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Windows 7: Why can't I re-activate Windows 7?

03 Nov 2018   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Why can't I re-activate Windows 7?

Hi all. I recently was able to do a repair install of Windows 7 on an old AMD Opteron machine I built about 10 years ago. My issue is this; I am unable to re-activate Windows. I saved my product key to a notepad file, but when I try to use it for activation, I get a message saying to the effect that my product key appears to be a default key and they want me to use a different Key. I s they any way to get around this? I purchased this copy of Windows and downloaded it from Digital River and made a DVD.

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03 Nov 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi Painterh52,

You could try these to see if the product key is the same product key that you have got => Belarc Advisor or Magic Jelly Bean.

I hope this helps!
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03 Nov 2018   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
Thanks anyway

Thanks for the response, I do still have Belarc Advisor on the aforementioned machine, however, the product key it shows gets the same response from Microsoft.
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03 Nov 2018   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

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04 Nov 2018   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487
Windows Product Key Hash: 71BRYMECVaSXedfumfu8zryHJVY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-177-0000061-85738
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {B63E0D20-C2A4-4CEA-B12D-508FF31F5D43}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered,
Signed By: Microsoft
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.180908-0600
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: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 100 Genuine
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_E2AD56EA-765-d003_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005_E2AD56EA-765-b01a_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-148-80004005_16E0B333-89-80004005_B4D0AA8B-1029-80004005

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files\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>{B63E0D20-C2A4-4CEA-B12D-508FF31F5D43}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-PW487</PKey><PID>00371-177-0000061-85738</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-828653298-1938035041-1206917809</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>ASUS A8N-SLI Premium ACPI BIOS Revision 1303</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20060810000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>D5BA3607018400F6</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>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>501EC3EC456B588</Val><Hash>IoySASmuwSKLQoGYC/zRM9yhna8=</Hash><Pid>89388-708-2059543-65396</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="19" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="44" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="BA" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: e838d943-63ed-4a0b-9fb1-47152908acc9
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00170-177-000006-00-1033-7601.0000-2992018
Installation ID: 002692915746573610381791360082052075733360442551897753
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: PW487
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 11/4/2018 7:14:37 AM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C532
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 10:28:2018 15:55
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
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04 Nov 2018   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64

by the way, I also get a message at the same time which says "Activation period has expired".
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04 Nov 2018   #7

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

Hi Painter,

got a sneaky feeling you only kept 1 of the 2 keys you need
(check your Belarc report again, do you have an old copy somewhere else? )

Your running Enterprise office which is coming back as >>genuine<< - the key i believe you used
Unfortunately this does NOT cover W7 Pro

The key currently showing is the standard Retail key, hence my above comment

try the following - read the insructions re back-up
ShowKeyPlus - Windows 10 Forums

or this
How do I find my product key from windows.old?

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04 Nov 2018   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64
re: 2 keys

It's been so long since the original installation, I don't remember there being 2 keys
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