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  • I just purchased a used Dell E6410 laptop (service tag DX7RTM1).  How do I determine if the copy of Windows 7 Pro that's running on it is legal?

    The laptop does have a Microsoft sticker inside the battery case.  It says: Windows 7 Pro OA, Dell, 00186-062-471-625 (I assume this is the Product ID), and *-*-K9J8J-4WJCB-9XJTF.

    I did not receive any disks with the laptop, produced by Dell.  I did receive a 'Recovery Disk Dell Latitude E6410' for S/N DX7RTM1.  It is approx. 8 GB in size, and is a Clonezilla (open source version of Ghost cold backup) produced backup copy of what's loaded on the laptop.

    I'd sure appreciate some help to determine if my copy of Windows 7 on this laptop is legal.  Here is the mgadiag output:

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
    Windows Product Key Hash: xo+ajVSpae7/4VoZjS7m6JL0f3A=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
    ID: {CAB16AC4-548B-4D5A-891C-2C61DC9DC35A}(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.130318-1533
    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 Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\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>{CAB16AC4-548B-4D5A-891C-2C61DC9DC35A}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-733WD</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-8992671-00524</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2337986565-3978092892-2153270158</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Latitude E6410</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A14</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20130421000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>0B8B3F07018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>E2     </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 50e329f7-a5fa-46b2-85fd-f224e5da7764
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00371-00178-926-700524-02-1033-7601.0000-1512013
    Installation ID: 007551909635553796727672078344223976516203100596650356
    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: 733WD
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 6/9/2013 10:49:09 PM

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 6:5:2013 14:43
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: LgAAAAEAAAABAAEAAQACAAAAAgABAAEAln36osvBRGXw3oyrUPgE1v6c4mFcXQ==

    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   DELL    E2    
      FACP   DELL    E2    
      HPET   DELL    E2    
      BOOT   DELL    E2     
      MCFG   A M I   GMCH945.
      TCPA     
      SLIC   DELL    E2    
      SSDT   PmRef  CpuPm

    Many thanks!

    Bill

    Monday, June 10, 2013 3:51 AM

Answers

  • The current install looks fine to me - the fact that the COA sticker agrees with the installed edition is very encouraging. Your current install is using the OEM_SLP Key which indicates a manufacturer's install.

    I would however recommend that your reformat and reinstall using the inbuilt Recovery procedures. since you have no knowledge of what other 'tweaks' the previous owner may have installed.

    To be absolutely certain, you may wish to order a set of recovery media from the manufacturer.

    Computers that come pre-installed with Windows from large manufacturers usually come with two Product Keys.

     

    OEM SLP: This is the key that came in Windows (from the factory). It works by connecting to a BIOS flag (the SLIC table) found only on  computers from that Manufacturer. It also checks for the existence of proper matching licenses in the OS itself. Once it sees both, it self-activates every time the machine is rebooted.

     

    COA SLP: This is the key seen on the sticker located on the side, bottom or in the battery compartment of your machine. This key is for use if the OEM SLP self-activation stops working for whatever reason.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Monday, June 10, 2013 6:33 PM
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All replies

  • The current install looks fine to me - the fact that the COA sticker agrees with the installed edition is very encouraging. Your current install is using the OEM_SLP Key which indicates a manufacturer's install.

    I would however recommend that your reformat and reinstall using the inbuilt Recovery procedures. since you have no knowledge of what other 'tweaks' the previous owner may have installed.

    To be absolutely certain, you may wish to order a set of recovery media from the manufacturer.

    Computers that come pre-installed with Windows from large manufacturers usually come with two Product Keys.

     

    OEM SLP: This is the key that came in Windows (from the factory). It works by connecting to a BIOS flag (the SLIC table) found only on  computers from that Manufacturer. It also checks for the existence of proper matching licenses in the OS itself. Once it sees both, it self-activates every time the machine is rebooted.

     

    COA SLP: This is the key seen on the sticker located on the side, bottom or in the battery compartment of your machine. This key is for use if the OEM SLP self-activation stops working for whatever reason.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Monday, June 10, 2013 6:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Noel, this is exceptionally helpful!

    It further helps to explain why the Remaining Windows Rearm Count is 3.  The seller put in a different hard disk than what originally came with the laptop, and thus probably built up another Win 7 Pro OS using the COA Product Key that's actually in the battery compartment of the laptop.

    Thanks for the excellent suggestion to order a set of recovery media from the manufacturer (Dell).  Right now all I have is a 'Ghost' style copy of the hard disk, on a DL DVD, of the hard disk, as shipped to me.

    I do have a further question for you, something I don't understand what you're saying:  " ... recommend that (I) reformat and reinstall the inbuilt Recovery procedures, since ..."

    I would very much like to do this, but, don't know what you mean by "reinstall the inbuilt Recovery procedures.'  Do I need to download a trial version of Win Prof 7, and then do a telephone activation using the COA product key number on my battery compartment label?

    Many thanks!

    Best regards,

    Bill

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 7:24 AM
  • The computer should have come with an option available to reinstall using the inbuilt Recovery partition - it sounds like this has been removed (which means that it's even more essential to acquire the Recovery Disk set from Dell!) - check your manual for details.

    The Rearm count is normally 3 for a well-built system - using the rearm option decreases the count each time (every thirty days) while the system is unactivated. Once it reaches 0 it cannot be rearmed, and the system drops to the non-genuine state permanently until activated properly (the rearm count is NOT reset at that point).


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:06 PM
    Moderator
  • Noel, thank you again for the note.

    Nope, there are only 2 partitions on the laptop drive, the Windows 7 100 MB System Reserved partition and the Boot partition.

    I did re-image the hard disk from the ghost-style DL DVD disk provided just to be sure all worked as it should.  It does.  But obviously this restores the hard disk only to the point the previous person sold it to me, which means it may still have some 'tweaks' installed by the previous owner that are not apparent to me.

    I will acquire the Recover Disk set from Dell.

    Much appreciated the assistance.

    Best regards,

    Bill

    Monday, July 1, 2013 4:25 PM
  • Glad to be of service :)

    Good luck!


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Monday, July 1, 2013 7:51 PM
    Moderator