Cannot activate Windows 7 with a genuine product key. 0x80072F8F error


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #1

    Cannot activate Windows 7 with a genuine product key. 0x80072F8F error


    Good day fellow Windows 7 users.

    To make the long story short I did a clean install of Windows 7 pro x64 service pack 1 using a genuine microsoft dvd on my brother's thinkpad w510 which came with a win 7 pro and a win 10 product key (he bought it refurbished in 2017). Previously the laptop was running win 10, however in 2017 when he got it I tried his product key on mine win 7 pro installed from the same dvd and it activated it (afterwards I reentered my own key and didn't think of it until yesterday). Now when I did the installation and connected it to the internet instead of activating I got a series of error codes.(something to do with not being able to connect to internet although I had internet)
    I also tired reinstalling the windows using a usb, Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool and a .iso from here: Windows 7 Professional 32/64-bit ISO Download - 2021 Softlay. Again after installation and connecting to internet it stated: 3 days until automatic activation. Activate windows now. And I got error codes (0x80072F8F) again after entering the key. I then tried the phone activation to no avail (I told the 9 sets of numbers to the operator), the microsoft operator kindly suggesting that the key which I have tested to be working is now somehow invalid.

    (During the installation both times I typed the same product key, however I wasn't connected to the internet since I had no drivers.)

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


    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V22KK-6Y6MX-Q7MR4
    Windows Product Key Hash: cZC2D+RZOHJjI8aEOCfKB/4dF/0=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9317116-42877
    Windows Product ID Type: 8
    Windows License Type: COA SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
    ID: {A8E92899-DC23-47AB-ACB7-3CB0E50598A3}(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_rtm.101119-1850
    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)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.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-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]


    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{A8E92899-DC23-47AB-ACB7-3CB0E50598A3}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-Q7MR4</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-9317116-42877</PID><PIDType>8</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1321412882-2039485127-758455783</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>4389Y11</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>6NET64WW (1.27 )</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20100714000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>2AFB0800018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>FLE Standard Time(GMT+02:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>LENOVO</OEMID><OEMTableID>TP-6N </OEMTableID></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, Professional edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_SLP channel
    Activation ID: da22eadd-46dc-4056-a287-f5041c852470
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00371-00186-171-142877-02-1033-7601.0000-2292021
    Installation ID: 013170781933339741927444411113226352444393842165665002
    Processor Certificate URL: Runtime Error
    Machine Certificate URL: Runtime Error
    Use License URL: Runtime Error
    Product Key Certificate URL: Runtime Error
    Partial Product Key: Q7MR4
    License Status: Initial grace period
    Time remaining: 43200 minute(s) (30 day(s))
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
    Trusted time: 8/17/2021 6:19:29 PM


    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: N/A
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: N/A
    ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
    Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:




    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: LgAAAAAAAgABAAEAAAACAAAAAgABAAEACrb6o4iCHt5eKJBiyixIMlpKaHV2Vg==


    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 LENOVO TP-6N
    FACP LENOVO TP-6N
    HPET LENOVO TP-6N
    BOOT LENOVO TP-6N
    MCFG LENOVO TP-6N
    SSDT LENOVO TP-6N
    ECDT LENOVO TP-6N
    ASF! LENOVO TP-6N
    SLIC LENOVO TP-6N
    SSDT LENOVO TP-6N
    TCPA PTL CRESTLN
    DMAR INTEL CP_FIELD
    SSDT LENOVO TP-6N
    SSDT LENOVO TP-6N
    SSDT LENOVO TP-6N



    I would like to know if the product key truly is invalid, if that's so then why. Is it possible to "test" a product key like I did in 2017 or did that "spoil" it? Is microsoft still activating new win 7 installations if so have any of you done so in 2021?

    Thank you in advance for your answers!
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  2. Posts : 15,675
    7 X64
       #2
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    SIW2 said:
    Does it matter if I use the dvd or usb for the installation?
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  4. Posts : 15,675
    7 X64
       #4

    Does it matter if I use the dvd or usb for the installation?
    doesnt matter. skip entering the product key. then run 7oeminstaller after you get to the desktop.

    I am assuming the media you have already includes SP1.

    If not, it is best to get an iso that does.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    SIW2 said:
    doesnt matter. skip entering the product key. then run 7oeminstaller after you get to the desktop.

    I am assuming the media you have already includes SP1.

    If not, it is best to get an iso that does.
    Yup it does. Should I install the internet drivers before running the program?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Thank you very much sir my windows is now activated! Although I still don't understand why the other key didn't work. If it's not too much could you please explain how this process worked?
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  6. Posts : 15,675
    7 X64
       #6

    If the machine has a bios marker that entitles it to run win7, it performs what you can think of as a handshake. It is the method used by the major oems for win7.
    Last edited by SIW2; 18 Aug 2021 at 20:05.
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    SIW2 said:
    If the machine has a bios marker that entitles it to run win7, it performs what you can think of as a handshake. It is the method used by the major oems for win7.
    I see and what about the code from the sticker?
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  8. Posts : 15,675
    7 X64
       #8

    what about the code from the sticker?
    Maybe because you used it on a different machine. Usually a call to the ms freefone will sort that out. I dont know why you had difficulty with it. Unless that same key is also in use elsewhere.
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  9. Posts : 1
    xp 32 pro
       #9

    Download and install the relevant Windows update from here, and try activation again:

    Support for urgent Trusted Root updates for Windows Root Certificate Program in Windows
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  10. Posts : 144
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #10
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