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Windows 7: Windows 7 Activation Issues


05 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 Activation Issues

Hey, i got a virus a few months ago which forced me through many problems to keep my files while trying to reinstall the OS. My computer came with Windows 7 already installed, no CD, just the CD key behind my laptop.

Basically to fix my problem i had to download a Windows 7 ISO and burn it, i figured thats what you had to do if you had problems with the OS and had no CD from purchase. So i fixed everything (or so I though) and was fine for little less than a month. Now my computer showed up this "Activate Windows now..." message, which i followed and i have to activate by today..? I tried out my CD Key and it doesn't work, even though its always Windows 7 Home Premium edition. What's going to happen if I don't activate, and why doesn't it accept my CD Key?

I thought about the Service pack so i tried to rollback to no SP but it still wouldn't accept the CD key. Please help

Thanks in advance


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05 Jul 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

You need to use the phone in option.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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05 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

The fact that you downloaded Windows 7 I think a few of members may turn their noses up to this thread

As for the Key - When you do not activate Windows you will have 30 Days to activate after that period your Desktop Background will go black and the computer will Shutdown every 2 Hours Also upon log on you will receive a message asking you to activate

When you installed Windows 7 did you delete all the partitions on your HDD during the Setup - There maybe a Restore partition that has Windows on it

Josh
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05 Jul 2011   #4

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

He should be able to make this work if he has a legit key, and so long as he's operating from a legitimate key I don't have a problem with him downloading an ISO. This is something I blame the manufacturers on. They should include a physical windows disc with every machine sold. If a user needs to download a copy to make use of their own legal key... I have no problem with that. In fact that's kind of what p2p is really for. Unfortunately it's been taken over by movie and game pirates.
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05 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 



I agree if you are using a Legit key you are still Legal but if you do phone Microsoft do not mention you Downloaded Windows 7 as this may break your EULA since on Windows 7 Disks it states to not Lend or Make illegal copies

Josh
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05 Jul 2011   #6

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

the phone in option is pretty straight forward. (and completely automated if you have the right answers) As long as the key is only in use on one machine at a time and it's a legit key the phone activation should work.
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05 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hey thanks for the fast replies. Now, the CD Key i have is totally legit, i've never used it on another compure or on mine, for that matter, as it was already installed. I'll try with the phone in, see if I can get it fixed... However, what should I say instead of the install disk that i downloaded..? That I reinstalled the OS but it didn't accept my key anymore?

Edit: I was checking on computer management my partitions, and I have 3 apparently right now - a 12 GB Recovery Partition, a 100MB Active Recovery Partition and my os_install C: ... is this helpful?
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05 Jul 2011   #8

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
He should be able to make this work if he has a legit key, and so long as he's operating from a legitimate key I don't have a problem with him downloading an ISO. This is something I blame the manufacturers on. They should include a physical windows disc with every machine sold. If a user needs to download a copy to make use of their own legal key... I have no problem with that. In fact that's kind of what p2p is really for. Unfortunately it's been taken over by movie and game pirates.
The problem is that if this is a normal ISO (although technically this is illegal as well), then fine, the key is legit, and it should be fine, but if it is a downloaded cracked copy, then the files have been physically modded.

@Rakdos: Where did you download this Windows 7 ISO from?

Also, let's have a quick look. Please download Microsoft's MGADiag tool from here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

Click on the Continue and Copy buttons, and paste between CODE tags, or upload the output.

Thanks a lot!

Richard
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05 Jul 2011   #9

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rakdos View Post
However, what should I say instead of the install disk that i downloaded..? That I reinstalled the OS but it didn't accept my key anymore?
That sounds about as bad an idea as trying to fiddle an insurance company. Run the MGADiag tool above, please
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05 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi, there you go

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F
Windows Product Key Hash: KeYfcvXg/a1Q01x73+f8IL/JC4Y=
Windows Product ID: 00359-112-0000007-85434
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {8AAA37E3-FE8C-4098-BB98-0B9332EA4164}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

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

Windows XP 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: B4D0AA8B-604-645_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:\Users\Daniel\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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-->

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{8AAA37E3-FE8C-4098-BB98-0B9332EA4164}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-XM76F</PKey><PID>00359-112-0000007-85434</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3274517198-4096710134-2685001856</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD</Manufacturer><Model>MS-1727</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>E1727IMS.106</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20100201000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>5D6D3C07018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>0410</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Romance Standard Time(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>MSI_NB</OEMID><OEMTableID>MEGABOOK</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, HomePremium edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: 2e7d060d-4714-40f2-9896-1e4f15b612ad
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00359-00170-112-000000-00-1040-7600.0000-1552011
Installation ID: 012063539006574633394395911294235856142774944835961125
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: XM76F
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
Trusted time: 05/07/2011 18:07:57

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C532
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 7:5:2011 17:51
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAIABAABAAEAAAACAAAAAQABAAEA6GHgPP62dxY0iQIt4uQIF9JrmPpiPUxbkt5cXQ==

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			MSI_NB		MEGABOOK
  FACP			MSI_NB		MEGABOOK
  HPET			MSI_NB		MEGABOOK
  MCFG			MSI_NB		MEGABOOK
  SSDT			TrmRef		PtidDevc
  SLIC			MSI_NB		MEGABOOK
  SSDT			TrmRef		PtidDevc
  SSDT			TrmRef		PtidDevc
Thanks again
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