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Windows 7: Windows not genuine, error 0xC004F057 after migrating OS to SSD

21 Jul 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows not genuine, error 0xC004F057 after migrating OS to SSD

Hey everyone,

I recently bought a Samsung 850 EVO SSD (500GB) to upgrade my 2 year-old machine with. I've tried to migrate Windows to the SSD ever since I installed, first by hand (messing with cloning and EasyBCD), but when that didn't work out, I bought a copy of "Paragon Migrate OS to SSD". This worked like a charm, and I could boot into my SSD. However, booting into Windows 7 on the SSD gives me the old familiar black background, and the pop-up "Windows 7 Home Premium could not be activated with the submitted product key" [paraphrased, as it's a translation]. I get the option to submit a different product key, and when I entered mine, it told me that "a problem has occured during activation" with the errorcode 0x00C4E003. Googling this error tells me that this code means the product key is already in use.

Running MDADiag gives me the following report:

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {12079FB0-5611-4405-A401-0E6C6F9027D6}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160408-2045
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:\Users\MY PC\AppData\Local\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>{12079FB0-5611-4405-A401-0E6C6F9027D6}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-7QJB7</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8992687-00006</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2870121302-1064334643-1053606723</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>To Be Filled By O.E.M.</Manufacturer><Model>To Be Filled By O.E.M.</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>P1.50</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20131002000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>C8FA3007018400F2</HWID><UserLCID>0413</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0413</SystemLCID><TimeZone>West-Europa (standaardtijd)(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Versie van Software Licensing-service: 6.1.7601.17514

Naam: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
Beschrijving: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activerings-id: d2c04e90-c3dd-4260-b0f3-f845f5d27d64
Uitgebreide PID: 00359-00178-926-800006-02-1043-7601.0000-2012016
URL van processorcertificaat:
URL van computercertificaat:
URL van gebruikte licentie:
URL van productcodecertificaat:
Gedeeltelijke productcode: 7QJB7
Licentiestatus: gemeld dat Windows niet legitiem is
Reden van melding: 0xC004F057.
Resterend aantal nieuwe Windows-activeringen: 3
Vertrouwde tijd: 21-7-2016 14:37:58

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C533
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 7:21:2016 13:40
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, but no SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information: 
  ACPI Table Name	OEMID Value	OEMTableID Value
Apologies for the Dutch report. The License entry reads "gemeld dat Windows niet legitiem is", which roughly means "reported that Windows is not legitimate/genuine".
I've done some previous research on these forums, and I found that this entry is not as it should be [Edit: at least, I think so?]:
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
I have, however, not touched my motherboard at all, aside from plugging in the SSD. Do I need to connect my SSD to the motherboard using the SATA port my old HDD was connected to (and still is)?

Any other ideas on what I could do? Thank you in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

From what I see so far.

1. Custom built computer, which to me means a after market retail motherboard.
2. You don't post what motherboard is in use.
3. This also indicated a retail motherboard. From your log.

<Manufacturer>To Be Filled By O.E.M.</Manufacturer>

From your log.

Windows License Type: OEM SLP
OEM/SLP is only used on computers that come from the factory with a pre-installed
Windows 7 and can only be used on such system.

Please let us know exactly what motherboard is installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hey there,
I've updated my specs with my motherboard, couldn't find the name when I was filling in the details.
I've had this PC built by a retailer in my area, he custom builds several standard sets. The PC came with Windows 7 installed when I bought it.
Do you need any more information regarding the motherboard? How significant is the fact whether the motherboard is retail?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Jul 2016   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

What else I found from your log.

Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
This product ID is for for this

**Win 7,Home Premium,ACER/GATEWAY/PACKARD,XXXXX-OEM-8992687-00006**

Not for a Asrock aftermarket motherboard.

All that indicates you have a counterfeit installation of Windows 7 on the computer.

Is their one of these on your computer?

Windows not genuine, error 0xC004F057 after migrating OS to SSD-coa-stickers.gif

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2016   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Dreading the answer to this one, but no, there's no such sticker on the case or the documents I got with the PC. I was under the impression, however, that this was because of the fact that the PC was custom built.
If this copy of Windows 7 is counterfeit, why was it able to download updates and such up until this point?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I don't know why you can get updates.
All I see is a counterfeit installation of Windows 7.

All builds using Windows 7 are suppose to have one of those stickers, either on the computer case or with the paper work from the builder.

It's a easy problem to solve. Just buy a proper legal copy of Windows 7 with the proper COA key and install it.

Window 7 Home Premium should cost about $100.00. USD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2016   #7

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Installing the SSD obviously broke the hack that was in place previously, a dummy slic entry.
i suspect you can check by booting your system using your old HDD, rerun the tool and look at the very last (new) line
possibly slic-acer.
Thats why you got updates

Go back to your retailer tell him to compensate you, as he sold you a counterfiet product

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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