Activation prior to taking an image - will this cause problems? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I've just purchased 40 identical HP Mini netbooks with Windows 7 starter edition. I configured one of the machines as needed and activated Windows prior to taking an image. This image has now been rolled out to the other 39 netbooks successfully. However I have just realised that activating prior to taking an image may not have been the best move. The machines all say Windows is activated but I'm concerned that this may change with future Windows updates and cause problems after I have distributed the netbooks to users.

    Does anyone know if I need to reactivate each netbook manually or am I ok with the existing activation on all 40 netbooks?

    I did try going to the System control panel to reactivate but the Change Product Key option is not shown.

    Many thanks,


    Here is my MGAdiag output:

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-6DHR7-X99PJ-3FGDB
    Windows Product Key Hash: QeXBTi1VsLHgVi2/T3o9Gqd7mLo=
    Windows Product ID: 00342-OEM-8992752-30008
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.011
    ID: {F276D730-DD17-4030-8A84-2AA81898EEE5}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Starter
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504
    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\****\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>{F276D730-DD17-4030-8A84-2AA81898EEE5}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.011</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-3FGDB</PKey><PID>00342-OEM-8992752-30008</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1978156024-671847044-1977244269</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP Mini 200-4200</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>F.02</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20120217000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>F7510100018400FA</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><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-MPC</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, Starter edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 8be4a481-9b5c-4588-a5ec-5dad4b1f15da
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00342-00178-927-530008-02-2057-7601.0000-1222012
    Installation ID: 011350969115428196121342450456857581975642242673526504
    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: 3FGDB
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1
    Trusted time: 13/09/2012 12:08:28

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 9:13:2012 10:42
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

    HWID Data-->

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

    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 HP     338D    
      HPET HP     338D    
      BOOT HP     338D    
      MCFG HP     338D    
      WDAT HP     338D    
      UEFI HP     338D    
      WDRT HP     338D    
      FPDT HP     338D    
      SSDT HP     338D    
      SSDT HP     338D    
      SSDT HP     338D    

    Thursday, September 13, 2012 11:16 AM


  • OEM SLP licenses

    Windows License Type: OEM SLP

    are self-activating.  If all 40 computers are the same make and model and all use Starter then activation won't matter.  However, don't use the image on anything else.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 8GB ram.

    • Marked as answer by ollyrice Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:09 PM
    Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:43 PM