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Even though Windows 7 is activated there is a popup "Activate Windows now, The activation period has expired". RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I have tried to go to www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate and it ask me to activate Windows again. But without any luck.

    Here is a report:

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F
    Windows Product Key Hash: KeYfcvXg/a1Q01x73+f8IL/JC4Y=
    Windows Product ID: 00359-112-0000007-85136
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {D8BDF8EC-9927-4444-B05F-18CF0538C6AF}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
    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\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Allowed
    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\systemcpl.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\user32.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{D8BDF8EC-9927-4444-B05F-18CF0538C6AF}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-XM76F</PKey><PID>00359-112-0000007-85136</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-966134342-660512510-541935155</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>10B80043MX</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>FFKT21AUS</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20130718000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>98783807018400F4</HWID><UserLCID>0409</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>LENOVO</OEMID><OEMTableID>TC-FF   </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, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
    Activation ID: 2e7d060d-4714-40f2-9896-1e4f15b612ad
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00359-00170-112-000000-00-1033-7601.0000-0032014
    Installation ID: 021833777631768076729160654685671354405403323014516262
    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: XM76F
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 5
    Trusted time: 03-Jan-14 10:11:22

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: N/A
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: N/A
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAIAAgABAAEAAQABAAAAAQABAAEA6GHWQ+BMTjTCG3IiHoYIJt6IuhdsGMj2

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    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            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      FACP            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      HPET            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      MCFG            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      FPDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SLIC            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      MSDM            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SSDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SSDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SSDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SSDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      ASF!            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      BGRT            LENOVO        TC-FF   

    Friday, January 3, 2014 2:00 PM

Answers

  • Your best option would be to install Windows 7 Pro 32-bit using the manufacturer's Recovery media - contact them to see if they have any such.

    Most 32-bit software will however run happily in a 64-bit environment - have you checked with the developer?

    Currently, you appear to be using a hacker's Activation Exploit called RemoveWAT in an attempt to bypass activation/validation requirements - and as you have found out, Windows doesn't like it. An update or maintenance software has recovered the slmgr.vbs file that was renamed by RemoveWAT.

    Uninstalling RemoveWAT will allow proper activation of the system, assuming that you have a valid Key for Home Premium.

     Best way to fix it now (since we don't know which version of RemoveWAT was used) is to run WATFix....

    Download WATFix - make sure that you UNTICK the box for the 'download manager, and click on the link on the left of the page, not the big shiny button on the right (which is an ad for the download manager!!) - and use that - extract the .exe file, and run it, then reboot.

     Post back with another MGADiag report, and we'll then see what we can do.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    • Marked as answer by Lantic LG Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:02 AM
    Monday, January 6, 2014 9:47 AM
    Moderator

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  • The installed Key is the default Key for Windows 7 Home Premium.

    Your machine may have shipped with Windows 8 installed - the BIOS is dated July 2013. - however I see that the standard shipping was/is/appears to be Windows 7 Pro.

    For which version of Windows is the machine licensed, according to the COA sticker on the case?

    If the COA is for Windows 7 Home premium, change the Key using the Change Product Key link at the bottom of the System properties page.

    You may need to activate by phone


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Friday, January 3, 2014 2:25 PM
    Moderator
  • The PC was shipped with Windows 7 Pro 64bit with a option to install Windows 8 Pro.

    We have installed Windows 7 Home Premium OEM instead and used the COA sticker for Windows 7 Home Premium.

    If we 'Change Product key' under System properties, then the pop up "Activate Windows now, The activation period has expired" comes again after awhile.

    Friday, January 3, 2014 2:55 PM
  • If the machine shipped with Windows 7 Pro installed, then the License is for Windows 7 Pro and not Windows 7 Home Premium.

    You cannot activate Home Premium with a Pro license Key.

    I suspect that the machine is set up for Windows 8 Pro with the downgrade option for Windows 7Pro - and therefore will not have a Windows 7 Pro COA anyhow. If that's the case, then the downgrade to Windows 7 Pro will ONLY work with the manufacturer's Recovery media.

    From where did you get this 'Windows 7 COA Home Premium sticker'?

    Why did you want to downgrade from Pro to Home Premium?


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Friday, January 3, 2014 3:28 PM
    Moderator
  • We are not trying to activate Windows 7 Home Premium with a Windows 7 Pro license key. We are trying to activate Windows 7 Home Premium with a Windows 7 Home Premium license key.

    We are using a Windows 7 Home Premium version because our software at the moment do not support Windows 64 bit.

    Monday, January 6, 2014 7:05 AM
  • Your best option would be to install Windows 7 Pro 32-bit using the manufacturer's Recovery media - contact them to see if they have any such.

    Most 32-bit software will however run happily in a 64-bit environment - have you checked with the developer?

    Currently, you appear to be using a hacker's Activation Exploit called RemoveWAT in an attempt to bypass activation/validation requirements - and as you have found out, Windows doesn't like it. An update or maintenance software has recovered the slmgr.vbs file that was renamed by RemoveWAT.

    Uninstalling RemoveWAT will allow proper activation of the system, assuming that you have a valid Key for Home Premium.

     Best way to fix it now (since we don't know which version of RemoveWAT was used) is to run WATFix....

    Download WATFix - make sure that you UNTICK the box for the 'download manager, and click on the link on the left of the page, not the big shiny button on the right (which is an ad for the download manager!!) - and use that - extract the .exe file, and run it, then reboot.

     Post back with another MGADiag report, and we'll then see what we can do.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    • Marked as answer by Lantic LG Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:02 AM
    Monday, January 6, 2014 9:47 AM
    Moderator
  • RemoveWAT or other programs like that is not installed.

    The problem seems to be fixed by using WATfix. I do not hope that it ask for activation after 30 days, again?

    Here is the MGADiag report after using WATfix:

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-PMWCJ-264D8-GG22X
    Windows Product Key Hash: acGy2qYvilFMGkHa0gBqx3/vVYk=
    Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8704207-94284
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {D8BDF8EC-9927-4444-B05F-18CF0538C6AF}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
    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\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-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{D8BDF8EC-9927-4444-B05F-18CF0538C6AF}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-GG22X</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8704207-94284</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-966134342-660512510-541935155</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>10B80043MX</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>FFKT21AUS</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20130718000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>98783807018400F4</HWID><UserLCID>0409</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>LENOVO</OEMID><OEMTableID>TC-FF   </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, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
    Activation ID: 586bc076-c93d-429a-afe5-a69fbc644e88
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00359-00174-042-094284-02-1033-7601.0000-0062014
    Installation ID: 007263612970186852054285478545752443648424607513011944
    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: GG22X
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 5
    Trusted time: 07-Jan-14 10:05:54

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 1:7:2014 09:01
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAIAAgABAAEAAQABAAAAAQABAAEA6GHWQ+BMTjTCG3IiHoYIJt6IuhdsGMj2

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    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            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      FACP            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      HPET            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      MCFG            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      FPDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SLIC            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      MSDM            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SSDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SSDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SSDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      SSDT            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      ASF!            LENOVO        TC-FF   
      BGRT            LENOVO        TC-FF   

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:11 AM
  • By definition, if WATFix fixed the problem, then RemoveWAT was installed - it does not appear in the 'Programs listing' as it's a use-once type program.

    Your report looks fine now, and Windows is activated so you should have no further problems.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Friday, January 10, 2014 12:15 PM
    Moderator