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  • I have two machines, a 2008 MacBook, and a 2012 iMac. When I installed Bootcamp on these machines I bought two copies of Windows 7 Home Premium. I have the discs complete with holograms and the sticky labelly things with the product keys. They are not stuck on the machines and I can't remember which disk belongs to which machine.

    I run Windows 7 either natively via Bootcamp or via VMware on the same machine using the same install. I believe the licence allows me one true install and one VM install so I don't think I'm doing anything wrong here.

    On both machines Windows complains regularly that its not real. Now on the iMac its basically asking me to buy a new copy of Windows.  I only use Windows for a few games and creating windows builds of open source software I help maintain.

    Here's the info from the MGAdiag tool.

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

    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QHTDY-FB493-4C8VV
    Windows Product Key Hash: DSvBqkNyiLdbFshGpeXvJWBFCPw=
    Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8703593-26605
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {DB76D407-5BB8-41C3-8450-844019623E71}(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.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_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:\Users\melanie\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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>{DB76D407-5BB8-41C3-8450-844019623E71}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-4C8VV</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8703593-26605</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-332645574-2025871408-3141653959</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Apple Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>iMac12,2</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Apple Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>   IM121.88Z.0047.B1F.1201241648</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20120124000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>37253F07018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><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_COA_NSLP channel
    Activation ID: 586bc076-c93d-429a-afe5-a69fbc644e88
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00359-00174-035-926605-02-2057-7601.0000-1492014
    Installation ID: 006502036582022342835786317031447790443895066715536660
    Processor Certificate URL:
    Machine Certificate URL:
    Use License URL:
    Product Key Certificate URL:
    Partial Product Key: 4C8VV
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F005.
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 29/05/2014 21:47:29

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0xC004C533
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 5:29:2014 21:38
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAgABAAEAAAACAAAAAgABAAEAln06j+DAmspiNE5ctmdiPew5nXM2Mi5z

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC   APPLE   Apple00
      FACP   APPLE   Apple00
      HPET   APPLE   Apple00
      MCFG   APPLE   Apple00
      SBST   APPLE   Apple00
      ECDT   APPLE   Apple00
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt

    Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:07 PM

Answers

  • The windows license for Home Premium allows for ONE install  only - although I believe there is a semi-legal workaround that allows Bootcamp and Parallels to both operate properly on a Mac.

    The problem is that the Licensing service sees very different hardware in a VMware install to what it sees in a Bootcamp install - and therefore decides it's on a different machine, and this causes (rightly) non-genuine flags.

    Using OEM System Builder licenses exacerbates the problem, as that license type is locked to the first motherboard it sees and cannot be moved to a 'new' computer (i.e. a new motherboard)- which is effectively the definition of a VMware install vs a Bootcamp install.

    You need to decide which you are going to use, and stick with that.

    Once you've decided that, boot to it, and recreate the licensing store - you may need to use telephone activation to get re-activated.

    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 your product key, or Activation may occur automatically.

    If you are asked for your Key, use the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case

    Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report.

    (Note: the Line 'CD %win......\SoftwareProtectionPlatform' is all on one line - it may be broken in the Forum listing)


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

    Friday, May 30, 2014 7:11 AM
    Moderator

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  • The windows license for Home Premium allows for ONE install  only - although I believe there is a semi-legal workaround that allows Bootcamp and Parallels to both operate properly on a Mac.

    The problem is that the Licensing service sees very different hardware in a VMware install to what it sees in a Bootcamp install - and therefore decides it's on a different machine, and this causes (rightly) non-genuine flags.

    Using OEM System Builder licenses exacerbates the problem, as that license type is locked to the first motherboard it sees and cannot be moved to a 'new' computer (i.e. a new motherboard)- which is effectively the definition of a VMware install vs a Bootcamp install.

    You need to decide which you are going to use, and stick with that.

    Once you've decided that, boot to it, and recreate the licensing store - you may need to use telephone activation to get re-activated.

    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 your product key, or Activation may occur automatically.

    If you are asked for your Key, use the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case

    Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report.

    (Note: the Line 'CD %win......\SoftwareProtectionPlatform' is all on one line - it may be broken in the Forum listing)


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

    Friday, May 30, 2014 7:11 AM
    Moderator
  • About 18 months ago my machine was repaired due to a motherboard fault. I suspect they swapped out the board which may be the issue.  I don't use Windows much.

    I have one install of windows on this machine. I installed it once, on to one partition, on one hard drive. VMware and Bootcamp use the same partition. When I'm gaming I want to use it natively, otherwise I use it within VMware since its more convenient. I don't want two duplicate installs with duplicate files using twice as much disk space. I also don't want to choose. I was told by the dealer who sold my copies of Windows this would be okay. This sucks.

    Are you saying that if I build a PC (like I had before my iMac) which I upgrade gradually over time including replacing the motherboard I have to keep buying copies of windows for the same machine? That really sucks.

    There's a reason I switched to Mac/Linux.

    Anyway with one of the licence keys your instructions worked.

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CVK3B-9FGHY-DVVRF
    Windows Product Key Hash: mPJUbT4IbcM325NCPrwgr8olFXQ=
    Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8703494-69659
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {DB76D407-5BB8-41C3-8450-844019623E71}(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.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_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:\Users\melanie\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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>{DB76D407-5BB8-41C3-8450-844019623E71}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-DVVRF</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8703494-69659</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-332645574-2025871408-3141653959</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Apple Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>iMac12,2</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Apple Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>   IM121.88Z.0047.B1F.1201241648</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20120124000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>37253F07018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><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_COA_NSLP channel
    Activation ID: 586bc076-c93d-429a-afe5-a69fbc644e88
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00359-00174-034-969659-02-2057-7601.0000-1502014
    Installation ID: 019271895281441123484671667180162071746846473690032676
    Processor Certificate URL:
    Machine Certificate URL:
    Use License URL:
    Product Key Certificate URL:
    Partial Product Key: DVVRF
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 30/05/2014 08:23:19

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0xC004C533
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 5:29:2014 21:38
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAgABAAEAAAACAAAAAgABAAEAln06j+DAmspiNE5ctmdiPew5nXM2Mi5z

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC   APPLE   Apple00
      FACP   APPLE   Apple00
      HPET   APPLE   Apple00
      MCFG   APPLE   Apple00
      SBST   APPLE   Apple00
      ECDT   APPLE   Apple00
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt
      SSDT   APPLE   SmcDppt

    Friday, May 30, 2014 8:30 AM
  • OEM licenses have always had restrictions on their use - and have never allowed upgrading of the motherboard, or swapping to a new machine. That is the benefit that a Full Retail license gives, in addition to Microsoft support.

    As I said, VMware and Bootcamp expose different apparent hardware to the Windows licensing system, so it is bound to cause problems. One of the advantages (apparently - I've never used it) of using Parallels is that it seems to leave the hardware mostly untouched so that Windows doesn't always see the VM as a different machine. The disadvantage is that it isn't free.

    You try using Apple software on a machine/hardware that doesn't have an Apple tag embedded in the firmware - which you've paid for at purchase time, for every piece of hardware - and see what happens!


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

    Friday, May 30, 2014 9:35 AM
    Moderator