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Windows 7: Can't Activate a Genuine Version of Windows 7 Ultimate

02 Sep 2015   #11
derekimo

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Good idea, he may want to see that log too but we'll wait and see.

In the meantime don't try any fixes or run any cleaning programs.


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03 Sep 2015   #12
NoelDP

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The install is classed as counterfeit by reason of having an Activation Exploit installed.
It looks to me as if this machine shipped with Windows 8 installed, as was downgraded using Win 7 Ultimate, and the hack then installed.



To check at least the Activation Exploit, we need to run WATFix....

Download WATFix - make sure that you UNTICK the box for the 'download manager, and click on the link on the left of the page, not the big shiny button on the right (which is an ad for the download manager!!) - and use that - extract the .exe file, and run it, then reboot.

Post back with another MGADiag report, and we'll then see what we can do.
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