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Windows 7: Followed Clean Installtion Tut Using Upgrade Media Now Genuine Error!

09 Jun 2012   #1

windows 7 professional 64
Followed Clean Installtion Tut Using Upgrade Media Now Genuine Error!


I've followed the Tutorial found here in order to install windows 7 on my machine. It was a used machine I purchased that was running windows XP. I then installed linux on it for a while, then wanted to upgrade to windows 7 so I used the tutorial and everything was working great. After a month of regular use/updates, I know see the following error message:

"You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Go online and resolve now".

After clicking the go online link, some "validation" occurs, then I'm taken to a page asking to buy some licenses, and on the top it gives the following message:

Windows validation detected and repaired an activation exploit (used to prevent built-in Windows licensing components from operating properly). You must activate Windows in order to complete the repair process and be able to use the full functionality of Windows. Not to worry, we can help you with that.

How can I proceed in light of this? When I purchased the computer used the outside didn't come in good shape so I can't find the usual sticker with the windows XP license. Any help would be great!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I would think the XP license sticker is meaningless if you now have a Windows 7 installation.

Do you have a valid Windows 7 Product Key?

Did you install Windows 7 from a burned disc, a purchased OEM disc, a borrowed disc, a purchased retail disc, or???

I cannot recall hearing of those particular error messages. Is that "not to worry, we can help you with that" a verbatim quote? Sounds stilted and suspicious, offhand.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2012   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Diego, and welcome to Seven Forums.

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool. Please see:
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
Was this a upgrade Windows 7 copy instead of a full version? If so, then see if using any one or the other options in the tutorial below instead may help.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Jun 2012   #4

windows 7 professional 64

hello. Yes this was done with an upgraded windows 7 license key and I followed option 3 in that tutorial.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487
Windows Product Key Hash: 71BRYMECVaSXedfumfu8zryHJVY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-177-0000061-85944
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {4F7DD6A9-A3AA-4AD9-8F76-D704E32CAD4D}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504
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)\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>{4F7DD6A9-A3AA-4AD9-8F76-D704E32CAD4D}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-PW487</PKey><PID>00371-177-0000061-85944</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3459468093-1564465805-1085728707</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0801 </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20111118000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>88F20400018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><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, Professional edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: e838d943-63ed-4a0b-9fb1-47152908acc9
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00170-177-000006-00-1033-7601.0000-1292012
Installation ID: 022091008093314830220860750580788944189640367162429886
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: PW487
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 6/9/2012 8:53:06 AM
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C532
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 6:9:2012 08:26
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: 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 111811 APIC1359
FACP 111811 FACP1359
OEMB 111811 OEMB1359
strangely enough in the beginning where it says "Windows Product Key" and it shows you a partial key...that is not a piece of my key. I actually purchased a legitimate windows 7 upgrade CD from microsoft, and that is not it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2012   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

If that's not the product key number that came with the Windows 7 that you purchased, then use the tutorial below to change it to the correct one, and try activating again.

Product Key Number - Change
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

(sorry for the late response - I missed this until now)

The Key in the report is the Default Key - and can never be activated.
This is usually the result of neglecting to input a valid Key during the install - possibly because of clean-installing using an Upgrade, rather than Full license.

Assuming the proper Key is an Upgrade one, then it cannot be input now.
You should first rearm the grace period, and then do a repair install, this time inputting the Key at the proper time.

There also a couple of (unspported) hacks that may work - see this link...
Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media
... they may be worth trying before the repair install, as they will avoid having to update teh system again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Try Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
Should show you the software licenses, at he bottom.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anglicus View Post
Try Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
Should show you the software licenses, at he bottom.
Not sure what good that is going to be - the installed Key (which is the only one that ANY keyfinder will/can show) is not a valid one for activation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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