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I am unable to install windows 7 SP1, and windows7 activation failed

Q: I am unable to install windows 7 SP1, and windows7 activation failed

HI all, since replacing my HD, windows 7 worked perfectly for about 3 months then suddenly flagged that windows is not genuine, also i am unable to install windows7 SP1, all details below and thanks
in advance for any help




I am unable to install windows 7 SP1, i have downloaded it numerous times but it always fails to install
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
Installation date: ?2019/?07/?01 03:10 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80070017


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-76HMH-M4RKY-V4HX6
Windows Product Key Hash: CegQyzk5Zd0qxFdtmueCy9UmviY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00013
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {71B94676-A10A-433B-9FA8-73226A24FB25}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 100 Genuine
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3_E2AD56EA-765-d003_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005_E2AD56EA-765-b01a_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-148-80004005_16E0B333-89-80004005_B4D0AA8B-1029-80004005

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Allowed
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{71B94676-A10A-433B-9FA8-73226A24FB25}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-V4HX6</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-8992671-00013</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-511492604-3585949476-2919775706</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Sony
Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>VPCEH18FG</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>INSYDE</Manufacturer><Version>R0180Z9</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20110428000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>91BA3607018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>1C09</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>South
Africa Standard Time(GMT+02:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>Sony</OEMID><OEMTableID>VAIO</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product
GUID="{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>B67F26B76976D86</Val><Hash>glUuZIcVEyLnKy5KAhPB7AMnJoc=</Hash><Pid>89388-707-0946367-65774</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App
Id="15" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="19" Version="12"
Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="44" Version="12" Result="100"/><App
Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="BA" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: 50e329f7-a5fa-46b2-85fd-f224e5da7764
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00178-926-700013-02-7177-7600.0000-0172018
Installation ID: 017681732216145135468175072644382161321392909533636096
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: V4HX6
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F063.
Remaining Windows rearm count: 0
Trusted time: 2019/07/11 08:27:23 AM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C533
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 5:19:2019 18:56
ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: LgAAAAEAAQABAAEAAAACAAAAAgABAAEAeqjQytIBBgpSPSqlrN7Ca5AR1uYucw==

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC Sony VAIO
FACP Sony VAIO
HPET Sony VAIO
BOOT Sony VAIO
MCFG Sony VAIO
WDAT Sony VAIO
ASF! Sony VAIO
SLIC Sony VAIO
SSDT Sony VAIO
ASPT Sony VAIO
SSDT Sony VAIO
SSDT Sony VAIO

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How to troubleshoot Product Activation in Windows 10:
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Possibly there can also be issue with Microsoft activation Server and thus you are shown that your windows is not activated, In this case you can only wait and verify if it is the issue from Microsoft's side or the recent changes that you made to your PC.
You can try the steps below to activate by phone.

Step 1: Keep holding Windows key and Press R key to open up Run Command.

Step 2: Type Slui 4 in the Run Windows that pops up and hit Enter.

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Step 4: You will be Presented with Toll Free number, Use your Phone now and dial the Number to get the Confirmation ID.

Step 5: Once you get the Confirmation ID numbers, Enter them in A to H Field Exactly the way they are Provided.

Step 6: Now Click on Activate, That's all !!!
Follow the Cycle Again: 
In this method you will be required to follow the Cycle of Installing Windows 7/8 or 8.1 whichever OS you have with Product key. Then after its done, Download Windows Media Creation tool and Use "Upgrade this PC" Feature to Upgrade your PC from your Curre... Read more

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In this link you can download Windows 10 Home Single Language: Tech Bench
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Hi guys,
I have a problem with the windows 10 activation;
3 days ago I purchased this laptop, turned it on and initialized it, windows was active;
yesterday I dot the latest windows updates, including that one that looks like a brand new SO installation with multiple reboots and when it finally ended (after more than 2 hours) my SO was not activated anymore.
When I open "settings" and click on "activate windows" I can see the error 0x8007007b; clicking the Activate button does nothing.
I found some guides googling around but before I start copy/pasting the product key they say I can retrieve using
powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query ?select * from SoftwareLicensingService?).OA3xOriginalProductKey"
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Some extra infos about my pc and license:
1: when I first booted it got windows 10 home already installed and was activated
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Below is my MGAdiag report


