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How do I activate windows on a Dell laptop which came with pre installed genuine windows 8.

Q: How do I activate windows on a Dell laptop which came with pre installed genuine windows 8.

Hello thereI bought a dell laptop from singapore on 22 June 2015 with genuine windows 8.1 preinstalled.now it is giving me a message saying that i have to activate windows and that my windows will expire on 4th november.however when I do so....there is no activation happening automatically. They are asking the key which I dont have it.i contacted singapore office and they asked me to scan using command prompt by giving the command as, sfc/scannowit says there is no violation..but the activation message kept popping up.and now they directed me to Bangladesh dealer as am using the laptop in dhaka.could u please help me......it says my windows will expire on 4th novemberregards
Sontosh

A: How do I activate windows on a Dell laptop which came with pre installed genuine windows 8.

It is possible you have a pirated copy of Windows. Computers with a factory installed legal copy of Windows do not need to be activated. The activation code for Windows 8 is located in the system BIOS and is read automatically. You can check the code by using one of the utilities that will extract it from the BIOS. If there is a code, contact Microsoft and ask them if the code is valid.

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Windows 8 inbuilt genuine showing, key is not working, after hard disk replacement.

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Hi there;

I'm hoping for some help that will allow me to move forward without having to do a restore of my OS to the factory defaults.

I bought an Acer VM4630G from a local ACER distributor here in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I offer this information to establish that I KNOW this is a genuine version of Windows 7 Professional. I believe, or as I can best recall, it came with SP1 and the box itself was bought in April 2014 with a 3 year business warranty.

The OS has been working fine until a few months ago when it started reporting that the copy of Windows on the machine was not genuine. After doing a bunch of research, which included my pulling the keys from the OS with a key finder, I removed the 2 apparently offending update patches (KB 3004394 and 971033) and lost the 'not genuine tag' and black screen.

The problem is, however, that the OS will not activate. I get a message that says the key is not valid. Using a key finder, I found that I have two keys. The first is a "Windows (BIOS OEM Key)" and the second is "Windows 7 Professional 00371-OEM-8992671-00004 Service Pack 1". (I have not shown the keys for the obvious reason - If you require a partial on the keys, please let me know.) What I can confirm is that the information shown in the 'diagnostic report' is not the BIOS OEM Key and does match the last 3 groups of the key in the report. This box does not have a Windows sticker on the outside. I have not looked inside but this is only because the box i... Read more

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The other week Windows told me I needed to activate my windows. Instead of doing so, i opened CMD and typed slmgr- rearm. But I can nolonger use this as a solution as i have exceeded the number of times my computer is allowed to do it. I am positive my windows is genuine, it has a genuine key and came installed on the computer when i purchased it brand new from a store. 
Now when I type the key in to activate windows all i get is this message:
"A problem occured when Windows tried to activate. Erroe Code 0x0004F063. For a possilbe resolution, click More Information." 
 
THEY ARE NO SOLUTIONS IN 'More Information'. The only solution it offers is my throwing out atleast $109 for a new windows. (Why would I ever bother to buy a piece of microsoft software if I cant even activate it?)
 
Does anybody know how I can get my Windows reactivated or should I just download a crack for Windows 8 as Windows do not care and are evidently more interested in catching people out than helping customers?
 
Thanks in advance.

A:Can't activate my genuine windows 7

You need to contact Microsoft.  This just happens.  I had one computer that had Windows 7 on it, for about a year, and my daughter got the non-activated error.  Basically what it is, is that what is called a "Dirty Bit", gets set on the computer. So when it talks to the Authentication servers for MS, the database software on their servers, thinks that your machine is not running a valid copy of Windows.
 
The call is very painless, and actually is really quick.  The longest that I have had to be on the phone with one of their tech's regarding this issue, was somewhere around 10 min's, when we were trying everything the tech & I could think of, to try and get the copy to stop stating that it was invalid.
 
Ended up just doing a complete wipe & install, and the problem went away.

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Hi all,

I have had this problem for about 2 weeks now and any help or assistance would be very much appreciated. My Asus laptop running Win 7 Professional (64) started showing the watermark with the Windows Not Genuine message.The laptop is about 2 yrs old. Windows updates have stopped and System restore fails with 'catastrophic failure' error. Also my Office apps have started to freeze with the 'Non commercial use - Unlicensed Product' message in the title bar. Running slui as admin but there is no activation window displayed. I was only able to run MGDiag after going into safe mode. I have tried some of the suggestions in other posts but no luck.

Thanks again for any assistance.


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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x8007043c
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CWRF2-TRJKB-PV9HW
Windows Product Key Hash: Fs455Nky3AorD9YNxMNmvlm1bGw=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00407
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {6540E431-35E3-4859-B34C-2A660B56F296}(3)
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_gdr.130828-1532
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data--&g... Read more

A:Windows Not Genuine (cannot activate via slui)

Attached CBS logs

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 A few days ago a sign came up telling me my Windows Vista ™ Build 6002 is not genuine. It happened shortly after installing Ad-aware. This has been uninstalled but has made no difference. Every time i log in a window appears telling me to activate now. I have tried using the number on the bottom of my laptop as well as a number found from within the system, but neither of these have been accepted.
 
I had a new hard drive put in a month or so ago and am wondering if this may be the reason for the problem.
 
Many thanks to anyone who can help me!  JH

A:I am told my Windows Vista is not genuine and i cam't activate.

The new hard drive could be the issue. I don't know much about this kinda stuff. There is also a possibility that you may have a Pirited copy of vista. It could also be something that ad-aware did.

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I built a new PC about a month ago, and have installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on it. I know it's genuine but it will not activate with my current key.

I'm pretty sure I know why. Because I had the same OS on my old PC with the same activation key which obviously activated fine. Now it won't activate because it's detecting multiple PCs attempting to activate with the same key. Obviously this is my fault for not "deactivating" the old PC, but it's unfortunately too late to go back.

I just wanted to know if there was any simple way to resolve this?

Thanks.

A:Built new PC, Genuine Windows 7 fails to activate

G'day,

Usually, a simple phone call to MS will do the trick, but if you like we can take a look at this for you to see if there is anything blocking the on-line activation.

Please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply, and I'll have a look at this for you

More info : Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Regards,
Golden

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

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc0000022
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4FBDJ-KY6FB-8V3YW
Windows Product Key Hash: E4leKxti4cF350lcKbwld/FcuH8=
Windows Product ID: 55041-292-9727235-85317
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {09BB96A7-3C41-4D67-84A2-A9C9421864A2}(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_gdr.150427-0707
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... Read more

A:I keep getting Windows Genuine Warnings and get errors when I activate

(Have you EVER used Norton software on this machine?)

Please run thefollowing commands, and post the results.

REG QUERY HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\spldr/S
REG QUERY HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_SPLDR /S
REG QUERY HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\Legacy_SLSVC
REG QUERY HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\Legacy_SPPSVC



They may show something

Here are some instructions to make life easier

1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs,Accessories ? then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.

2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight ? select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at topleft ? select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.

3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit...'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

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Apparently, when I originally installed my legitimate version of W7 Ultimate, I did not activate it (!!???).

When I try to run Microsoft Windows activation (slui.exe), I get the infamous 'access denied' message.

So I spoke to Microsoft Technical Support for activation.

The guy confirmed that:
- I have a genuine product key for W7 Ultimate 64 bit
- the product key was never activated
- they can't help me. I have to talk with HP (the manufacturer).

So, I called HP Tech support. They told me they couldn't help, because my machine was out of warranty!

Can you help?

Thanks in advance..........................
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Following is a copy and paste of the diagnostic report from Windows Validation:

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: *****-*****-V9488-FGM44-2C9T3
Windows Product Key Hash: rmk1OjF0iZq7gQoRmEcpnJHr0oc=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00010
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {0688B1C9-6C04-4931-A1F7-558472643F91}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150722-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Res... Read more

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Soooooooo... My computer has never been very fast, but I was told that Windows 8 would run much faster on an older computer like mine than Windows 7 would. With the arrival of Windows 10 (and its being free) and a recommendation from a friend that got it today, I considered installing it. Problem is, my computer is rather old. Has anyone else installed it on an older computer as well? If so, I'd like to know your thoughts on it.Thanksssss!

A:Is my 2009 Dell Laptop too old to have Windows 10 installed?

Run a manual Windows Update and accept all recommended updates. If after the updates you do not see the "Get Windows 10" symbol in the tray (bottom right) within a day or two then your system is probably too old and drivers are not available that would be compatible.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I HAD TO REINSTALLED WINDOWS 7 DUE TO DRIVERS CONFLICT.  HOWEVER, WINDOWS DO NOT ALLOW ME TO ACTIVATE THE KEYS THAT COME WITH THE LAPTOP SAYING THAT IT IS A PRE-INSTALLTED WINDOWS AND I NEED TO CONTACT DELL.HOWEVER, IN DELL DOWNLOADING CENTER I CANNOT FIND ANYWAY TO DOWNLOAD A PRE-INSTALLTED WINDOWS OS.SO PLEASE HELP ME. SORRY THIS IN IN ALL CAPS, I AM REALLY DESPERATE.

