Victim of Piracy . . . Do I Have To Reinstall From Scratch? RRS feed

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  • My "friend" gave me a computer and I was happy to be using what appeared to be a valid/genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate for several months; it passed validation & downloaded updates & whatnot.  The only odd thing was it wouldn't install Service Pack 1 from Windows Update on several tries.  Then yesterday it suddenly popped up as "not genuine" with an error code 0XC004F200 I found that everybody here gets asked to run the diagnostics tool so here's the Copy:

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

    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4ab
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
    Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001
    ID: {DEE5F7B2-9961-467F-9227-40DAE4127D6C}(1)
    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.101026-1503
    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\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>{DEE5F7B2-9961-467F-9227-40DAE4127D6C}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-HYRR2</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00006</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-291359080-587549979-1225152036</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>NVIDIA</Manufacturer><Model>AWRDACPI</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="2"/><Date>20060916000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>13BB3607018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>QA09   </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

    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: 00426-00178-926-600006-02-1033-7600.0000-1362011
    Installation ID: 001392266065552200414095293681228846656643196442086253
    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: HYRR2
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F200 (non-genuine).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 0
    Trusted time: 5/16/2011 7:33:27 PM

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0xC004C4AB
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 5:16:2011 00:31
    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            Nvidia        AWRDACPI
      FACP            Nvidia        AWRDACPI
      SSDT            PTLTD         POWERNOW
      MCFG            Nvidia        AWRDACPI
      SLIC            DELL          QA09  

    The motherboard I think is NVidia brand . . .  If I read this right I have a Dell or Alienware (?) license forced on my PC somehow.  I'm looking right now where to come up with the money to buy a legitimate license, but the questions are:

    1) Will I have to do a fresh installation from a reformatted HDD or will Windows be able to fix itself? 

    2) Is there a preferred/easier way to copy all the other stuff from the hard drive so I don't have to put stuff back file-by-file if I have to do a reinstallation from scratch?  I have a USB external hard drive big enough to copy the whole shebang for regular backups but don't know what software to use for just my files

    3) Not sure where to buy a license.  If I buy a license from Microsoft direct on the internet, do they send a disc in the mail or do I have to burn an .iso or ? Never had to deal with this before! 

    4) I'm guessing whatever I get from MS will have the latest service packs in there, or do I have to let it sit and download/update for a few hours?

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:02 AM


  • You are correct, of course.  Since the computer was built in 2006 there is no way it could have shipped with Windows 7.  The copy of Windows is the type that is only factory installed so it is indeed an invalid copy and will never activate.

    If you purchase a full license copy of Windows 7 Ultimate you can simply use the product key to legitimize without reinstalling.  Use the Change Product Key link on the System Properties page (press WinKey + Pause).  You cannot use an upgrade copy because you do not have a valid copy of Windows as the basis for an upgrade. 

    It is really a question of the licensing and not the software.  Windows is Windows is Windows.  Do not purchase Windows 7 from eBay, Amazon Marketplace, or any other discount seller.  There are tens of thousands of counterfeit copies on sale on the web.  Reveiw the other threads on this forum and you will see what I mean.  Purchase from the Microsoft Store, Amazon Corp., or other highly respected seller.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:58 AM