Code:

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
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
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ID: {02C2D92E-FBCA-4D34-A886-7D3A5E88E1FC}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
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LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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Guys I need help.
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Did you get the ISO file from here below? Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links
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I have T450 came with Windows 7 pro downgraded from Window 10 pro about 4 years before, and I cannot use either Win 10 or Win 7 with this machine anymore after formatting HDD. It was being used with factory installed Win 7pro for a while, then due to the virus related issue, I low level formatted the HDD this year. Since then I was trying to use the facory recovery USB key that came from Lenovo, but the recovery key from Lenovo was actually Win 10 pro instead of Win 7 pro; which was fine if I could activate the Win 10 licese properly.  After Win10 factory recovery was done with the USB key, the activation window says that "The product key used on this PC didn't work with this edition of Windows. You might need to get in touch with the store or company you bought Windows from, enter a different product key, or go to the Store to buy genuine Windows. Error code: 0xC004C060". I contacted Microsoft, and they traced the license key in the BIOS of the laptop, then told me that "The product key in your machine exceeded the maximum quantity of PC for activation. Please contact Lenovo to get proper license key." I contacted Lenovo support, but I could not get any help from the support except telling me that my laptop is now out of warranty. What should I do here? Should I purchase a new Win 10 licese again? Please help.

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Hi, I just did recovery for my t450s. Before the recovery i have no problem about windows 10 pro licence, i had already licence. After the recovery, there will be a problem about licence. When i enter the system informations the system is licenced but when it will start the windows it says "your licence is expiring soon". Can anyone help me ?

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Hello everyone,
This is my first post in this forum.So I have a HP notebook which had came up with preinstalled win 8.1 Single Language.I waited when windows 10 upgrade notification started coming up until today I upgraded.

Since I have a very low Speed connection(80-100Kbps download speed),I preferred to download the ISO file of Windows 10.It is Windows 10 Home Version build 1511.I mount it up on upgraded to windows with keeping my personal files and settings intact.

Now,the "activate windows" watermark is showing up at the bottom of the screen.I did tried to activate windows but it failed with error 0xc004f074.I check this website's forum and someone suggested to activate the windows by inputting your windows 8.1 product key.I found it out by shadowkey plus.But the 0xc004f210 comes up "you are running windows 10.The product key you entered cannot be used to activate this edition".I am stuck here unable to rectify the activation situation.Someone please enlighten me here....

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My windows activation has all of a sudden stopped working.
It states on my desktop, This copy of Windows is not genuine, when i know it's a working key.

I had been getting errors on my pc before, and had to fix them because my pc programs would freeze up and even, ctrl>alt>delete wouldn't work.
Got that all fixed.... but now

I can't activate windows 7 by my pc anywhere, or from phone.

Here is some screencaps of what it looks like:

windows activation by phone:


View Basic information about your computer, page:
As you can see, i have no where, now... to actually input the code to activate it.

Any help in resolving this issue, would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Activation Failed Code: 0xC0000022

Hello Jawsh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already tried this, see if starting at step 2 in the tutorial below may help.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My harddrive recently failed on my laptop which is a Dell, I've purchased a new harddrive and installed windows, unfortunately the sticker containing the key has faded to the point where it's unreadable, however I did manage to get a copy of the key. On trying to activate the key it says it's failed and gives the error code mentioned in the title. The SLUI 4 does not bring up a phone prompt and I've tried the stop service and rename tokens to .bar to no avail.

This is my MGADiag report

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {885A04DA-04B4-4BF6-90B0-BE90314AC8F9}(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_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Windows OEM Activation Failed Error 0xC004E003

Have you tried just going to the Start Orb and typing in just (SLUI) and tick on (slui.exe)

Then tick on (Learn more online benefits of genuine Windows) then go down the page and you will see (Validate Now)

From your log:






Quote:
License Status: Initial grace period Time remaining: 42960 minute(s) (29 day(s))

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Windows 8.1 is asking to be reactivated, when product key and or activate online is issued, error message appears telling me the code is not valid. tech support has helped out in many ways, but no ways have fixed the issue. many cmd commands have been attempted
such as 
elevator cmd promp~ attempted and failed
rearm cmd prompt~ attempted and failed
among multiple others.

i bought windows 8.1 pre installed on my pc from best buy, never had problems until affter windows 10 free upgrade, which i did not participate in getting. afterwards, i have been constantly asked to activate my windows 8.1, but with no luck does it allow
or accept my product key, despite it being a valid  volume key according to the microsoft support team. 
i have been a microsoft user for years now, i have invested and bought into many products. it is a shame that this is happening, but would be greatly appreciated if ANYONE can help me fix this problem before i am forced to change OS.