A:HELP! I CAN NOT ACTIVATE PRE-INSTALLED WINDOWS

KHANHLE205,
We will need more information from you in order to help resolve this issue. What computer model do you have? You mention you reinstalled Windows on the computer. Did you use an OEM version of Windows to install or a Retail version.  Depending on your computer Dell has ISO versions of Windows at the link below for downloading and installing. Not all computers are allowed to download. 
Windows Backup Media

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A:How to activate the Windows my computer came installed with...

Hi, The product key is in the BIOS of your computer. Please use the following tool to find it:       https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Regards.

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a new purchased copy of windows xp home, change the key register it online or by phone. My 98se crashed and I reformatted with another previously registered copy of xp (one of my other restore cd's)???

Im hoping i can do this without having to reformat again!

Thanks
 

A:Solved: windows xp (sp2 installed)not registered can i activate with

There is a way to change the key for corporate versions of XP, but I don't know of any off-hand to change the key of retail or OEM versions.
 

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Hello,
I have an HP laptop with windows 8.1 pre-installed.
The message 'your licence will expire soon' keeps appearing on my screen and when I click activate I see the loading animation for a while and then the message again. I get no error code.
I did not do any kind of hardware upgrade nor software update.
Should I worry?

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Recently a note has appeared on bottom right of screen on my laptop which says-This copy of windows is not genuine.
I know for a fact it is genuine as i only purchased it 0n the 3rd December 2010.
I have not had any problems with it until the note appeared on my laptop last week.
Can someone tell me how i can correct this please.
Many thanks

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-RGMWC-2W4GQ-VMY3P
Windows Product Key Hash: R/80Ctxj8g/bq/IlJx/wyVh0ccg=
Windows Product ID: 00426-068-2899473-86248
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {784FE444-1C30-4FF1-A7D4-04470D64E265}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
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 ... Read more

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Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I have upgraded my Asus Zenbook UX303LN to Windows 10 single language and have recorded the upgraded serial key using windows serial viewer. Yesterday I unintentionally did something that cause my notebook can not boot properly. I tried to repair and recover the OS but it said that the reparation and recovery failed.

I tried to do clean install using USB booting. However, when the upgraded serial key didn't work for installation and activation. Anybody can help me to solve why the upgraded serial key doesn't work for clean install?
thx.

A:Activate Windows 10 clean installed using upgraded serial key

It did work for me on a clean install of 10 with a iso.

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows Product Key Hash: LVfmE2BrV36Gw1iwVgO5ouTh5Gk=
Windows Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA576
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr=0x8007007a
ID: {9B026407-DE5A-4FF8-BA9C-4062D6C90179}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 10 Home
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 10240.th1.150819-1946
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: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics:

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compati... Read more

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows Product Key Hash: LVfmE2BrV36Gw1iwVgO5ouTh5Gk=
Windows Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA576
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr=0x8007007a
ID: {9B026407-DE5A-4FF8-BA9C-4062D6C90179}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 10 Home
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 10240.th1.150819-1946
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: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics:

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compati... Read more

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Windows 8.1 was on the desktop when I first bought this used computer I  did not know how to use then they put an UNVALIDATED VERSION OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 ON IT IS CAUSING PROBLEMING WITH MY SOFTWARE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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Hi all,

I recently bought a new lenovo flex 3 laptop which came pre-installed with 8.1. I've tried activating online and it just says "Windows can't activate, try again later". I've tried doing it by phone but after selecting my region, it never comes up with an installation id or phone number to call. I also can't install any apps from the store, unsure if it's related. The internet is working in every other way. I've tried going onto friends and university's internet but that didn't make a difference.

Any help appreciated!

Rana

A:New laptop pre-installed Win 8.1, can't activate

Originally Posted by naksadelskja


Hi all,

I recently bought a new lenovo flex 3 laptop which came pre-installed with 8.1. I've tried activating online and it just says "Windows can't activate, try again later". I've tried doing it by phone but after selecting my region, it never comes up with an installation id or phone number to call. I also can't install any apps from the store, unsure if it's related. The internet is working in every other way. I've tried going onto friends and university's internet but that didn't make a difference.

Any help appreciated!

Rana



Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

Please provide a diagnostic report.

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Hi,

I recently installed a new Samsung 840 EVO 120gb SSD. After using the Samsung software to move everything over, everything works but I get Windows notifications everywhere that my copy of windows is not genuine. My desktop background says:
Windows 7
Build 7601
This copy of Windows is not genuine

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Intel Core2Duo T7500 2.2ghz
Refurbished HP Compaq6910p, came updated w/ Windows 7 and Office 2010

I'm kind of lost on what to do. Everything works just fine, except that when I start my computer I get a popup saying "not genuine, get genuine now etc". It also resets my desktop background to a black picture with "not genuine etc" in the bottom right.

I'm not quite as good with this stuff as I would like. If anyone has any help I would really appreciate it. Please be as specific as you can, especially if you would like me to type any command prompt stuff.

Thank you


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V9488-FGM44-2C9T3
Windows Product Key Hash: rmk1OjF0iZq7gQoRmEcpnJHr0oc=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00010
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {17D5B23B-27A9-46BA-BA42-A898115AEF6B}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl Ac... Read more

A:Installed Samsung 840Evo SSD, Now Copy of Windows Not Genuine

I was not aware that very many refurbed computers come with win7 Ultimate. What does the refurb COA sticker say ?

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Disclaimer- I'm sorry that I made duplicate posts on the same topic. Here is the information from the main thread I posted-

Hi,

I recently installed a new Samsung 840 EVO 120gb SSD. After using the Samsung software to move everything over, everything works but I get Windows notifications everywhere that my copy of windows is not genuine. My desktop background says:
Windows 7
Build 7601
This copy of Windows is not genuine

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Intel Core2Duo T7500 2.2ghz
Refurbished HP Compaq6910p, came updated w/ Windows 7 and Office 2010

I'm kind of lost on what to do. Everything works just fine, except that when I start my computer I get a popup saying "not genuine, get genuine now etc". It also resets my desktop background to a black picture with "not genuine etc" in the bottom right.

I'm not quite as good with this stuff as I would like. If anyone has any help I would really appreciate it. Please be as specific as you can, especially if you would like me to type any command prompt stuff.

Thank you


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V9488-FGM44-2C9T3
Windows Product Key Hash: rmk1OjF0iZq7gQoRmEcpnJHr0oc=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00010
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
... Read more

A:Installed Samsung 840Evo SSD, Copy of Windows Not Genuine

Try phone activation. Look here and follow the directions

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929

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Okay, so I was installing the Windows 7 Ultimate updates for my grandfather's laptop. Now, lemme just say that the laptop is old and the casing clearly says "Designed for Windows XP" and he had told me that it was messed up and he got it fixed, so I'm guessing that whomever fixed it put Windows 7 on it. So last night, I booted it up to continue doing research on something else I was doing for him and it took about an hour to boot up because it was configuring something (I think it said it was the service pack). Before that though, earlier in the day, I actually downloaded two programs that would allow me to use the laptop as a WiFi access point. Once it finally booted up last night, it said that the copy wasn't genuine. "Windows 7 Build 7601 is not geniune" is in the bottom corner of the desktop now.

I was looking up the other threads and decided to finally register and make a thread myself as I wanted to see if I could get a specific instruction on how to fix this or if this really is a counterfeit copy. So here's info I'm sure some of you will ask for:


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4ab
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Window... Read more

A:Installed Window Updates, Windows 7 No longer Genuine?

Code:
<SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron 1501 </Model></SYSTEM>
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Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
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SLIC ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
Unfortunately, it is a counterfeit installation of Windows - its a DELL laptop with an ACER OEM installation of Windows. That can never happen.

The only solution is to purchase a genuine version of Windows and reinstall it.

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i cannot activate my laptop it was windows premium 7 now its windows proffesional N

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Hi there. I'm hopeful you can help me with my problem.

I recently purchased a new MSI laptop with Windows 10 Home Edition already installed. I asked the authorized re-seller to perform a clean Windows installation so as not to have to deal with bloatware.

When my laptop arrived, I skipped the activation step when I first booted it up - I didn't have a disk or email receipt with the product key, after all, and from what I understand, with Windows 10 manufacturers no longer put a sticker on the device with the product key. Then I started getting nag messages telling me Windows wasn't activated. When I went to Settings, it said that my product key is already in use by another PC. Any attempts to "change product key" result in freezing the Settings window, and I have to go to the Task Manager to end the task.

I have been working with both MSI and the re-seller to try to figure out how to fix this, but it's taking some time and I'm getting impatient... and therefore, I have been researching on my own as well. But it would seem that the re-seller messed up the clean installation, possibly by using an incorrect version of Windows, such as Professional.

My laptop did not arrive with a Windows disk. I have 2 drives - a small SSD on which Windows is installed, and a large secondary hard drive. Disk management is showing a recovery partition on both drives, but they have 100% free space.

