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Windows 7: Activate/Genuine problems after 3 years

21 Aug 2013   #21
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Still License Status: Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)


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21 Aug 2013   #22
Mindsight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes that's essentially it. Can we ignore the KMS part since this machine was never networked? I activated it in 2010 just as a regular standalone pc.

Would you know why there seems to be a connection between network adapter and activation status? It seems when network adapter is enabled, even if the PC is disconnected from router, the activation status shows up fine.
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21 Aug 2013   #23
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

That would have to be answered by someone who knows this more than I do . He will be on later .
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21 Aug 2013   #24
Mindsight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks VistaKing. I really appreciate the help. I'll keep checking back.
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21 Aug 2013   #25
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You're Welcome . Have you tried giving MS a call ? Talk to a real person ? If you keep tapping on the zero button on the phone you will be sent to a live person .
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22 Aug 2013   #26
Mindsight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I called MS activation center and spoke to live support this time. We went through the same steps I did earlier for automated phone activation. I got the successful activation message like before. But when I disabled network adapter, the same "3 days until automatic activation..." came back. The support rep said I should ignore it. He gave me the technical support number. I'll have to call them tomorrow during regular business hours.

I am still mystified why the network adapter is affecting activation status.
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22 Aug 2013   #27
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

What you're looking for is

Code:
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0
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22 Aug 2013   #28
Mindsight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for pointing that out VistaKing! My reports are always showing "Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012". Another post on this forum has useful info on this -> Windows is reporting it isn't genuine, Validation code 0x8004FE21

Actually it doesn't quite fix the "Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012". His last post still shows non-zero.
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22 Aug 2013   #29
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Please go to www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate and attempt validation - what happens?

Are you using any form of registry cleaner/optimiser?
What security software is installed?
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22 Aug 2013   #30
Mindsight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi Noel, www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate checks out. I get

Welcome to Windows!
Because Windows installed on your PC is genuine, enjoy the security, reliability and protection it provides.

Not using any registry optimizers or cleaners. Not using any Antivirus or firewalls other than MS Security Essentials.
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