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Windows 7: cloned 7 OEM to a new hard drive, and now it is not genuine.

17 Jan 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
cloned 7 OEM to a new hard drive, and now it is not genuine.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium OEM which was installed after the Vista when this PC and hard drive were new in March 2009. So this old hard drive has some bad sectors and so I used EaseUS Partition Master to do a clone copy of only my 7 partition, which I put onto a new hard drive in a external eSATA enclosure. Then I switched out drives putting this newer external internally, and installing the old internal in the external, but then it gives the error; "This copy of Windows is not genuine".
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8Q8HV-9PCF2-G9VCD
Windows Product Key Hash: 7BQHvupWX19Yq5pUqHPpObRhO/8=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8703217-17935
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {35246B4B-9603-4A8F-9C8E-42E89F1B99EF}(1)
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.171231-1547
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>{35246B4B-9603-4A8F-9C8E-42E89F1B99EF}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-G9VCD</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8703217-17935</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3148902066-180887292-2910899965</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>P5QL PRO</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>1004   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20090701000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>92B33F07018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</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-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
Activation ID: 586bc076-c93d-429a-afe5-a69fbc644e88
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00359-00174-032-117935-02-1033-7600.0000-2612010
Installation ID: 012683764210336712108345733473486144806204755515050292
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: G9VCD
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
Trusted time: 1/17/2018 12:31:48 AM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 11:5:2017 20:10
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            A_M_I_        OEMAPIC 
  FACP            A_M_I_        OEMFACP 
  HPET            A_M_I_        OEMHPET 
  MCFG            A_M_I_        OEMMCFG 
  OEMB            A_M_I_        AMI_OEM 
  OSFR            A_M_I_        OEMOSFR 
  SSDT            DpgPmm        CpuPm

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2018   #2

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

Hi Jim,

Nothing wrong with that report.

However in a way you answered your question, you cannot run 2 OS's on 1 product key
The internal and external Drives both with a live system
Thats what MS's servers are seeing it as

If you run that tool again on the other install it will likely return non genuine
these lines on both system is why MS is reporting the issue -

Activation ID: 586bc076-c93d-429a-afe5-a69fbc644e88
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Installation ID: 012683764210336712108345733473486144806204755515050292

allthough that type of product key can be moved between machines, the way you have it set up if you keep switching between drives, multiple times within a specified period, i think its a month, will also trigger the non genuine

Cloning carries over bad sectors -
images can be made without them - is this option availabie with EaseUS Partition Master?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2018   #3

win 8 32 bit

Cloning a bad HD means all the bad sectors will be written to the new drive and second you don't know what's corrupted. Some cloning software has special settings for bad drives but if you don't follow that special setup clone or image will write bad sectors to new drive
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17 Jan 2018   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Okay and thanks for that information. I will try to create an image of my original 7 with EaseUS, and is this the same as with live Linux, ( creating an image of a Linux iso file )? So what is the correct and legal method to move my old original 7 from the old bad sector drive, onto the new good drive, and then boot only that 1 Windows 7 hard drive installed inside my computer? When 7 detects the new drive it will not allow that due to the 7 OEM license is locked and mated with all the original hardware, so how do people deal with this issue if and when the hard drives fail? A full retail version of 7 may have allowed me to this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2018   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Which application is good to use to create a image of my 7 for back up and recovery? Should I use Windows backup or a program such as; Acronis True Image? And where do I put this image to, on a storage partition either internal or external hard drives?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2018   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Windows system image works ok, but it isn't very flexible for the average user.

There are several free version of 3rd party imagers.

I recommend Aomei Backupper as it is easy to use and works well.

Best Windows Backup and Restore Software | AOMEI Backupper
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2018   #7

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

Hi Jim,

the ONLY way to fix it
REMOVE W7 on the external bad drive, otherwise as you've found out every time you plug it in it goes non genuine.

You can still use it afterwards as a spare data drive.
run this on the faulty drive, it might fix some of the bad sectors
chkdsk /r

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2018   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Okay yes that is right, and I did delete that 7 clone copy, and then I did do a Windows 7 backup to that same external drive. So thanks for the help, and if my old internal hard dive does fail, can I restore a back up to a new hard drive with my OEM version, or do you need a retail version of 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2018   #9

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

Hi Jim,

most here create an image using macrium free.
(were not actually fans of the inbuilt W7 option)
Once your upto date on your new drive you can copy the image to ANY EXTERNAL media.
As long as its not being used as an operational drive you will not get the non-genuine problem

NO you do not need to purchase another licence - You have a System Builder licence that is transferable
(one step up from a basic OEM (factory built) licence.)

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