So, I have many questions, but these are my 2 big ones:
1. Can I... Read more

A:New laptop with Win10 pre-installed won't activate

please run this program > Showkey

Need you to post a pic of Key info window - But before posting pic - click each product key to hide them then capture pic and post

Example

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I Purchased Win 7 Ultimate some months ago as a download. It activated properly, and has been very stable. I replaced my processor three days ago without incident - no messages about activation. Now I am getting the black screen and "Windows is not genuine" message. I tried entering the product code - no joy. So I called the number and tried phone activation - three times - at the end, it said "you cannot activate Windows today". There used to be a number to call to explain about hardware updates - but I cannot find it anywhere on their site. I tried system restore, and it didn't complete.

Any help anyone could provied would be greatly appreciated. I am not interested in paying for my copy of Windows again.

A:Hardware update - Now "Windows not genuine" Can't activate

Welcome

Very strange that when you called you were not transferred to a rep. Try one of these numbers
Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers

Did you call on the Holiday weekend, maybe you should try again during normal business hours.

Let me know what happens.

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Machine Currently running with Win 7 Pro from DELL.  It supposedly also has Win 10 PRO option, but I see no read me files on how to upgrade. The DVD included with laptop says "Windows 10 PRO 64 bit - USE THIS DISK ONLY TO REINSTALL THE OPERATING SYSTEM"
The Dell tech on the Chat told me to use the DVD and boot off of that. Now computer wont run on anything!
Says:  
PXE - E61 Media test failure, check cable.
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM No boot device found.

A:How do I activate Windows 10 Pro that came with new Dell Inspiron 5559?

Very confusing question. What machine is running windows 7? Did you order a new computer with windows 7? The free upgrade to windows 10 will work and you will not need to activate it. Don't boot to the dell disk. That is for reinstalling windows 10 not upgrading. Just upgrade the normal way by booting to windows 7 on the new machine and open your browser and go to the upgrade site. Here-
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Windows 7 must be running to get the free upgrade. Do not do a clean install You would not be able to activate a clean install. 

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Hello everybody,
I got windows 7 64 bits since more 2 years , i activated it .

Recently i changed my hardware for a new graphics card, but i didn't notice anything about a message.
But now , i just installed the latest fedora with grub multi-boot, and now my windows 7 is not genuine ?!?

The linux partition is on a the same disk a windows system itself and the boot .

???

A:Windows 7 64bits error 7601 not genuine after linux installed ?!?

Windows 7, you have is genuine?
Take Care

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Wow. After using this new Dell business computer (Vostro 270) for 2 weeks, to suddenly have that message appear in the lower-right corner was awful. Running a check utility from Microsoft brought me to a page that said to pay up $149. I called Dell and they said oh, we've seen this with some Microsoft updates -- be careful with those. So I used a System Restore point, and got rid of that Windows 7 Not Genuine message. (I ran complete system scans with Microsoft's System Essentials and Malwarebytes, and no virus was found.) I've used Windows since release 3.1 (pre-Windows 95), and have always scoffed at the Mac fans. No longer. I am a programmer by profession. The integration of this system with my XP computers was a nightmare. File permissions has been a nightmare. And now this. For business purposes I still need a few Windows machines, but for everything else I'm switching to Mac. This machine has wasted so much of my time to set up. Bitter? You bet.

A:Dell Business Computer -- Windows 7 Not Genuine

I'm totally agree with you Mrwsf, i bought an loptop with window 7 Pro like 7/8 months ago. I bought cause it's not costly as much Mac is but $600 on this window 7 it was waste i guess cause now i am having so many problem you can't even think about it. Good thing is i still have my Mac Pro.

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A couple years ago I bought a used Dell Latitude D630 with Win 7 Pro 64-bit SP1. Its COA sticker shows originally Vista (yech) though.

Last week the motherboard failed. Bought another used D630 with no OS (and an XP Pro COA) and swapped in my hard drive and RAM. Bios updated to A19. But I can't re-activate Windows: it shows "Not Genuine" with the usual nags. I don't have the original disc that was used to install Win 7, but did purchase an inexpensive Dell Reinstallation disc for my OS.

I'm going to make a backup image of the HD before messing with the reinstall disc. Am I going to have to wipe my HD and use the reinstall disc in order to properly activate Windows? Or am I out of luck entirely and have to buy a new copy of Win 7 Pro?

Here's my MGAdiag:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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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: 00371-177-0000061-85230
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {DB44624D-8AE6-4E2D-ACF0-6C47842298EF}(3)
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_gdr.151230-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Di... Read more

A:Can't (re)activate Win 7 Pro on Dell laptop

Look at this tutorial. Wait to speak to a real person and explain what you did.

Activate by Phone

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Ok tried the best title i could think of to summarize the problem. I'm working on a family members laptop for them to get their laptop up to date on windows and maybe upgrade to windows 10. But the update keeps failing the troubleshooter fails chkdsk and sfc /scannow do not help. I can not install the updates manually i get the error error_sxs_component_store_corrupt and in windows updater i get 80073712 error.

To top it off i occasionally am getting a pop up on her laptop stating that her windows is not genuine. Although it is the same os that came installed on her laptop. She has very little knowledge of using any type of pc's so do not think she has ever updated this before me. She did not even have an antivirus on it until i installed Avira for her.

I updated her laptop before and got them all to install but a few. The ones left are kb2977759 kb3004469 kb306480 and finally kb976932. It says that kb2538242 and kb2538243 are installed and windows updates when i shutdown and they do not show under updates when i cold boot but when updater fails to complete they pop back in under updates.

I am hoping and praying some one here can help me sort it out for her i'm on day 4 of trying to get this done and ready to pull my hair out. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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I purchased dell inspiron 15r turbo with already installed windows 8,so i want know my windows 8 product key,so i can improve it.Another question is that dell inspiron 15r turbo has a keyboard backlit option,every keys light up except spacebar.Why is it?

A:HOW CAN I KNOW WINDOWS 8 PRODUCT KEY IN MY ALREADY INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IN MY DELL INSPIRON 15R TURBO

A program called RWEverything ... under ACPI, MSDM.

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I have a computer that I bought from Dell about one year ago. Tonight, an icon in the taskbar tells me that there are some updates ready to be installed. I click on it to have in installed and after a while the installation freezes. I tried to restart the PC... but could not do it. I had to cut off the power to shut it down. When I rebooted, I received a notice saying that my operating system was not genuine and that I would no longer be able to receive updates. I am one hundred percent certain that my operating system is genuine... but, what should I do now???
 

A:Dell Computer...Receive notice 'Not Genuine Windows"

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Code:

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070005
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-R38TQ-RV8M9-WWTCY
Windows Product Key Hash: imKjAvpNIp2sNTp3Q64egK5kR0E=
Windows Product ID: 00346-OEM-8992752-50258
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.002
ID: {42C1037A-B0AB-43D6-9867-06D203CD475C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Basic
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
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 Professional Plus 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_0... Read more

A:Not genuine windows 7 Basic home sp1 bought the lappy at dell

(Haven't I seen this report in the MS forums?)


Open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands

sc sdshow plugplay
REG QUERY HKU
REG QUERY HKU\S-1-5-20
REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-20"
REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList"

Copy and paste the results to your reply

Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

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Answer Match 64.68%

i bought my laptop with windows 8 pre installed dont understand why keeps asking to activate when i try it fails.
i am confused why.

A:activate windows keeps showing on my laptop

Try asking this question on Eightforums.com as you will get better support for Windows 8 there. This forum is for specifically Windows 7 help and support.

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I have a Windows 2012 R2 server running as my KMS host. This server has been in production for over 18 months. It services both Windows 7 Pro, Ent, Win8.1, Office 2010 Pro Plus and Office 2013 Pro. I set this KMS up via the VLS on 2012 and manage it via
VMAT 3.0 version 6.2.9200.0. After I replaced my 2012 server kms host key with the newer one that would activate Windows 10, did an offline via telephone activation. My issue is that now I can activate all my servers (2012 r2) but cannot activate any Windows
7 Pro/Ent workstations. My main error is "The software licensing service reported that the product could not be activated. No key management service (KMS) could be contacted. With that being said, I've checked to ensure that the KMS service is running
and that port 1688 is open. This was accomplished using PortQryUI. I also have verified that the KMS host is properly registered in DNS. Within the KMS event logs, I have Evt ID#12290 and in the Volume Activation Management Tool logs I have VMAT Runtime Evt
ID#1000 with error 0xC004F074. On any given WS (Win7) the Application event log shows Evt ID#12288 with 0XC0000022, 0x00000000 as it starter, with no #12289 entries. I've read where I should remove the newly installed host key, reboot, reinstall, activate
and then reboot. The strange thing is that when I run "slmgr.vbs /dlv all" I can see the newly installed host key as verified by the last 5 digits and it shows active and licensed. If I run "... Read more

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I switched the harddrives from one laptop to the other and I can't use windows update cause it says my windows might be invalid and I need to register with the product key, but I don't have the product key/don't know where to get it cause I don't have any of the w7 CDs as I bought these laptops preinstalled with w7.

A:switched laptop harddrives. can't activate windows.

