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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro Refurbished PCs reinstall

02 Oct 2014   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Ultimate 32/64, Windows 7 Pro 32/64

This is directly from the Microsoft website and how license keys are handled

"What does the end user customer receive?
When a Registered Refurbisher distributes a refurbished PC to an end user customer, they must include the following:
  • The PC preinstalled with the program license and the original pre-existing COA still affixed to the PC.
  • A new program COA affixed to the PC (or server if supplying Windows Multipoint Server 2011 Premium).
  • A product key information sheet including the product key for that PC or server.
  • Also:
    • If the license is a commercial license, recovery media will be included and the Registered Refurbisher may also include a hard disk based recovery image if they wish.
    • If the license is a citizenship license, there is no recovery media but the Registered Refurbisher may include a hard disk based recovery image if they wish.
    • If the license is for Windows Multipoint Server, you must also include the Client Access License card supplied in the product pack.
    • Depending on the product supplied, printed license terms may also be included."
"What should an end user customer do if they need to reinstall their software?
If they purchased a commercial license then they can use the recovery media to recover their installation. Or, if supplied, they may use the hard disk based recovery image. If they purchased a citizenship license they may use the hard disk based recovery image if supplied. They may then use the product key on the product key information sheet to activate the recovered installation."

Now for larger refurbishers that say do 1000's a month, the COA may be made specific to them, not sure on that. But most other refurbishers, such as my company, we are allowed to obtain up-to 500 COA stickers a month since we don't do a lot each month. My company is based in a small East Texas town and normally I might do 500 a year, just depends on how things are going.

But, as always, if you question whether its legit or not, contact Microsoft. You would be surprised at how many computer I do service on, that were purchased from another local computer business as refurbished, have non-compliant (i.e. illegal) software installed on them, but we work with the customer to get it correct and its not that expensive to do it right. Its a shame when you have a local computer business, that has supposed been in business for over 30 years, taking a Dell installation disk and using it on HP's and Toshiba's, and when you open up the properties it shows that the computer is supposed to be a Dell. Always Buyer Beware, If In Doubt Check It Out.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2016   #12

Windows phone activation does not display, online does not work

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487
Windows Product Key Hash: 71BRYMECVaSXedfumfu8zryHJVY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-177-0000061-85291
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {DC30D50D-A8E0-4F4E-93BD-5CC224C4BEA5}(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_ldr.160408-2045
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)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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>{DC30D50D-A8E0-4F4E-93BD-5CC224C4BEA5}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-PW487</PKey><PID>00371-177-0000061-85291</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1546972872-3527332479-726546195</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>786G1 v01.08</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20080825000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>0DA93A07018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>SA Pacific Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-BPC</OEMTableID></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: 00371-00170-177-000006-00-1033-7601.0000-2962015
Installation ID: 015835096890629731945803095484774373243995606020433470
Processor Certificate URL: SpcService Web Service
Machine Certificate URL: RacService Web Service
Use License URL: UseLicenseService Web Service
Product Key Certificate URL: PkcService Web Service
Partial Product Key: PW487
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
Trusted time: 8/28/2016 11:19:41 AM
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C532
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 7:25:2016 21:12
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
Windows marker version: 0x0
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
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28 Aug 2016   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

The installed Product Key is the Default Key for Win7 Pro - which can never be activated.

This machine originally shipped with Vista installed.

Do you actually have a License for Windows 7 Pro? Where did you purchase it from?
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