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Windows 7: have lost my activation code and reinstalled windows

16 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
have lost my activation code and reinstalled windows


I lost my windows cd and packaging when I moved house, I wanted to do a reinstall but obviously didn't have the activation key. I got some duff advice about the product ID number being the activation code and burned a copy of Windows 7 from digital rivers.

I have since performed the reinstall with formatted hard drives. I'm guessing I'm pretty much screwed at this point but thought I would post this here before I fork out 150 on a new activation code.

Is there anything I can do?


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487
Windows Product Key Hash: 71BRYMECVaSXedfumfu8zryHJVY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-177-0000061-85391
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {ECD14786-4363-4B43-AE22-64DD219B7E23}(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.130318-1533
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\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>{ECD14786-4363-4B43-AE22-64DD219B7E23}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-PW487</PKey><PID>00371-177-0000061-85391</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1583880293-2959785101-506210808</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.</Manufacturer><Model>Z68AP-D3</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Award Software International, Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>F2</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20110603000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>16103807018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</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: 00371-00170-177-000006-00-2057-7601.0000-1362013
Installation ID: 019683592726275161963900502620501696855991551002747413
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: PW487
License Status: Initial grace period
Time remaining: 42720 minute(s) (29 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 16/05/2013 21:43:14
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
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
  ASPT   GBT     PerfTune
  SSPT   GBT     SsptHead
  EUDS   GBT     
  MATS   GBT     
  TAMG   GBT     GBT   B0

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Why do a reinstall knowing you had no key?
You might try a call to MS and see what happens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Because at the time I didn't realise the information was duff.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 May 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Unfortunately, it sounds like you will need to purchase a new Product Key for a Professional licence. A cheaper option would be to purchase a Home Premium one (you will need to reinstall) unless you have over-riding reason for using Professional.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Damn, oh well.

Looking on amazon and the OEM version is a lot cheaper, will that install on my non self built system somehow, or am I forking out 130 for the regular version?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You can install the OEM version. The drawbacks are it will be forever tied to the PC it is installed on and no MS support for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Ok, I'll go for the regular one.

Thanks for your help people.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You're welcome. A full retail version can be reinstalled several times as long as it's only on one PC at any given time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2013   #9

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