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Windows 7: Product Key Sticker Question

15 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Product Key Sticker Question

I need some more experienced advice about product key stickers. I have purchased a used dell Inspiron n5010. It originally came with 7 Pro. I contacted Microsoft to check the product key on the sticker and they say it is no good. I was told some time ago that the possessor of the sticker is the owner of the sticker. Is this true? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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15 Oct 2015   #2
Layback Bear

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

Everything I find on the net is your Inspiron n5010 came with Windows 7 Home Premium from the factory.

Microsoft doesn't really care who bought the computer operating system. Microsoft just cares if was bought and installed properly showing it was a legal install.

Do you have a Windows 7 Sticker on the bottom or in the battery compartment that states what Windows 7 is installed? I should look something like this.

Product Key Sticker Question-coa-stickers.gif

Could you complete this tutorial by Brink and post the log here.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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15 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
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: {713AD41F-840A-4C58-AE19-BEAA9AA5BC74}(3)
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.150928-1507
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-->

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{713AD41F-840A-4C58-AE19-BEAA9AA5BC74}</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-1-5-21-751827546-3301700725-528669017</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron N5010</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A12</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20110125000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>CBF53D07018400FC</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><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>WN09   </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: 00426-00178-926-600497-02-1033-7601.0000-2882015
Installation ID: 018922873260543115745535044031076160182385227685033520
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: PMJBM
License Status: Initial grace period
Time remaining: 38700 minute(s) (26 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 10/15/2015 6:34:39 PM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 10:13:2015 04:08
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
  APIC            DELL          WN09    
  FACP            DELL          WN09   
  HPET            DELL        WN09
  MCFG            DELL        WN09
  SSDT            AMICPU        PROC
  SLIC            DELL          WN09   
  OSFR            DELL          M08

Yes. I do have a sticker on the bottom. Its for 7 Pro. When I bought this (used) it had 7 Ultimate installed. Microsoft said both keys were invalid. I asked why and they said Ultimate was blocked by Dell and Pro is showing active. Maybe whoever owned this used the Ultimate and Pro keys to install on other computers. I was once told that whoever physically has the sticker owns the key. Maybe that's not true. I guess that worst case I could order recovery CDs from dell and use then to restore back to out of box state. When i got this laptop it was wacked. I decided to reinstall what was on it (Ultimate). I used Belarc to get the product key for Ultimate. The only thing on the laptop now is Ultimate (Clean install).
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15 Oct 2015   #4
Layback Bear

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

Well this won't take long.

You have a stolen Lenovo product key installed on your system. It will never activate because it has been blocked for years.
You need to buy a legal copy of Windows 7 and activate it with the proper COA key.
You could also try using the sticker on the computer of Windows 7 Pro. You will have to use a proper ISO of Windows 7 Pro
and then use the COA key number on the sticker if the sticker is not also counterfeit to activate.
I have no idea where you can find a legal proper ISO file for Windows 7.
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15 Oct 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

WOW!! How can you tell by the report? I am a student in computers and networking at a technical college here. It would be good to know how to tell. Looks like the recovery CDs from dell is my best bet. Dell told me I won't need a product key for the CDs because the key is in the mother board. Do you think that is correct? Remember, I wiped everything when I installed the OS.
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15 Oct 2015   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Since Microsoft is saying the Win 7 pro sticker you have is invalid, downloading an ISO will not help since you don't have a valid key to activate it. You can still get safe, legal copies of Win Pro from
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16 Oct 2015   #7
Layback Bear

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

Remember that Microsoft considers your OEM/SLP key that came with the computer as blocked. Because it is in combination with the Dell key that auto activates Windows 7.

If you find a ISO of Windows 7 Pro you will be able to use the COA key on the Microsoft sticker if the sticker is not counterfeit.

I have no knowledge of what one can do with a Dell DVD. I have never used one.

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16 Oct 2015   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
Looks like the recovery CDs from dell is my best bet.
Try this link: Need Backup Media? | Dell US

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
...because the key is in the mother board. Do you think that is correct?

I Googled for a short explanation for BIOS SLIC tables.
I only skimmed this writeup. It seems sane:
How SLP and SLIC Works - Guy Techie - Rants from a tech addict.
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16 Oct 2015   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks everyone for your responses. I am going to try the 7 Pro install with the sticker product key just in case it works. If not I will order Dell recovery CDs. Its worth a try.

I still would like to know how to read the output of MGADiag Tool. It would be helpful for me in the future since I am studying for networks and computers. I read the article how SLP and SLIC works. Not quite sure I understand all of it but I did understand the info is stored in the BIOS. So recovery CDs would work. Any input on how to read the MGADiag Tool to determine the status of the OS product key would be great. Or if you know where I may find the information would help as well. I have googled for it but could not find any information on how to interpret the output.

UPDATE: Well its a no go on the 7 Pro. I will have to change ownership of the laptop to me via the Dell site. It takes about 7-10 days to process. They will not send the CDs until ownership has been changed. Then I can oreder the CDs for 39.99US. Better than buying retail.

Any info on how to tell if Product key is valid or not by using MGADiag would be great.
Thanks everyone. This has been a great learning experience.
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16 Oct 2015   #10
Layback Bear

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

Their is little information on how to read MGADiag logs.

What little I know is from watching the the threads on this forum.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue

Watching Noel do his work and a lot of Googling.
I know of no books one can learn from.
Dell is concerned about who owns the computer but Microsoft doesn't care who owns the computer. Microsoft concern is if the operating system being used meats the terms of the user agreement.

Their are a ton of information about License Agreements.

Read the Microsoft Software License Terms
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