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Windows 7: Invalid Activation Key after putting in several new pieces of hardware

17 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Invalid Activation Key after putting in several new pieces of hardware

Last weekend I updated some old hardware in my computer (New Motherboard, CPU,Graphics Card, and Harddrive) so I had to do a re-install of my Windows 7 Home premium 64bit. I had to go dig out my windows 7 CD, and I've had the activation key sticker on the side of my box for years, so I used the exact CD and activation code that I've used previously. Unfortunately, I noticed today I was getting a popup for an invalid key. I re-entered my key but I'm getting a "The product key you typed cannot be used to activate Windows on this computer".

After reading a previous thread in these forums Product Key Installed but not Genuine?, I went to Genuine Microsoft Software and ran the legitcheck. It pops up, saying it's doing "windows validation in process" after about 10 seconds, it brings me to a page saying Welcome to Windows! As a genuine user blah blah here's some complementary Microsoft security essentials! So one program (the Windows Activation program) is saying it's invalid, and another program (Microsoft's legitcheck validation) is saying it's valid.

Here's the MGADiag log.

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-XJDG7-PR9QX-TG97V
Windows Product Key Hash: IVdsaUJ60Z8ufHw5B6Ra+XYPnlI=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8703352-49271
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {E677D93B-1141-4CF3-AA39-D7685307BF13}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140706-1506
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>{E677D93B-1141-4CF3-AA39-D7685307BF13}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-TG97V</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8703352-49271</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-532158518-3702853868-644769946</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>ASUS</Manufacturer><Model>All Series</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0310</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="8"/><Date>20140529000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>93603607018400F4</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</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, HomePremium edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
Activation ID: 586bc076-c93d-429a-afe5-a69fbc644e88
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00359-00174-033-549271-02-1033-7600.0000-2852014
Installation ID: 001023851844511723818362931750621901342594397135326091
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: TG97V
License Status: Initial grace period
Time remaining: 36420 minute(s) (25 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
Trusted time: 10/17/2014 4:50:42 PM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 10:17:2014 17:34
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
  SSDT			Ther_R		Ther_Rvp
  SSDT			Ther_R		Ther_Rvp
  SSDT			Ther_R		Ther_Rvp
  SSDT			Ther_R		Ther_Rvp
  SSDT			Ther_R		Ther_Rvp
Any help trying to help me resolve this is greatly appreciated, I don't want to have to buy another activation code, I was just planning on waiting for Windows 10. On another note, I am pretty novice at this stuff, it was my first build/installation on my own without a tech savvy friends help, so if you could use layman's terms, that would be wonderful, thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

unfortunately; its very possible that you may have to buy another activation code as the code from the windows cd's are limited to a small number of installs; after which point microsoft says you have to buy another code why you might ask? well why else because thats how they make $ off of us of course. They also dont want pirated copies of their software out there. I cant tell you much else as thats just one of microsoft's policies.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

OEM System builder is for the use on the first computer it was installed on. OEM is not transferable to another computer.
Microsoft considers your system another computer, (new computer) because you have changed the motherboard.

You may be able to call Microsoft and get some help.
If you want to have Windows 7 that can be moved from computer to computer (as long as it is on only one computer at a time) you will need a retail copy. I don't think you can buy them anymore.

Just give Microsoft a call and see if they will help you.

Use this tutorial by Brink.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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19 Oct 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

That actually makes a lot of sense, as every time I'd update a piece of hardware, my motherboard was still the same. Thank you very much! I'll try calling Microsoft, and if that doesn't work, I'll just buy a new code. Would you suggest buying another 7 code, or upgrading to 8.1, or just waiting for 10?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

If it was my computer I would stick with Windows 7 at this time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2014   #6

Opensuse 42.2 (Windows 7 Pro through Virtual box)

I would also stick with Windows 7 at this time. That being said I downgraded back to Windows 7 from Windows 8.1 because off all the issue's I've have gotten and dealt with. Driver's on a Win 7 machine may not work on Windows 8.1 as I have spent days figuring out some drivers. Although I got it to run the way I wanted it I would rather stayed with 7. Run's a whole lot better than 8.1. Til Windows 10 come's out. Running that thru VMware and already liking it better than 8.1
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