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How to replace fraudulent MSDN key

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  • I installed Win7 Ultimate and activated with key that turned out to be a MSDN key (illegally sold to me on ebay). I have since purchased a retail boxed Win7 Ultimate. Can I just replace the MSDN key with the full retail key or do I need to do something else?
    Monday, January 03, 2011 9:27 PM

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  • "wasted12345" wrote in message news:67bbf1ac-5d2d-4de6-8f35-72507ca197bf...
    I installed Win7 Ultimate and activated with key that turned out to be a MSDN key (illegally sold to me on ebay). I have since purchased a retail boxed Win7 Ultimate. Can I just replace the MSDN key with the full retail key or do I need to do something else?

    Yes, that will work - but as I said in my response to your earlier post/thread, no-one can guarantee the integrity of your current installation, and your best option is to reformat/reinstall.
    From where did you purchase the new package?
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Monday, January 03, 2011 9:52 PM
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  • The software was downloaded from Digital River. The new package comes from Ingram Micro.
    • Edited by Carey FrischMVP Monday, January 03, 2011 10:42 PM Link to image removed from public
    Monday, January 03, 2011 10:25 PM
  • "wasted12345" wrote in message news:014a95cf-f56c-4afa-abc0-657988741009...
    The software was downloaded from Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65804/X15-65804.iso. The new package comes from Ingram Micro.

    Hmmm - did you actually purchase the new package from Ingram yourself, or did you buy it from a reseller?
    A number of people have purchased packages with Ingram Micro stickers on - and they are actually counterfeits (as are the stickers).
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Monday, January 03, 2011 10:41 PM
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  • How can I tell?

     

    Monday, January 03, 2011 10:43 PM
  • I entered the new key, ran the activation (it passed), then I just ran the mgadt tool after entering the new key. Here is the report:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):

    -----------------------------------------

    Windows Validation Data-->

     

    Validation Code: 0

    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0

    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J8Y6K-2F3KG-YRTKV

    Windows Product Key Hash: +mM9IggkUhoIDls1CZSegz7dxT8=

    Windows Product ID: 00426-068-3092941-86037

    Windows Product ID Type: 5

    Windows License Type: Retail

    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001

    ID: {B39E76D2-9EF2-4EF1-B57B-7851A455244D}(3)

    Is Admin: Yes

    TestCab: 0x0

    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate

    Architecture: 0x00000000

    Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621

    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\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>{B39E76D2-9EF2-4EF1-B57B-7851A455244D}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-YRTKV</PKey><PID>00426-068-3092941-86037</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3486190005-2962290057-3981575879</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>alienware</Manufacturer><Model>alienware</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>1006.003.               </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20040709000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>51B83607018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</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: 6.1.7600.16385

     

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel

    Activation ID: a0cde89c-3304-4157-b61c-c8ad785d1fad

    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f

    Extended PID: 00426-00172-068-309294-00-1033-7600.0000-0032011

    Installation ID: 016585979096100045423934696655982156146585956063684844

    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: YRTKV

    License Status: Licensed

    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3

    Trusted time: 1/3/2011 2:58:22 PM

     

    Windows Activation Technologies-->

    HrOffline: 0x00000000

    HrOnline: 0x00000000

    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000

    Event Time Stamp: 1:1:2011 12:58

    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395

    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395

    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

     

     

    HWID Data-->

    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAEABAABAAIAAQABAAAAAQABAAEAJJQuKFiqdNJswKDVlgKQbRiJ5gAuoRan7tBMqA==

     

    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 A M I OEMAPIC 

      FACP A M I OEMFACP 

     

     

    Monday, January 03, 2011 11:03 PM
  • "wasted12345" wrote in message news:252ded3f-fae7-4263-acf5-fe32da89151e...

    I entered the new key, ran the activation (it passed), then I just ran the mgadt tool after entering the new key. Here is the report:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):

    -----------------------------------------

    Windows Validation Data-->

     

    Validation Code: 0

    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0

    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J8Y6K-2F3KG-YRTKV

    Windows Product Key Hash: +mM9IggkUhoIDls1CZSegz7dxT8=

    Windows Product ID: 00426-068-3092941-86037

    Windows Product ID Type: 5

    Windows License Type: Retail

    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001

     


    AGAIN - it's an MSDN key!!
    Who did you actually buy this dross from?
    PLEASE read the stickies 'Blocked Keys' and 'Buying Safely Online', before you waste any more money.
    THERE is NO legal source of Windows product keys without included disks, except DIRECT from MS, or Digital River. If you purchase keys from ANYWHERE else, and delivery is without *accompanying* disks, they are counterfeit.
     
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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Monday, January 03, 2011 11:25 PM
    Moderator
  • This was a package with COA and sticker showing INGRAM MICRO product number, in a case, with 32-bit and 64-bit dvds, with the holograms etc. It was purchased from a "buy it now" sale on ebay from abcauthentics. The package was shrinkrapped. 

     

    Where do I find the "stickies"?

    Monday, January 03, 2011 11:55 PM
  • "wasted12345" wrote in message news:7b921500-a24d-4698-aeb9-742a49f67040...

    This was a package with COA and sticker showing INGRAM MICRO product number, in a case, with 32-bit and 64-bit dvds, with the holograms etc. It was purchased from a "buy it now" sale on ebay from abcauthentics. The package was shrinkrapped. 

     

    Where do I find the "stickies"?


    Yep - there's been a number of that batch of counterfeits come through here.
    eBay is the magic word - that thing never saw the inside of any Ingram warehouse, the Ingram sticker is a forgery as well.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, January 04, 2011 12:12 AM
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  • Thanks. I will be demanding a refund. Glad you guys are available to help. This has been quite an experience. 
    Tuesday, January 04, 2011 1:32 AM