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  • I bought three seemingly genuine copies of Windows 7 via Ebay over the past year and having recieved an email from another Ebay user I'm worried they may be fake. I've run the MGA tool and got these. What am I looking for and what does one normally do if they are false and past the 45 day paypal return policy? :(  All help appreciated so much!

    License 1) Windows Professional

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


    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F2TM2-KMG3P-36CPD
    Windows Product Key Hash: cZsh6ifCYNrxeKjatWxIeqo7+Qg=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-177-2279877-85915
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
    ID: {7F7FEB0E-2350-48DD-9470-873FBC3917EE}(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_gdr.110622-1506
    TTS Error: 
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A


    License 2) Windows Professional

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


    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-H6VB9-TK7MJ-2HTJ2
    Windows Product Key Hash: ZS5Ad5bB/AVAViCuIMVQw1xNONk=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-221-6653611-86316
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
    ID: {23C5E23B-5456-4ECD-8836-A0CA907D6F42}(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.110622-1506
    TTS Error: 
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A


    License 3) Windows Ultimate

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


    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-78HCK-K7C4T-WBQTV
    Windows Product Key Hash: 4oqSpzB93CrDuDJ+ieFrM2taqPU=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-068-4494923-86983
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
    ID: {C694736F-0D40-4662-930F-3771B7EDB58A}(1)
    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: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
    TTS Error: 
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A



    • Edited by Traxdata2k Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:48 PM
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:47 PM

Answers

  •  I have check these keys and here are my finding:

    1) License #1 Windows Professional - Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F2TM2-KMG3P-36CPD

    This is a Genuine and Valid Retail product key with no signs of abuse or potential abuse. 

    2) License #2 Windows Professional - Windows Product Key: *****-*****-H6VB9-TK7MJ-2HTJ2

    This is an MSDN Product Key and therefore is non-genuine unless it is being used by the person that owns the full MSDN Subscription which the key originated from. 

    NOTE: MSDN keys do NOT come in any sort of consumer packaging.  They are downloadable when logged in to the MSDN download site (using MSDN subscription credentials) or are sent to MSDN subscribers in a bulk 3-ring binder that includes all the MSDN software the Subscriber has access to (dependent on the subscription level).

    3) License #3 Windows Ultimate - Windows Product Key: *****-*****-78HCK-K7C4T-WBQTV

    This is also an MSDN Product Key and therefore is non-genuine unless it is being used by the person that owns the full MSDN Subscription which the key originated from. 

    NOTE: MSDN keys do NOT come in any sort of consumer packaging.  They are downloadable when logged in to the MSDN download site (using MSDN subscription credentials) or are sent to MSDN subscribers in a bulk 3-ring binder that includes all the MSDN software the Subscriber has access to (dependent on the subscription level).

    Thank you,


    Darin MS



    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:32 PM
  • "Traxdata2k" wrote in message news:54a6f051-06b6-4c36-8005-8a3ed1d1bfd5...

    I bought three seemingly genuine copies of Windows 7 via Ebay over the past year and having recieved an email from another Ebay user I'm worried they may be fake. I've run the MGA tool and got these. What am I looking for and what does one normally do if they are false and past the 45 day paypal return policy? :(  All help appreciated so much!

    License 1) Windows Professional

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


    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F2TM2-KMG3P-36CPD
    Windows Product Key Hash: cZsh6ifCYNrxeKjatWxIeqo7+Qg=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-177-2279877-85915
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048



    License 2) Windows Professional

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


    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-H6VB9-TK7MJ-2HTJ2
    Windows Product Key Hash: ZS5Ad5bB/AVAViCuIMVQw1xNONk=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-221-6653611-86316
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail

     


     
     
    The first appears to be legitimate – but Darin may have a comment on its activation history.
     
    The second one is a definite counterfeit – it’s an MSDN Key.
    Your Windows Key is from a not-for-resale MSDN account.
    You need to claim an immediate refund from the vendor - do NOT accept the offer of a new key.(all they are trying to do is to get past the 45-day claims window. or avoid you sending the evidence of their crimes to the authorities)

    Please read the following stickies.... ............................

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/a2444f34-0aff-4f29-a8ac-67e28b0c0285

    and

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/06698c46-8668-4ccd-a544-a88969265a6b

    The pirates have got VERY good at this over the past few years, as the price of equipment for manufacturing the packages drops, and as factories open in less well-policed countries.

    see also this post....

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/46a58748-5a64-41ff-b7f4-f6d3b47beca9


    Also - have a look at this video....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzqNNiOM0c

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:15 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • It is illegal to purchase standalone Microsoft Windows product keys from unauthorized web sites such as eBay.  It appears your's belong to a MSDN Subcription account and will soon be flagged as "non-genuine".  Contact the eBay seller and demand a refund!

    Carey Frisch

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:54 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Carey,

    Thanks! Sorry I should point out they all come with packaging, they look very good! One is from Amazon. Two are from Ebay. The Ultimate looks flakey. Further inspection reveals a spelling error on the actual CD.

    Regards


    Trax

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:58 PM
  • "Traxdata2k" wrote in message news:54a6f051-06b6-4c36-8005-8a3ed1d1bfd5...

    I bought three seemingly genuine copies of Windows 7 via Ebay over the past year and having recieved an email from another Ebay user I'm worried they may be fake. I've run the MGA tool and got these. What am I looking for and what does one normally do if they are false and past the 45 day paypal return policy? :(  All help appreciated so much!