The Windows installation provided with a computer is licensed for that computer alone, unless it is a full retail version of Windows. If the laptops do not have a COA label containing the product key, the Windows may not be a legitimate installation.If you really need to use the hard drives the other way around to how they were supplied, the way to do it would be to image each drive and transfer the images between drives. That way the Windows belonging to each computer stays with that computer, and the only hardware change being the hard drive should not trigger activation.

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I'm thinking about replacing some parts on my laptop, since they need. Then my Windows will be deactivated. Can I re-activate it again?

A:Can I re-activate Windows 10 after changing parts on my laptop?

What parts? Likely you won't lose activation unless you replace the motherboard.

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I turned on my Dell laptop after it sat for a while and it said "not genuine". I know it is. It's a retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium. I'll be selling the laptop to a friend (for work) and wanted to do a clean reinstall and was confused when I saw the message.

Should I ignore it and continue with the reinstall or fix the non-genuine message first?

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windows 8.1 was preinstalled on the laptop i bought new (it was actually a demo model) over a month ago and now its suddenly started telling me it cant activate windows right now and to try again later. ive been using it for just over a month now so i'm pretty sure it was already activated and this prob has only just occured. any suggestions?

A:laptop telling me it cant activate windows but its been running over a month

Were you requested to activate the product during your first month usage?
--- I set up someone's Win 8.1 laptop about a month ago and there was a comment that the activation would automatically occur within some period: I told my friend let's activate it now
There is a 25-character key involved and the activation recognized it automatically upon activation 
--- Do you know what your 25 character key is?
I believe that after 30 days you need to contact Microsoft and I think you need to know the 25 character key
--- However, it might make sense to bring the computer back to where you bought it from so they can save you the time of contacting Microsoft, especially is you don't know the 25 character key is

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I upgraded the hard drive to a solid state in my laptop and reinstalled using the OEM windows 7. After re-installing windows is telling me that my product key is not genuine. System specs and MGADiag below. Does anyone know why it's telling me I'm not using genuine?

System specs:
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHz 43 ?C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
LENOVO Lenovo (CPU Socket - U3E1) 45 ?C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo)
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M (Lenovo) 35 ?C
Storage
111GB KINGSTON SH103S3120G (SSD) 39 ?C
Optical Drives
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8C1
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
I ran the Diag report and pasted below.
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2BX64-FW8XJ-7FV38
Windows Product Key Hash: Td6IdeGeF4Slf6hXWjN1/6RAcJM=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9825821-16205
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {445953DB-3400-42BD-82C6-BAE1440D0B15}(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_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error... Read more

A:Windows not genuine after re-install on laptop

Seem like you haven't activate your Windows 7. You might have to call Microsoft.

From your log.






Quote:
Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).


This should be helpful.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...d-51f215c67c62
click Start, right click Computer
Click Properties
Scroll down to Windows Activation
Click the link x days until activation.
Click the link that says 'Show me other ways to activate'
Enter product key
Click Next
Select Phone Activation
Click Next when Enter your key page displayed
Select your country
Click Next, call the number listed
Remember to explain to the call agent your situation.
Provide the generated installation ID when requested by the call agent
They will give you a confirmation ID in return, enter it
Click Next to complete the activation.

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When you get done post another log using this Tutorial by Brink.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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hi, i just bought a new laptop and i'd like to get rid of the windows activaton issue, thanks a lot.


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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85636
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {7BA1C9FB-C40B-4002-8820-B67C53376384}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
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_025D... Read more

A:New laptop with Windows Genuine problem

Did you ever get a activation reminder or screen when you turned it on for the first time? because that is when you should be able to activate windows.

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Hi.

I bought a used laptop via craigslist about 2 months ago. Its a Dell Latitude E6400. Anyways, the guy I bought it from had clean installed Windows 7 Ultimate on it, however, he gave me a selfburnt DVD and a hand written product key. This looked suspicious to me but he explained that he lost the Windows box while moving. He showed me that the windows was activated and all, and it being a good deal.. I took it

I have been using it for the past 2 months and no problems yet. Now I want to give this Laptop to my parents who live in another city and are not at all tech savvy, so I don't want that one day they call me up to tell me the Windows showing that it is not genuine. So can you guys tell if this is a genuine copy? If not, I have the OEM Vista that came with it and a Vista product key sticker behind the battery, and I can install that. But I don't want the hassle if Windows 7 is genuine.

Also what does the "Remaining Windows rearm count: 4"mean?


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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {84F88211-79C9-42BC-9434-EBA15109CC7A}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl Activ... Read more

A:Bought a used laptop, is my Windows 7 Genuine?

First the rearm count in the registry shows if the 7 installation wasn't already activated you could extend the trial period. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html

If you have checked for Windows updates during the last two months and they installed witout any program or prompting for the WGA the original disk the previous owner had was the genuine while the other... is considered "casual copying".(not the best situation for you) You may want to consider buying your own disk as far as that is concerned.

To save on price you can opt for an upgrade disk of the same edition since you are planning to pass the pc along. Refer to Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Answer Match 63%

Hi there as the title says I'm looking for a full 8.1 disk the 1 without the product key. My laptop is a genuine windows 8 machine which get activates via the bios. Can anyone help me in to searching for this disk if it exists all i know is the version i have is windows 8 pro .i don't want to download from the store as i want to wipe it and put a clean install of 8 on the machine is this possible regards james

A:genuine windows 8 laptop looking to upgrad to 8.1

I've not seen the Windows 8.1 Update offered as a download. I just finished an update to a fresh install this morning and had to get it from the Store, took awhile.





put a clean install of 8 on the machine



Usually running the Factory Restore from the included partition will do that but your documentation for the Notebook/Laptop should mention how to get started, different brands tend to do such things differently.

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I have a Dell laptop.

I would like to reinstall Windows 8.1 on it because of the BSODs. It came with Windows 8.1 Single Language.

How can I reinstall Windows without losing the genuinity of it?
Can I get the original product key from the laptop as well as the Windows 8.1 official Single Language ISO and input the product key during installation or is there some other way?

A:Reinstallig genuine Windows that came with the laptop?

you can download a create windows 8.1 setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
just select the SL version since that is what you say it came with, the setup media will read the embedded OEM key and will not ask you to input one..

If you get asked to input a key - it is because your dell did not come with SL version and most likely is just windows 8.1

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I've received a Dell laptop (Inspiron 1545) from a client. It is preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit. I get a message "Windows 7 build 7601 .. not genuine" It fails online activation. Yet the MGA diagnostic shows the key is the same as the sticker.


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-RRF8R-46KVJ-G8TM4
Windows Product Key Hash: ETBaUobC1mGt6XJCd5QoDfYlrxs=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9813043-14988
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {EF3A1C2A-FB20-421A-B38C-CD9C444BBD26}(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_gdr.140303-2144
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, h... Read more

A:Dell laptop prinstalled with W7 HomeP 64 bit claims W7 is not genuine!

Hello and welcome whistler have you tried contacting Microsoft re this problem they are usually helpful over the phone.
When I was over there a while ago my brother had bought a DVD supposedly an old Dell one from EBay and it kept coming up as that. My brother was at his wits end when I got there but a call to Microsoft and they gave me a code for this version maybe if you explain to them the problem they will sort it for you.

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C). I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.
Regards.
 

A:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C) I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.
Regards.

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Hi,
This is Chandrasekhar, i joined this forum seeking help on how to revert back to Windows 7 Home Premium.
my laptop (Acer Aspire 5745G) originally has genuine Win 7 HP (no media available) and was recently loaded to dual boot with windows server 2003 (for learning and practicing SAP developer) and Windows 7 Ultimate. The Win 7 Ultimate was a counterfeit license, which i do not want. i want to revert back to my original-genuine Win 7 HP. Even i am getting the alerts/notices from MS that i am using counterfeit License.

can anyone help me with step-by-step process to re-install my Win 7 HP genuine license without disturbing the Win 2003 server installation as i paid highly to a third party for its installation.

thanks in advance for taking time to help me.

regards
Chandrasekhar

A:Re-installing Genuine Windows 7HP on a dual boot laptop

See if this works for you ...

1. Power on the computer
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the Alt key and press the F10 key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery.
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click Restore to Factory Default Settings
4. Click OK to continue
5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes).
6. Once eRecovery has run, press OK to reboot unit

Note that all data will be lost during this process and your computer will be brought back to it's original factory state and settings.

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Hi all,

We have a Lenovo Laptop and we use the recovery disk to downgrade the Windows 8 to Windows 7.

We used the Laptop for about 2 Months and suddenly today it reported that the Windows 7 is no longer genuine. We contacted Lenovo for this issue and they said it is the problem of Microsoft's Activation.

However, we contacted Microsoft Licensing Team and they said our key is not valid!

Is there anyone who can figure out what is the cause of the issue and how to fix it?

Thank you very much!