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Hello, I had to reinstall windows from recovery partiton on my laptop.  After that windows activation fails with the code Error: 0x8007232b Key management services (KMS) host could not be located in domain name system (DNS), please have your system administrator verify that a KMS is published correctly in DNS.Error: 0x8007232bDescription:DNS name does not exist. Laptop was purchased from best buy and is not connected to domian.  I have also tried to register windows with the key i got from Powershell and read and write uility "(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey" However it tells me that this is invalid product key.  What are my options? Is there a number i can call to get the proper windows key? email technical support?  Machine Type Model: 80MK00HAUSOperating SystemWindows 10 (64-bit)   

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I just built a news system and did a clean install of 8.1 Pro 64-bit. Activated it without problems and did a clone to file using Paragon. Copied the clone to multiple drives to use on the same computer, to keep gaming on a separate disk. Everything worked perfectly until this morning when windows says its not activated and key is in use on another computer. The key has been used, but I swapped out the motherboard, cpu and ram and did a fresh install. The activation work without a hitch, but now activation has failed. Its only been running a few days, but I've been able to swap drives without a hitch. Is it the fact that I use multiple disks on the same computer or is it the fact that I have previosly used this key on different hardware? The key is not installed on any other computer.

A:Windows 8.1 Activation failed on cloned drives

I believe that a new motherboard is seen as a different computer by Windows. If the Registration key has been used on another motherboard, it will say the activation is in use on another computer when the motherboard is changed.

If you have an OEM version of Windows (pre-installed by the PC manufacturer), a new motherboard is considered a new computer and you can't transfer the Registration key.

A retail version of Windows can be transferred, that's one reason it costs more. If you have a retail version of Windows, you have to call Microsoft to transfer the activation to the new motherboard.

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Sir,
I have been using win7 ultimo since many months which was duly activated before use.To my surprise since today I get the following message on the right side of my task bar.
"Windows 7
Build 7601
This Copy of Windows is not genuine".
I do not know how to again activate this. I do not wish to again reinstal win 7 as I have got lot of data in my "C" drive. I have pasted the Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
as per your instruction.Please help and guide me how I can again activate win 7 without losing all my data.
thanks


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
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: {C5635C64-1C89-48EB-80D8-51D7F33A7051}(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_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:windows7 Activation

Code:
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Thats a blocked key.

I note from earlier threads you used a LENOVA product key for the same hardware setup:


Code:
Host Name: RASAVI-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Rasavi
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00497
and now you are using a HP product key:


Code:
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00010

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC INTEL DG41RQ
FACP INTEL DG41RQ
HPET INTEL DG41RQ
MCFG INTEL DG41RQ
SLIC HPQOEM SLIC-WKS
Whats the story? Where did you purchase the Ultimate licence from?

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I had to change my hard drive as the other failed,now when i try to activate windows im told this key can only be used for upgrading not clean installs,is there a way round this without re installing windowsxp then upgrading to windows 7 as I have now re installed and set up all my programs.Im sure I done a clean installl from a formatted disc before.Any help please

A:windows7 pro activation

Welcome
Follow this tutorial
Dont give the key number when asked.
Make the install
Test it
Install programs etc and make sure it works.

Then activate by phone
Activate Windows 7 by Phone
The problem is that the upgrade key does not recognize the fact that you had an underlying OS that quaifies for an upgrade.
If you have problem with the phone activation, you will be elevated to a rep. Just explain the facts and you will be validiated.

