SLP BIOS activation suddenly stopped working.

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  1. HittingSmoke

    HittingSmoke MDL Novice

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    Tonight, completely randomly (not after a Windows update or anything) I get a notification that Windows is not genuine.

    I'm using SLP BIOS for my MSI P67A GD-55 B3 and it's been working fine for months.

    I tried updating the key and activation via command line with no luck. Then I tried updating the key via the control panel and it's giving me the error The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer BIOS is missing the required license.

    Is anyone else who was using modded BIOS getting this as of tonight? Did MS invalidate the OEM SLP keys?
     
  2. Tito

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    Please post a MGADIAG report :)
     
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  3. HittingSmoke

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    #3 HittingSmoke, Mar 30, 2012
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    Sorry, here it is. I had to edit out the http protocol on the links to post, otherwise that's a direct copy/paste.

    Code:
    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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    Windows Validation Data-->
    
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-D4M3X-9BK9M-4RPH9
    Windows Product Key Hash: jlr8sJgEl+xs9ipw2oBs+TIywKw=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00009
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
    ID: {43932C9C-73AF-4888-B638-6C449FF05B21}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
    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: 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: D:\Users\Chris\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
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed
    
    File Scan Data-->
    
    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{43932C9C-73AF-4888-B638-6C449FF05B21}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-4RPH9</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00009</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-4054937896-1646905882-386196021</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>MSI</Manufacturer><Model>MS-7681</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>V1.14</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20110713000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>616C3B07018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>MSI_NB</OEMID><OEMTableID>MEGABOOK</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, Ultimate edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 7cfd4696-69a9-4af7-af36-ff3d12b6b6c8
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00426-00178-926-600009-02-1033-7601.0000-0892012
    Installation ID: 022225287806141890259343155772437820492003355453269382
    Processor Certificate URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
    Machine Certificate URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
    Use License URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
    Product Key Certificate URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
    Partial Product Key: 4RPH9
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F063.
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
    Trusted time: 3/30/2012 8:33:06 AM
    
    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 2:25:2012 10:49
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
    
    
    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAEABAABAAEAAAADAAAAAQABAAEA6GEmVMgMYjRK3Qz+eHTAuHzsmoj+5yeUjG4ucw==
    
    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: 
      ACPI Table NameOEMID ValueOEMTableID Value
      APICMSI_NBMEGABOOK
      FACPMSI_NBMEGABOOK
      HPETMSI_NBMEGABO
      MCFGMSI_NBMEGABO
      SSDTAMICPUPROC
      SLICMSI_NBMEGABOOK
      ASF!INTEL  HCG
    
    
    
     
  4. Tito

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    Just validate online using IE ~ thats it!!! ;)
     
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  5. HittingSmoke

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    I'm assuming you mean through the Control Panel System dialog? That's the process that is giving me the initial error that says my BIOS doesn't contain the key.

    If there's some other IE based validation method that I'm not away of, Google is failing me.
     
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  7. PhaseDoubt

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    #7 PhaseDoubt, Mar 30, 2012
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    I have a question. On all the Windows 7 computers I administer, I've hidden KB971033 and never validated Windows via the Microsoft website. As far as I can tell after two years of continuous operation, all is fine and all updates have always been available via the Windows Update facility of Windows 7. Non of the systems use XP mode although VirtualPC is installed and is working perfectly on several.

    I've noticed that on occasion when downloading certain updates, Microsoft requires I download and run GenuineCheck.exe which supplies a code required to complete the download. I always do that and so far I've never been disallowed any update. I've never attempted to download what's required for XP Mode.

    But even though I've run GenuineCheck on several machines, all machines still show Windows 7 has not been validated when visiting the Microsoft site. All machines do show Windows 7 is genuine.

    Actually I have two questions:
    1.) What's the difference between validation on the MS website and GenuineCheck?
    2.) What advantages are to be gained by validating the installation on the validation website?
     
  8. Tito

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    KB971033 is required to validate the genuineness of your copy of Windows; on the other hand that GenuineCheck just checks if the copy is genuine or not.
     
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  9. PhaseDoubt

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    #9 PhaseDoubt, Mar 31, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012
    I'm confused ... What I think you're saying is KB971033 validates Windows "genuiness" while GenuineCheck verifies the "genuiness" of Windows. What's the difference?

    If I don't run GenuineCheck (to get a code) I can't download certain .msu files from the Microsoft Download Center website. But even those I can't download without running GenuineCheck have always (for two years) been installed via Windows Update.

    This attached .jpg is the output from GenuineCheck for those who may have never seen it:

    GenuineCheck.JPG

    Again, I see absolutely no reason to ever validate Windows on the Microsoft website. Maybe it has to be done to allow Windows Update to install XP Mode but who needs it? Microsoft VirtualPC 2007 has worked beautifully (running XP Pro SP3) on several machines since the day Windows 7 was first installed two years ago.

    Why allow Microsoft access to your machine in any way if you can stop it? If you look under Task Scheduler you'll find several tasks set up to periodically report data back to Microsoft. They've all been disable since day 1 for all my installations and all machines continue to run just fine.
     
  10. hbhb

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    I too have no use for kb1033 and have no need for any validation bs. For instance a user can not download say "Mobile device center" from MS unless he or she validates their windows online; however we all know that can be downloaded as a stand alone, therefore no need for MS validation.
    This is one of those situation where less is better, dont need it, dont download it...:D
     
  11. PhaseDoubt

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    While I agree with your comments, I'd still like to know the difference and why senior members of this forum advocate validation on the website.

    Basically I simply don't understand why, and I feel like I'm missing something. Obviously something I don't understand but would like to.
     
  12. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    Phase Doubt wrote;
    I've validated my windows7 ultimate through IE. and it says your windows is genuine, got a complementary copy of Microsoft Security Essential but didn't installed it due to my present paid AV. :D
     
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  13. PhaseDoubt

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    OK, I'm beginning to see the light. Early last year, I downloaded and started to install Microsoft Security Essentials on my test box and I remember the installation requiring KB971033. I halted the installation since I was just trying the program and I use Comodo Firewall and Avast AV anyway.

    It's beginning to dawn on me that website validation allows the installation of XP Mode and other Microsoft software packages. I guess it's Microsoft's way of controlling from their end: "if you want our software here are the rules" sort of thing. But all I really want from them (other than Windows 7) are the updates. And VirtualPC too but the version I have downloaded requires no validation. If VPC ever does require validation, I'll just ditch it too in favor of a third party package such as VMware.

    I'm guessing from what I've read if Windows 7 ever loses its genuineness I'll have to validate, but that's not happened ... yet.
     
  14. HittingSmoke

    HittingSmoke MDL Novice

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    No luck with that. It's just giving me another activation error and redirecting me to a page thanking me for using an evaluation version of Windows.

    Screenshot: (can't post links or images yet) i.imgur.com/wKqNA.png
     
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  16. HittingSmoke

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    Still no luck. I'm getting the same page thanking me for installing an evaluation version of Windows via the IE activation after uninstalling and reinstalling that KB for your link.

    I thought that KB971033 didn't matter if you were running modded BIOS with an SLP key.
     
  17. Tito

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    Well, validate through IE.... not use Chrome :D
     
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  18. HittingSmoke

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    Not sure what led you to believe I was trying with Chrome, but I wasn't. I specifically stated I used IE as per your instructions and IE is the browser in the screenshot I provided.