    License 1) Windows Professional

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


    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F2TM2-KMG3P-36CPD
    Windows Product Key Hash: cZsh6ifCYNrxeKjatWxIeqo7+Qg=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-177-2279877-85915
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048



    License 2) Windows Professional

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


    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-H6VB9-TK7MJ-2HTJ2
    Windows Product Key Hash: ZS5Ad5bB/AVAViCuIMVQw1xNONk=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-221-6653611-86316
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail

     


     
     
    The first appears to be legitimate – but Darin may have a comment on its activation history.
     
    The second one is a definite counterfeit – it’s an MSDN Key.
    Your Windows Key is from a not-for-resale MSDN account.
    You need to claim an immediate refund from the vendor - do NOT accept the offer of a new key.(all they are trying to do is to get past the 45-day claims window. or avoid you sending the evidence of their crimes to the authorities)

    Please read the following stickies.... ............................

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/a2444f34-0aff-4f29-a8ac-67e28b0c0285

    and

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/06698c46-8668-4ccd-a544-a88969265a6b

    The pirates have got VERY good at this over the past few years, as the price of equipment for manufacturing the packages drops, and as factories open in less well-policed countries.

    see also this post....

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/thread/46a58748-5a64-41ff-b7f4-f6d3b47beca9


    Also - have a look at this video....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzqNNiOM0c

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:15 PM
    Moderator
  • "Traxdata2k" wrote in message news:54a6f051-06b6-4c36-8005-8a3ed1d1bfd5...


    License 3) Windows Ultimate

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


    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-78HCK-K7C4T-WBQTV
    Windows Product Key Hash: 4oqSpzB93CrDuDJ+ieFrM2taqPU=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-068-4494923-86983
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001

     


     
     
    Sorry – lost the Ultimate along the way....
    Another MSDN Key, I’m afraid.
     
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:31 PM
    Moderator
  •  I have check these keys and here are my finding:

    1) License #1 Windows Professional - Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F2TM2-KMG3P-36CPD

    This is a Genuine and Valid Retail product key with no signs of abuse or potential abuse. 

    2) License #2 Windows Professional - Windows Product Key: *****-*****-H6VB9-TK7MJ-2HTJ2

    This is an MSDN Product Key and therefore is non-genuine unless it is being used by the person that owns the full MSDN Subscription which the key originated from. 

    NOTE: MSDN keys do NOT come in any sort of consumer packaging.  They are downloadable when logged in to the MSDN download site (using MSDN subscription credentials) or are sent to MSDN subscribers in a bulk 3-ring binder that includes all the MSDN software the Subscriber has access to (dependent on the subscription level).

    3) License #3 Windows Ultimate - Windows Product Key: *****-*****-78HCK-K7C4T-WBQTV

    This is also an MSDN Product Key and therefore is non-genuine unless it is being used by the person that owns the full MSDN Subscription which the key originated from. 

    NOTE: MSDN keys do NOT come in any sort of consumer packaging.  They are downloadable when logged in to the MSDN download site (using MSDN subscription credentials) or are sent to MSDN subscribers in a bulk 3-ring binder that includes all the MSDN software the Subscriber has access to (dependent on the subscription level).

    Thank you,


    Darin MS



    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:32 PM
  • Thanks Darin. I've logged the fraud with the police and so far managed to make one successful claim against paypal via my bank. The other purchase turned out to be through an Amazon seller and was over 6 months ago. The bank won't help me in this case but Amazon have some pretty damn good customer support (beyond their normal frontline support) so I've got my fingers crossed I can get every penny back.

    Thanks for everyone's help!

    On another note, surely there are things that can be done to protect consumers against this sort of thing? Even just a Microsoft warning to say that the key is an MSDN license when you first utilise it. How hard would that be? By the looks of things a simple change like that would really help thousands of people a year (or more?) and prevent this sort of scam taking place by alerting individuals so they can make claims before the allotted windows close.


    Trax

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:26 PM
  • "surely there are things that can be done to protect consumers against this sort of thing?"

    Yes indeed!  Do not purchase software or software licenses from individuals on auction websites.  Do your homework and only purchase from proven, reliable and trustworthy sources such as the Microsoft Store.



    Carey Frisch

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:36 PM
    Moderator
  • "Traxdata2k" wrote in message news:255240be-0017-45b1-968b-4ac56c62e762...

    Thanks Darin. I've logged the fraud with the police and so far managed to make one successful claim against paypal via my bank. The other purchase turned out to be through an Amazon seller and was over 6 months ago. The bank won't help me in this case but Amazon have some pretty damn good customer support (beyond their normal frontline support) so I've got my fingers crossed I can get every penny back.

    Thanks for everyone's help!

    On another note, surely there are things that can be done to protect consumers against this sort of thing? Even just a Microsoft warning to say that the key is an MSDN license when you first utilise it. How hard would that be? By the looks of things a simple change like that would really help thousands of people a year (or more?) and prevent this sort of scam taking place by alerting individuals so they can make claims before the allotted windows close.


    Trax

     
    The problem is exactly the same as with the fake Rolex, or the fake/stolen Nike trainers – the customer has to beware of the street-corner salesman!
     
    The idea of a flag highlighting that sort of thing has been suggested before (by me among others), but one problem is how to ensure that the MSDN install is identical to a standard Retail install (which is the whole point of using the Retail license system)
    One possible option would be to make the flag a server-side thing – the problem with this is that it would require an internet connection with a browser (of however limited scope) at time of activation. MS’s target it always to minimise the intrusiveness of activation, and having such a system could cause major problems, not least with that system being a potential vulnerability at some point.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:18 PM
    Moderator