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I have recently updated my preloaded window 8 to 8.1. However, after the update it does not accept my old window 8 key and requires me to activate again using a product key. Here is the error code: 0xC004C003
My DELL XPS came with a preloaded copy of window 8 and yes it has a window 8 sticker at the back
and was fully activated before I updated to windows  8.1.  And as far as I know, system which comes with preloaded window 8 has its product key injected to the motherboard and 8.1 is a free update for window 8 users.
So why the update does not accept my window 8 key and ask me for a new key ? I know my window 8 key cannot be used for any other system because the key is injected in the motherboard and I don't even know the key myself.
So what can I do now for my Window to be activated again ?
More frustration is that I can't get back to windows 8.
I tried to reset to the factory image by using DELL backup & Recovery software built in the system.
However, after resetting to the factory image it does not accept embedded product key.
 
Here is  details from the Diag Report:
 
<DiagReport> < LicensingData>   <ToolVersion>6.2.9200.16384</ToolVersion>   <LicensingStatus>SL_LICENSING_STATUS_NOTIFICATION</LicensingStatus>   <LicensingStatusReason>0xC004F009</LicensingStatusReason>   <LocalGenuineState>SL_GEN_STATE_INVALID_LICENSE</LocalGenuineState>  ... Read more

A:Windows 8 & 8.1 Activation Failed: Error Code 0xC004C003

Successfully activated Windows 8.1 after installed the latest version of BIOS.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

I claen installed win7 home premium after a very bad virus. I put in the key which is on the bottom of the laptop. It did not work can anyone help me please?

A:windows7 activation will not work

A product key number can only be activated on 3 computers at the same time if it is one that came with a retail Family Pack copy of Windows 7, you may have to do a phone activation if you have activated it often in a short period.

See if it is helps Troubleshoot activation problems

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i downloaded a valid copy of Windows 7 from DreamSpark And Now Activation failing - Please help me out of the problem.
Thank You
--------------------------------------------------------------
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: *****-*****-KPF2W-JPDGC-THMBH
Windows Product Key Hash: h2wi5odtv4sQd3o3f6kaHunR0FI=
Windows Product ID: 00371-704-6607432-06365
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {DEE3BBC1-87BF-4A60-A186-6E2AA8568ECD}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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

OGA Data-->
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Hi

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 per loaded with Windows 7. Tried installing XP on a partition on the same HHD. Installation failed saying "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem ...etc"

The only option i have is to boot off the usb i created with xp iso and press R to take me to XP recovery console. I am so over XP at the moment all i want is to be able to log into Win7 again.

How can i fix this? My understanding is that the MBR is still pointing to the XP partition. How do i change it back to the Win 7 partition (C:\)?

The laptop did not come with any cds or recovery disks but i have a recovery partition on the HDD that i cannot access.

Please help to log back into Windows 7.

Thanks

A:Dual booting win7/xp - xp install failed, unable to log into win 7

Take a look at Method two of this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Hi there,
I am unable to install Microsoft ATA Gateway onto a Windows Server 2012r2 core server. The machine has been setup as a domain controller. Previously the gateway was installed on this machine but suddenly stopped working, I have been unable to start the ATA
service despite restarting the machine so decided to uninstall the program.
I receive the following error when trying to re-install "Failed to connect to the Console, https://xx.xxx.x.x If the IP address or certificate used by the console were recently updated, download the latest gateway package. 

I have tried installing the program by selecting the 'Create self-signed certificate' check box as well as selecting both of the certificates available to me in the 'Gateway Service SSL Certificate' box.
I have tried selecting a different certificate in the ATA Center, downloading the Gateway setup again and re-installing - no change.
I have checked the mongodb using robomongo and confirmed the 'ServerCertificateThumbprint' is the same as the certificate in the ATA center. 
I can successfully ping the ATA server from the problem machine and the account I am using has sufficient permissions to do what I need to do.
Is there anything else I can look at to try and resolve this issue? I don't really want to reinstall the OS if I can help it.
Thanks

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After a windows7 installation is there an entry in the event viewer or some other log somewhere that tells you when windws7 was activated?

The computer I am working on was getting the error that windows was not genuine. I was able to activate windows7 with the proper prod key. I am curious if the windows7 was activated previously or if there was another problem. The computer also came into my office with a bad stick of ram. I am not sure if the bad memory caused windows to "deactivate" or if the windows7 was never activated.

