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Windows 7: Accidentally used bad/illegitimate Win7 Install, cannot make genuine.

22 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Accidentally used bad/illegitimate Win7 Install, cannot make genuine.

Please forgive me if this is a question that's been asked & solved before... I've been searching relentlessly and cannot seem to find a solution to my problem.

Background: I upgraded all of my hardware and, upon doing so, realized the best thing to do would be to start from scratch and do a fresh install of Win 7 (Ultimate, 64bit). I had a brand new, legitimate serial # in hand, but no disk. So, in a pinch, I borrowed a burnt copy of windows from a friend; it ended up, much to my dismay, being a cracked copy... It worked fine at first, but eventually I ended up with the "This copy of Windows is not genuine" message... Now I cannot make my Win 7 genuine, slui.exe is missing, etc.

Despite having a good serial, I think there's something up with the actual software I installed that is making it impossible for me to activate/verify/etc.

I tried to follow the instructions in this thread:
On latest update getting Build 7601 Windows not Genuine

But for slui.exe, "Access is denied."

I now have a legitimate iso for windows 7... However, if I use the upgrade option (so as not to lose files/settings/programs, etc.), it tells me that my current version of Windows is more recent than the version I'm trying to upgrade to.

All I want to do is fix windows without having to wipe everything completely & start over. Is there a way to repair a bad/cracked copy so that I can actually make it genuine?

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-XHG9V-MVY4K-X7RQX
Windows Product Key Hash: uwp7/35MftkPg3cJLLqVPZqqxn8=
Windows Product ID: 00426-067-2669302-86964
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {952E5494-1ACD-4FD6-B3AC-6FEBC24C1B2A}(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.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 (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>{952E5494-1ACD-4FD6-B3AC-6FEBC24C1B2A}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-X7RQX</PKey><PID>00426-067-2669302-86964</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1919517838-2751247247-3907996805</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0908</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20121116000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>6BC00300018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</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-->
C:\Windows\system32\slmgr.vbs(1131, 5) (null): 0xC004F012

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 5:26:2013 11:57
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80070005
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            ALASKA        A M I
  FACP            ALASKA        A M I
  HPET            ALASKA        A M I
  MCFG            ALASKA        A M I
  FPDT            ALASKA        A M I
  SSDT            SataRe        SataTabl
  SSDT            SataRe        SataTabl
  SSDT            SataRe        SataTabl
  BGRT            ALASKA        A M I

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Also, I read something about a "get genuine kit" that some retailers have... how does this work? can the average person get one? would it even fix my problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2013   #3


Hi Annie, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The easiest way to proceed would be to start, once again, from scratch and do a clean install. Download original Windows 7 ISO image, same edition as your existing valid product key. Burn it to a DVD or a USB stick with Microsoft Windows USB-DVD Download Tool and you are ready to go.

This quote from our tutorial Clean Install Windows 7, step 1.:
Note   Note
If you do not have a Windows 7 with SP1 installation DVD/USB, then you can download the latest official Windows 7 with SP1 ISO file here: Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, and use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to do the clean install with.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

So there's really no easy fix?

Thanks for the response!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2013   #5


Even if there was an easy fix, starting with a cracked and pirated version of Windows is not worth the possible trouble. You make yourself a favor by installing a legit, valid Windows using your product key.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Friend says it was an OEM copy and not "cracked," but I still don't get why everything would be so wonky.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If I click the activation link. I get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Licensing Data-->
C:\Windows\system32\slmgr.vbs(1131, 5) (null): 0xC004F012

This error is produced most often when attempts have been made to circumvent activation and validation requirements.
The fact that there are errors showing that validation failed on 26th May means that any System Restore poit is likely to be unreliable.

Your best option is a clean install - although a repair install should also work, providing your use known-genuine media.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

That's what I suspected (circumventing activation). Ugh.

Guess a clean install is in order then.

Thanks for your help guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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