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Windows 7: Win 7 Prof not genuine and cannot enter genuine OEM product key

08 Dec 2011   #91
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

Folks-

One more thing I should mention in regards to this issue is last night before I was flagged as "not genuine" I was at home (were I do not get internet access) doing some system cleanup (i.e. deleting temp files, registry cleanup, etc) and I wonder if that may play a part in this issue. I can't fiqure out how if I am not on the net how I can get "flagged". I was doing cleanup task for some time 2 hours before this "windows not genuine" appeared. Could I have been too aggressive as I was using the same tools I used with my XP OS which I am just "stepping" up from.


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08 Dec 2011   #92
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
Folks-

One more thing I should mention in regards to this issue is last night before I was flagged as "not genuine" I was at home (were I do not get internet access) doing some system cleanup (i.e. deleting temp files, registry cleanup, etc) and I wonder if that may play a part in this issue. I can't fiqure out how if I am not on the net how I can get "flagged". I was doing cleanup task for some time 2 hours before this "windows not genuine" appeared. Could I have been too aggressive as I was using the same tools I used with my XP OS which I am just "stepping" up from.
What tools???
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08 Dec 2011   #93
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
Folks-

One more thing I should mention in regards to this issue is last night before I was flagged as "not genuine" I was at home (were I do not get internet access) doing some system cleanup (i.e. deleting temp files, registry cleanup, etc) and I wonder if that may play a part in this issue. I can't fiqure out how if I am not on the net how I can get "flagged". I was doing cleanup task for some time 2 hours before this "windows not genuine" appeared. Could I have been too aggressive as I was using the same tools I used with my XP OS which I am just "stepping" up from.
OK - what piece of snake-oil salemanship were you using for 'registry cleanup'??
If it was WiseFixer, then it's destroyed your SPPSVC registry entries.
PLEASE post your MGADiag report!!
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08 Dec 2011   #94
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

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MS has already told him his key is in fact valid, so its valid!
Sorry - but that is just plain wrong.

ALL MS can do is say that a given time the Key is valid - it will NOT tell anyone that the Key has been stolen of fraudulently obtained, or sold 34 times in the past week.

Given a full MGADiag report, we can assess the likelihood of the installation being based on a fraudulent Key (such as an MSDN key that's been resold)
MS told him via phone he had a valid key... Ive had similar issues and MS told me the same. They can reset if a valid key has been used too many times as was the case I had where client had installed several times on their own machine. MS cleared this up over phone activation.

If you know something I do not, please enlighten me with specifics and links if possible!

OP also didnt perform a clean install, he merely installed on top of problem install. Additionally he has reported ebay store to MS for possible conterfeit copy and the ebay retailer has given him an additional key.
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08 Dec 2011   #95
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post

If you know something I do not, please enlighten me with specifics and links if possible!

OP also didnt perform a clean install, he merely installed on top of problem install. Additionally he has reported ebay store to MS for possible conterfeit copy and the ebay retailer has given him an additional key.
I have too many references to quote any specific ones - but here's a whole forum for you to look through.
Windows 7 Genuine Advantage Validation Issues (Windows 7) Forum
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08 Dec 2011   #96
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

Folks-

Okay the Apps I was using to "clean" my machine are as follows"

Wise registry cleaner - Deep Clean (advanced)
Tune up utilities - One click maintenance and registry cleaner and reg defrag
Revo Uninstaller - basically all of theirr clean up utilities they provide besides the uninstall function.

I admit I get a little crazy with this stuff and used it all the time with my XP OS with no problems but I know I am dealing with a different one here.

Please tell me my stupidity is the problem here!
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08 Dec 2011   #97
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Noel:

I meant give me specifics on how MS can reset a key via phone, but according to you they cannot tell you if a key is valid!

How is a valid key not valid??? MS support should know!
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08 Dec 2011   #98
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

ToddB:

Just use DVD you created with iso from digital river and follow my link to clean install. Follow that tutorial and then try and activate with MS.

Do not use a registry cleaner, especially if intended for XP on Win7! Actually I dont advise using a registry cleaner at all, ever! Try the clean install with the MS verified valid key and report back to us...
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08 Dec 2011   #99
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Read a few of the posts in the forum and learn, rather than trying to argue with me

Validation (and Activation) is like the UK MOT test - all it does is assess the system *at the time of the check* - and that is also all the MS Activation people are able to do (and perhaps all the are allowed to do). Their lack of any real knowledge is depressing, and legendary.

There are many cases where a Key has been activated for more than a year, until the vendor gets greedy and sells more than allowed - then the unfortunate purchasers of the Key involved are left with invalid Keys that fail either Activation or Validation, or both.
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08 Dec 2011   #100
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
ToddB:

Just use DVD you created with iso from digital river and follow my link to clean install. Follow that tutorial and then try and activate with MS.

Do not use a registry cleaner, especially if intended for XP on Win7! Actually I dont advise using a registry cleaner at all, ever! Try the clean install with the MS verified valid key and report back to us...

The source of the installation is not the critical factor in ANY Windows instal - it's the source and validaity of the KEY.
Until we see the MGADiag report, we CANNOT offer any opinion as to the validity of this current installation.
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