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  • Question

  • Is there a fix yet for this issue?

    I had this machine built at the bigginging of the year and have had " this copy of windowa is not genuine for past 8 months

    the tech ( who is a family member )  didnt give me a recovery disk, what I want to do now is compleatly remove windows but when I have tried to do this I am told it can't be removed, any one  know how I can remove this rubbish operating system

    Incedently I wasn't happy having windows 7 installed as my old XP machine used to have the same problem on occation, but I was talked into it    as you can imagine this has caused a family rift ( nice one microsoft- you home wreakers)

    Any one know how to wipe windows please let me know

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 5:09 PM

Answers

  • "sue.teiwaz" wrote in message news:4fd2871e-d798-4ecc-bb57-63fb738d68e6...

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

    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4ab
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
    Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001

    Licensing Data-->
    Partial Product Key: P4K27
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F200 (non-genuine).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 31/10/2010 08:47:22

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0xC004C4AB
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 9:17:2010 18:48
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

    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   080309  APIC1448
      FACP   A M I   OEMFACP
      MCFG   080309  OEMMCFG
      OEMB   080309  OEMB1448
      AAFT   080309  OEMAAFT
      NVHD   080309  NVHDCP
      SSDT   A M I   POWERNOW
      SLIC   DELL    QA09  

     


    The problem with your Windows 7 is that whoever installed it did so using the Recovery disks from a Dell computer, and a hacking tool called a loader to fool the  OS into accepting the non-Dell motherboard as a valid board.. Assuming his was your supplier, you need to contact them and demand that you get what you paid for - a legal and valid installation of Windows. If you want XP, you can ask them at that time to install XP rather than Win7 - you should then check that they have given you a proper COA sticker, and the installation disks, which they are legally required to do,
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:16 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • To install XP you must have a valid retail copy of windows XP including the COA and key plus the media. If you have that and want to install XP then go to the forum in the link below to get help installing XP. Note that an OEM copy of windows (one that came with the computer) will not work, it is not transferable in most cases.

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/xpinstall/threads

    If you want information on why this copy of windows 7 is invalid or want to try to repair it and keep windows 7 then please submit a report and we will help you determine why it is invalid and if possible, fix it.

    Please review the following thread for instructions on generating and submitting a report.

     

    Thanks

    Carl

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 5:20 PM
  • I sorted the old XP machine out, I know for a fact that Windows 7 was a genuine copy, I really want to get rid of windows 7 and put something else on  as this is my pc for my course work. I removed Office as I have other programs equal to or better than MS Office

    How do I get rid of wincrap 7

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:11 PM
  • Please follow the link in the my earlier response, it is the XP install/setup forum.
    Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:26 PM
  • I do not want to install XP on my new pc it came with winows 7

    What part of I want to take windows off my new pc do you not understand 

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:48 PM
  • Hello sue.teiwaz,

    Make a DBAN disc by reading the info and downloading the program here:  http://www.dban.org/download

    BTW, pirated operating system installations can be buggy because of malware and rootkits embedded within the OS by those distributing the pirated software.

    What, you thought you got it for free because of your good looks and charming personality?  ;-)

     


    Don't let the clock run out....to take advantage of the Office 2010 Tech Guarantee, you must download Office 2010 by 10/31/10. See http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/
    Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:58 PM
  • Quote "

    BTW, pirated operating system installations can be buggy because of malware and rootkits embedded within the OS by those distributing the pirated software.

    What, you thought you got it for free because of your good looks and charming personality?  ;-)"

    Dan at IT Associates i find that remark rude and offencive  

    Let me spell it out for you I paid good money for my pc which came with the software I got the pc from a proper and reliable source as I have stated before I did not really want windows loaded on to the machine but it was

    I kneed to know how to remove it

    I am a undergraduate student I need my pc to be working properly so I can do my coursework as stated before I do not us Office is is not a good program

    so if you can't contribrute with sensable suggestions then I advise you keep it to yourself

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 9:40 PM
  • Sue, you computer has to have an operating system. If you remove windows you will need to replace it with something else. Check out Ubuntu, and other OS's and decide what you want, download it if it is freely available, create a disk and install it.

    There is no correct answer to how do I remove windows, other than boot to a CD or similare device and remove the partition that windows resides on.

