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  • Greetings and salutations, I've been using information provided here for a long time, first time posing a question so forgive me if I'm doing anything incorrectly.

    Let me preface this by saying that I do not and have not experienced any problem with Activation and/or WGA. I have been running Win 7 HP x64 (SP1) OEM since purchasing my Gateway NV59C laptop Sept 2010 from a major retailer not known for it's selling of computers, but electronic "gadgets" & such...OK, it's Radio Shack.

    The root cause for my concern was discovered accidentally as I was trying to help a fellow member @Bleepingcomputer.com who suddenly received a "Not Genuine" message after running his/her copy of 7 for near 18 months, which led me to "Google" my exact product key, fully expecting a return of .....not found, try again or whatever it is Google returns when there's no matches. Well imagine my surprise when my Windows license key returned 14,000+ hits including hits to all kinds of sites--MANY with keywords like "HACK" and the like in their title/description.  I wanted to post in a forum and ask someone "expert" in WGA/activation issues in general if this is "normal" (I can't for the life of me think it can be) or not ...should I be worried...etc...

    Results of MGADiag:

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-7QJB7
    Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
    Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {803778BE-CC25-45E0-88C2-880397CE4F24}(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: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
    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: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\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: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{803778BE-CC25-45E0-88C2-880397CE4F24}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-7QJB7</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8992687-00006</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2719345304-1808584940-2008620917</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Gateway         </Manufacturer><Model>NV59C           </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Gateway         </Manufacturer><Version>V1.08</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20100519000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>5DDC3207018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>ACRSYS</OEMID><OEMTableID>ACRPRDCT</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

    Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: d2c04e90-c3dd-4260-b0f3-f845f5d27d64
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00359-00178-926-800006-02-1033-7600.0000-1092010
    Installation ID: 015183718805557355182155098443437175919284167284118490
    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: 7QJB7
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 7/5/2011 7:37:16 AM

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: N/A
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: N/A
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: LgAAAAEAAQABAAEAAAABAAAAAwABAAEAln2OhhJpmjCW/N4/yiYGzXKKvkFcXQ==

    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            ACRSYS        ACRPRDCT
      FACP            ACRSYS        ACRPRDCT
      HPET            ACRSYS        ACRPRDCT
      BOOT            ACRSYS        ACRPRDCT
      MCFG            ACRSYS        ACRPRDCT
      ASF!            ACRSYS        ACRPRDCT
      SLIC            ACRSYS        ACRPRDCT
      ASPT            ACRSYS        ACRPRDCT
      SSDT            PmRef        CpuPm
      SSDT            PmRef        CpuPm
      SSDT            PmRef        CpuPm

    I have submitted a Microsoft counterfeit report submission in the event that something is in fact amiss, and have contacted Gateway Support (Free phone support) and actually had quite an enjoyable experience with the support tech in India...but I digress.

    Any info/advice/etc provided here that would either confirm or alleviate my concern(s) would be greatly appreciated.





    • Edited by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:33 PM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 11:44 AM

Answers

  • "Union_Thug" wrote in message news:0bafff18-08e7-4a6a-b87f-5d60d70ae7f1...

    Greetings and salutations, I've been using information provided here for a long time, first time posing a question so forgive me if I'm doing anything incorrectly.

    Let me preface this by saying that I do not and have not experienced any problem with Activation and/or WGA. I have been running Win 7 HP x64 (SP1) OEM since purchasing my Gateway NV59C laptop Sept 2010 from a major retailer not known for it's selling of computers, but electronic "gadgets" & such...OK, it's Radio Shack.

    The root cause for my concern was discovered accidentally as I was trying to help a fellow member @Bleepingcomputer.com who suddenly received a "Not Genuine" message after running his/her copy of 7 for near 18 months, which led me to "Google" my exact product key, fully expecting a return of ......not found, try again or whatever it is Google returns when there's no matches. Well imagine my surprise when my Windows license key returned 14,000+ hits including hits to all kinds of sites--MANY with keywords like "HACK" and the like in their title/description.  I wanted to post in a forum and ask someone "expert" in WGA/activation issues in general if this is "normal" (I can't for the life of me think it can be) or not ...should I be worried...etc...

    Results of MGADiag:

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
    Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
    Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003


    I have submitted a Microsoft counterfeit report submission in the event that something is in fact amiss, and have contacted Gateway Support (Free phone support) and actually had quite an enjoyable experience with the support tech in India...but I digress.

    Any info/advice/etc provided here that would either confirm or alleviate my concern(s) would be greatly appreciated.





    Nothing unusual in the number of hits, since it's an OEM_SLP Key  - there is nothing wrong with your report.
     
    Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Windows Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:
     
    A)   OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Windows, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the OEM Bios Flag found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Windows was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Windows looks at the motherboard and sees the proper OEM Bios Flag (for that Manufacturer and that version of Windows) and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)
     
     
     
    B)    COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations (such as if the OEM SLP key stops self-activating for whatever reason). The key must be activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)
     
     

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:39 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:45 PM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:09 PM
    Moderator
  • You are worrying for nothing.  The OEM SLP key in your computer is put there at the Gateway factory.  It is not unique.  All the same make and model Gateway computers use the same key.  Expect thousands of computers to use it. 

    If you compare the key on the label affixed to your computer with the one in your report you will see that they are different.  The key on the label is the OEM COA key and that is unique.  But you are not using it.  It is there for an emergency.  Everything is normal.


    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    • Marked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:39 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:45 PM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:22 PM
    Answerer

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  • "Union_Thug" wrote in message news:0bafff18-08e7-4a6a-b87f-5d60d70ae7f1...

    Greetings and salutations, I've been using information provided here for a long time, first time posing a question so forgive me if I'm doing anything incorrectly.

    Let me preface this by saying that I do not and have not experienced any problem with Activation and/or WGA. I have been running Win 7 HP x64 (SP1) OEM since purchasing my Gateway NV59C laptop Sept 2010 from a major retailer not known for it's selling of computers, but electronic "gadgets" & such...OK, it's Radio Shack.

    The root cause for my concern was discovered accidentally as I was trying to help a fellow member @Bleepingcomputer.com who suddenly received a "Not Genuine" message after running his/her copy of 7 for near 18 months, which led me to "Google" my exact product key, fully expecting a return of ......not found, try again or whatever it is Google returns when there's no matches. Well imagine my surprise when my Windows license key returned 14,000+ hits including hits to all kinds of sites--MANY with keywords like "HACK" and the like in their title/description.  I wanted to post in a forum and ask someone "expert" in WGA/activation issues in general if this is "normal" (I can't for the life of me think it can be) or not ...should I be worried...etc...

    Results of MGADiag:

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
    Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
    Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003


    I have submitted a Microsoft counterfeit report submission in the event that something is in fact amiss, and have contacted Gateway Support (Free phone support) and actually had quite an enjoyable experience with the support tech in India...but I digress.

    Any info/advice/etc provided here that would either confirm or alleviate my concern(s) would be greatly appreciated.





    Nothing unusual in the number of hits, since it's an OEM_SLP Key  - there is nothing wrong with your report.
     
    Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Windows Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:
     
    A)   OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Windows, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the OEM Bios Flag found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Windows was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Windows looks at the motherboard and sees the proper OEM Bios Flag (for that Manufacturer and that version of Windows) and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)
     
     
     
    B)    COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations (such as if the OEM SLP key stops self-activating for whatever reason). The key must be activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)
     
     

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:39 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:45 PM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:09 PM
    Moderator
  • You are worrying for nothing.  The OEM SLP key in your computer is put there at the Gateway factory.  It is not unique.  All the same make and model Gateway computers use the same key.  Expect thousands of computers to use it. 

    If you compare the key on the label affixed to your computer with the one in your report you will see that they are different.  The key on the label is the OEM COA key and that is unique.  But you are not using it.  It is there for an emergency.  Everything is normal.


    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    • Marked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:39 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Union_Thug Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:45 PM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:22 PM
    Answerer
  • @ Noel & @Colin:

     

    Thanks ever so much for putting this NOOB's mind @ ease. The info you've both provided echoes & expands on the info I received from the Gateway support tech who was so helpful,

     

    Thanks much, I'm marking both replies as Answer

     

    Regards,

    Joe aka Union_Thug


    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:45 PM
  • "Union_Thug" wrote in message news:da3261b0-f3db-4ff3-98c4-85ce18e2e115...

    @ Noel & @Colin:

     

    Thanks ever so much for putting this NOOB's mind @ ease. The info you've both provided echoes & expands on the info I received from the Gateway support tech who was so helpful,

     

    Thanks much, I'm marking both replies as Answer

     

    Regards,

    Joe aka Union_Thug



    You're welcome - I can be very off-putting when you see something like this, as I remember when I first discovered it!

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 2:52 PM
    Moderator


  • You're welcome - It can be very off-putting when you see something like this, as I remember when I first discovered it!

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    LOL, I was like....Oh noes...OMG...WTF?

    Thanks again.

    ETA: Your OP read: I can be very off-putting...  Freudian slip, perhaps? LOL...I took the liberty of correcting? it.



    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 5:02 PM