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-MV8MH-98QJM-24367
Windows Product Key Hash: wgci5Gdejx4esg7++zTOe3LWF+4=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00437
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {64A5E0E5-B579-460E-B774-1971B9D7EDC6}(3)
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_gdr.130801-1533
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 = 0... Read more

A:Lenovo Laptop report that Windows 7 is no longer genuine

The installed Key is the proper one for a Lenovo Recovery disk.
The Key is blocked at MS's activation servers, because it's designed to self-activate on every boot using the certificate in the BIOS SLIC table and licenses built into the Recovery media. MS cannot assist in these cases as it's the OEM's responsibility under the licensing terms.

In your case it seems that the licenses aren't being found for some reason.
The normal reason for this is that you've used retail media to install the OS (or do a repair install) - such media doesn't contain the licenses, and so the system goes first into grace mode, and after three days it starts giving non-genuine notifications.

The only thing that might help is to rebuild the licensing store - if this doesn't work, then a reinstall using the recovery media will be required.


Please first try recreating Licensing Store.

Recreate the Licensing Store
Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-Click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator - accept the UAC prompt
Run the following commands in the Command Prompt window, using the Enter key at the end of each

net stop sppsvc
(wait until the service has stopped before entering the following lines)

CD %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
REN tokens.dat tokens.bar
net start sppsvc
slui.exe

After a couple of seconds the Windows Activation dialog will appear.
You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter you... Read more

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Error indicates Windows is not genuine. Believed to be the original OS (but checking on that to confirm). Microsoft wants $149 contract to resolve the problem and guarantees they can fix it. (Can they really?)
HP wants $49 and to lock into a monthly contract for a year. Maybe they can fix it.
The Windows Product Code is on the bottom of the laptop and confirmed valid.

When the warning pops up and I try to do validate it just tries to sell me another copy of Windows. There is no place to enter the product key and there is nothing where it should be displayed on the control panel system properties page.

The laptop has two drives and many partitions. I'm hoping someone here knows how HP typically does the install. Maybe there is a recovery partition?

How does one restore to factory defaults and if you do do you lose Microsoft Office?

The laptop does ALL updates and not just security updates. Office has a product key. But Windows seems to have lost that key.


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0x8004FE22
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F
Windows Product Key Hash: KeYfcvXg/a1Q01x73+f8IL/JC4Y=
Windows Product ID: 00359-112-0000007-85172
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {8B6888B3-88D1-4016-B606-5BD2C9CB188A}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
Tes... Read more

A:HP laptop Genuine Windows error No field for Product Key

Downloaded and installed Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Ran a full scan (took 8.5 hours). Removed 4 files. (I didn't write them down - hopefully they're saved in the program.) Don't want to look now because I have it running Avast full scan.

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I have purchased a MSI Gaming Laptop (on Jan 2016) that shipped with Windows 10 Home 64-bit (build 10240..later it got upgraded to build 10586).
Now, may I sign up for insider preview program?
If I do so, may I go back to the Windows 10 build that the laptop shipped with (either 10240 or 10586)?

Also, enlighten me more about activation of the Insider Builds that will get installed in the future..will they have an expiry period or will they get activated with the license I have now?

A:Insider preview on a laptop running Genuine Windows 10

RE : MSI Gaming Laptop (on Jan 2016) that shipped with Windows 10 Home 64-bit (build 10240..later it got upgraded to build 10586).

The lattest Win 10 Home or Pro version is 10586.218.
You get that from Windows Update. KB3147458.

RE : Now, may I sign up for insider preview program?

Left click Start button > left side, Settings > Update & Security > right side, click Advanced options > left side, under Get Insider preview, click the Get started button > follow the prompts.

RE : about activation of the Insider Builds that will get installed in the future..will they have an expiry period or will they get activated with the license I have now?
Assuming you do decide to switch from Windows 10 Home 10586 to Win 10 Insider Preview.
Once you have your first Insider Preview build installed via Windows Update, it will be automatically activated.
Set your update at Fast ring to receive future new builds.
All subsequent insider preview builds will be automatically activated. No "licence"/ product key is required.
Technically there is an expiry date on each Insider Preview build. But, Microsoft will release a newer build way before the expiry date. You don't have to worry about that.

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Bought this laptop a few months ago from a coworker who i cant get in touch with to help with the problem im having. I do not have the OEM Vista key because the COA sticker is damaged and I didnt receive any of the packaging or paperwork from either the laptop or the 7 upgrade when i purchased the computer. After an update windows said it wasnt genuine. I have run sfc \ scannow and windows found a few corrupt files but succesfully repaired them. still having validation issues. Is there anything i can do besides contact HP for an OEM vista restore disk or purchasing a new Product Key for windows?
Here is the most recent MGA Diagnostic


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {8C4F6D8B-5C65-44F3-A9A3-C412142BB676}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431
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 D... Read more

A:Purchased Used laptop, after 3 months windows isnt genuine.

The product key is all over the net . Please purchase a new product key for Windows 7 Ultimate .

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Hey Bleeping Computer, How is everyone tonight? So I am working on a Samsung Laptop ( MOdel Number=Series 3 NP300E5C - A0AUS) My friend in my Math class just bought it literally 3 days ago from Best Buy and they told her they would install any software she needed when she paid for it, but when she picked it up they wouldnt without charging her extra (so they flat out lied to make a sale) Anyways thats besides the point, so it has Windows 8 installed and she absolutely hates Windows 8!!! So I told her I could install Windows 7 for her and all the software she needs, (thats easy) But here is my problem.... PROBLEM: The Samsung Laptop WILL NOT boot from disk, it will not boot from any disk, I have tried Windows 7 (obviously) but I have also tried Puppy Linux, Parted Magic, Mem Soft (various other bootable disks that Bleeping Computer has given me over the years... I have gone into BIOS and changed the boot priority to CD drive, I have messed around with the BIOS trying to get it to boot from a disk and it wont. Windows 8 boots up so damn quick, I can enter Bios by hitting F2 at the Samsung splash screen and I can enter BIOS but I can not find a boot menu like hitting F8, F6, F12, F11 other ones I have used in the past on other machines, none of them seem to work. I can not get it to boot from disk, It looks like I can install windows 7 from the desktop but if it will not boot from Disk then when it restarts during install I am worried about. She Hates Windows 8 She ... Read more

A:Windows 8 Installed LAPTOP WONT BOOT off windows 7 disk

Hey just to let you guys know the BIOS is Phoenix SecureCore Tiano. There is a setting called Secure Boot (not sure what it does exactly) but I have not changed it, the only thing I have changed is the Boot Priority menu. If this Laptop wont boot from disk I am going to tell her to return it, and then in the future boycott samsung or any laptop maker that does not give you the option to boot from disk, This does make me angry with the future of computers I am hoping for an easy fix. My poor friend, she is totally computer illiterate(does not know how to install software at all) so I am trying to be a good friend and help her out!!

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I took Windows Vista off my Dell 530s and installed a version of Windows XP Home Edition that I had.  I have a broadband ethernet connection for my internet.  I cannot get the internet to work.  When I go into Device Manager, everything in Other Devices has a yellow question mark with a yellow and black exclamation point over it.  How do I get the internet to work?  I went onto Dell to look for Drivers, but most of them all say for Windows Vista, since that is what was originally loaded on this computer. Any info would be appreciated.

A:Windows XP installed on Dell 530s

Not all systems were made to work with XP. You need to contact Dell and see if there are XP drivers available - especially a chipset driver.

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My fathers laptop was working fine up till about a week ago when it started complaining that it wasn't running genuine windows.
I've run MGADiag and included the output below.

Do I just need to do a fresh install of the recovery partition or is it something more major?


[CODE]Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2QWT6-HCQXJ-9YQTR
Windows Product Key Hash: PVjSC5x6njvqunmbCY3lOD7rYDo=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00007
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {F15CE635-78A8-40B2-8D4A-CDFA37D10648}(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_gdr.140303-2144
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
OGA... Read more

A:ASUS K50IJ laptop failing genuine windows check

This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=22194

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.

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Hi All,

Just after a bit of advice, my girlfriend has recently got a new laptop and unfortunately she doesn't like it, despite me loving Windows 8.1.
She would like to try Windows 8 but is going back to Uni soon so would like Windows 7 as a back-up dual booted.

I've shrunk the partition and created a simple partition for Windows 7 but really unsure about Installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 Laptop, it's an ASUS X550CA-XX417H. I've checked power shell with SecureBootUEFI and result is True.

What would be the best way to dual boot?

Cheers,
Ben

A:Dual Booting Windows 7 with pre-installed Windows 8 Laptop

As this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.


You will need to buy Windows 7.

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Hi,
I m having issue with windows 8 consumer preview, when i installed windows 8 on Dell vostro 3550 it's display goes off. when registry setting start like percentage but when it reach 65% the display goes off.
I tried 3-4 times but having same issue.
Please guide me how to install & what issue with dell vostro?
 

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Hi,

I have Dell Inspiron 1525
2GB RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz T5750
Windows Vista (32bit)

Windows Vista is too slow, so want to install the Windows 7
Will Windows 7 will be compatible with Dell Inspiron 1525.
If yes, please let me know how?
Thanks

A:Can Windows 7 be installed on Dell Inspiron 1525??

IMO,Yes.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Clean Install Windows 7

Did you make your Dell Vista Recovery Disk?

