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Windows 7: The Windows 7 Pro product key you typed is invalid for activation

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Stingwasted

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1/2
 
 
The Windows 7 Pro product key you typed is invalid for activation

This computer is Dell and had an OEM image and was activated. Had some issues unable to remove from domain so had to be re-installed. I got a Dell OEM image and did a clean install after backing up the keys with Produkeys (https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/produc...ey_viewer.html). Made sure the OEM product ID was an exact match with what was backed up but will not activate. I'm not sure what I'm missing here, if someone notices an issue I'd be grateful for some assistance! There is no sticker anywhere on this laptop so using software to grab the keys is the only way I'm aware of.

I've tried doing it manually with slmgr by uninstalling, re-installing keys and re-activating and also tried a batch file I found on another thread with a similar issue to mine by Shawn Brink that does this:

REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE /V MediaBootInstall /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F

slmgr /rearm

Thanks in advance!

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
Windows Product Key Hash: xo+ajVSpae7/4VoZjS7m6JL0f3A=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {15A8EEDB-D706-43A4-AB1F-9DFEA4E1AAF3}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr_escrow.190220-1800
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 (x86)\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>{15A8EEDB-D706-43A4-AB1F-9DFEA4E1AAF3}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-733WD</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-8992671-00524</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2763888537-729529223-2788426605</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron 5537</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A11</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20180730000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>38383207018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>CL09   </OEMTableID></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>64BC76978749586</Val><Hash>GW6PzcEVEDTVKeO5Ym5UUm41dBk=</Hash><Pid>89388-707-0441865-65245</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, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: 50e329f7-a5fa-46b2-85fd-f224e5da7764
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00178-926-700524-02-1033-7601.0000-2472019
Installation ID: 005100819902476693876365305734111522405414973603165752
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: 733WD
License Status: Initial grace period
Time remaining: 43200 minute(s) (30 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
Trusted time: 9/4/2019 8:37:45 AM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 9:4:2019 04:10
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAEAAQABAAEAAAABAAAABQABAAEAln2MayByDlw2js4gdKrOmVbxLKkal4Z8uno=

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

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  		CL09   
  FACP			DELL  		CL09   
  DBGP			DELL  		CL09   
  HPET			DELL  		CL09   
  BOOT			DELL  		CL09   
  MCFG			DELL  		CL09   
  SLIC			DELL  		CL09   
  UEFI			DELL  		CL09   
  FPDT			DELL  		CL09   
  MSDM			DELL  		CL09   
  ASF!			DELL  		CL09   
  SSDT			COMPAL		CRV ORB 
  LPIT			DELL  		CL09   
  ASPT			DELL  		CL09   
  SSDT			COMPAL		CRV ORB 
  SSDT			COMPAL		CRV ORB 
  SSDT			COMPAL		CRV ORB



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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Stingwasted

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1/2
 
 

I feel pretty stupid now but might have an important update. I just found a Windows 8 sticker on the bottom. Now I'm thinking that the bios key is for 8 but they have manually downgraded it to 7 in the past. If that's the case maybe the bios key is interfering because of a mismatch? I didn't think 7 had the capability to read bios keys though, thought that started with 8. Could this be my missing piece?

Thanks!
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Breelander

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Reinstalling from the Dell OEM image should self-activate from the generic OEM key contained in the Dell image and the SLP maker embedded in the bios. For details of how it should work see this thread.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jumanji
Product Key: 32KD2-K9CTF-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
Product ID: XXXXX-OEM-8992671-00524
Vendor: Dell


...All Dell machines installed with Windows 7 Professional will have the same OEM SLP key.

...These machines have an identifier SLIC table embedded in the bios and when the installed OEM Files and key match with the SLIC, they get activated.

In cases where the SLIC table gets corrupted, such OEM activation will not go through. You can then use the Product Key on the sticker to activate your Windows.

The CoA sticker is only required if the SLP activation fails.



Quote:
There is no sticker anywhere on this laptop...

Have you looked under the battery? Sometimes the CoA sticker is hidden there.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Breelander

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stingwasted View Post
I feel pretty stupid now but might have an important update. I just found a Windows 8 sticker on the bottom. Now I'm thinking that the bios key is for 8 but they have manually downgraded it to 7 in the past. If that's the case maybe the bios key is interfering because of a mismatch? I didn't think 7 had the capability to read bios keys though, thought that started with 8. Could this be my missing piece?

Thanks!

Ah, that would be your problem. Yes, from W8 onwards a full key was embedded in the bios. Up to October 31, 2016 OEMs were allowed to sell a downgrade to W7 with a machine designed for W8/10, but it would still have its valid W8/10 key embedded in the firmware. See the 'End of Sales' section here:


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet



Your best bet is to contact Dell Support for advice on reinstalling W7 on such a machine.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Stingwasted

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1/2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Breelander View Post
Reinstalling from the Dell OEM image should self-activate from the generic OEM key contained in the Dell image and the SLP maker embedded in the bios. For details of how it should work see this thread.


The CoA sticker is only required if the SLP activation fails.


Have you looked under the battery? Sometimes the CoA sticker is hidden there.
That's what I was doing when I noticed the 8 sticker. Thought I might get lucky but no dice.
I can't find anything on Dell's site for an image download for this service tag. I may have to reach out to them.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could try 7oeminstaller which might save you time
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Breelander

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stingwasted View Post
I can't find anything on Dell's site for an image download for this service tag. I may have to reach out to them.

Heidoc's Windows ISO Download Tool has a number of Dell ISOs listed. This too provides direct download links from the Dell site and includes a number of images that Dell no longer list as available.



Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
I can't find anything on Dell's site for an image download for this service tag.
What is the model? DELL have a very large iso for win7Pro which seems to be for a lot of their machines.

You can get the link from heidoc -G13K9_PW4KGA00_W7SP1PRO64_ROW(DL).iso but it is a massive iso over 7gb because it is multi language.

Try 7oeminstaller first.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
Stingwasted

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1/2
 
 

Really helpful info guys. I appreciate it! Wish I had found this one yesterday! 3 Tools to Backup and Restore Windows 7 and Vista OEM Activation License • Raymond.CC

Also found a new tool from dell that I didn't know about when I called. dell.com/keyincloud
I've yet to try it but now I should have all I need to get this sorted.

Thanks a ton all!
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