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Windows 7: Reinstall After Crash - Product Key Blocked

24 Dec 2018   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Reinstall After Crash - Product Key Blocked

I had system crash on my Dell E6400. The laptop has been mine since the beginning. It was bought through the company I owned at the time through a new third party vendor. I was delivered to me with no discs or service tag. I am no longer part of the company anymore but through our buyout the laptop is mine. The PC has run faithfully since I received it. Unfortunately the Service Tag in the BIOS is ABCD123 - so I think the license was never transferred.
It had a SSD and when the system crashed there was no way to recover. I had system backups, but the partition backups were corrupted in the process however I was able to get the data off. Since MS doesn't have images anymore I was able to find a place that had legitimate images. I installed on a replacement drive. Since I had access to the old system files I was able to pull the data which is below:

Product Name Product ID Product Key Installation Folder Service Pack Build Number Computer Name Modified Time Windows 7 Ultimate00426-069-5324671-86539CVV6M-9DMXY-XXXTD-D4TDW-M9WJPC:\WindowsService Pack 17601DELL-WIN712/16/2018 3:47:18 PM

Diagnostic Report 
Windows Validation 

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product 
Key: *****-*****-XXXTD-D4TDW-M9WJP
Windows Product Key Hash: 
Windows Product ID: 
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: 
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
Is Admin: Yes
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.181111-0600
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 = 
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 
(compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: N/A, hr=0x80070002
signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: 
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
ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->

Other data-->
Office Details: 

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 

Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition
Description: Windows Operating System 
- Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: 
Application ID: 
Extended PID: 
Installation ID: 
Processor Certificate 
URL: SpcService Web Service
Certificate URL: RacService Web Service
License URL: UseLicenseService Web Service
Key Certificate URL: PkcService Web Service
Product Key: M9WJP
License Status: Initial grace period
Time remaining: 
37080 minute(s) (25 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 
12/25/2018 12:08:47 AM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 12:21:2018 
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: 
Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: 

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker 
version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information: 

  ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC   DELL    M09    
FACP   DELL    M09    
HPET   DELL    M09    
MCFG   DELL    M09    
____   DELL    M09    
ASF!   DELL    M09    
SSDT   PmRef  CpuPm

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2018   #2

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

Hi krutzy,

Any chance you can run Belarc on the old SSD.
Recuva is about your best chance to retrieve info.
Have a look in the battery compartment for a COA.

As for the report its showing as an MSDN !!!! install, NO product key in use so its gone to the default key which in turn shows the system as being in the grace period.

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25 Dec 2018   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The E6400 (and most Dell laptops from that time) have their Windows product key sticker inside the battery slide-in, so you have to remove the battery to view it. Maybe the key that you can find there is different from the one mentioned.

If I see it correctly, you have posted the full key in your post above the Code section.

If you previously used an OEM license (based on the companies own licensing server) the license code won't work with the normal Microsoft Licensing server. To use the product key you must know the address of the companies license server.

The cmd commands then are:
slmgr /ipk <<license key>>
slmgr /skms <<companies-licensing.server>>
slmgr /ato
If you buy cheap Windows license keys on ebay that only cost 5USD then they use this usually. I don't know if it's legal to buy such keys in the US, but in Germany it is perfectly legal.
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25 Dec 2018   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you. I did try looking under under the battery compartment and there is nothing there either.
I did run the slmgr with the key. However I don't know which licensing server they used. I did email them however being the holidays and this isn't a priority I probably won't here for a couple of days. However since you gave me specifically what I should find out I will update the ticket.
In the mean time, is there a way to extract the slmgr /skms <<companies-licensing.server>> data from the backup?

As a last resort I will purchase one online.
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25 Dec 2018   #5

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


Depends on which of the volume licence key types you had
vlk - would require the companies server details - used on EUFI Bios
mak - uses MS servers - only for Legacy Bios

As i said previously use Belarc, it could supply the info you need

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25 Dec 2018   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

First the old SSD was not even recognized by the BIOS or and external drive adapter. Simply said, it was totally shot. Did look up in the Pather/setupact.log on the current PC says it is BIOS. This file does not exist on the backup I had (could have been lost in the copy process).
I did run Belarc and I think this is the info you want:

Software Licenses [Back to Top]
Belarc - Advisor 9b126603
Microsoft - Internet Explorer 00426-069-5324671-86226 (Key: none activated)
Microsoft - PowerShell 89383-100-0001260-04309
Microsoft - Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 00426-069-5324671-86226 (Key: none activated)

Of course my Product Key serial number doesn't match. What else am I suppose to do?
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27 Dec 2018   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A quick update, no luck. I have done slmgr -rearm act the -ato. I have looked at more you tubes and sites and still no joy. I know my windows is valid. The key is right but serial number isn't. If I could figure out a way to set the product key serial number I think that would fix the 0x004c003 issue. I can not believe it has been this much trouble. Or if I could pull the activation info from the bios that would help. Any other ideas?
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27 Dec 2018   #8

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


The product key is NOT blocked, Its in a grace period state awaiting a responce from a server, your old companies.

slmgr /ato will not work as that only works on a verified key

The serial key is irrelevant

The product key is NOT in your Bios

Did you ever make an External back-up, something like Macrium/Ameobi???

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27 Dec 2018   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

All I have is a Acronis backup that has mostly been decompressed. My original Acronis stores got lost when I reinstalled on new PC but I am sure I have all of the files. I have the token files and such in the system directories. That is all I have.
Thank you!
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27 Dec 2018   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sorry if I am sounding dumb. It doesn't make sense to me. I found an email with the product key from the provider in my archives and it matches the one that I have.
I might be getting so deep I am making it more complicated than it has to be maybe. I appreciate your help. If it is easier to buy one I will if it is like $25. Not worth stressing out over. I do appreciate your replies. At least I am learning something!
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