Windows validation fails after Patch Tuesdays RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does this happen to anyone else?

    I just installed a bunch of "Patch Tuesday" updates last night.  Today, I noticed my Windows 7 is "not genuine" but I KNOW it is (purchased from Staples with all the seals/holograms/product key/etc. intact).  It seems to always happen after some major Microsoft updates and I would generally go to the MS Genuine Advantage website, get validated, and continue on until the next Patch Tuesday.

    Today, I found and ran the MGADiag tool.  It found no problems and then desktop warning suddenly disappeared and I'm back to being legal again.

    Does anyone know why applying Microsoft updates would get the Windows validation confused?  It's awfully annoying and I wish MS would fix it!


    Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:56 PM


  • Looks fine.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.

    • Marked as answer by rbratton Friday, May 11, 2012 7:46 PM
    Friday, May 11, 2012 7:29 PM

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  • Please read the first sticky at the top of the forum page.  The one that says "Please Read Before Posting."  Then follow the instructions and post the MGADiag report in your reply.  The tool has some curative properties and can fix some minor issues.  But post as instructed anyway.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:22 PM
  • Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, I did read the sticky before posting.  Since running the MGADiag tool resolved my problems, I didn't see the need to post something when there was no longer a problem.

    If I was mistaken and you can use this info to see why "Patch Tuesday" updates cause Windows validation errors (the REAL reason for my question), then OK here it is.  Please let me know what you find out.  Thanks!

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

    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YGJ8B-B7W79-KH2MV
    Windows Product Key Hash: //753lBpGd2nZa9en9BfHq5bCkQ=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-152-0081723-85707
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
    ID: {8E3E02FF-E234-4A9E-8938-11E0C0A43611}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered,
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    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: B4D0AA8B-604-645_B4D0AA8B-604-645_B4D0AA8B-604-645_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 (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-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{8E3E02FF-E234-4A9E-8938-11E0C0A43611}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-KH2MV</PKey><PID>00371-152-0081723-85707</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1957982114-4168452992-1556841971</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP-Pavilion</Manufacturer><Model>FQ564AA-ABA a6720f</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>5.22   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20100415000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>BDDC3307018400F2</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-CPC</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, 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: 00371-00170-152-008172-01-1033-7601.0000-2562011
    Installation ID: 006641121925669925896726887725677860167524696035891091
    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: KH2MV
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
    Trusted time: 05/11/2012 14:30:31

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 4:5:2012 13:42
    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: 0x0
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value

    Friday, May 11, 2012 6:36 PM
  • Looks fine.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.

    • Marked as answer by rbratton Friday, May 11, 2012 7:46 PM
    Friday, May 11, 2012 7:29 PM
  • That's what I thought.  Thanks!

    Should I be asking the "Patch Tuesday" question in another forum?  I looked, but this seemed to be the most likely one.

    Friday, May 11, 2012 7:38 PM
  • Windows Update has its own forum at


    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.

    Friday, May 11, 2012 7:42 PM
  • I might try over there, though this issue seems to straddle both Updates and Genuine Windows.

    They might send me back over here.  :-)


    Friday, May 11, 2012 7:46 PM