In other cases I've seen issues when imaging or when infected with malware you get error messages that say your hardware config changed and you need to reactivate windows....

A:Event Viewer - Windows7 activation

I don't think the date of activation is recorded anywhere within the operating system.

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Hi Guys

i got an error while activation of windows 7 error codes 0x8007007b and also key management service (kms) binding is missing or corrupted.

steps i have done :

1. Run windows tweaking tool
2. SFC scan - no corrupted files
3. checked for virus
other ways of activation is disabled i dont know why

i have a valid key for W7

can anyone tell me what to be done

no errors in eventvwr with codes 12288,12289,12290 responsible for kms service

can anyone tell me how to activate windows now

A:Windows activation failed -error code 0x8007007b & kms missing/corrupt

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

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My HP laptop had WIN7ULT 64BIT when buying it.But it's COA sticker states HOME PREMIUM. but i got ultimate key by using key finder software. Recently i reinstalled laptop it was activated to HOME PREMIUM with no problem. but when tried to upgrade to ultimate made hard getting error code 0xC004E003.but when i validate it seems to be genuine.copy.pl tell me how to activate my laptop to ULTIMATE.
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
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: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001
ID: {3405CDBB-0FB1-4A5A-B8F4-BEA5E0F14767}(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: 7600.win7_gdr.120401-1505
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-->
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A:activation error oxC004E003 for windows7 ultimate64bit

If your COA sticker is only for Windows Home Premium, than unless you purchased an Upgrade, that's all it's licensed for - and any other Windows install is counterfeit.

You need to reformat and reinstall using legitimate media - either the manufacturer's Recovery media, or a retail license for Windows 7 Ultimate (or the recovery media + an Upgrade Key)

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Old (2004) Compaq Presario, Win XP Home SP3, MSIE 8, Avast! Internet Security.  WinPatrol, SpywareBlaster, MVPS Hosts file, frequent scans with Malwarebytes AntiMalware.
 
Some days ago I ran an offered "emergency" update of Avast! Internet Security and forgot to uncheck the Google Chrome installation.  It took a couple of tries before the update would go to completion.  Immediate result was inability to access the Internet via MSIE 8.  Temporary fix was to "Repair" the AIS install.  That worked a few times, but now it does not (after what appeared to be an unnecessary Adobe Flash Player install).  I've removed AFP altogether for the time being, but that did not fix the problem.  Google Chrome does not appear among my installed programs, so I cannot remove it - but bing.com is now at the top of the R1 section of the HijackThis log.  Could that be blocking MSIE?  I do not use Bing.
 
When I try to go online with MSIE the program opens, then indicates "this tab has been recovered" (only the first tab, of three) and then closes immediately.  When I try to click on any link, for example in an e-mail message, MSIE opens and immediately closes again (with the usual invitation to report the problem to Microsoft).
 
I can post the HJT log if desired.
 
I am posting this from one of the office computers, since I cannot get online at home (e-mail continues to function normally on the home computer).
 
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A:Unable to use MSIE 8 after Avast! update w/ failed Google Chrome install

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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hey guys, i'm trialling out Win7 Ultimate on a machine here that i'm thinking of upgrading to win7. the only problem is, it only lasts 3 days and when i do the re-arm trick it only lengthens it by another 3 days? this is the trick i've been using and they say it lasts 120 days? http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/extend-the-windows-7-trial-from-30-to-120-days/

i need more than just 9 days to test out win7 fully before i make the upgrade move on this machine.

what else can i do?

thanks
 

A:How to lengthen the period of Windows7 Activation? Only lasts 3 days?

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Hello guys

I have installed windows 7 in my laptop for about couple of months ago,
I feel borthered with the IE8 applications and keeping you signed on etc..

finaly I wanted to format and install XP, is the best OS worked for me untill now..
I was trying but always saying u cannot write on this newer version?
what should I do to erase this wind7 and install windws XP, I dont want to make patition and keep it, I want to delete it completely, it's very annoying and bothering me a lot

I will apreciate if any potiential guide line steps,
best regards
 

A:Solved: how to install Windows XP over windows7 ?

