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Windows 7: Upgraded Win 7 Pro 32-Bit to 64-Bit - Now Can't Activate?!

30 Aug 2014   #1
davidzx

64
 
 
Upgraded Win 7 Pro 32-Bit to 64-Bit - Now Can't Activate?!

Hi.

Purchased a refurbished Dell 755 DT (64-Bit capable) from Walmart with a genuine MS Windows 7 Pro 32-bit version/key installed. Needed 64-bit as I work with large data sets ... created a bootable USB with Win 7 Pro 64-bit ISO, re-installed, everything works ... but after entering in the (prior 32-bit version) product key I get an error 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist.

It's the same machine, same version of windows (7 Pro) ... just did a custom re-install to 64-bit. So how do I resolve this and re-activate? Should I call Microsoft or the tech support from the Walmart refurbisher?

Thanks!!

Diag. Tool results below:

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows Product Key Hash: xgsndMkYdJsYmUng0qIJ/thx+HI=
Windows Product ID: 00371-868-0000007-85483
Windows Product ID Type: 1
Windows License Type: KMS Client
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {DB0CB668-1B6D-4000-8F0C-578FEB6E92AC}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
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)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.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>{DB0CB668-1B6D-4000-8F0C-578FEB6E92AC}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-GPDD4</PKey><PID>00371-868-0000007-85483</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2934589135-3744366107-2558905783</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>OptiPlex 755                 </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A22</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20120611000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>95223C07018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>B9K    </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, Professional edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
Activation ID: b92e9980-b9d5-4821-9c94-140f632f6312
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00170-868-000000-03-1033-7601.0000-2342014
Installation ID: 003853832254305435787713391450518953266951616183980854
Partial Product Key: GPDD4
License Status: Initial grace period
Time remaining: 31020 minute(s) (21 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 8/30/2014 7:44:33 AM
Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order to update values.

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 8:22:2014 13:47
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: NgAAAAEABgABAAIAAAABAAAAAQABAAEA6GH+6sq1ki7KdNCHKK9k/oj9bsOqVgLY2rlNbiqF

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x0
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information: 
  ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
  APIC            DELL          B9K    
  FACP            DELL          B9K    
  HPET            DELL          B9K    
  BOOT            DELL          B9K    
  MCFG            DELL          B9K    
  SSDT            DELL        st_ex
  ASF!            DELL          B9K    
  ____            DELL          B9K    
  SLIC            DELL          B9K



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30 Aug 2014   #2
davidzx

64
 
 

Never mind! Fixed it!

FIY .. For anyone else with this problem, run command prompt as an administrator and enter command

slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Replace the Xs with the product key to convert the key to MAK ... re-activate and you should be good.
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30 Aug 2014   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Neither KMS nor MAK Licenses are likely to be valid here (even if they actually activate and validate).


Is there are COA sticker on the machine's case for Windows 7Pro? From what I can see, the machine is likely to have originally shipped without any installed OS.
If that's the case, then it's not eligible under the refurbisher program.

Refurbisher Keys are NEVER MAK keys - they are always OEM_NSLP Keys.

Unless you have a right to use an MAK Key from your employer (or college) - and the machine has an appropriate COA sticker (for Vista Business or Win7 Pro) then the installation is 'problematic' at best.
If you have a COA sticker for Windows 7 on the machine, then unless there are good reasons, it would have been better to use that Key rather than an MAK.
If you don't have a COA sticker, then the install is counterfeit.
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30 Aug 2014   #4
davidzx

64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Neither KMS nor MAK Licenses are likely to be valid here (even if they actually activate and validate).


Is there are COA sticker on the machine's case for Windows 7Pro? From what I can see, the machine is likely to have originally shipped without any installed OS.
If that's the case, then it's not eligible under the refurbisher program.

Refurbisher Keys are NEVER MAK keys - they are always OEM_NSLP Keys.

Unless you have a right to use an MAK Key from your employer (or college) - and the machine has an appropriate COA sticker (for Vista Business or Win7 Pro) then the installation is 'problematic' at best.
If you have a COA sticker for Windows 7 on the machine, then unless there are good reasons, it would have been better to use that Key rather than an MAK.
If you don't have a COA sticker, then the install is counterfeit.
Hi

It does have what looks like a tamper-proof shiny sticker titled "Windows 7 Prof for Refurb PCs" with another (I guess original) sticker marked out with an X.

So after reintalling the same version but 64-bit, I did use that key ... and then got an activation error ... and I was prompted to a troubleshooting guide which suggested converting to a MAK.

The OS was 'pre-installed' when I got it, had to type in the Key from the refurb sticker and then re-installed the 64-bit version. Hopefully everything stays fine.
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30 Aug 2014   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

How did you get this MAK Key? - they are only sold in bulk, and not valid for resale.

It's likely that your original Key from your refurb sticker was perfectly valid - and simply needed telephone activation.


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.
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