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Windows 7: Formatted hard drive, reinstalled windows 7, can't activate

07 May 2014   #1
LeonRozelaar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Formatted hard drive, reinstalled windows 7, can't activate

Hi,

I recently had to reinstall Windows Home Premium 64 bit on my Dell XPS 15z. In so doing I formatted the hard drive. Now when I try to activate using my product key, I get error code 0xc004e003. Can anyone tell me why this is happening, and how I can go about activating?

All the best,
Leon


edit: For further clarification, I reinstalled Windows 7 using this guide and the Digital River download of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {15B807CF-9D0D-4489-8C37-3810B80C6A24}(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.130828-1532
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:\Program Files (x86)\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>{15B807CF-9D0D-4489-8C37-3810B80C6A24}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-RMV82</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8992687-00095</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1064244012-1295759678-2714503876</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.         </Manufacturer><Model>Dell System XPS 15Z</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.         </Manufacturer><Version>A11</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20120628000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>45763807018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0809</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>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>QA09   </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, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: d2c04e90-c3dd-4260-b0f3-f845f5d27d64
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00359-00178-926-800095-02-2057-7601.0000-1272014
Installation ID: 018372258156621956155393257385524080243513199306563524
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: RMV82
License Status: Initial grace period
Time remaining: 42060 minute(s) (29 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 07/05/2014 14:37:39

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 5:7:2014 11:27
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: OAAAAAEAAgABAAIAAAAEAAAAAwABAAEAln1OoMJkKK0E6aR0gC5wl6CDPm6Q8y0gJqzkh/wRLnM=

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			DELL  		QA09   
  FACP			DELL  		QA09   
  HPET			DELL  		QA09   
  MCFG			DELL  		QA09   
  SLIC			DELL  		QA09   
  SSDT			DELL  		PtidDevc
  ASF!			DELL  		QA09   
  SSDT			DELL  		PtidDevc
  SSDT			DELL  		PtidDevc
  SSDT			DELL  		PtidDevc
  UEFI			DELL  		QA09   
  UEFI			DELL  		QA09   
  DMAR			INTEL 		SNB 
  UEFI			DELL  		QA09



My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 May 2014   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the forums, can you tell the experts where you got your product key from ? Did you format the whole drive including the recovery partitions ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes welcome mate and as Joan says where did the media come from if it came from somewhere like EBay then you probably have a lemon if it is a new OEM or retail disk from Microsoft then it could be bad.
If you have the original activation code / key for the original installation you can use this and it should be on the sticker on the machine somewhere.
See this tiutorial

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 see pic for finding the version you have tied to the board.

Oh forgot that other site you mention is not the official one the one in the tutorial is the only site to download official Windows
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07 May 2014   #4
LeonRozelaar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Yes welcome mate and as Joan says where did the media come from if it came from somewhere like EBay then you probably have a lemon if it is a new OEM or retail disk from Microsoft then it could be bad.
If you have the original activation code / key for the original installation you can use this and it should be on the sticker on the machine somewhere.
See this tiutorial

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 see pic for finding the version you have tied to the board.

Oh forgot that other site you mention is not the official one the one in the tutorial is the only site to download official Windows
Thank you! That guide help me fix the problem, and Windows is now activated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Glad it was such an easy fix

PS If you are interested try a look at this
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