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Windows 7: Another non genuine copy of Windows that is in fact genuine problem

12 Jun 2015   #1
Russ Smith

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Another non genuine copy of Windows that is in fact genuine problem

There was a 5 page thread on trying to downgrade from Ultimate to Win 7 Pro but I thought I should start a new thread. I have a thead on a different forum but was hoping someone here might know the answer.

Users computer says Windows is not genuine, was 7 pro, in Sept 2013 we upgraded to Ultimate to use Bitlocker. System bought from Dell, used Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate. I spent ages on phone with Microsoft today, they have completely agreed both copies are valid, and the computer is saying they're not, in error, they will not admit that it's a Windows Update that caused it likely.

They took over remotely, and 30 minutes later gave up, none of the methods worked. She then advised me to BUY a copy of 8.1 and do a clean install. I don't want 8.1, if we have to reinstall I'd rather do Win 7 Pro again(same valid code) and then up to Ultimate again(same valid code), or go to Win 10 when it comes out. Of course you can't upgrade a "non genuine" copy of Windows 7 to win 10, even if it is in fact genuine.

We don't want to have to reinstall. MS also told me I need to downgrade to Win 7 Pro, put in the code, then upgrade to Ultimate. To do that they said I have to do a clean install. I've seen all the links to Windows Downgrader but we aren't exactly thrilled to be advised to use a 3rd party app. I have not tried the registry suggestions yet, I'm not particularly comfortable dealing with the registry. Two questions.

If MS had been willing to just give me a new Ultimate code, could I have entered that in and made it validate? The problem is the Ultimate code we have is for the Anytime Upgrade and it will not accept that, and the Pro Code it still says is not valid, even though it is valid. My thought is if they gave me a new Ultimate code, I could put that in, validate it, and be done.

Second question, assuming they won't do that, and buying one is damn near impossible right now(way too expensive), is the only other options, clean install, 3rd party downgrade program, or the registry changes?


This is absolutely crazy that MS knows the copies are valid and yet insists I should buy 8.1, just preposterous.

Russ Smith


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12 Jun 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well you should be here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/


Let try this.
Complete this tutorial by Brink and post the log here.
If I can't spot your problem I will find a expert for you.


Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Could you also post the system specs of the computer with the problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2015   #3
Russ Smith

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
-----------------------------------------
WGA Data-->
Validation Status: Invalid License
Validation Code: 50
 
Cached Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85667
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {472E04D5-6ED0-4A05-B1D7-5470C8E50E43}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150316-1654
TTS Error: T:20150601093011987-
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
 
WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
 
WGA 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>{472E04D5-6ED0-4A05-B1D7-5470C8E50E43}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0019.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-3MBMV</PKey><PID>00426-292-0000007-85667</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2774348502-1911104287-2068439197</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Precision M6700</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A09</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20130206000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>38BF3107018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>1</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>CBX3   </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 
 
Spsys.log Content: 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
 
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: ac96e1a8-6cc4-4310-a4ff-332ce77fb5b8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00170-292-000000-00-1033-7601.0000-1612015
Installation ID: 018350661625004511989604328216544751483061619955066340
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: 3MBMV
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F200 (non-genuine).
Remaining Windows rearm count: 5
Trusted time: 6/11/2015 1:38:33 PM
 
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C4A2
HealthStatus: PASS
Event Time Stamp: 6:10:2015 10:35
WAT Activex: Registered
WAT Admin Service: Registered
 
HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: NgAAAAEAAAABAAIAAgADAAAAAwABAAEAHKJMscz6KFJCwtKMgtO8/pLjin4JwcSpjCS0dJZj
 
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                    CBX3  
  FACP                                DELL                    CBX3  
  HPET                                DELL                    CBX3  
  MCFG                              DELL                    CBX3  
  FPDT                                DELL                    CBX3  
  TCPA                                APTIO4               NAPAASF
  SSDT                                SataRe                SataTabl
  SSDT                                SataRe                SataTabl
  SSDT                                SataRe                SataTabl
  DMAR                              INTEL                   SNB
  ASF!                                 INTEL                    HCG
  SSDT                                SataRe                SataTabl
  SLIC                                  DELL                    CBX3  
  BGRT                                                      
  SSDT                                SataRe                SataTabl
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Jun 2015   #4
Russ Smith

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well you should be here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/


Let try this.
Complete this tutorial by Brink and post the log here.
If I can't spot your problem I will find a expert for you.


Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Could you also post the system specs of the computer with the problem?

I just posted the log as requested. Note, I was not sure which area to post it. I've spent so much time online with Microsoft I was fairly certain it's not possible to activate unless they just give me a new code for Ultimate, and they have refused to do so even after admitting the copy of Pro and Ultimate are genuine.

They want me to downgrade to pro, insert the genuine code, then upgrade to Ultimate again. So I came here more looking to find out how to downgrade without reinstalling everything, and hoping to avoid having to mess with the registry if I don't have to.

thank you,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your key for Ultimate is a default key and will never activate.

Do you have a proper Windows 7 Pro Retail COA key that is not install on another computer?

