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  • History: I bought used laptop which had Vista 32 yet originally came with Vista 64. I downloaded 8 over it and 8 was incompatible with wireless card/driver of this satellite. I downloaded driver to rectify and believe that led to 8 crashing hard. I am in Iraq and need a dependable computer and OS. Win 8 was great but needs bugs worked out of it. A Co-worker helped me out after saving what he could off hard drive. Loading XP and then & Ultimate 7 as both are famously stable OS. Downloading all the updates, I encountered "perhaps illegitimate copy of 7" build 7601. Tried online fix WAT or equivalent but did not work. Screen went black. Obtained key from new Win 7 Ultimate ordered from Amazon but computer would not accept key. Pirate version? Win recommended to click OK with nothing entered into Key places. Did that and then no more Win Essentials will shut down after 30 days. still had black screen. Saw on other post to simply go in and change wallpaper, that is now OK. Disc being mailed to me from US but who knows how long it will take. Next chain recommendation is to load Win 7 over running bootleg win 7. Not that far without cd!! Is this a genuine version that I have or can I expect things to shut down on me? What is going to happen and in what time frame?

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V9488-FGM44-2C9T3
    Windows Product Key Hash: rmk1OjF0iZq7gQoRmEcpnJHr0oc=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00010
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
    ID: {3731765A-A8F1-45C9-B9B0-C064049A5343}(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.120503-2030
    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>{3731765A-A8F1-45C9-B9B0-C064049A5343}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-2C9T3</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00010</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2764015585-1276132150-4019011082</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>Satellite A355</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Version>V2.40</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20091222000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>D8AD3907018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Arabic Standard Time(GMT+03:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-WKS</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, Ultimate edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 7cfd4696-69a9-4af7-af36-ff3d12b6b6c8
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00426-00178-926-600010-02-1033-7601.0000-1822012
    Installation ID: 003510140484030765703981523491701793993440666003989043
    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: 2C9T3
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
    Trusted time: 7/14/2012 9:08:30 PM

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 7:12:2012 04:44
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAgABAAEAAAACAAAAAgABAAEA6GFMdy492np6fz7MbBoa7CLebq7i9UbK

    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            TOSCPL        CRESTLNE
      HPET            INTEL         CRESTLNE
      BOOT            PTLTD         $SBFTBL$
      MCFG            INTEL         CRESTLNE
      SLIC            HPQOEM        SLIC-WKS
      OSFR            TOSHIB        A+2nd ID
      SSDT            PmRef        CpuPm

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:14 PM

Answers

  • The installation is counterfeit - the Key and SLIC table are apparently from an HP Recovery

    Your motherboard indicates being Toshiba.

    The install was enabled bu a hacker's Activation Exploit.

    You will need to reformat and reinstallusing either the manufacturer's Recovery media, or genuine disk and Key.

    For what version and edition of Windows is the machine licnesed according to teh COA sticker on the case??

    Yu say you bought a new 'Key' from Amazon - was that from Amazon itself, or from one of the MarketPlace vendors (most of whom are peddling counterfeits)?


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:27 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • The installation is counterfeit - the Key and SLIC table are apparently from an HP Recovery

    Your motherboard indicates being Toshiba.

    The install was enabled bu a hacker's Activation Exploit.

    You will need to reformat and reinstallusing either the manufacturer's Recovery media, or genuine disk and Key.

    For what version and edition of Windows is the machine licnesed according to teh COA sticker on the case??

    Yu say you bought a new 'Key' from Amazon - was that from Amazon itself, or from one of the MarketPlace vendors (most of whom are peddling counterfeits)?


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:27 PM
    Moderator
  • Amazon Itself  Win Vista Home Premium 64 bit, no idea what version
    Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:43 PM
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    Order Summary:

    Shipping Details : (order will arrive in 1 shipment)

    Order #:

    105-6209991-2690655

    Shipping Method:

    FREE Super Saver Shipping

    Items:  

    $188.88

    Shipping & Handling:  

    $4.98

    Super Saver Discount:  

    -$4.98

     

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    Total Before Tax:  

    $188.88

    Estimated Tax To Be Collected:  

    $0.00

     

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    Order Total:  

    $188.88

      Delivery estimate: July 11, 2012 - July 14, 2012

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    "Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack" Software; $188.88 In Stock    Sold by: Amazon.com

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:47 PM
  • Sellers or web sites that sell only standalone Windows 7 product keys (i.e. independent sellers who sell on Amazon.com or eBay) are more often than not counterfeit.  If you did not receive Windows 7 in a sealed package which includes a Windows genuine 7 DVD and Certificate of Authenticity, it is likely counterfeit.  Please review: How to Tell

    Carey Frisch

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:53 PM
    Moderator
  • That should certainly be a legitimate copy - but be warned that it's an OEM copy, and if the machine on which it is first activated becomes unusable for any reason, the license cannot be transferred to either a new motherboard, or a new machine. Since you've now apparently opened the pack you will not be able to claim a refund.

    You should do a clean install using that disk and Key - reformatting the drive along the way to remove the Loader/Activation Exploit.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:56 PM
    Moderator
  • Well that certainly explains what the SP   "Sucker Purchased", So, am I correct in understanding that "in the Interim" when the disc arrives, I will be able to load it over this version while it is running and then be OK? Or should I do a clean wipe first? Can I make a back up and load it over the clean install?

    Will what I am using now crash , shutdown or anything similar in any timetable that I need to be concerned about? If so, then I am now laptop hunting again  :  (  Mail to Iraq can take as long as 8 weeks  :  ( No such thing as Priority ,DHL or FedEx where I am

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:04 PM
  • FYI, called Microsoft as online could not purchase, spoke with India and connected me with store (via landline) I gave all required info and he promised I would see sale and key code in email 30 minutes later. Three days later I respond to a Microsoft survey (from them?) on their actions and even informed my bank not to credit anything from Microsoft should the transaction try to get through. Bank informed me that they could not stop shadow payments but could help if I never received product. Bank informed me not so long after that Microsoft did indeed make test transactions on account  (and still nothing from Microsoft). There is no reason why the sale could not go through from the information I supplied Microsoft India! A second survey came and I did the same but this time it was the Managers survey! Win 8 was the source of my troubles, I have 4 partitions on this mega hard drive that I cannot use  :  ( I will be happy to finally re-format and re-claim!!
    Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:21 PM
  • My Thanks to you gentlemen for your input!!!

    SP-1 should have read " Sucker Purchased" that explains the cheaper price!! I was trying to match exactly what my co-worker put on the laptop to make everything jive when I entered key. With what I know now, next time it will be the full 300 dollar version!! If I have to re-format anyway.

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:27 PM
  • Perhaps Gender wrong so Thanks to you Noel and Carey!!
    Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:30 PM
  • Yep - for $188 you could have got a Full Retail copy of Home Premium, which could be transerred to a new machine if this one breaks.

    (yes, we are both of the male persuasion <g>)

    The problem with any second-hand machine is that you have no idea what the previous owner left behind for you. I always recommend a reformat in those cases anyhow. The problem is compounded when the install has been enabled by an Activation Exploit, as the exloit may itslef contain code which reduces the security of the system, or just plain blows a hole in it. - so there's a second reason for the reformat.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:28 PM
    Moderator