Win7 x64 OS Home Premium Problem

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  1. Posts : 12,012
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #11

    You can find Windows 7 on DVD on Amazon for around 100 bucks on up from various sellers.

    https://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premi...6%3A1249173011

    Here's one example. But if you look at the reviews, some claim it's a counterfeit, even though sold directly from Amazon.

    I'm not sure how you could be 100% sure of getting a legitimate version any more since I don't think you can get it directly from Microsoft.

    Newegg.com is selling Win 7 Pro for $140 and I'd be nearly positive that would be genuine.
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  2. Posts : 84
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #12

    I just noticed on your MGADiag report the following:

    Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00015
    As i said in my first post, the note, Retail or OEM System Builder licence type, which yours is not.
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    The OEM licence key you have on your system, can only have been activated by using an activation expliot, ie a "hack", which was more than likely broken by the power cut.


    Because the 'OEM' is in the WinProduct I.D., what does that mean? If it were valid would it have to specifically include the wording"OEM System Builder License" within the Product I.D. (i.e., as above)?

    Do you happen to know of an open forum for eBay buyers? There is no recourse otherwise because 1) the 90days are up to complain thru eBay; and 2) the Seller fell back on his 'no international shipping' when he found out that there were problems. No further communication...or even an attempt once we learned we had forwarded these computers to Honduras. Funny thing is that many sellers from the States like to sell to ex-pats and take their money and they've all got the same 'no international shipping allowed' rule...but I've never had a single one before actually use that as an excuse for making something right (some could have, but didn't). That used to be called 'good customer relations'.
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  3. Posts : 6,996
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #13

    Hi Doc,
    Close enough, Obviously knew what he was doing. Anybody can build a comp, and install an operating system.
    What happened next
    He Image copied a Samsung install, inserted the "hack" and placed it on the install.

    You could try MS
    Protect Yourself from Piracy
    They MIGHT feel generous and provide a new key, (possibly for W10), No guarentee.
    You could report him to Ebay
    How did you pay -- Paypal/credit card you might be able to get your money back as you were sold counterfiet goods.
    and overhere we have Trading Standards, Sale of Goods Act, in regard to claims re Fraudulant goods.

    W7 licences cost min 120, IF you can get hold of one, not many GENUINE ones around nowadays, believe NewEgg is a decent source over there.

    The only other option i can think of
    A refurbished computer from one the larger retailers, check under the Business section on thier webpage.

    In reality there is no way you can just look at the product key and say its Genuine.
    As for the other computer was that a custom build or not?
    Also have a look at this tutorial to try and fixIt.

    Advanced Boot Options


    Roy
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  4. Posts : 6,996
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #14

    Amazon MARKETPLACE, is not Amazon, its thier equivalent of Ebay.

    OEM System Builder IS shown in full
    Original Equipement Manufacturer = OEM

    Roy
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  5. Posts : 84
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #15

    You've gone the extra mile with me. Thanks for all the help...and advice. I really appreciate it. I'll come back and mark this thread as 'Solved'...although we both know it remains a dangling participle. Can't go thru eBay because of their time restriction on reporting. And apparently there is no eBay forum which would give recourse to people like us. After all where would their loyalties lies?...with a complaining buying or with an 11,000+ sales power seller? What's sad is that this guy will continue his dog-and-pony scam and most buyers won't discover and complain until after the complaint period has expired.

    We paid by debit card (Nov 2015 for my wife) and Mar 2016 for me). Draatz!

    My wife's computer was built by the same guy. Her PSU was cheap and he failed to properly apply (or didn't apply) thermal paste between the heat sink and cpu. Fried the HDD. I've got a good PSU coming from the States. They cost an arm & a leg down here. So you might say that I'm rebuilding these two units with a lot of help from good people like you. Thanks!
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  6. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #16

    @ Whazzupdoc

    Just some thoughts that might help.

    Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Builders should cost about $100.00. They are getting a little hard to find in some locations because Microsoft stopped making them.

    Windows 7 Professional OEM Builders should cost about $140.00. Last time I checked they were available. You don't indicate where you live. Any how if you could locate a local, reliable, well know retail store in your area it's a good chance you will get a legal Windows 7 with paper work, just in case you have a problem.

    Where I live I can still buy all the Windows 7 Professional OEM Builders I want from my local dealer, which I have used for decades.
    No sales of any kind, no free toaster with Windows 7 Professional OEM Builders Just $140.00 each.
    The odds of finding a Retail Windows 7 is like finding hens teeth.

    Jack
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  7. Posts : 84
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Hi Jack,

    We're U.S. but now permanently living in Honduras. So it's not like going down the block to NewEgg...it's more like 1 1/2hrs to the city (San Pedro Sula) and then you can find almost anything you need but the sticker price for electronics is awful.

    I did file a complaint with MicroSoft Online about the non-disclosure of the guys OEM software...and his failure to provide the service to end-users which MS requires.

    Thanks very much for the info.
    Doc
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  8. Posts : 84
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Kind-of a Continuation of Win7 x64 Issue


    After a 2 week bout with pneumonia I'm back at this issue. You gave me good advice and direction and I've been checking things out today. I've found a MicroSoft (Manufacturer, it says) OEM/DSM for a pretty good price. I don't understand the 'DSM'. If it is o.k. then I need to move on it. Thanks!
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  9. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #19

    I have no idea what a OEM/DSM is.

    Please post the web site you found this.
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  10. Posts : 6,996
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #20

    Hi Doc,
    if thats a typo and it should be
    MSDN -- then thats another scam this type of key can only be purchased DIRECT from MS.

    Roy
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