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 10:08 PM
  • Car,l I have already downloaded and burnt something else to a disk,but I need to offload windows before I can install the new software.I have tried to instsall the software ( I was advised by the IT department at work that I should be able to swich when I turned on my PC and would then be able oto remove windows from there but I dont get the choise to switch at startup so need another way round it

    I don't see why my coursework and grades should suffer because I am stuck with a crappy operating system,coming to this forum was my last resort I have been trying to sort this out for past 6 months  

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 10:26 PM
  • Car,l I have already downloaded and burnt something else to a disk,but I need to offload windows before I can install the new software.I have tried to instsall the software ( I was advised by the IT department at work that I should be able to swich when I turned on my PC and would then be able oto remove windows from there but I dont get the choise to switch at startup so need another way round it

    I don't see why my coursework and grades should suffer because I am stuck with a crappy operating system,coming to this forum was my last resort I have been trying to sort this out for past 6 months  


    You need to boot the computer with a CD or USB device that has an operating system on it of some type.  Also on that disk you need to have a program that will delete the operating system partition, recreate a new partition, format it and install the new operating system that you have chosen to install onto the newly formatted partition.
     
    You say that the operating system you have installed, Win 7, is valid.  If you download and run the Microsoft Genuine Diagnostics at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 t hen click Copy, come back here and Paste the results into a reply to this thread we will be able to tell you exactly why the operating system is being reported as non-genuine and may be able to help you to get it reporting as genuine. 
     
    Unless you posted under a different name, this thread is the first time you have posted to this forum and since you didn't ask for help here previously you may have wasted 8 months of your time trying different things that may be a simple fix.
     
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 12:38 AM
  • Let me spell it out for you I paid good money for my pc which came with the software I got the pc from a proper and reliable source

    Unlikely.

     

    You also wrote, "I kneed to know how to remove it."

    If you go to the site I linked, download the program and make the disc, then boot from the disc, it will do EXACTLY what you asked for...it will wipe the hard disk drive, thereby removing Windows from your computer.

     

     

     

     

    Don't let the clock run out....to take advantage of the Office 2010 Tech Guarantee, you must download Office 2010 by 10/31/10. See http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 2:32 AM
  • Dan grow up

    Dan that link comes up as not a trusted site so I don't think I will be running it

    as I have said before if you are not going to be helpful,thenkeep out

    of it

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:13 AM
  • "sue.teiwaz" wrote in message news:29484a7c-86a4-4c0b-bf1a-a262e6d79155...

    I do not want to install XP on my new pc it came with winows 7

    What part of I want to take windows off my new pc do you not understand 

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
     

     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:42 AM
    Moderator
  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->

    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4ab
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
    Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001
    ID: {E4F9F0D1-08ED-43C8-9362-C06C815BB595}(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
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    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
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    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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    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
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    Proxy settings: N/A
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    Default Browser: C:\Users\Sue\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
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    File Scan Data-->

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    Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
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    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
    Partial Product Key: P4K27
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F200 (non-genuine).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 31/10/2010 08:47:22

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    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0xC004C4AB
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 9:17:2010 18:48
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAEABAABAAIAAAABAAAAAQABAAEAJJQmUd4KQijCtwaYmGDwSsT8znAiEgxNGHk=

    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:
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      OEMB   080309  OEMB1448
      AAFT   080309  OEMAAFT
      NVHD   080309  NVHDCP
      SSDT   A M I   POWERNOW
      SLIC   DELL    QA09  

     

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:48 AM
  • "sue.teiwaz" wrote in message news:4fd2871e-d798-4ecc-bb57-63fb738d68e6...

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

    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4ab
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
    Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001

    Licensing Data-->
    Partial Product Key: P4K27
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F200 (non-genuine).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 31/10/2010 08:47:22

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0xC004C4AB
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 9:17:2010 18:48
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20001
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
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      APIC   080309  APIC1448
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      MCFG   080309  OEMMCFG
      OEMB   080309  OEMB1448
      AAFT   080309  OEMAAFT
      NVHD   080309  NVHDCP
      SSDT   A M I   POWERNOW
      SLIC   DELL    QA09  

     


    The problem with your Windows 7 is that whoever installed it did so using the Recovery disks from a Dell computer, and a hacking tool called a loader to fool the  OS into accepting the non-Dell motherboard as a valid board.. Assuming his was your supplier, you need to contact them and demand that you get what you paid for - a legal and valid installation of Windows. If you want XP, you can ask them at that time to install XP rather than Win7 - you should then check that they have given you a proper COA sticker, and the installation disks, which they are legally required to do,
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:16 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Noel, so how do I get it off my PC as asking for instaltoin disks ect have fallen on deaf ears

    I really don't want XP on this PC my old PC is XP

    Do you think I should start leagal action against the person who installed this ?

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:45 AM
  • "sue.teiwaz" wrote in message news:518cf014-96fd-4237-b611-3c05f740a550...

    Thanks Noel, so how do I get it off my PC as asking for instaltoin disks ect have fallen on deaf ears

    I really don't want XP on this PC my old PC is XP

    Do you think I should start leagal action against the person who installed this ?


