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Windows 7: Activation Period Expired, Key Blocked. How Do I Activate?

21 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Activation Period Expired, Key Blocked. How Do I Activate?

I purchased my Windows 7 Pro and installed it, thinking that I would activate it later, then didn't use the computer for some time. Now, when I attempt to activate, I'm told that my key has been blocked. The only solution I'm being offered is to purchase another key. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CF8YX-P7HC9-XYYPB
Windows Product Key Hash: g8hXmE4DVHfoaiZB1Zgrsj6P5Dg=
Windows Product ID: 00371-221-2559932-86843
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {84277ABC-D534-4D53-B00E-17B0E1D27885}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111025-1505
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: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 - 100 Genuine
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\Internet Explorer\iexplore.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>{84277ABC-D534-4D53-B00E-17B0E1D27885}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-XYYPB</PKey><PID>00371-221-2559932-86843</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-252959385-1615971856-3091740533</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>4177CTO</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>83ET65WW (1.35 )</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20111006000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>1AB33D07018400FE</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>LENOVO</OEMID><OEMTableID>TP-83 </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-00CA-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Small Business 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>B55115770E49DB0</Val><Hash>/U9lVJ3MfE8451qVF37pcukxHCg=</Hash><Pid>81606-OEM-6472862-02948</Pid><PidType>4</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="19" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/></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, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: 770bc271-8dc1-467d-b574-73cbacbeccd1
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00172-221-255993-00-1033-7601.0000-1122012
Installation ID: 005534946666847371565231543061811234746824347923668924
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: XYYPB
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
Trusted time: 4/21/2012 6:33:15 PM
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C532
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 3:1:2012 23:50
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
HWID Data-->
OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
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

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


Have you tied activation by phone?

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21 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

I got help once with a blocked key by calling WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) support at 1-866-530-6364. (That's for the US.) I was told that my key was blocked because it was listed as "returned". (It was purchased from the Microsoft Store online, and never returned by me.) I was given a new key.

I hope that you didn't buy one of those bargain Win7 packages, which came with keys from the MSDN. Microsoft tends to block those keys, when their use is discovered. (I have no idea whether those keys would show as "retail", as yours did.)
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21 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


Are you sure the characters are being inputted correctly? It's very easy to transpose a B and an 8, or a 0 and a O. If you didn't buy it from a shady source then that's likely the prob.

Otherwise contact the seller or MS Customer Service to validate the Key.
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22 Apr 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Your installation is using an MSDN Key.
Unless you are an MSDN subscriber, you are not entitled to use the Key – and whoever sold it to you was not entitled to do so.

Your Windows Key is from a not-for-resale MSDN account.
You need to claim an immediate refund from the vendor - do NOT accept the offer of a new key.(all they are trying to do is to get past the 45-day claims window. or avoid you sending the evidence of their crimes to the authorities)

Please read the following stickies.... ............................


The pirates have got VERY good at this over the past few years, as the price of equipment for manufacturing the packages drops, and as factories open in less well-policed countries.

see also this post....

Also - have a look at this video....
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26 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
How do I get rid of the pop-ups?

Thanks Noel. Too much time has now expired now for me to have any recourse to the seller. I guess I just have to live with what I have. Is there any way of getting rid of the pop-ups that Genuine Windows keeps putting on my screen?
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27 Apr 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Not without purchasing a legal copy of Windows.From what I can tell of the machine, it was originally shipped without any Windows license (probably with Linux installed instead) - which means that you'd have to purchase a Full Retail of copy of Win7 Pro to be able to swap in the new Key.
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27 Apr 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP


Until then you can use Windows 8 Consumer Preview for free. It's not intended for a production computer but is quite polished and actually a little faster once you tame the unusual Start Screen intended for touch screens.
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