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Windows 7: Upgrade or new key for Msdn copy of win 7 ultimate x64


12 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Upgrade or new key for Msdn copy of win 7 ultimate x64

Good evening, a few months ago I bought a custom build computer from eBay. It was advertised as having win 7 ultimate x64 OS. I was a little suspicious about the legality of the win 7 as the computer came with a copied disc and no official packaging. The thing is the chap who sold me it is abut of a computer whizz/ licensed ethical hacker/computer security chap.the computer worked fine for three months After a recent windows update the screen went black and several pop ups say the windows isn't genuine. I contacted MS. They stated that the win 7 I was using was a MSDN copy not for home use or resale. The update had recognised this and blocked the key. The chap who sold me the computer says he bought the software legit but has refunded me 50 towards a new licence/key.

My question is can I just buy a new key for the current OS and hope it will start working fine? I was going to buy the win 7 ultimate x64 from 'software4students' but it says that you can only upgrade from an existing genuine version of windows OS on your computer. Is the Msdn copy I have installed classed as genuine or do I have to start over?? Thanks in advance

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12 Jan 2012   #2

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You can change the old product key with a NEW full one.
Product Key Number - Change
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13 Jan 2012   #3

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

As Theog says, if you purchase a new Full Retail license for Ultimate (from a reputable source - not eBay, Amazon MarketPlace, Craigslist, or the like) you can simply change the Key to your new one, and it should work fine.
If you want confirmation that the current license is non-genuine by reason of being an MSDN Key, look at the Product ID on the System properties page - it will have a second group of characters in the region -064- to -069-.

If it's anything else, it should be OK - so post an MGADiag report for analysis.

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell - Home
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13 Jan 2012   #4

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Theog & Noel. I'll paste the diagnostic shortly. The strange thing is although the current OS shows windows build 7600 not genuine, other than the occasional pop ups and black screen it appears to be working fine. I was under the impression that it would no longer update but windows update is working fine. So Im
not really sure what consequence there is in continuing to use the current Msdn version?
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13 Jan 2012   #5

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Since Vista RTM, the penalties to the end-user of having non-genuine Windows have reduced considerably -
In Vista RTM, the system wuld only allow access to IE
In SP1, the system would allow access to the desktop, in a reduced functionality mode
in SP2, the system allows access to pretty much everything, but will not update with anything except Security updates.

In Windows 7, the system allows access to almost everything except non-security updates - but MSE if installed will become non-functional after 28(30?) days of non-genuine-ness.

It's up to you whether you get genuine or not - but I really do recommend doing so.
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13 Jan 2012   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks again Noel

WINDOW 7 ULTIMATE SP1





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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-PWPXX-RDTTD-9GBR9
Windows Product Key Hash: WUbkGkJvEE+r3xJK64qlAWAjS7Q=
Windows Product ID: 00426-067-2897995-86998
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {B56F1EC1-EFAE-4842-AE56-018394F65369}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
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: 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\Admin\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>{B56F1EC1-EFAE-4842-AE56-018394F65369}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-9GBR9</PKey><PID>00426-067-2897995-86998</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3886383014-3168908719-4042919460</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Foxconn</Manufacturer><Model>MARS</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20081030000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>B79F3807018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><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, Ultimate edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: a0cde89c-3304-4157-b61c-c8ad785d1fad
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00172-067-289799-00-2057-7600.0000-3462011
Installation ID: 021421937322581290307656139746385725740905329013064141
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: 9GBR9
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F200 (non-genuine).
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
Trusted time: 13/01/2012 19:50:45

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C4A2
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 1:10:2012 10:46
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: PAAAAAMAAgABAAEAAgADAAAAAwABAAEAonYAJbKNbCNONKTmvCAInKrv3ojE6RrsmBV4ZkYucizghUxY

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC IntelR AWRDACPI
FACP IntelR AWRDACPI
HPET IntelR AWRDACPI
MCFG IntelR AWRDACPI
SSDT PmRef CpuPm
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13 Jan 2012   #7

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shellshocked77 View Post
Thanks again Noel

WINDOW 7 ULTIMATE SP1





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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-PWPXX-RDTTD-9GBR9
Windows Product Key Hash: WUbkGkJvEE+r3xJK64qlAWAjS7Q=
Windows Product ID: 00426-067-2897995-86998
Windows Product ID Type: 5
As you were informed, teh Key in use here is one issued specifially for a subscribers to the MSDN netowrk - as such, the only person entitled to use it is the owner of the subscription.

This Key has been blocked, either because (most commonly) there has been a charge-back on the credit card used to purchase the account, or because there have been too many activations on the account

MSDN subscriptions entitle the owner to a number of concurrent installations using the same Key - at one time the number was ten, but I believe that it's lately been reduced to five. The system works in such a way that frequently it will allow anything up to 20 installations before crying WOLF!. The counterfeiters take advantage of this, and will sell as many licenses as they can get away with without breaking the limit, but since the subscription includes everything from Win95 (and even windows 3.11) to Windows Server 2008 Rev2 SP1 together with Office licenses, they can make a fortune on each subscription before they are found out - this can take anything up to 18 months. They will then flood the market with Keys in an attempt to cash in, and then run, leaving many clients in the lurch - and the sales medium (e.g. eBay) ends up having to foot a considerable bill for refunds.

Hope this makes some kind of sense in your situation, and explains why you weren't initially notified of the problem.
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13 Jan 2012   #8

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

It does thank you very much. At least the chap who sold me it was kind enough to refund me 50 towards the it's of a new key. My wife is a doctorate student so will buy replacement key in 'software4students'. Hopefully will work fine. I was concerned as the website states " this windows 7 version is an upgrade version only. You must have a current valid version of windows operating system licensed to your computer to perform a clean install using these editions"


I wasn't sure whether the madness version I had is classed as a 'current valid version licenced to my computer'.

Ryan
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13 Jan 2012   #9

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote:
I wasn't sure whether the madness version I had is classed as a 'current valid version licenced to my computer'.
No - it doesn't.
Your computer is based on a Retail (FoxConn) motherboard - and has no SLIC table as a result.
Depending on the type of license you purchase, it may look for the presence of a SLIC table - and if it doesn;t find one, it may refuse to activate.

As far as I am aware, all Student licnses are Upgrades - which means that you are required to have a valid pre-existing license from which to upgrade.
Does this machine have a COA sticker on the case? - How to Tell - Home
If it does, then you are entitled to use an Upgrade version (so long as the sticker is for XP/Vista/Windows 7) to install the OS.

If it does NOT have such a sticker, then you must purchase a Full Retail copy of Windows to stay within the licensing rules.
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