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Windows 7: Windows 7 suddenly not genuine after a year, error code 0xC004F200

10 Mar 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Windows 7 suddenly not genuine after a year, error code 0xC004F200

Yesterday I was browsing on the internet like I usually do, when suddenly my desktop screen turned black and some white text appeared above the clock in the botom right-hand corner saying "This copy of Windows is not genuine." I also get a message every time I log in saying that I may be using a counterfeit version of Windows. I have never had anything like this since I installed an OEM version Windows 7 on a new computer I built for myself in late 2015.

I have tried re-entering the product key but it says that the key has been blocked by Microsoft. Phone activation does not work either, and when I called Microsoft I was told that the product key had been used several times so it has been blocked. I don't understand how this happened as I have only ever installed it on 1 computer. Clicking on the option to resolve online upon login fails too, with attempts to validate Windows using the Windows Activation Technologies never getting past the updates part - a popup saying "Optional update delivery is not working. You may be a victim of software counterfeiting." always appears.

Here is the result from when I run MGADiag:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
  Windows Validation Data-->
  Validation Code: 50
  Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
  Windows Product Key: *****-*****-KPJFD-CCCPY-9D3KD
  Windows Product Key Hash: ufGx5pOFgDbY5v998rrRjya4eXY=
  Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9828314-22962
  Windows Product ID Type: 8
  Windows License Type: COA SLP
  Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
  ID: {29BF5AD4-DE5F-4EA2-9382-0EA063C6E3A0}(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.161011-0600
  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: 114 Blocked VLK 2
  Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
  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>{29BF5AD4-DE5F-4EA2-9382-0EA063C6E3A0}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-9D3KD</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-9828314-22962</PID><PIDType>8</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2538972714-1797066390-2315560628</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>MSI</Manufacturer><Model>MS-7917</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>V1.11</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="8"/><Date>20150528000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>0D083B07018400F4</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>59D1605114E3500</Val><Hash>vfZmaSmFPIYrLWTcZSZErUQg+Fo=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0000106-57119</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="16" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="18" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="19" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1A" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1B" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="44" Version="11" Result="114"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  
  Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002
  Licensing Data-->
  Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514
  Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
  Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_SLP channel
  Activation ID: 5e017a8a-f3f9-4167-b1bd-ba3e236a4d8f
  Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
  Extended PID: 00359-00196-283-122962-02-2057-7601.0000-0692017
  Installation ID: 015252742186141244767443541813381674427216726302274182
  Processor Certificate URL:
  Machine Certificate URL:
  Use License URL:
  Product Key Certificate URL:
  Partial Product Key: 9D3KD
  License Status: Notification
  Notification Reason: 0xC004F200 (non-genuine).
  Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
  Trusted time: 10/03/2017 16:35:59
  Windows Activation Technologies-->
  HrOffline: 0x00000000
  HrOnline: 0xC004C4A2
  HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
  Event Time Stamp: 3:9:2017 18:30
  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
    APIC                                     ALASKA                                A M I
    FACP                                    ALASKA                                A M I
    HPET                                    ALASKA                                A M I
    MCFG                                  ALASKA                                A M I
    FPDT                                    ALASKA                                A M I
    FIDT                                     ALASKA                                A M I
    ASF!                                     INTEL                      HCG
    SSDT                                    Ther_R                    Ther_Rvp
    SSDT                                    Ther_R                    Ther_Rvp
    SSDT                                    Ther_R                    Ther_Rvp
    SSDT                                    Ther_R                    Ther_Rvp
    SSDT                                    Ther_R                    Ther_Rvp
    UEFI                                     ALASKA                                A M I
    DMAR                                  INTEL                     BDW 
    SSDT                                    Ther_R                    Ther_Rvp
    BGRT                                   ALASKA                                A M I
I'm not really sure what any of this means, so I would be grateful if anyone could explain it to me.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2017   #2

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

Hi Kwamster,

Its actually counterfiet on 2 counts.
The OS and your Office Pro.

The key in use for your OS has been "lifted" from the COA sticker on another computer.
Its for an OEM, ie factory built, computer and you stated you built it yourself.
This makes it a Retail model and you need a System Builder or Retail licence.

As for Office thats validating, trying to, against a blocked server, using a counterfiet product key.

Im surprised that you havn't seen the non-genuine pop-up before

So its time to buy genuine, you could try or Novatech, but they only supply Pro about 130 thats just for the OS. Buy off the web and you could be back again.

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10 Mar 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you Roy, didn't realise Microsoft Office was counterfeit as well.

I'm just curious, but why did it take over a year for my copy of Windows 7 to be found as counterfeit?

I think I will try to upgrade to Windows 10. Am I correct in believing that installing a genuine retail version of Windows 10 Home on my computer would remove the error messages?

Also, by "off the web", does this include sites like Amazon?

Thank you for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Mar 2017   #4

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

Hi Kwamster,
Dont know why it didnt report before, hence my earlier comment.
In reality it could be a number of things.

A genuine W10 yes, as your overwriting whats on the computer now.
trying to upgrade with what you have now will also fail

Amazon in its own right yes, and companies on it.
i would steer clear of individules using thier marketplace same for Ebay.

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