Legit Lenovo PC's giving non-genuine status

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ndoggfromhell, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. ndoggfromhell

    ndoggfromhell MDL Junior Member

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    About 4 months ago I wiped 5 Lenovo pc's and installed a clean OEM Windows 7 on them. Installed the license key, product key, and they activated fine. Now all of the sudden, they're all getting "non genuine" warnings and despite being activated according to SLMGR, they fail validation when going to Microsofts validation site. Any suggestions? Ideas why this might be happening?
     
  2. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    mgadiag report?
     
  3. ndoggfromhell

    ndoggfromhell MDL Junior Member

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    shows no errors and looks no different than other OEM activations. I can't grab a screen shot at the moment.
     
  4. locob

    locob MDL Member

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    This is NOT the result of using "a clean OEM Windows 7 on them".
    You need a repair install with actual clean media or a complete re-do with same.
     
  5. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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  6. ndoggfromhell

    ndoggfromhell MDL Junior Member

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    Hmmm... it's a white label disc that looks legit. Microsoft logo, hologram, etc... came with a OEM Preinstallation Kit disc.

    This PC is one that a sorta "computer know it all" works at. He recently brought in a thumbdrive with Hirens on it and he reset the Administrator password. This set off a red flag in monitoring software we use and he has since been reprimanded. I'm wondering if he tried to do something to it. I'm going to check another one of the PC's and see if they show the same information in WGADIAG.
     
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  8. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    That one looks clean.

    btw: I presume Tito just wants to add that slic to the collection maintained here, and is not trying to diagnose a problem.
     
  9. ndoggfromhell

    ndoggfromhell MDL Junior Member

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    I checked the other 4 Lenovo's in that area and they are all popping up "not genuine" but have similar WGADiag outputs like the one right above this. Any new suggestions?
     
  10. urie

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    Can you tell me this did you install Vistalizator, this seem like problems for a few years back.

    Windows-is-not-genuine-after-installing-MUI-with-Vistalizator!
     
  11. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Similar? One or two obscure lines in the mgadiag report could be the difference.
     
  12. ndoggfromhell

    ndoggfromhell MDL Junior Member

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    URIE, didn't use a vistalizator, not even sure what it is. Just did a clean install with an oem disc and then using an elevated command prompt I installed the license file, product key, and ran the activation offline.

    Kirk, what I meant was that the only differences were the machine names. ip address, etc. The one you said looked clean is getting the pop up as well. I might try removewat and see if that gets the pop up to go away.
     
  13. ndoggfromhell

    ndoggfromhell MDL Junior Member

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    The 4 pc's all validate online as genuine when going to that site. The special PC fails and will be wiped tomorrow.