Another KB971033 WAT "not Genuine" question...

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  1. preacherzson

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  2. Daz

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    #2 Daz, May 26, 2010
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    You need to uninstall RemoveWAT first and then run the cleanup fix. Download the latest version of it from the ftp link found in my thread (post #2) as the screenshot shows you're on the old version.
     
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  3. LQQL

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    Just get yourself a bios mod (see the bios mod board here). CERT and OEM:SLP key can be found at 'The Official Windows 7 Repository' (see stickies)
     
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  4. preacherzson

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    so after running RemoveWAT (latest edition), then FixWat, then the Loader the computer Posts, gets to the BIOS splash screens, bu then goes to a black screen reading:
    "OPSWE is compressed
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

    Doing so reboots the machine only to end up back at that same message.
    I tried rebooting and holding C and then R, but no change.

    Advice or direction to head?

    Since I can get to the BIOS, I'm leaning towards doing the BIOS mod & inserting the SLIC & Cert., but I'd like to know what's going on with this message first, before I try to monkey with it any further.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Daz

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    #6 Daz, May 27, 2010
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    Boot from your Windows 7 DVD and go to the repair options, select command prompt and issue this command:
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    attrib -c OPSWE
    The drive letter may change depending on your setup but the loader shouldn't really be used on compressed drives.
     
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    #8 Daz, May 28, 2010
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    Try this instead:
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    compact OPSWE /U
    Or
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    compact E:\OPSWE /U
    Change it depending on the drive letter, you should know which drive is the correct one once the command works.

    Then again maybe you don't have a letter on the partition depending on how your Windows 7 is setup in which case your only solution is to use bootsect.exe /nt60 SYS and uncompress your drives.
     
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  7. preacherzson

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    Ran all those commands and kept getting unrecognized command type responses, so I went to the Windows 7 Repository and ran the 3 Bootrec commands, which all came back as successful. I was then able to reboot into Win7Ultimate64. So, I downloaded the SLIC Dump toolkit and ran it. I have no entry for SLIC Version, and no red text in any of the fields mentioned in the thread. I do have a Cert. Error.

    So, I jumped out of that and ran the Loader, then restarted. I got stuck on the post-splash black screen with a message stating that WKADS is compacted, press control+alt+Delete...So I ran the repair and ran the bootsect.exe /nt60 SYS code and was able to reboot. Unfortunately, when I visited microsoft.com/geuine to validate, "...KB9791033 is not able to validate Windows running on your PC at this time..."

    Where to now?
     
  8. timesurfer

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    Can you check your host file to see if their is entry that says "microsoft something" C:\Windows\system 32\drivers\etc\hosts

    If their is remove it and try to validate again
     
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  9. Tito

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    Follow timesurfer's suggestion or go for a clean install after format......
     
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  10. Daz

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    Did you create your partitions or did you let Windows 7 do it?

    If you load up diskmgmt.msc you should see which one of the partitions is the one marked as active. You should be able to second mouse button click this partition to bring up some options. Select properties and then you need to deselect "Compress this drive to save disk space".
     
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    1. I believe I created my partitions. In total, I have 5 disks in the computer.

      I have both OSes (Vista 64 & Win7Ult.64) on one 320GB disk, in 2 partitions, which shows as "Disk 1" in Diskmgmt.msc. It is not marked "active" and I checked Properties, and the Compress dialogue was not checked. The only Disk that is compressed is Disk 0, where I store my media.

      I tried the Loader again, with a similar result. This time it was VS.... is compressed, etc. So, I ran all the bootrec. commands again and was able to boot through.
    2. The hosts file has 2 entries, but neither says "Microsoft" anything...

    The Loader worked for my Notebook, but I can't seem to get any of the solutions to validate on the desktop I built. o_O Maybe the BIOS Mod method would be best for the desktop.
     
  12. Daz

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    I'm betting disk 0 is marked as active then, this will also be where the loader is and as you've said that drive is compressed.

    I will PM you with my suggestion :)
     
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    Many thanks...um, do you ever sleep? lol
     
  14. Daz

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    #16 Daz, May 30, 2010
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    My sleep pattern is a mess, I'm often running on red bull. I'm actually heading off, I was just doing the final forum spam check for the night before I head off when I seen your post ;)
     
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