    Yes.
    Report them to MS and to your local enforcement agencies - Trading Standards, since you appear to be in the UK. Sometimes even the threat of reporting is enough to make them do the job properly, so try that first.
     
    Use the form on this page - http://www.microsoft.com/uk/licensing/homeuser/how-to-report-piracy.mspx - to report them to MS, whatever the results of the threat. You can guarantee that you aren't the only person duped by this guy, and MS will be able to do the necessary to either force him out of business, or get him to make redress to those he has conned.

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 10:00 AM
    Moderator
  • "Noel D Paton" wrote in message news:836734da-d73d-4c8a-925d-fca0df1437f1...
    "sue.teiwaz" wrote in message news:518cf014-96fd-4237-b611-3c05f740a550...

    Thanks Noel, so how do I get it off my PC as asking for instaltoin disks ect have fallen on deaf ears

    I really don't want XP on this PC my old PC is XP

    Do you think I should start leagal action against the person who installed this ?


    Yes.
    Report them to MS and to your local enforcement agencies - Trading Standards, since you appear to be in the UK. Sometimes even the threat of reporting is enough to make them do the job properly, so try that first.
     
    Use the form on this page - http://www.microsoft.com/uk/licensing/homeuser/how-to-report-piracy.mspx - to report them to MS, whatever the results of the threat. You can guarantee that you aren't the only person duped by this guy, and MS will be able to do the necessary to either force him out of business, or get him to make redress to those he has conned.

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Sorry - neglected to answer your question about Win7 itself.
    If you want to keep Win 7, then you'll need to purchase either an OEM or a Full Retail license,  or get a WGA kit from MS. ONLY buy from reputable stores - not auction sites or flea-markets like eBay or Amazon MarketPlace (Amazon itself is OK, though). Since your motherboard is over a year old, I would suggest a Retail license, as an OEM one would die with the motherboard, even if it was only a day after the installation.
     
    Since this is an Ultimate install, then to continue using Ultimate you would have to purchase an Ultimate license - which is probably much more than you need, and is expensive. I would recommend purchasing a Home Premium, and then doing a clean install.
    Even if you opt to stick with Win7 Ultimate, I would still recommend doing a clean install asap, as you can never be sure that the Loader hasn't hidden a back-door somewhere in your system.
    If you want to use any other version of Windows (Vista/XP), you'd have to do a clean install anyhow.
    In all cases, for the clean install, back up your data to external media, then un-partition, re-partition, and format the drive completely, using the tools in the installation media, and then do the install - this will prevent any 'hangovers' from any nasties that the Loader brought with it.
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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 10:18 AM
    Moderator
  • Dan that link comes up as not a trusted site....

    Not a chance.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darik%27s_Boot_and_Nuke


    Don't let the clock run out....to take advantage of the Office 2010 Tech Guarantee, you must download Office 2010 by 10/31/10. See http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 12:50 PM
  • Sue. The installation process of every OS I have experience with allows you to format and/or create partitions. However I highly recommend that you decide what OS you want to use, whether it is windows or open source and then spend some time on forums specific to that OS and read up on how to install. We can advise you on how to get your computer to a genuine status but if that is not what you want then we MUST refer you to different sources of information.
    Monday, November 1, 2010 2:10 PM
  •   This forum is for the support of Windows 7 Validation (non-genuine) issues.

      Noel has diagnosed your Non-genuine issue and provided recommendations for resolving the issue.

      However, your original question (How to remove Windows 7 form the PC) was Off-Topic for this forum. But instead of telling you to look elsewhere for the answer, Dan at IT Associates (a long time trusted contributor in this forum) provided you a link to software that will do exactly as you have asked and you, in turn, mark his post as abusive and tell him to grow up?  That is an interesting response to someone who is trying to help you.

     

     

     

     


    Darin MS
    Monday, November 1, 2010 9:24 PM
  • hiya 

    i have a un-genuine copy of windows 7 on my computer if i bought a genuine one from pc world would that over ride the un-genuine one?

    please help 

    Monday, November 1, 2010 9:31 PM
  • Hello chaz08,

    If you purchased the same edition that is now installed (for example, if nongenuine Ultimate is now installed, you have to purchase Genuine Ultimate) at PCWorld, you could simply click on the Change Product Key link in Computer Properties and enter the new Genuine Product Key.  Activate and you're done.

    You can do much the same with Microsoft's "Genuine Advantage Kit" but that is only available to you if Microsoft's system IDs your W7 installation as nongenuine.  Did you try to Validate Windows at www.microsoft.com/genuine?

    If you have, say, nongenuine Ultimate now, and do not want to pay the extra money Ultimate costs over Home Premium (assuming you do not need the added features of Ultimate) when you buy genuine, you can buy genuine Home Premium and do a clean installation after backing up your data.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 1:59 PM