How to use Dell Recovery, & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support

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Hello guys

I have upgraded from windows vista x86 to windows 7 x64 (actually not upgraded, Fresh install) and now I don't have any DVD-RW icon in my computer under the "Devices with removable Storage"
I searched the internet and I found this link PLDS and TSST DVDRW Drives Not Found in Windows 7 | Dell

and now i'm stuck on which of them should I choose.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Installed Windows x64 on Dell Inspiron 1545 No DVD-RW

Go to dells website and input your service tag # then look for the spec sheet...in there it should give you the make and model number of your DVD drive and then you can choose which driver to download.

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I have Dell Dimension E510
its Vista Compatible so i knew 7 would install with no problem.

What i didnt think about was drivers, am I SOL or am i missing something.

A:Installed Windows 7 on Dell Dimension E510

Win 7 is pretty good at finding the drivers it needs, providing of course you can get on the internet.

Do you know what if any drivers you need?

Are there any yellow or red flags in device manager(start orb, type device manager in the search box and hit enter.

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I re installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my Toshiba laptop and all was good and activated (as far as I remember). The key has worn off of the sticker on the bottom so I used the Jelly Bean thing to get my key just in case I needed it. Now Windows say it is not genuine. When I attempt to activate it it gives me error 0XC004f063 and now just says to enter a different key or fork up some cash. Below is my MGADT info.


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4F8HK-M4P73-W8DQG
Windows Product Key Hash: Xs1iQgVeo0C+sObJxS7eu+FuBPQ=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00057
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {0D264180-4517-4CA9-8019-6EAA87D134A2}(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_gdr.130801-1533
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 Not... Read more

A:Won't activate - not genuine

You need to change the Product Key to the oneon the COA sticker on the machine's case (or inside the batterycompartment), using the Change ProductKey link at the bottom of the System properties page.

You may need toactivate by phone.

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The hard drive on my Inspiron 3521 laptop recently failed and I had to replace it.  I ordered the recovery USB from Dell.  I was able to restore Windows, but it will not activate.  This is preventing me from upgrading to Win10.  I get the following error message on the windows activation screen:
Error code: 0xC004C003
Activation server has determined that the specified product key has been blocked.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

A:Windows 8.1 won't activate after system recovery with Dell Recovery USB

Try to Clean Reinstall Windows 8.1, see here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-windows/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/
Let me know if it activates from a direct Clean Reinstall.

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Hi there, and thanks in advance for your help on this.

I have recently upgraded my Dell XPS m1530 from Vista 32bit to Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit. The windows 7 compatibility check said it was OK, but Dell does not support Windows 7. But from what I had read the Vista drivers would work fine. So I did it. I followed the Dell recommended driver installation order and did not do any windows updates until all the drivers were installed. Then I updated through windows update and I am fully updated.

Here are my system specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit OEM
(was orginally Vista 32bit)
Laptop is approx 3 years old
Windows 7 installation is 1 week old.

Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 2GHz
3 GB Ram
nVidia Geforce 8400M GS
Motherboard ??
Dell XPS M1530 Model: PP28L

Thanks,
Steve

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 BSOD on Dell, newly installed

Hi -

It appears that your HDD is failing -

Code:

ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000185 - The I/O device reported an I/O error.

DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c0000185
Run HDD diags - SeaTools for DOS LONG test - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html


Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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BSOD SUMMARY

Code:

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\012412-34039-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.21847.x86fre.win7sp1_ldr.111025-1501
Debug session time: Tue Jan 24 19:58:32.730 2012 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:33:17.743
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c0000185
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x7a_c0000185_fileinfo!FIStreamGetNext+45
Bugcheck code 0000007A
Arguments c056e910 c0000185 9dab48c0 add22078
BiosVersion = A12
BiosReleaseDate = 11/19/2008
SystemManufacturer = Dell Inc.
SystemProductName = XPS M1530
MaxSpeed: 2000
CurrentSpeed: 1995
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\012412-34211-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.21847.x86fre.win7sp1_ldr.111025-1501
Debug session time: Tue Jan 24 19:24:21.968 2012 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 1 days 3:23:02.981
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c0000185
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: MEMORY_CORRUPTION_LARGE
Bugche... Read more

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We have a couple Dell computers and want to install the generic Windows 7 Home Premium x86 ISO file X17-58996.iso . We have two valid unused Dell Windows 7 HP authentication keys.

1. Will there be a problem installing generic Win7HPx86 instead of the version from a Dell disk (which includes all Dell bloatware)?

2. Is there any special reformatting to be done on the hard disk or will it simply happen upon installation?

3. Are the Win7HPx86 serial product keys Dell provided able to authenticate the generic version of Win7HPx86 (even though it may require activation by phone or some MS interaction)?

Thanks!

A:Can Generic Windows 7HPx86 ISO be Installed to Dell Computer

Quote:
1. Will there be a problem installing generic Win7HPx86 instead of the version from a Dell disk (which includes all Dell bloatware)?


The has no bloat ware, only the Dell LOGO & Dell generic product key no need to ACTIVATE.

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Hi,

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit. Used since Win7 came out with no genuinity issues until now.

A short while after the SP1 update I started getting popups claiming my Windows is not genuine. I know for a fact that my Windows is genuine.

Properties show my Windows is activated. I have activated both online and by phone yet the popup still keeps appearing. The MGA diagnostics show that there is a tampered file and apparently it is causing the validation to flag my system as not genuine:


Code:
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x8004FE21
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000200
Event Time Stamp: 4:20:2011 14:49
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slcext.dll|slcext.dll.mui
I have tried to fix this for a while now. The file seems to be associated with MUI packages and Something called Vistalizator.

I have checked the registry and there are no MUI's. US-EN only. I do not have anything called Vistalizator.

I am rather frustrated with googling in microsoft pages as they all lead to the Vistalizator and MUI packs but I don't have them so the fix does not apply.


Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Windows not genuine error on a genuine Windows PC.

Check this answer supplied in Microsoft's forums: Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slcext.dll|slcext.dll.mui

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Hi, i have a windows 8.1 laptop on which i installed windows 7 because some of my softwares wouldnt run on it. now i want to install windows 10 on it using my windows 8.1 key (yes i upgraded it when windows offered the free upgrade and later changed it back to windows 7) but i cant find my product key anywhere. Since there is no free upgrade available from windows 7 to 10, i cant upgrade it directly and need the windows key. all i have is the product number and the serial number of my laptop. any idea how i can upgrade my laptop without having to buy a new windows installation disk? 

A:Installed windows 7 on a windows 8.1 laptop, now cant find w...

Hi, When you originally upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, a hardware profile of your machine will have been saved by the activation servers. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from Windows 8.1, you can just create your own installation media and perform a clean installation of Windows 10 as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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Hi,
My brother has sony viao laptop,
i had live usb windows, he accidentally installed it, he dont know about computers much, he only use facebook.

Problem is that we dont have the key and neither he saved the key anywhere for the previous windows installation.
The previous windows is also inside the laptop.. with
Code:
windows.old
folder name.
They annoying thing is he did that installation again and again thinking it might fix problem, i dont know what was he thinking.

So there are three directories.
windows.old
windows.old.000
windows.old.001

so there are 3 old installations in that laptop..

The genuine window is inside the windows.old.

How to get the key from windows.old folder??

or is there any other way. i dont want to buy another key or want to use crack. Please help me get the old windows 7 key back..

A:Installed new windows but lost the windows key - Laptop

ok. i got the key from windows.old directory using this software ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server.

Now how to roll back to the old windows??

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I've tried several options, but none works. My laptop is: Acer Aspire E1-571 and it has EFI ( and legacy bios). I already disabled the Secure boot and followed the tutorial how to make a UEFI bootable windows 7 installation usb.

The problem is:

If I boot with the UEFI windows 7 USB in Uefi mode, it will not recognize the usb, the only bootable option will be: Windows Boot manager.

If I boot with a regular windows 7 USB in BIOS Legacy mode it will, upon getting to the screen where you select the drive you want to install it on, say it is incompatible with GPT partitioned drives. I have been googling all day long and this is driving me crazy!

The reason i want a dual boot is because i want to be sure the drivers are fully compatible (yes i did research), so if anyone could help me out, thanks a lot!

A:Installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 pre-installed laptop

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.


2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.

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Inspiron 15R SE 7520
When I attempt to start my laptop it goes to the Dell logo screen and will not boot Windows 8. Any suggestions?
I've had the computer less than a month and if I have to restore the system completely it will not cause much of a problem.

Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Dell Laptop w/ Windows 8 won't boot past dell logo screen

Hello Univers789,
Re-installing windows is the last resort. So before doing that, you can try the steps mentioned below which might fix the issue. 1. Restart the laptop and start tapping the F2 key at the Dell logo for enter the BIOS. 2. Navigate to the “Advanced” menu. 3. Change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from Intel Smart Response to AHCI. 4. Press F10 to save changes and exit. 5. Reboot the system. 6. Go back into the BIOS by tapping the F2 key and change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from AHCI to Intel Smart Response. 7. Save changes and exit by pressing the F10 key. 8. Reboot the system and it should boot normally into Windows. In case the above steps don’t fix the issue, run the Pre-Boot System Assessment (PSA / ePSA) Diagnostics. Run the test and check if gives any error code. Note down the error code and update me with the same, would let you know the next course of action. Please write back with results. 

