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Windows 7: Please help for "not genuine win 7 after hard drive upgrade

03 Apr 2014   #11
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

The installation of Windows is Counterfeit - the OEM_SLP key is NOT a valid Upgrade Key.

If the COA sticker is for Windows Home Premium, then that's the only version licensed, unless you purchase an Upgrade license through a retailer, or MS itself - and those licenses ALWAYS show as 'Retail' in the report.

There is no overlap in BIOS/WIn7 release dates - certainly not 3 months.
This machine was shipped with Windows Vista installed, and a Vista SLIC table. It has had a hacker's Activation Exploit installed to circumvent activation/validation requirements, and is therefore by definition non-genuine.

There is a possibility that the machine came with a freebie upgrade to Windows 7 - but such upgrades are ALWAYS OEM System Builder Keys, and again, can only be upgraded using a Retail Key


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03 Apr 2014   #12
zfin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you, I will definitely try it.
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03 Apr 2014   #13
zfin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As you said, I recalled, it initially came with vista and free upgraded win 7 home CD, 'cause I have no memory ever used vista on this PC, actually, I never used vista in my life. Later, I got a ultimate acer oem key, just run a upgrade that convert the home to ultimate, and I have been running it for nearly three without problem until upgrade to new hard drive recently.

I still kept my old drive, I think I could boot up from it externally, I will run diagnostic tool on the old drive, then post the results here, maybe it could let you to get insight how this odd thing happened.

Thank you so much.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
The installation of Windows is Counterfeit - the OEM_SLP key is NOT a valid Upgrade Key.

If the COA sticker is for Windows Home Premium, then that's the only version licensed, unless you purchase an Upgrade license through a retailer, or MS itself - and those licenses ALWAYS show as 'Retail' in the report.

There is no overlap in BIOS/WIn7 release dates - certainly not 3 months.
This machine was shipped with Windows Vista installed, and a Vista SLIC table. It has had a hacker's Activation Exploit installed to circumvent activation/validation requirements, and is therefore by definition non-genuine.

There is a possibility that the machine came with a freebie upgrade to Windows 7 - but such upgrades are ALWAYS OEM System Builder Keys, and again, can only be upgraded using a Retail Key
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03 Apr 2014   #14
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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


It's not uncommon for shady dealers to install counterfeits - it means that they can charge higher prices for the product on sale than they could otherwise, and the chances of it being conclusively proved to be their fault are limited.
Where did you purchase this machine?
Was the box still sealed when you got it, or did the dealer pre-install the OS for you?
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03 Apr 2014   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I'll try that again - :embarrass:

The OEM_SLP Key in use is NOT an upgrade Key, it's only v
You must use the one that came with your Windows 7 disk as the freebie upgrade (which would have come through the post).
The installed OS is counterfeit by definition.

If you can get the old disk working again. try using Magical Jellybean to recover the Windows Key from that - if it's the same one as current then that was also counterfeit.
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03 Apr 2014   #16
zfin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I could not boot up from my old drive through usb sata, it suddenly stops on windows 7 starting animation, don't know why. I guess, in order to boot up from it, I have to do it as internal HD.

I found the original window 7 upgrade CD with the key, but it is Home version. Could I use this key to try, literally downgrade from ultimate to home, if I do so, what could happen, will some program could not be run properly because of home version. And if somehow it solved the problem, could I upgrade to ultimate version later. Thanks




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
I'll try that again - :embarrass:

The OEM_SLP Key in use is NOT an upgrade Key, it's only v
You must use the one that came with your Windows 7 disk as the freebie upgrade (which would have come through the post).
The installed OS is counterfeit by definition.

If you can get the old disk working again. try using Magical Jellybean to recover the Windows Key from that - if it's the same one as current then that was also counterfeit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2014   #17
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

You will have to do a clean install - for two reasons.
1) it's not possible to do a downgrade install
2) OEM installs are always clean installs, by design.
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05 Apr 2014   #18
zfin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you. To do fresh installation will be too hassle for me, I had so many programs and personal settings, that is why I did image when I upgrade my hard drive. As I understood, unlike MAC OS, there is no simple way to migrate whole data after OS installation in PC.

I had one question, could I use those so called "boot loader" to trick the system that I am running genuine one. So far, the warning is rather annoying than actually bother me doing anything, just microsoft essential could not be updated. Thanks again

By the way, since there is hidden 1st PQsevice partition, I guess the "boot loader" may not work, am I right.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
You will have to do a clean install - for two reasons.
1) it's not possible to do a downgrade install
2) OEM installs are always clean installs, by design.
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05 Apr 2014   #19
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zfin View Post
I had one question, could I use those so called "boot loader" to trick the system that I am running genuine one.
warning   Warning
4) No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).
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05 Apr 2014   #20
zfin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry, I got it. Just be a little frustrated, I bought the system, but it said I am not running genuine one.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zfin View Post
I had one question, could I use those so called "boot loader" to trick the system that I am running genuine one.
warning   Warning
4) No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).
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