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Windows 7: Activation key

07 Jul 2011   #1
Zun

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Activation key

I have Windows 7 Ultimate. It has been verified as legal over the past few months
that I have had it. It came installed on the HP ProBook that I bought about 6 months ago. I am now being asked for an activation Key and being told that my Windows 7 is not genuine (and also that it is a 'default' version, I think).
So I need a new activation key. I have seen cheapish ones offered which claim to be genuine. My first question is whether or not these versions for around $29 are genuine. And are they safe? I also need to know if I can buy the activation key and type it in the "Activate Windows Now" box without actually reinstalling Windows, since it is already installed. Or are activation keys strictly limited ti a specific single product. I am very very untechy so do not like the idea of reinstalling. If Windows would just download as an "update" and recognise that my computer already has it, but still let me use the new activation
key, that would make things easier. Also I hate to pay over $200 for something I already have so would like a cheap, but legal option if possible. Any help would be appreciated.


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07 Jul 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You already have a legit key that was purchased with your HP. Use the one on the sticker. If that doesn't work, you will be prompted to call Microsoft, and they will get you resolved easily. You shouldn't be thinking of purchasing anything.
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07 Jul 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If you post the last 5 digits/characters of your current key, I'll be able to tell you whether its a default key. If this was a new, OEM Probook then it should have come with genuine windows.

The $29 versions are 100% illegal. These are basically MSDN/technet keys being sold illegally and are liable to be blocked by MS anytime, so dont waste money on them.

You dont need to reinstall windows to install the key, unless the key is for a different edition.
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07 Jul 2011   #4
Zun

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
If you post the last 5 digits/characters of your current key, I'll be able to tell you whether its a default key. If this was a new, OEM Probook then it should have come with genuine windows.

The $29 versions are 100% illegal. These are basically MSDN/technet keys being sold illegally and are liable to be blocked by MS anytime, so dont waste money on them.

You dont need to reinstall windows to install the key, unless the key is for a different edition.

The key that has been in use up to now is not being accpeted. And there is NO option to get anyone on the phone. Is that because I am in Korea and the phone option is not available her?
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07 Jul 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well, if you believe the current key is fine, you can use the Korea number on this page.

Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers

But remember, OEM installs are supported by the OEM and not by MS.

You can run the mgadiag tool here and paste the result here, that'll help diagnose.

go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012
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07 Jul 2011   #6
Zun

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Well, if you believe the current key is fine, you can use the Korea number on this page.

Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers

But remember, OEM installs are supported by the OEM and not by MS.

You can run the mgadiag tool here and paste the result here, that'll help diagnose.

go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012
Thanks. I'll paste the mgadiag tool result
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07 Jul 2011   #7
Zun

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zun View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Well, if you believe the current key is fine, you can use the Korea number on this page.

Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers

But remember, OEM installs are supported by the OEM and not by MS.

You can run the mgadiag tool here and paste the result here, that'll help diagnose.

go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012
Thanks. I'll paste the mgadiag tool result

Code:
 
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85364
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {BB515F61-C65D-4D8A-8C36-DD5B525439A5}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
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: 114 Blocked VLK 2
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
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\Opera\Opera.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>{BB515F61-C65D-4D8A-8C36-DD5B525439A5}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-3MBMV</PKey><PID>00426-292-0000007-85364</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3320738299-3410803661-4094025702</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP ProBook 4720s</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>68AZZ Ver. F.0B</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20100916000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>1CD03807018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Korea Standard Time(GMT+09:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>59D1605114E3500</Val><Hash>vfZmaSmFPIYrLWTcZSZErUQg+Fo=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0000106-57627</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="16" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="18" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="19" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1A" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1B" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="44" Version="11" Result="114"/></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, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: ac96e1a8-6cc4-4310-a4ff-332ce77fb5b8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00170-292-000000-00-1033-7600.0000-0232011
Installation ID: 020854319493580033718970038605637294240591973465849085
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: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
Remaining Windows rearm count: 0
Trusted time: 7/7/2011 10:33:58 PM
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 6:20:2011 00:00
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
 
HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAEAAgABAAEAAAACAAAAAwABAAEAeqgubXhA1tOIgiTT6uliPaJoXmuiNSR+XF0=
OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A
OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information: 
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC HPQOEM 1411 
FACP HPQOEM 1411 
HPET HPQOEM 1411 
MCFG HPQOEM 1411 
ASF! HPQOEM 1411 
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
 
 
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85364
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {BB515F61-C65D-4D8A-8C36-DD5B525439A5}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
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: 114 Blocked VLK 2
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
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\Opera\Opera.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>{BB515F61-C65D-4D8A-8C36-DD5B525439A5}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-3MBMV</PKey><PID>00426-292-0000007-85364</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3320738299-3410803661-4094025702</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP ProBook 4720s</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>68AZZ Ver. F.0B</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20100916000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>1CD03807018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Korea Standard Time(GMT+09:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>59D1605114E3500</Val><Hash>vfZmaSmFPIYrLWTcZSZErUQg+Fo=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0000106-57627</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="16" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="18" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="19" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1A" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1B" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="44" Version="11" Result="114"/></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, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: ac96e1a8-6cc4-4310-a4ff-332ce77fb5b8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00170-292-000000-00-1033-7600.0000-0232011
Installation ID: 020854319493580033718970038605637294240591973465849085
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: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
Remaining Windows rearm count: 0
Trusted time: 7/7/2011 10:33:58 PM
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 6:20:2011 00:00
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
 
HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAEAAgABAAEAAAACAAAAAwABAAEAeqgubXhA1tOIgiTT6uliPaJoXmuiNSR+XF0=
OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A
OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information: 
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC HPQOEM 1411 
FACP HPQOEM 1411 
HPET HPQOEM 1411 
MCFG HPQOEM 1411 
ASF! HPQOEM 1411 
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
SSDT HPQOEM SataAhci
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07 Jul 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV

See that key? Thats the default (trial) key for win7 ultimate. Thats the key that serves you out the grace period, its time bombed and cannot be used forever. So no point in talking to MS and OEM. If theres a sticker on that computer with a key for win7, use that with the phone activation method otherwise buy a new key.

I'm sorry to tell you this but your Office install is not legal either.

Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
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07 Jul 2011   #9
Zun

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I got someone on the phone. She said the installation ID is invalid. (actually it was an automated response).
What now?
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07 Jul 2011   #10
Zun

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV

See that key? Thats the default (trial) key for win7 ultimate. Thats the key that serves you out the grace period, its time bombed and cannot be used forever. So no point in talking to MS and OEM. If theres a sticker on that computer with a key for win7, use that with the phone activation method otherwise buy a new key.

I'm sorry to tell you this but your Office install is not legal either.

Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
I suspected something like that.

Can I install online?
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