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Windows 7: I downgraded from windows 8 to windows 7, a year later it's unactivate

11 Sep 2015   #1
Burned695

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I downgraded from windows 8 to windows 7, a year later it's unactivate

Hello,

I'm new to the forum so my apologies for any mistakes. Over a year ago I brought a new laptop with Windows 8. Of course, I wanted to have windows 7 on so found out how to downgrade. Now, a year later, I believe i have done something wrong as I am now being told my windows is not activated (Build 7601) and that the version of Windows I have is Ultimate (which if I downgraded correctly it shouldn't be).

I still have the Windows 8 OEM licence code stored on the BIOS. I was wondering if anyone can help me either:

Correctly activate Windows 7 from where I am now and without having to rebuild my laptop?

OR

Update to a legitimate version of Windows 8 using my OEM licence so that I can then get the free upgrade to Windows 10?

I really would prefer not to rebuild my computer from scratch

Thank you for any help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Sep 2015   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/howt...spx#PCPurchase
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13 Sep 2015   #3
Burned695

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is the copy of the report. The only sticker on my laptop just says Windows 8 with no activation code or anything, but the code is in my BIOS. I think I found out that I could legitimately downgrade to Windows 7 but then followed illegitimate instructions for it

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-PJW6W-9GK29-TMPWP
Windows Product Key Hash: s96ZjOX/L18svs5JSfzs8eCl/m0=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00537
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {3CF88755-C22A-45F1-9D30-13C4F9E13019}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150525-0603
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-->
File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{3CF88755-C22A-45F1-9D30-13C4F9E13019}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-TMPWP</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00537</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2350367516-3315255393-2576981455</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>2099</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>5DCN90WW(V8.01)</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20121011000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>AB4E3D07018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>FLE Standard Time(GMT+02:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>LENOVO</OEMID><OEMTableID>CB-01   </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, Ultimate edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: 7cfd4696-69a9-4af7-af36-ff3d12b6b6c8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00178-926-600537-02-2057-7601.0000-1302014
Installation ID: 006364961691813481417080923906101152886655939200527382
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: TMPWP
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F059.
Remaining Windows rearm count: 0
Trusted time: 13/09/2015 10:12:23

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 6:6:2015 22:18
ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAIAAQABAAIAAAABAAAAAwABAAEAln0ka15odxYu8jw69I1Eo9DWrvc0wh7klmM=

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: no, invalid SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information: 
  ACPI Table Name	OEMID Value	OEMTableID Value
  APIC			LENOVO		CB-01   
  FACP			LENOVO		CB-01   
  DBGP			LENOVO		CB-01   
  HPET			LENOVO		CB-01   
  BOOT			LENOVO		CB-01   
  MCFG			LENOVO		CB-01   
  SLIC			LENOVO		CB-01   
  UEFI			LENOVO		CB-01   
  ASF!			LENOVO		CB-01   
  SSDT			LENOVO		CB-01   
  ASPT			LENOVO		CB-01   
  FPDT			LENOVO		CB-01   
  MSDM			LENOVO		CB-01   
  SSDT			LENOVO		CB-01   
  SSDT			LENOVO		CB-01   
  SSDT			LENOVO		CB-01
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13 Sep 2015   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

A downgrade is only available to machines which came pre-installed with Windows 8 Pro. It is also ONLY available a Professional, not Ultimate.
It looks to me like your machine shipped with 'Core' Windows 8 rather than Pro, and so doesn't have the proper bits for the downgrade to work - which anyhow requires that you use the proper Manufacturer's Recovery media.


You need to reformat and reinstall with genuine media and Key
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13 Sep 2015   #5
Burned695

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And there is absolutely no way to get from where I am now to a legitimate version of windows using my product key without reformatting and reinstalling?
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13 Sep 2015   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Not one that I'd care to recommend, at least. It involves hacking the Ultimate install to downgrade it to Pro. Some people appear to have used it without problems, but I tend to distrust such approaches.
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13 Sep 2015   #7
Burned695

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for your help
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