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Windows 7: Turning off during updates rendered my version of Win 7 illegitimate.

02 Jun 2015   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Turning off during updates rendered my version of Win 7 illegitimate.

Firstly, just as the staff at Windows support instructed me, what's occurred to me seems illegal. So, yes, I'm aware that my problem looks sketchy. Now, I turned my computer off early in the morning today, and when I got home around 6:00, I tried to power it on and noticed that it was still in the "Installing updates" stage of when you power down, and it was only on "2/11". So, I thought, "eh", and held the power button down. When I powered it back up, I was greeted with a text box that informed me that my version of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit was not genuine, and that I needed to validate it. I was soon chatting with a rather solicitous support agent from Windows, and he told me that since my product key was flagged as being blocked, I had to buy either a replacement or purchase a new version of Windows. I did not favor either of those suggestions, and that lead me here. I don't understand why Windows would consider the product key for my version of Windows illegal, simply because I powered it off during updates. Can anyone give further explanation or another suggestion?

This is my first time using this site, so apologies if I've placed this thread in the wrong genre. Thank you in advance for replies.

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02 Jun 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Well when you shut down Windows down in the middle of installing updates anything can happen.

If you can boot please complete this tutorial by Brink and post results here so are experts can take a look.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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02 Jun 2015   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM
Windows Product Key Hash: /kehptF9HHVxM5d8dUnqgcfndXw=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00497
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {88CF0AD1-D999-43E1-A280-17EC3C9550C7}(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.150316-1654
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>{88CF0AD1-D999-43E1-A280-17EC3C9550C7}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-PMJBM</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00497</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1895959291-232067103-2976797033</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>0689A6U</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>61ET34WW</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20061207000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>ECD43607018400FA</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><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-MPC</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, Ultimate edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: 7cfd4696-69a9-4af7-af36-ff3d12b6b6c8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00178-926-600497-02-1033-7601.0000-1532015
Installation ID: 016515182800421670441984079874448973050864734302995763
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: PMJBM
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 6/2/2015 8:05:58 PM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C4A2
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 6:2:2015 17:55
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: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information: 
  ACPI Table Name	OEMID Value	OEMTableID Value
  TCPA			Phoeni		x      
  SSDT			SataRe		SataPri
  SSDT			SataRe		SataPri
  SSDT			SataRe		SataPri
  SSDT			SataRe		SataPri
  SSDT			SataRe		SataPri
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02 Jun 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Well now I see the problem. That key has been blocked because it was and is a stolen key from the Lenovo company.

From your log.
You will need to install Windows 7 with a legal COA key and then activate.

Then do the tutorial again and post the log here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2015   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thank you for the explanation, Bear. I bought the laptop refurbished from a seller in a nearby; do you think he used the illegal key, then?
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02 Jun 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I have no idea who install the key. All I know is that it will not work because it was block because it was stolen from the Lenovo factory.
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02 Jun 2015   #7

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Yep. That PID is plastered all over the iNet.
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03 Jun 2015   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

...and is responsible for about 10% of the number of fake copies of Windows 7 Ultimate I see in the forums.

@Cinerai - This machine (or at least the motherboard) was manufactured in 2006 - before even Vista came out!

You should jump down the vendor's throat, and demand a full refund, as it's likely that the machine is very much under-specified for windows 7, and is likely to cause problems as a result.
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03 Jun 2015   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thank you to everyone who replied to my question. One final question, however: why was the illegal key only found after the issue with the restart? Could Windows not have flagged it as illegitimate sooner?
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03 Jun 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Microsoft has billions of computer to check so it takes a lot of time. Your system was just farther down the list so it took a while.
Some that use a counterfeit operating system hid it better than others.
Many people like you have a counterfeit and don't even know it for a long time.
It would be hard for me to believe that the person who install your system didn't know. If it was me I would be chasing that person down and get my money back for the system.
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