Long-time SLIC Activation, Windows Update broke it?

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  1. AtomicStryker

    AtomicStryker MDL Novice

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    #1 AtomicStryker, Dec 14, 2014
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    h**p://imgur.***/ACRvPON <- replace stars with tt, com for link

    This has been popping up for several days now, a couple of times a day. I have an ASRock Z77 Extreme6, BIOS-Modded with a 2.1 SLIC for Windows 7 Ultimate x64, never had any issues with it, ran all Windows Updates.

    I have been reading around a bit and apparently there was a Windows update that broke certificates somehow ... i uninstalled several Windows Updates from a recent (the last?) patch day due to a different issue (AMD Omega Driver was also broken by these...).

    Now, there is supposedly KB3024777 which fixes the "broken" Windows Update (or rather, uninstalls it). I have run it, in administrator mode, it does not do anything "visible". I cannot find the "broken" update KB3004394 in my uninstall menu.

    Before installing KB3024777 i had also tried updating my BIOS, along with a new and different SLIC and key (both worked).

    However, after all is said and done, i am still getting these popups.

    When i right click on Computer is says "Windows is activated". I am not getting the black screen / Windows not activated issue either, its just the popup.

    How do i make it stop, pls.


    EDIT:
    I should probably mention i have run Windows Update again, to make sure i am not missing fixes.
    Is is possible it wont install a fix because of the Windows Update Patches i uninstalled? Is there a way to re-install those back? That doesnt break my AMD driver??

    EDIT 2:
    And KB3024777 does show up in my windows update history as "Successfull".
    As does KB3004394, 2 days before
     
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  2. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    If it is a problem caused by an update, then a system restore to a point before the update was installed would be an obvious thing to try.
     
  3. AtomicStryker

    AtomicStryker MDL Novice

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    The OS has system restore disabled - it used to be squashed into a tiny SSD and there was no space. And i never re-enabled it, sadly. My mindset was like "if it really breaks ill just get the next Windows anyway". But then i decided i didnt like Windows 8. And then MS somewhat improved it ... and so on.
     
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  4. hdmdl

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    #4 hdmdl, Dec 14, 2014
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    have you tried slmgr /rearm and then restart pc.

    if that does not work you may try slmgr /upk (that should delete activation) and restart. after that you need to insert your license certificate and oem key.

    Note: slmgr /upk removes the activation so it is up to you to use that or not.

     
  5. AtomicStryker

    AtomicStryker MDL Novice

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    #6 AtomicStryker, Dec 15, 2014
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    I tried rearm, which didnt fix it. Yes i suppose i have damaged files now ... meh, i will do a repair install tomorrow. Not yet ready to throw away the current setup in favor of 8.1 ... probably waiting for 10 hue


    EDIT:

    I have googled some more and an answer from MS phone support, apparently, is that only a phone activation fixes the broken root certificate. I assume those things are fully automated ... can i do that for a SLIC-fixed license?

    EDIT 2:
    The same phone support guy said MS has not "fixed" the issue yet, so i might aswell just do nothing and wait for the fix for the fix .. for the fix
     
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  6. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    MS reps are clueless. Get on with the repair install.
     
  7. AtomicStryker

    AtomicStryker MDL Novice

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    Executed repair install. Took quite some time, with all the Windows Updates afterwards were talking like 3-4 hours. On the bright side, i do not appear to have lost anything. And i dont expect that window to show up again. Thanks a bunch
     
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