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Windows 7 Upgrade (Digital River purchase) fails validation. Why??? RRS feed

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  • So I've been using this key since January without issue and last month (maybe around June 15) out of nowhere it started giving me issues.  First it was updating and then when I had to validate for something it failed.  So naturally I "updated" the product key with the same one and it activated successfully.  "Yay!" I thought.  But it didn't work.  After a few futile attempts at using the suggestions of a tech support person at Microsoft, assigned to my case specifically, I gave up and reinstalled Windows figuring it was probably a corrupt file.  I reformatted the hard drive, clean installed, and then upgraded from within the clean install just as I'd done before.  Now, not three weeks later I'm getting the same behavior.  I can activate fine but validation fails.  WTF?

    Purchase "history":  I bought this as part of the Windows 7 program for students back in the fall through Digital River (similar to the Ultimate Steal deal).  It is an upgrade license of Win7 Pro.

    My MGADiag info:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):

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

    Windows Validation Data-->

     

    Validation Code: 0x8004FE21

    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0

    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-HPDM3-J2WF7-K2W2Y

    Windows Product Key Hash: A2/5YYugCpmpG3kFsa3yvhlhyi4=

    Windows Product ID: 00371-152-2507966-85886

    Windows Product ID Type: 5

    Windows License Type: Retail

    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048

    ID: {C912B097-1CCF-41CB-A862-C5A600862A89}(1)

    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.100226-1909

    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\Sean\AppData\Local\Chromium\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-->

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[7.1.7600.16395], Hr = 0x80092003

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[7.1.7600.16395], Hr = 0x80092003

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppobjs.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppc.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppcext.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppwinob.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slc.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slcext.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppuinotify.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slui.exe[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppcomapi.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppcommdlg.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\spsys.sys[6.1.7127.0], Hr = 0x80092003

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\spldr.sys[6.1.7127.0], Hr = 0x80092003

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\systemcpl.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\user32.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100

     

    Other data-->

    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{C912B097-1CCF-41CB-A862-C5A600862A89}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-K2W2Y</PKey><PID>00371-152-2507966-85886</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2549869280-3871000237-2813005353</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.</Manufacturer><Model>965P-DS3</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Award Software International, Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>F13</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080717000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>5FB93607018400FA</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/><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, 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: 00371-00170-152-250796-01-1033-7600.0000-1992010

    Installation ID: 015584517365318240912295132050056991569213063552831034

    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: K2W2Y

    License Status: Licensed

    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3

    Trusted time: 8/4/2010 10:27:48 AM

     

    Windows Activation Technologies-->

    HrOffline: 0x8004FE21

    HrOnline: N/A

    HealthStatus: 0x000000000001EFF0

    Event Time Stamp: 8:4:2010 09:59

    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395

    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395

    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppobjs.dll

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppc.dll|sppc.dll.mui

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcext.dll|sppcext.dll.mui

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppwinob.dll

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slc.dll|slc.dll.mui

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slcext.dll|slcext.dll.mui

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppuinotify.dll|sppuinotify.dll.mui

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slui.exe|slui.exe.mui|COM Registration

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcomapi.dll|sppcomapi.dll.mui

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcommdlg.dll|sppcommdlg.dll.mui

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppsvc.exe|sppsvc.exe.mui

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\spsys.sys

     

     

    HWID Data-->

    HWID Hash Current: OgAAAAEABAABAAEAAAADAAAABAABAAEAJJTIqKvyzM7OhAiFwo9giEJumoiewjalwzkQK3KKvkEqhQ==

     

    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 GBT   GBTUACPI

      FACP GBT   GBTUACPI

      HPET GBT   GBTUACPI

      MCFG GBT   GBTUACPI

     

     

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 3:42 PM

Answers

  • Hello jamesb2147,

    The core of your issue centers on the lines in your Diagnostic Report that reads:

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[7.1.7600.16395], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[7.1.7600.16395], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppobjs.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppc.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppcext.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppwinob.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slc.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slcext.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppuinotify.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slui.exe[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppcomapi.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppcommdlg.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\spsys.sys[6.1.7127.0], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\spldr.sys[6.1.7127.0], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\systemcpl.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\user32.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100

    and

     

    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppobjs.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppc.dll|sppc.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcext.dll|sppcext.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppwinob.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slc.dll|slc.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slcext.dll|slcext.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppuinotify.dll|sppuinotify.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slui.exe|slui.exe.mui|COM Registration
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcomapi.dll|sppcomapi.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcommdlg.dll|sppcommdlg.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppsvc.exe|sppsvc.exe.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\spsys.sys

    This means the file has been Tampered, Modified or has become Corrupt. Windows see this as an attack to bypass it's Licensing security.

    To resolve the issue, you need to repair the files .

    a. System Scan. The scan will look for bad Windows files and will attempt to repair them, if possible. Note: if the damage is too extensive, Windows may not be able to repair.

    1) Click the Start Button
    2) Type: cmd.exe
    3) Right-click the cmd.exe file and select 'Run as Administrator'
    4) In the CMD window, type: sfc /scannow
    5) Reboot and see if that resolves the issue.


    b. Repairing Windows using System Restore:

    1) Click the Start button
    2) In the Start Search field, type: System Restore and hit “Enter”
    3) Select "Choose Different Restore Point", Put a check in the box that says "Show restore points older than 5 days", select the restore point that corresponds to the date Before you first noticed the issue.
    4) Click the "Next" button.
    5) Reboot and see if that resolves the issue.

     

    NOTE:  The fact that your Windows has corrupt files, even after a recent reinstall, suggests that the files were corrupted during install.  Generally, there are two reasons Windows would install with corrupt files.

    1) The install media is damaged in some way that causes the corruption during install (however, this seems unlikely since the damage would need to be bad enought to cause corrupt files but not so bad as to prevent the install altogeather)

    or 

    2) There is a hardware issue of some kind. Usually for corruption during install, it would be eithet the Ram or Hard drive that is causing the issue. During install, the disk is read into RAM (so if the RAM is failing, it could inject errors into the data being read into it from the install disk) and then saved to the Hard Drive (so if the hard drive is failing, the data could be saved with errors included or if it has developed bad sectors on the drive platters, then the data would have holes where the data was saved to the bad sectors).  

      I suggest trying the above repair steps, but if they don't resolve the issue, I then recommend reinstalling again. Right after you are done reinstalling, run the MGA Diagnostic Report again and paste the results into Notepad and look to see if there are any Mismatched or Tampered files listed. If there are, then you know the corruption is occuring during install.  At that point, you would just need to narrow down if it's being caused by the Install Media, the RAM or Hard Drive.  Unfortunatly, I would not be of much help troubleshooting any hardware issues and I would recommend contacting support, at one of the below URLs, for further assistance.

    North America: http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_genadv_master?ws=support&ws=support#tab4

    Outside North America:
    http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support#tab0

     

     

     Thank you,


    Darin MS
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, August 4, 2010 6:13 PM
    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 6:08 PM