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Hi, before anything, the computer was working before this started happening, it could be an infection problem.

Now, I'm unable to boot Windows in any mode, I don't have the Recovery CD, it goes like this:
After booting the computer, it goes past the POST and goes to the Windows logo loading screen, the one with the blue loading bar, as normal. After it completes loading it goes to the black "safemode" screen (as if I had chosen to boot in safemode eventhough its in Normal boot mode). It then changes to the blue "Welcome" screen and then gives me an error message saying: "This copy of WIndows has to be activated to be able to log in. Do you want to do it now?".
If I click yes, the screen changes to the black "safemode" screen and then gives me a warning message saying: "You cannot activate Windows in safemode. Restart your computer in Normal mode to activate." and the only thing I can do is click Ok and it changes back to the "Welcome" screen and finally shows the Users to log into Windows. I cannot log into Windows because it keeps asking for me to activate, going through the same process, and if I click No it just reloads the Users screen and basically stays the same. So the only thing I'm able to do is to Shut down or Restart.

I have tried [really] booting in safemode through F8 and it goes well until after going through the black "safemode" screen and then changing to the blue "Wel... Read more

A:Unable to boot Windows XP, Activation Problem

Obviously, you need to obtain a Windows install disk to run in repair mode and get it going. You cannot afford the $88 it costs, or are you just being stubborn.
When you get the disk, perhaps you should choose the telephone activation option with those nice ladies in Canada.
 

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Hi,

3 days ago I update my HW (MB, CPU, RAM & SSD), so after reinstalling all drivers and after couples of reboots I was awaited by this message on desktop "Activate Windows, go to setting and activate windows." so I do that I go to "Settings/Update & Security/Activation" there I select "troubleshoot" and than select "I change hardware on this device recently" and after that I get message "Unable to Activate Windows / We can't reactivate Windows as our servers aren't available right now. Wait for a few minutes or try adding your Microsoft account again."

What can I do next, has anyone have any solution?

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Hello. I've searched high and low for answers, tried many suggestions, but haven't had any luck in resolving.
Symptoms:
1. OneDrive explorer won't display in Modern UI (tries to load, shows splash screen/logo initially, but in a flash, turns black / displays blank/black screen and just hangs there. however, OneDrive does appear in left pane of my Windows Explorer, and in
Charm/PC Settings/Accounts & OneDrive all settings appear correct, ie connected to my Microsoft account, shows Used vs Free cloud storage space available, etc...)
2. When I check onedrive.com, recent files created on my computer and saved to c:\users\[myusername]\OneDrive\etc... are not syncing/uploading automatically as they're supposed to.

Things I've tried:

sfc /scannowchkdsk /f /rControl Panel/Troubleshooting/ProgramsRan AppsDiagnostic.diagcab & onedrivets.diagcab tool/utilities

Event Viewer error details:
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell
Date:          3/2/2018 5:15:11 AM
Event ID:      5973
Task Category: (5973)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          HP-JAELIZ\elmus_000
Computer:      HP-JAELIZ
Description:
Activation of app FileManager_cw5n1h2txyewy!Microsoft.Windows.FileManager failed with error: The system cannot find the file specified. See the Micro... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

Windows and my hard drive started to die on me- started losing programs- like the calculator, and other things I had in my start menu. Then HD started making terrible noises. So I decided to install a new HD before it died completely. Had a friend try to use the recovery partition to get windows on the new drive but it says the second disk isn't the disk it's looking for. (IT made it!) He installed xp from a disk he had, but it won't activate for me- It was xp home & mine is xp media center- is that the problem? I'm afraid to ghost it because of the missing programs, do you think I could ghost the recovery onto the new drive? or the whole os - hoping it was just the faulty drive & not some bug? -- I really don't do much online that I would have picked up any bugs ... I have both HDs in the computer still so I could tranfer my pictures and other things. I just didn't feel comfortable messing with an install of os on my own.

The computer is a HP pavilion a1473w -originaly (still2.6GHz) , 1GB RAM & 200Gb seagate HD. I just installed 2GB RAM and the 1TB western dig. HD.

Am running an old dell for now. I work from home & needed to be up and running.
 

A:Windows xp activation/ install problem

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