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Windows 7: Cannot activate Windows

29 Dec 2014   #11
rzn6jw

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Is there an actual person I could talk to that could tell me if my product ID has actually been used more that 10 times (M/S limit) and could reset it if it was?


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29 Dec 2014   #12
rzn6jw

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

System readiness log:

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Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 26.0
2014-12-29 01:01

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store

Summary:
Seconds executed: 451
No errors detected

sfc /scannow comes up clean, too.
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29 Dec 2014   #13
Layback Bear

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

I would suggest completing Noel's post #8 as requested.
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29 Dec 2014   #14
rzn6jw

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

OK.....where is Noel's post #8? On the link in his reply, there's only 5.

I've included the CBS log from 12/26 if you can get anything from that.
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29 Dec 2014   #15
Layback Bear

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

Let's try another approach...
This may identify problems and allow us to get you back on track again...

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

This (above) is Noel's post #8

This is the tutorial.

Windows Update Posting Instructions
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29 Dec 2014   #16
rzn6jw

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

OK, here's the files. The only errors I get are: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following code: 0x80070005, and: The activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used. Code 0C004C008.
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29 Dec 2014   #17
rzn6jw

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Additional file from today.
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30 Dec 2014   #18
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Ah!!
The activation error speaks volumes


Open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands

sc sdshow plugplay
REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-18" /S
REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-19" /S
REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-20" /S


Copy and paste the results to your reply

Here are some instructions to make life easier :)
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.
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30 Dec 2014   #19
rzn6jw

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Here's the results (thanks):


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>sc sdshow plugplay

DA;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCR
RC;;;IU)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;SU)SAU;FA;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;WD)

C:\Windows\system32>REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\
CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-18" /S

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-
5-18
Flags REG_DWORD 0xc
State REG_DWORD 0x0
RefCount REG_DWORD 0x1
Sid REG_BINARY 010100000000000512000000
ProfileImagePath REG_EXPAND_SZ %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprof
ile


C:\Windows\system32>REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\
CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-19" /S

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-
5-19
ProfileImagePath REG_EXPAND_SZ C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService

Flags REG_DWORD 0x0
State REG_DWORD 0x0


C:\Windows\system32>REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\
CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-20" /S

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-
5-20
ProfileImagePath REG_EXPAND_SZ C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkServi
ce
Flags REG_DWORD 0x0
State REG_DWORD 0x0


C:\Windows\system32>

Can't get rid of the two emoticons. They stand for colon open-parens
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31 Dec 2014   #20
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Don't worry about them - I speak Smiley :)

That all looks normal to me.
Let's look elsewhere in the registry...

Run these commands, and post the results.

REG QUERY HKU
REG QUERY HKU\S-1-5-20
REG QUERY HKU\S-1-5-20\Environment
REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList"
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