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Windows 7: Windows Update Fail - Error Codes 800F0900 and 80073712

20 Oct 2013   #21
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Your installation is counterfeit

You have an OEM_SLP Key from an HP computer, a BIOS SLIC table from an Acer, on a retail Gigabyte motherboard - all held together by a hacker's Activation Exploit.

I'm now only allowed to tell you that you need to reformat and reinstall, using genuine media and Key.


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20 Oct 2013   #22
grabow

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Oh no, you're kidding me! I bought this computer on ebay. Guess now I now why it was such a good deal

So if they put a counterfeit version of windows on the computer, who knows what other malicious stuff they put on there. This is such a bummer. Sorry for all the work you put into this, only to find this out.

I really appreciate everything you did to help me out.
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20 Oct 2013   #23
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Sorry about the bad news - I suspected it slightly because of some of the errors in the reports, which is why I asked for an MGADiag report.
Is there a COA sticker on the case, of any kind?
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21 Oct 2013   #24
grabow

Windows 7 x64
 
 

There's a Windows 7 sticker on the outside the case, but I don't see anything else that resembles a COA sticker. Arrggg!

Looks like now is as good a time as any to upgrade to Windows 8.
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21 Oct 2013   #25
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I'm avoiding doing that on my main machine(s) - it's to much hassle for real computing, even if it is great for the iphone generation.
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