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Windows 7: How can I install correct version of Win7 over a copy?

06 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Edition X64
How can I install correct version of Win7 over a copy?

Hi Guys,

I fell from grace when my computer got a really bad virus and had Win7 re-installed, and hastily. Problem was, I didn't check the credentials of the guys wj¡ho installed it, and it turns out it's a pirated copy.

I really want to rectify this, as I don't ever inrtend to install Win8 or 10, and want to keep Win 7 Professional probably for ever. I'm down with the system, like it, love it and it suits me fine, the only bug-bear is that it's not correct or proper.

Wanting to rectify this, having bought a legit package of Win7 Professional, can I just install it on top of the one I have and get to keep all the files? Of does it need to start with a clean install?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2015   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Let's have a look at what you've got at present - it will affect any advice we give...

Please followthis tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

Ignore errors produced when clicking on theCopy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup filesfor some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to yourresponse.

Please also statethe Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one)on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOTquote the Key on the sticker!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Edition X64
I think this is the report?...

Dear NoelDP,

Thankyou for you, Noel, appreciate it very much.

Ok, I got this result, ...

there is no version or state sticker on the back, tho', the original windows came in Spanish, as I live in a Latin American country, and it was the Home version, which I hated. Now it's a pro version, in English, which I love, just that I'm concerend, as I do want to keep this computer and the OS, win8 etc don't impress me.

I image b'up regulary with a Toshiba carnivore, also my docs etc. ....
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-788W3-H689G-6P6GT
Windows Product Key Hash: yr8OHoeXhbT4dc6MxGYjdAStSPY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00008
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {1F66CCEB-B201-424E-8EFA-E93373B3AB82}(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: 7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633
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)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.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-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{1F66CCEB-B201-424E-8EFA-E93373B3AB82}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-6P6GT</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-8992671-00008</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-63670607-78540878-3542939909</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>Satellite L655D</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Insyde Corp.</Manufacturer><Version>2.00</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20110324000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>B4B83607018400F4</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time (Mexico)(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>TOSQCI</OEMID><OEMTableID>TOSQCI00</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: 50e329f7-a5fa-46b2-85fd-f224e5da7764
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00178-926-700008-02-1033-7600.0000-0102015
Installation ID: 014630209752138975111624279143287180710681552751698121
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: 6P6GT
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 7/9/2015 10:41:57 AM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Jul 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Edition X64
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2015   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

The installed OEM_SLP Key is NOT an upgrade Key - and the current install must be classed as counterfeit. The Product Key is one from an HP machine, while yours is a Toshiba.
Activation is failing because of a mismatch between the inbuilt license, the Key and the certificates installed with the OS.

I don't see any signs of an Activation Exploit present - so you may be lucky.

Try this...

You need to change the Product Key to the one from your new purchase, using the Change ProductKey link at the bottom of the System properties page.

You may need toactivate by phone.

PLEASE - whether it works or not, post a new MGADiag report, as there are a lot of fakes out there, and we see all to many people lose their money (and other things) purchasing software 'licenses' from dealers who run away a week later!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2015   #6

Windows 7 Home Edition X64

Sorry, feeling a bit dumb, where can I find this?:

You need to change the Product Key to the one from your new purchase, using the Change ProductKey link at the bottom of the System properties page.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2015   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Carlos, open Control Panel & select System & when that opens you will see what you are looking for.
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