I know of no way you could of upgraded from Pro to a Default Ultimate key in any proper fashion.

Could you post the specs of the computer in question?
Does this computer have a Microsoft COA sticker on it?

Here is a post from our expert on such things.

Default Key Cannot Be Used For Activation

Quote:
The Default Key can NEVER be activated - it is blocked from activation at the MS servers.
If your machine came with Windows pre-installed (or you used an OEM System Builder pack), then your Key should be on the COA sticker on the case.
If you used a Full Retail pack for the install, the Key should be on a card inside the DVD case.
If you bought the pack from the MS Store, then you should have an email from them with the Key in it, or you can log back in to your MS Store account using the same LiveID you used for the purchase, and get it from there.
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12 Jun 2015   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

(Heh - not often you can recycle a post intact for more than three years! )
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15 Jun 2015   #7
Russ Smith

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Your key for Ultimate is a default key and will never activate.

Do you have a proper Windows 7 Pro Retail COA key that is not install on another computer?

I know of no way you could of upgraded from Pro to a Default Ultimate key in any proper fashion.

Could you post the specs of the computer in question?
Does this computer have a Microsoft COA sticker on it?

Here is a post from our expert on such things.

Default Key Cannot Be Used For Activation

Quote:
The Default Key can NEVER be activated - it is blocked from activation at the MS servers.
If your machine came with Windows pre-installed (or you used an OEM System Builder pack), then your Key should be on the COA sticker on the case.
If you used a Full Retail pack for the install, the Key should be on a card inside the DVD case.
If you bought the pack from the MS Store, then you should have an email from them with the Key in it, or you can log back in to your MS Store account using the same LiveID you used for the purchase, and get it from there.

Yes. We bought the system from Dell, it's a refurbished Dell, I don't have it in front of me I believe it's an M6700. We have tried repeatedly to put the product code off the sticker under the battery in but it won't take it because it's been upgraded to Ultimate. Microsoft has confirmed twice now the Pro product code is valid, and the Ultimate Anytime Upgrade key is valid, they have said repeatedly you did not do anything wrong, the problem is for whatever reason, it won't take the code since the update. You can't enter the Ultimate key because it's an upgrade key not a full retail key. If you enter the Pro key it asks for the Ultimate key. I've had 2 different MS employees admit to me it's a mistake on their end not ours. they won't admit it was caused by a Windows Update but they both admitted they can't fix it and want me to upgrade to 8.1

Thanks for the suggestions but they've all been tried. At this point unless MS will agree to give us a code for a full retail version of Ultimate so we can enter that, we're apparently going to be stuck rebuilding the computer from scratch which is a major pain in the neck given the cause here.
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15 Jun 2015   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

You cannot activate Ultimate (which is what is installed here) with anything other than an Ultimate Key.

Anytime Upgrade Keys can ONLY be used at the time of the upgrade - and cannot be inserted later. They also cannot be used for a repair install.

You may be able to persuade MS to issue a new Key for you - but it's unlikely.

The only way to get this system activated as far as I know is to reformat and reinstall the original Edition, and then re-apply the Anytime Upgrade once the original is activated.

(at which point it would be a good idea to create an image backup for emergency use in future!)
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15 Jun 2015   #9
Russ Smith

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
You cannot activate Ultimate (which is what is installed here) with anything other than an Ultimate Key.

Anytime Upgrade Keys can ONLY be used at the time of the upgrade - and cannot be inserted later. They also cannot be used for a repair install.

You may be able to persuade MS to issue a new Key for you - but it's unlikely.

The only way to get this system activated as far as I know is to reformat and reinstall the original Edition, and then re-apply the Anytime Upgrade once the original is activated.

(at which point it would be a good idea to create an image backup for emergency use in future!)

Thanks Noel, yes I agree unless MS will give us an Ultimate Key, or we can buy one(not easy these days at least not legally we're screwed and have to reinstall.

It's a fairly obvious gaping problem MS has with this, all you have to do is google the problem and LOTS of people have had perfectly valid copies of windows declared not genuine and had to spend hours of their time because MS can't fix the problem their update caused.

Very frustrating.

Not sure what good an image would do us though, even if I had say an Acronis image of the machine if I installed from it, the system would just declare that to be non genuine. the only thing I haven't tried is restoring to before this started, I've not had good luck with restores they seem to open a can of worms.

I'm just extremely annoyed that MS admits we've done nothing wrong but their solution is you have to reinstall or buy 8.1 not we'll give you an Ultimate Code so you can get back to work without having to do any of that.
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15 Jun 2015   #10
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

System Restore is definitely worth trying - but you may have to go back further than you or I would like.

It could have taken up to thirty days before yu got the notifications, after the actual problem first occurred.
If you want me to try and work out the actual date, please post your event logs...


Open Event Viewer

click on theWindows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.

Now click on theApplication entry - wait while it loads.

Click on 'File'in the menu bar and select Save...

Save the file asAppevt.evtx

Repeat for theSystem log

then zip both,and upload them.

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