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The copy of windows is not genuine. Most common problem. I read a couple of posts that i have to give this some kind of code.


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

Validation Code: 0x8004FE22
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GK4PY-FDWYH-7TP9F
Windows Product Key Hash: u3xU6PnmumgYLgUpnmbqEw9Q2OA=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00004
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {82536D45-5DEC-4F32-94B2-116EED200264}(3)
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.160408-2045
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: 025D1FF... Read more

A:My genuine or activate issue

Hi BlueBot,

The install is counterfiet

The report is showing an Acer product key, on your Asus.
As well as an activation exploit to try and bypass activation, which has failed.

I believe that comp came with W8,
Suggest you re-install the original OS, so that you have a legitimate product.

further indicators include the Bios date 2014, no Slic table and the tampered file data.

Roy

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Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!! Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I donít think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.
 

A:Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

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Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I donít think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.
 

A:Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

Did you check the bios and check that the CD/DVD Rom is enabled as a boot device and is searched before the HDD?
 

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I have a Dell Studio 540 desktop. It's been a few years and I wanted to clean it up for many reasons. One of them being my main e-mail account got hacked and I had to change every password and update every account I had that had that e-mail address attached to it. Figured anything embedded somewhere would be wiped out.

Anyway, so I upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Naturally Dell computers have a "Recovery" D:\ drive. Well, my husband suggested that I reformat first and do it again. Not thinking that my "Recovery" drive would go anywhere. I didn't necessarily select anything that said "Do you want to reformat the drive?," but instead just reinstalled on the C:\ drive.

When it finished and I got to my desktop, I went to "Computer", and I noticed my Recovery drive was gone. I had a lot of important stuff on there that I really need to get back. Browsing the internet once I got video drivers and such reinstalled, I came upon someone saying to use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It's scanning and it found one such partition or drive that was 32GB (which leads me to believe that's it), but it says it hasn't found anything. I'm doing a full scan now, but total time for it to finish is 4 hours. I have about 2 hours to go.

Is there any way to recover that lost partition (which I'm assuming that's what it was), not another HD?

Thanks in advance.

A:Installed Clean Windows 7 and now Dell Recovery Drive D is Missing!

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.


Use the Recovery DVD, you made to reinstall Vista, than upgrade to Windows 7.

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The audio on my device stopped working. Taskbar audio icon shows a red X as if muted, when you mouse over the icon, it shows the error 'No Audio Device is Installed'. Checked under device manager unable to find sound option. Installed Realtek HD audio drivers from the Realtek website with no solution. Please help?

A:'No Audio output device is installed' Dell Inspiron 15z Windows 10

You can get the drivers from the Inspiron 15z 5523 html page. Use either the Win 8.1 driver (labelled "WB64A") or one of the Win7 ones. First go into Device Manager and right click on the Realtek High Definition Audio Device to open the context menu, then "uninstall" and check the box to "delete the driver software for this device."
When you re-boot Windows will remove the Realtek driver and install its native audio driver. See if audio works. Then you can install an IDT driver over the native driver without removing it first.
If neither the native nor IDT driver helps, try reverting to your previous operating system. If the audio still does not work then the hardware has probably failed. If it does work in the previous OS, then perform a clean installation of Win10 and see if it works.

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I put Windows 7 on my dell inspirion 15 N5030 laptop. It say there is no network driver installed. How do I determine what device driver I need to install & do I need to install just it or do i need to install all the dell drivers for that laptop. I did not buy it new -i bought it used & do not know what devices it has in it. I can follow directions if given them step by step. I had a dell before this that I had to install all the drivers for using xp and it was a nightmare getting the right driver & installing them properly but I did get it done finally lol. In fact im on a dell laditude right now but it has windows 10 and 10 had all the drivers  needed for this one. i also tried to install 10 on the inspiron but it would not install at all so I put in windows 7 instead. Any help is very much appreciated as the dell i'm using now is old and worn out lol. It was my brothers then my moms & who knows where my brother got it from and i need to get the other one working before this one quits altogether

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Hello,
Stuck with this fresh issue from few days now, reading many topics, trying many things without success.

Getting new Dell Latitude E5470 - Intel Core i5 6300U - 8 GB RAM - HDD : Samsung SSD PM 871 M.2 2280 256GB
Latests drivers+BIOS+FW from dell/intel websites

Deploying universal corporate wim image Win7 Enterprise.

On such laptop the "Starting Windows" step stands exactly for 60 seconds. So getting the logon screen after 70-80 seconds.
Deploying the same image on workstation : Optiplex 3040 the same operation takes 30-40 seconds (8GB RAM - SSD).

Here are most of the information/tries :


BIOS : Legacy Boot ModeBIOS SATA : AHCI ModeWindows Performance Analyzer show me that the smss.exe process takes 65seconds
> here is the BootCKCL.etl.zip file : https://goo.gl/PvdXeg
> here is my detailed Windows Perf Analyzer : 300MB zip/3GB unzipped : https://goo.gl/XHD4FN
Event-Log Diagnostics-Performance - Event 100 gives me
BootSmssInitTime : 65552 (ms)boot in safe mode is very quick (30 sec)boot in normal mode, disabling the non-Microsoft services, disabling Startup application still spend 60sec on "Starting Windows" step.SSD trim is enabledfsutil : C: not set as dirtyresizing pagefile.sys from auto (8GB) to static 2GBdisabling hybernation mode (powercfg -h off)disabling system protection / shadow copy stuffremoving hidden non used devicesremoving+clearing McAfee VSE (soft+agent)performing CCleaner (registry+file... Read more

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i need help to activate my product key for genuine sistem my windows 7 thank you

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Hi, I have started having activation issues and not genuine warnings after nearly 3 years of using my PC. Here is my current situation.

When I am connected to the internet,

Computer > Properties shows "Windows Activated" and the Genuine MS logo.
MGADIAG shows "License Status: Licensed"

When I am disconnected from the internet,

Computer > Properties shows "3 days until automatic activation. Activate Windows Now"
MGADIAG shows "Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)"

I use this PC as a DAW (i.e. strictly for music production). It is disconnected from the internet for long periods of time. I am seriously worried about this activation issue I can't overstate how worried I am.

Here's the history

Sep 2010
I bought an i7-930 PC desktop, Windows 7 Professional x64 OEM on a disk (not preinstalled), and SSD from one of the most reputable computer stores. I installed the SSD, and then installed Windows 7 and activated without a hitch. From Sept 2010 to 15 Aug 2013, I had no activation or genuine copy warnings. 3 years.

July 2013
I upgraded from my 60GB SSD to 240GB SSD by copying the 60GB to 240GB, and there were no problems. I then upgraded from 6GB to 18GB RAM. Again no issues. Do I need to rebuild license store because it's a new SSD disk? Again, I had absolutely no issues after this.

15 Aug 2013
I installed a TI Chipset firewire PCI card. This is how the problem started. Immediately... Read more

A:Activate/Genuine problems after 3 years

Please download MGADiag and save it to your desktop.

Double click icon on your desktop.

Click on the button

Click on the button

Paste the log inside the box . Highlight all of the text then code wrap in between [CODE][/CODE] by pressing on the # icon on the top .

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Hi Sevenforums,


I've bought an Asus Laptop last year with a genuine copy of windows 7 Home Premium. But, as of today, it has turned 'un-genuine'. Why is it so? What can I do?

Thanks!

A:Why has my genuine Windows 7 Home Premium turned 'Un-genuine'?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesL


Hi Sevenforums,


I've bought an Asus Laptop last year with a genuine copy of windows 7 Home Premium. But, as of today, it has turned 'un-genuine'. Why is it so? What can I do?

Thanks!


Check the following link for some useful information;

Genuine Windows: frequently asked questions - Microsoft Windows

HTH

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Hi

I have an ASUS notebook (U31F i5 with 4 GB mem) which until recently I used only occasionally. It has Legit Office 2010, but no CD/DVD drive. My desktop hard disk crashed in a big way so I am using the notebook as my main computer.

It has just recently started throwing up messages that my Windows Homw Premium (x64) is not genuine. It is gebuine OEM and activated (back when I got the notebook), and I have not tampered in any way.

I have had a look at some other threads on this forum on this issue, and so have dowloaded and run MGAdiag.exe, but to my inexpert eye, it appears to report everything OK.

I have pasted text in below, and would welcome more expert advice as to whther I have missed something, and if not, what should I do next?

regards

PB

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2QWT6-HCQXJ-9YQTR
Windows Product Key Hash: PVjSC5x6njvqunmbCY3lOD7rYDo=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00007
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {8C7F9CCD-2889-4409-9146-8AC854B54943}(3)
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: 7600.win7_gdr.120830-0334
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic... Read more

A:ASUS Notebook - Genuine Windows but getting not genuine messages

Hello PBroad and welcome to the forums

Try changing your product key to the one found on the COA sticker on your computer.

