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  • Heres my story!

    I have a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit key! it came with a Dell Inspiron N4010, Few days ago i tried the Anytime upgrade feature and it upgraded to Windows 7 Pro but ran on a 30 day trial!! I am unable to restore my pc back to Win 7 Home Premium. I then tried to activate WIn7 Pro with a Win7 Home Premium OEM! But i couldnt it said this key cant be activated with this version somthing like that!

     Since Dell doesnt give out Win 7 Home Premium Disks how can i restore it back to Win 7 Home Premium or at least to use the Home Premium activation code to activate pro, Format is not an option since i have 600GB of very important data!!! I need to resolve this before 30days are over!!!

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 9:33 AM

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  • "Thilan" wrote in message news:62539d52-1b9e-4aec-a0f8-4a5158371807...

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8WV2H-966GF-DQ4DW
    Windows Product Key Hash: X4pIMFJyWbBe3PifjejsYdKW4zU=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-220-2994236-86637
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
    Partial Product Key: DQ4DW
    License Status: Initial grace period
    Time remaining: 39900 minute(s) (27 day(s))
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 1/5/2011 3:43:31 PM

     


    Hmmm - the key here appears to be a commonly-posted/pirated key and is likely to be blocked whatever else happens. (but have you actually tried activating it yet??)
     
    If you want to avoid a reformat/reinstall your ONLY option is to purchase a valid license for Win7 Pro - and since you've screwed with the system, it's going to have to be a FULL license, rather than an upgrade - although you could try an upgrade license and then explain to the Activation operator the problem, they may be sympathetic.
    (seems like I was wrong about the HP to Pro being a non-valid upgrade path.... musta been thinking about Vista)
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:26 PM
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:32 AM
    Moderator
  • "Thilan" wrote in message news:92bc4b85-a9fe-44df-b9fa-5da8567553e5...

    The manual doesnt have anything about Recovery Disk, But it said a way to recover is to into advanced booting, I tried it but it i same as System Repair disk!!!

     Please tell me how to reinstall windows with a System Repair disk!!

    Please.....


    I can't find a manual for your N4010 - the nearest I can find is one for the N5010... hopefully the methods are similar.
    <quote>
    Windows Vista: Dell Factory Image Restore
    1 Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F8> several
    times to access the Vista Advanced Boot Options window.
    2 Select Repair Your Computer.
    The System Recovery Options window appears.
    3 Select a keyboard layout and click Next.
    4 To access the recovery options, log on as a local user. To access the
    command prompt, type administrator in the User name field, then
    click OK.
    5 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
      NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select
    , then  .
    The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears.
    6 Click Next.
    The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears.
      NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with Factory Image Restore, click .
    7 Click the check box to confirm that you want to continue reformatting the
    hard drive and restoring the system software to the factory condition, and
    then click Next.
    </quote>
     
    NOTE: this will totally destroy all data on at least the C: drive, so back up everything to external media first!!!!
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:25 PM
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:07 PM
    Moderator

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  • "Thilan" wrote in message news:08141448-3e44-465a-a0a1-1610c1bf32b6...

    Heres my story!

    I have a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit key! it came with a Dell Inspiron N4010, Few days ago i tried the Anytime upgrade feature and it upgraded to Windows 7 Pro but ran on a 30 day trial!! I am unable to restore my pc back to Win 7 Home Premium. I then tried to activate WIn7 Pro with a Win7 Home Premium OEM! But i couldnt it said this key cant be activated with this version somthing like that!

     Since Dell doesnt give out Win 7 Home Premium Disks how can i restore it back to Win 7 Home Premium or at least to use the Home Premium activation code to activate pro, Format is not an option since i have 600GB of very important data!!! I need to resolve this before 30days are over!!!


    Oh dear. I really have no idea how you managed to force an Anytime Upgrade without a valid Key - particularly since Home Premium to Pro is not a valid Upgrade path!
    How EXACTLY did you manage it?
    Please also run the MGADiag tool - it may tell us more detail about what you actually achieved.
    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 9:57 AM
    Moderator
  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8WV2H-966GF-DQ4DW
    Windows Product Key Hash: X4pIMFJyWbBe3PifjejsYdKW4zU=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-220-2994236-86637
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
    ID: {CE32E73D-C06F-4CD4-B805-5B852D9670F7}(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.100618-1621
    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

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

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{CE32E73D-C06F-4CD4-B805-5B852D9670F7}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-DQ4DW</PKey><PID>00371-220-2994236-86637</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-63278003-4219026038-2384774491</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron N4010</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A02</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20100421000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>06B83607018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Sri Lanka Standard Time(GMT+05:30)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>QA09   </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>5E4EA53F0D1A586</Val><Hash>UHjpaT0/UQc/8+Ay0SBCEA0ViUw=</Hash><Pid>89388-707-5543004-65350</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, RETAIL channel
    Activation ID: 770bc271-8dc1-467d-b574-73cbacbeccd1
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00371-00172-220-299423-00-1033-7600.0000-0032011
    Installation ID: 003762071701106835786771502460069616219903739060397941
    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: DQ4DW
    License Status: Initial grace period
    Time remaining: 39900 minute(s) (27 day(s))
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 1/5/2011 3:43:31 PM

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 11:27:2010 20:33
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAEAAgABAAEAAAACAAAAAwABAAEAJJSQxj7l7J6IgnAV9vZiPUSKxFjIjaDJXF0=

    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   PTLTD     APIC 
      FACP   INTEL   CRESTLNE
      HPET   INTEL   CRESTLNE
      BOOT   PTLTD   $SBFTBL$
      MCFG   INTEL   CRESTLNE
      SPCR   PTLTD   $UCRTBL$
      SLIC   DELL    QA09  
      OSFR   DELL    DELL   
      ASF!     CETP      CETP
      SSDT   PmRef  CpuPm

     

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:16 AM
  • I have no idea what happened i am no genius with pc's,

    I went to Control Pannel > System and Security > System > and clicked "Get More features with a new editon of Windows 7" and then a window poped up and it said to Accept terms and then i couldnt exit, It said to wait and when i restarted again then i realized i have Windows 7 Professional and im 1,000,000% i had Windows 7 Home Premium b4 if you want i could give you the seriel no in the sticker that is pasted under my Dell Laptop!!!

