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Does this still look ok after reinstall? + reusing old licence on a different machine. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I own two copies of windows 7 (1 home premium retail, and 1 professional retail 64 bit). I originally upgraded to professional by entering the key into the anytime upgrade wizard, which worked fine. However, I wanted to give my copy of home premium to my father to upgrade his laptop (currently running vista home premium).

    From what I understood, entering the key for professional into the anytime upgrade wizard meant the licence for home premium formed a base for the professional licence and it couldn't be reused.

    I therefore decided to do a clean install of windows 7 professional in order to free up the home premium licence so I could install it on my fathers laptop for him. Am I correct in thinking that as I removed and effectively clean installed professional, this means the home premium licence was freed up and can now be used on hs machine? I understand it may need to be activated by phone after upgrading his machine, which is fine.

    Secondly, I wanted to check that my mgadiag report still looks ok after doing the reinstall. It activated fine so I assume it's ok, but figured it was worth checking anyway:

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M4WWJ-2X4VH-T6G3C
    Windows Product Key Hash: tOJu/5BbRbFioGsKm5dFIKuiGkU=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-168-3048526-85181
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
    ID: {EA8BA199-0061-42D3-8815-EEED450D151F}(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: 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: 100 Genuine
    2007 Microsoft Office system - 100 Genuine
    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_E2AD56EA-765-d003_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\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-->
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    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
    Activation ID: e838d943-63ed-4a0b-9fb1-47152908acc9
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00371-00170-168-304852-01-2057-7600.0000-2662010
    Installation ID: 001701491600515501007380604506857405502675103891346612
    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: T6G3C
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 24/09/2010 02:01:44

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 9:23:2010 19:50
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NgAAAAIAAgABAAIAAAACAAAAAwABAAEAJJTw2JmT5ibqTpKKev9GHLp7wAqvp6FEYkOOdSqF

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x0
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC   TOSQCI  TOSQCI00
      FACP   TOSQCI  TOSQCI00
      HPET   TOSQCI  TOSQCI00
      BOOT   PTLTD   $SBFTBL$
      MCFG   TOSQCI  TOSQCI00
      APIC   TOSQCI  TOSQCI00
      SLIC   TOSQCI  TOSQCI00
      SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Tst
      SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Tst
      SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Tst

     

    Friday, September 24, 2010 1:03 AM

Answers

  • FYI, if the professional is a FULL version you CAN upgrade using the anytime upgrade function and the full retail key. Thus freeing up the original license. You can preform upgrade installs with full version keys, has never been a limitation on that.

    Either ways, assuming both keys are full version retail keys then both keys can be installed on any computer you choose as long as it is only installed on one computer at a time.

    As you mentioned, a phone activation is sometimes required AND too many activations can cause a key to be blocked to prevent abuse.

    EDIT FOR clarification: If your retail keys are upgrade, then yes, the underlying OS's key and license is tied to that installation, however you can reuse it if you remove the upgrade. Also, you mention that you have one premium and one professional 64 bit. Your product keys will work with 32 bit or 64 bit, if you have both sets of media. If you do not have both sets you can order replacement media from MS. In other words, you can install premium 64 bit if you so choose.

     

    Your installation looks fine, no problems.

    • Proposed as answer by Carl Stephens Friday, September 24, 2010 2:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by csc2ya Saturday, September 25, 2010 9:58 PM
    Friday, September 24, 2010 2:01 AM

All replies

  • FYI, if the professional is a FULL version you CAN upgrade using the anytime upgrade function and the full retail key. Thus freeing up the original license. You can preform upgrade installs with full version keys, has never been a limitation on that.

    Either ways, assuming both keys are full version retail keys then both keys can be installed on any computer you choose as long as it is only installed on one computer at a time.

    As you mentioned, a phone activation is sometimes required AND too many activations can cause a key to be blocked to prevent abuse.

    EDIT FOR clarification: If your retail keys are upgrade, then yes, the underlying OS's key and license is tied to that installation, however you can reuse it if you remove the upgrade. Also, you mention that you have one premium and one professional 64 bit. Your product keys will work with 32 bit or 64 bit, if you have both sets of media. If you do not have both sets you can order replacement media from MS. In other words, you can install premium 64 bit if you so choose.

     

    Your installation looks fine, no problems.

    • Proposed as answer by Carl Stephens Friday, September 24, 2010 2:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by csc2ya Saturday, September 25, 2010 9:58 PM
    Friday, September 24, 2010 2:01 AM
  • That is one thing I forgot to mention....Both the retail keys are upgrade keys. I did recover back to windows vista, then use that as the qualifying licence for the professional upgrade when I reinstalled, meaning the home premium licence is now free to use to upgrade another computer, which is what I understood from reading posts elsewhere on these forums.

    With regards to the media, the home premium version is a retail upgrade copy that has both 32 and 64 bit media. The professional version is a 64 bit student media disc with a retail licence key.

    It's a bit of a moot point now anyway, since when attempting to upgrade my fathers laptop to windows 7 HP, the upgrade stalled near the end and I ended up rolling back to vista.

    If I end up deciding to seek assistance with trying the upgrade again, I will obviously use the correct forum rather than using this one.

    Thanks for the help and the replies.

     

    Saturday, September 25, 2010 9:58 PM