Tom

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There was a 5 page thread on trying to downgrade from Ultimate to Win 7 Pro but I thought I should start a new thread. I have a thead on a different forum but was hoping someone here might know the answer.

Users computer says Windows is not genuine, was 7 pro, in Sept 2013 we upgraded to Ultimate to use Bitlocker. System bought from Dell, used Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate. I spent ages on phone with Microsoft today, they have completely agreed both copies are valid, and the computer is saying they're not, in error, they will not admit that it's a Windows Update that caused it likely.

They took over remotely, and 30 minutes later gave up, none of the methods worked. She then advised me to BUY a copy of 8.1 and do a clean install. I don't want 8.1, if we have to reinstall I'd rather do Win 7 Pro again(same valid code) and then up to Ultimate again(same valid code), or go to Win 10 when it comes out. Of course you can't upgrade a "non genuine" copy of Windows 7 to win 10, even if it is in fact genuine.

We don't want to have to reinstall. MS also told me I need to downgrade to Win 7 Pro, put in the code, then upgrade to Ultimate. To do that they said I have to do a clean install. I've seen all the links to Windows Downgrader but we aren't exactly thrilled to be advised to use a 3rd party app. I have not tried the registry suggestions yet, I'm not particularly comfortable dealing with the registry. Two questions.

If MS had been willing to just give me a new U... Read more

A:Another non genuine copy of Windows that is in fact genuine problem

Well you should be here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/

Let try this.
Complete this tutorial by Brink and post the log here.
If I can't spot your problem I will find a expert for you.
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Could you also post the system specs of the computer with the problem?

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Hi All,
My situation may look funny but please do help. I have purchased Dell Inspiron online from Dell website, the laptop arrived with windows 8 pre installed (Home edition). I had trouble installing few softwares, hence I downgraded my laptop to windows 7.. The mistake is that I didnt take a back up of the product key nor did I create a recovery disk. Now I am running on windows 7.. Can Anyone help me how do I go back to Windows 8.. I checked with Dell they said they have to send the recovery disk to my postal address. Which I am not currently residing.. Can anyone help me solve my problem.. Thanks a ton in advance..

A:Dell Windows 8 preinstalled laptop downgraded to windows 7

Will Dell not accept a change of address?

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Since my original HD died I have replaced it with a new one.
I had Windows 7 which was upgraded to Windows 10.
The new Hitachi HD will not boot and only gives me PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable and PXE-MOF: Existing PXE ROM. errors.
I have done standard and full diagnostics and have a 100% pass rate.
From that I deduce that there is nothing wrong with the Laptop.
I have downloaded from my Windows 7 desktop to stick and DVD disc the relevant programs which have been advised on other help forums and tried to install what needs be without success and yes, I did change the boot options each time.
I did a backup some time ago on a Seagate 2 TB external drive and when I plug it in I have a black screen with a blinking cursor on the top left hand corner.
The last attempt was to remove the CMOS battery as per instructions and reset time and date.
Where do I go from here other than turning the laptop into a frizz bee. Please help.

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A friend of mine, who is a computer illiterate older lady, asked me to fix her laptop that her son gave her. It was a disaster. I decided that instead of trying to clean the OS, I would upgrade it from Windows 7 (genuine) to Windows 10. The upgrade icon on the taskbar was present so I clicked on that to start the download. It spent days stuck on "starting download". Since that wasn't working, I looked up a tutorial on a Microsoft support page by a "Community Moderator". He laid out a step-by-step manual method that including using the Media Creation Tool and USB option. I did that. Now I can't get the copy to activate. The label underneath the laptop, where I'm assuming the Windows 7 key would be, is rubbed off. Every page that came up on my search talks about downgrading to 7. It was a clean install so I can't do that. I also tried activation over the phone.

Nowhere in the tutorial did it mention that you have to upgrade first then do the clean install. I can't downgrade to 7 and can't activate 10.

Can somebody please help out with this?

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A friend of mine, who is a computer illiterate older lady, asked me to fix her laptop that her son gave her. It was a disaster. I decided that instead of trying to clean the OS, I would upgrade it from Windows 7 (genuine) to Windows 10. The upgrade icon on the taskbar was present so I clicked on that to start the download. It spent days stuck on "starting download". Since that wasn't working, I looked up a tutorial on a Microsoft support page by a "Community Moderator". He laid out a step-by-step manual method that including using the Media Creation Tool and USB option. I did that. Now I can't get the copy to activate. The label underneath the laptop, where I'm assuming the Windows 7 key would be, is rubbed off. Every page that came up on my search talks about downgrading to 7. It was a clean install so I can't do that. I also tried activation over the phone.

Nowhere in the tutorial did it mention that you have to upgrade first then do the clean install. I can't downgrade to 7 and can't activate 10.

Can somebody please help out with this?

A:Cannot activate genuine copy after clean install

Without the product key being found intact on the laptop the only resource would be contacting the manufacturer if necessary if the dealer or store is unable to help in providing original customer purchase information. It's a shame you didn't see a guide here which does allow you to bypass the need to upgrade first! Besides the link being in my sig you can look it over in the tutorial section as well. Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

Before removing the previous version's install you would preverse the activation status allowing you to secure the Digital Entitlement. Now you might have to secure a 10 license by way of the MS online store for about $40 according to a few others who have run into this on similar occasions. If you have any unused 7 media that was bought but never used you could try that key provided it was Home Premium for 10 Home or Pro, Ultimate 7 key for a 10 Pro install. Otherwise MS store time for $40 is the option you now seem to have remaining.

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Hello everyone,
I hope someone can help me with this problem.
I bought a laptop with win 7 home premium 18 months ago. It was a genuine copy, installed by the manufacturer (SONY).
I decided to upgrade it to win7 pro 64bit by using an anytime upgrade key which I bought on ebay.
The upgrade went well. The OS is now win 7 pro 64bit. That was about a year ago. IN the interim, I have not used the laptop. When I used it again last week, the screen is black and it says "this copy of windows is not genuine"
It asks me to activate it. I tried the phone activation but it failed.
I presume the upgrade key from ebay was no good.

As the laptop has a number of apps installed, I would like to avoid having to re-install everything if at all possible.

So my question is this: can I purchase a new copy of windows7 pro 64bit and use the product key that comes with it to activate the non-genuine copy that is already on the laptop?
If so, do I need to purchase a RETAIL version or would an OEM version work too?

I have read various threads that seem to say that since I did the original upgrade a long time ago I can no longer activate with a good key and that I have to re-install the OS from scratch. Is this true?

Thanks for any help.
Fred

A:Win7 Pro 64bit not genuine. Can I use new product key to activate?

Hi,

Lets double check the existing key just to be sure its the problem:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply.

As long as the installation media you used is not "dodgy" simply activating using the new key will work just fine. This is how you do it:

Product Key Number - Change

Regards,
Golden

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Yesterday I installed critical/needed Windows XP updates that had been waiting on me for a few weeks behind the yellow update shield in the lower right corner of my screen. I was having problems connecting my sonís new Christmas present, Xbox Live , to the internet so I was about to restart the computer to see if maybe the router needed me to do a clean reboot after entering the Xboxís MAC address into my allowed devices list. I stupidly thought Iíd be thorough by installing those waiting updates first and then restart. All went well and when it finished and asked if I wanted to restart now I selected yes. Nothing happened. I kept trying, still no restart. Then I went to Start>Turn Off>Restart several times and each time I returned to my desktop with nothing happening. Finally I just did a cold shutdown with the power button. My son is, understandably, so upset that he canít use his present to connect with his friends live.
Now my computer wonít boot up at all past the Dell splash screen. The typical churning, lights and sounds all begin and then when the Dell logo screen appears, everything goes quiet. It took me several times before I could get into my BIOS, select boot order to start with my CD, place my XP install disc into my drive and restart. Still, I canít get past that screen and it never boots from the CD. (the CD light does go steady at ďpower onĒ like it always does but then goes off at that splash screen along with everything else. I tried to res... Read more

A:Can't boot past Dell Logo Screen after Windows installed needed updates!

pop disc in to do a repair installation, some dells have this as an option inbuilt

try hitting f8 on start up to access safe mode if you get in the type msconfig in the run box go to start up remove everything for now
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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Help! My laptop (Acer Aspire5520) crashed a few weeks ago. I was running Vista. I had Windows 7 installed. Now my cd/dvd wont work, my web cam doesnt work, Internet exployer hangs and not responding. Loads pages real slow. Can anyone help me?

A:Had Windows 7 installed on laptop

1) what's your system specs
2) how did you install win 7?

can you do a clean install???
download first all its drivers from acer's website, specifically its chipset, video, audio and LAN

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I'm looking at buying the E5-575-54E8 laptop. However, it comes by default with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. I am a heavy Linux user, and I would rather avoid creating a dual-boot or removing Windows or the bloatware that might come with Windows. Does Acer support the sale of laptops without a pre-installed operating system? If so, do they offer a discount with it, and how much would it be? (p.s. this is also my first post on the Acer support forums, so please mention if I should edit or place on a different board)

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