     Please help me get a genuine copy before 27days!!

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:21 AM
  • "Thilan" wrote in message news:62539d52-1b9e-4aec-a0f8-4a5158371807...

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8WV2H-966GF-DQ4DW
    Windows Product Key Hash: X4pIMFJyWbBe3PifjejsYdKW4zU=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-220-2994236-86637
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
    Partial Product Key: DQ4DW
    License Status: Initial grace period
    Time remaining: 39900 minute(s) (27 day(s))
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 1/5/2011 3:43:31 PM

     


    Hmmm - the key here appears to be a commonly-posted/pirated key and is likely to be blocked whatever else happens. (but have you actually tried activating it yet??)
     
    If you want to avoid a reformat/reinstall your ONLY option is to purchase a valid license for Win7 Pro - and since you've screwed with the system, it's going to have to be a FULL license, rather than an upgrade - although you could try an upgrade license and then explain to the Activation operator the problem, they may be sympathetic.
    (seems like I was wrong about the HP to Pro being a non-valid upgrade path.... musta been thinking about Vista)
     

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:26 PM
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:32 AM
    Moderator
  • Is there a way to degrade it to Windows 7 Home Premium !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:37 AM
  • Is there a way to degrade it to Windows 7 Home Premium !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     


    No and as you have 600 GB of "very important data" we can assume you have it all backed up off of the computer where it is safe when the hard drive crashes, correct?  (Note I said when not if about the hard drive crash.)
     
    Your computer manufacturer supplied a method to create a set of recovery disks when the computer was first turned on.  If you did not create those recovery disks you still may be able to do so.  Read the documentation that came with the computer in reference to that.  If you can't find out how, contact Dell and they will supply you with a set for a nominal fee.  Recovery of a lower operating system normally requires a full reinstall of the OS and all programs/data.
     
    Noel, isn�??t the "220" product code a MSDN license?
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:45 AM
  • Ok i think i have most of the files on my office pc!!! I made a System Repair disk while running Wind 7 Home Premium long time a while ago will i be able to fix reinstall Win7 home prem with this CD,Could somone give me the steps to install with the System Repair disk that i created from Control Panel,

    NOTE: Why is the disk 150MB in size shouldnt it be in large GB's !!

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:56 AM
  • "Thilan" wrote in message news:00d4a3f5-d939-45ae-a1a3-62fed358b9ac...

    Ok i think i have most of the files on my office pc!!! I made a System Repair disk while running Wind 7 Home Premium long time a while ago will i be able to fix reinstall Win7 home prem with this CD,Could somone give me the steps to install with the System Repair disk that i created from Control Panel,

    NOTE: Why is the disk 150MB in size shouldnt it be in large GB's !!


    A System Repair Disk is different to a Recovery disk - although it may include what is necessary to access the recovery partition. Read your manual for instructions on how to go back to the Factory Settings.
     
    You should still be able to create the Recovery disk set - see your manual for details - or use the Recovery system to reinstall Windows
    You need to back up your data to external storage BEFORE doing the recovery.
     
    @LVTravel - yes - but this one has been posted a few thousand times on the web, and is included in at least one  'KeyGen', so the MSDN-ness is irrelevant.

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11:25 AM
    Moderator
  • The manual doesnt have anything about Recovery Disk, But it said a way to recover is to into advanced booting, I tried it but it i same as System Repair disk!!!

     Please tell me how to reinstall windows with a System Repair disk!!

    Please.....

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11:30 AM
  • "Thilan" wrote in message news:92bc4b85-a9fe-44df-b9fa-5da8567553e5...

    The manual doesnt have anything about Recovery Disk, But it said a way to recover is to into advanced booting, I tried it but it i same as System Repair disk!!!

     Please tell me how to reinstall windows with a System Repair disk!!

    Please.....


    I can't find a manual for your N4010 - the nearest I can find is one for the N5010... hopefully the methods are similar.
    <quote>
    Windows Vista: Dell Factory Image Restore
    1 Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F8> several
    times to access the Vista Advanced Boot Options window.
    2 Select Repair Your Computer.
    The System Recovery Options window appears.
    3 Select a keyboard layout and click Next.
    4 To access the recovery options, log on as a local user. To access the
    command prompt, type administrator in the User name field, then
    click OK.
    5 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
      NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select
    , then  .
    The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears.
    6 Click Next.
    The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears.
      NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with Factory Image Restore, click .
    7 Click the check box to confirm that you want to continue reformatting the
    hard drive and restoring the system software to the factory condition, and
    then click Next.
    </quote>
     
    NOTE: this will totally destroy all data on at least the C: drive, so back up everything to external media first!!!!
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:25 PM
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:07 PM
    Moderator