.11 )</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20091126000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>74633007018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>040A</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>LENOVO</OEMID><OEMTableID>TP-7U </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
Activation ID: e120e868-3df2-464a-95a0-b52fa5ada4bf
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00180-831-437125-02-2057-7601.0000-0532015
Installation ID: 014732368061458621338233430565893884836604968366522191
Processor Certificate URL: SpcService Web Service
Machine Certificate URL: RacService Web Service
Use License URL: UseLicenseService Web Service
Product Key Certificate URL: PkcService Web Service
Partial Product Key: XJX3J
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 1
Trusted time: 02/03/2015 20:10:54

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: N/A
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: N/A
Event Time Stamp: N/A
WAT Activex: Not Registered - 0x80040154
WAT Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154

HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAgABAAIAAAABAAAAAgABAAEAeqhYfFue5Cx6f7zCZD/A9nC2hqyo50bK

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC LENOVO TP-7U
FACP LENOVO TP-7U
HPET LENOVO TP-7U
BOOT LENOVO TP-7U
MCFG LENOVO TP-7U
SSDT LENOVO TP-7U
ECDT LENOVO TP-7U
SLIC LENOVO TP-7U
ASF! LENOVO TP-7U
SSDT LENOVO TP-7U
TCPA
SSDT LENOVO TP-7U
SSDT LENOVO TP-7U
SSDT LENOVO TP-7U


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Mar 2015   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you already have the Digital River ISO. The downloads are no longer there. MS is going to verify the product key first, then let you download the ISO. If you already have the image, after the install if it won't activate over the internet I'm told you can call in to an automated server to get it activated.

If you search Softpedia.com you should find the article about the removal of the DR downloads, in the Desktop=>Windows section of the site.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Mar 2015   #3
mcmurphy

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
If you already have the Digital River ISO. The downloads are no longer there. MS is going to verify the product key first, then let you download the ISO. If you already have the image, after the install if it won't activate over the internet I'm told you can call in to an automated server to get it activated.

If you search Softpedia.com you should find the article about the removal of the DR downloads, in the Desktop=>Windows section of the site.
Thank you for your response.

Yeah, I actually have the Windows 7 Pro Digitalriver images, which I downloaded when I setup another computer a few months ago.

So, are you saying that the Refurb COA should activate the Digitalriver images? Has anybody actually done this and had success doing it?

Iīm being extra cautious since this is a computer for my sister, and I donīt want to bork it.

Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Mar 2015   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
So, are you saying that the Refurb COA should activate the Digitalriver images? Has anybody actually done this and had success doing it?
What I've read from other regular posters is that if you use the same product level, Home Premium, Pro, etc. that the COA was for, you should be fine.

Edit: This tutorial has details:

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Mar 2015   #5
mcmurphy

Windows 7 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote:
So, are you saying that the Refurb COA should activate the Digitalriver images? Has anybody actually done this and had success doing it?
What I've read from other regular posters is that if you use the same product level, Home Premium, Pro, etc. that the COA was for, you should be fine.

Edit: This tutorial has details:

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
Thatīs great news. Thank you for the link too! I will be installing using a USB key.

Iīll report when the install (hopefully) succeeds.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Mar 2015   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Cool. I hope it goes smoothly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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