Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Activation Troubles, Lenovo Y580

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  1. Griffith

    Griffith MDL Novice

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    Hello All,

    Seeing as though this is my first post on "My Digital Life Forums", I assume that most of you don't trust me. However, I do have a valid question, one that I will try to explain as in-depth as possible, with plenty of background information to help you help me.

    First off, I would like to say that I did do a search on this subject. Yes, there are hundreds of threads exactly like this one, but from my standpoint (an inexperienced one in these matters), none of them seem to fit my exact situation.

    So, I recently installed an mSATA solid-state-drive into my Lenovo Y580. This new laptop originally had Windows 8 64-Bit installed on its stock, 900GB+ and 5400rpm hard-drive. This hard-drive, as you will see soon enough, is still installed in my Laptop and still has Windows 8 64-Bit on it.

    After installing the mSATA, I needed an operating system. I heard that mSATA SSDs work best with Windows 7, so that is exactly what I went for. I downloaded a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit .iso from DigitalRiver, burnt the .iso to a CD, and then did a full-install of Windows 7 onto my mSATA SSD.

    After installing Windows 7 on the SSD, I tried to activate Windows 7 immediately, but I received the same error then as I do now - "Unsupported partition table". I didn't think this was of any significance, so I haven't bothered activating my Windows until now. As of this morning, I have began getting the occasional black background, and I now have an annoying water-mark in the bottom right of my screen.

    So, I downloaded the most recent Windows 7 loader (or at least what seems to be the most recent one), and I still get the same error. Here is my question - How do I get this Windows 7 loader to work with my Lenovo Y580?

    Here are a few of my system specifications and a picture of the error I receive. I am using a Windows 8 theme, because I like the designs and sounds. BECAUSE I CANNOT POST IMAGES (or links) YET, PLEASE REFER TO THIS ALBUM. I HAVE POSTED PICTURES OF MY MOTHERBOARD, MY DISK MANAGEMENT PAGE, AND THE ERROR. just add a '.' between the "imgur" and "com"


    imgur com/a/wNfVr#0

    Thanks for your help and for putting up with such a common issue.
     
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  3. pisthai

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    The Partition is GPT instead of MBR which is needed for the loader. You get the bad SLIC error because the BIOS contains the OA3.0 instead od OA2.1. OA3.0 is for Windows 8 and the Product Key for Windows 8 is also in BIOS.

    Windows 7 need to have OA2.1 which will be added by DAZ Loader incl. the required CERT. But again, Daz Loader need MBR system. That means new installation AFAIK.
     
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  4. Griffith

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    #4 Griffith, Apr 14, 2013
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    In case you read my thread, you would have found out that I did indeed search. With over 3,240 posts, I figured you could be worth a little more than 2 complete sentences. Also, if you looked at the pictures, you would be able to tell that I did in fact have the most recent version of the Windows 7 loader, and you wouldn't have had to post a second link.

    As for a MGADiag report, here you go:

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


    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM
    Windows Product Key Hash: /kehptF9HHVxM5d8dUnqgcfndXw=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00497
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
    ID: {AAF1C345-C95E-493F-9064-8B086CD35B37}(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.130318-1533
    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: C:\Program Files (x86)\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>{AAF1C345-C95E-493F-9064-8B086CD35B37}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-PMJBM</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00497</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2514660109-917330234-4226023936</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>2099</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>5DCN90WW(V8.01)</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20121011000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>155D3107018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>LENOVO</OEMID><OEMTableID>CB-01 </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: 00426-00178-926-600497-02-1033-7601.0000-1042013
    Installation ID: 015631095206429736960354096506990721081922649932698260
    Processor Certificate URL:
    Machine Certificate URL:
    Use License URL:
    Product Key Certificate URL:
    Partial Product Key: PMJBM
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F063.
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 4/14/2013 11:10:43 AM


    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 3:23:2013 16:37
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:




    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAEAAgABAAIAAAACAAAAAwABAAEAln2UOWGpLvIcLzx2RKP0jdDW/EXiT6rS+A2WYw==


    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A


    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: no, invalid SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information:
    ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
    APIC LENOVO CB-01
    FACP LENOVO CB-01
    DBGP LENOVO CB-01
    HPET LENOVO CB-01
    BOOT LENOVO CB-01
    MCFG LENOVO CB-01
    SLIC LENOVO CB-01
    UEFI LENOVO CB-01
    ASF! LENOVO CB-01
    SSDT LENOVO CB-01
    ASPT LENOVO CB-01
    FPDT LENOVO CB-01
    MSDM LENOVO CB-01
    SSDT LENOVO CB-01
    SSDT LENOVO CB-01
    SSDT LENOVO CB-01
    BGRT LENOVO CB-01

    Thanks for the information. However, I have no understanding of what you wrote regarding the "OA2.1" and "CERT" and "AFAIK". Sorry for my lack of knowledge, but perhaps you could explain to me what these things mean and if I can even activate my Windows 7.
     
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    What do you guess a "Support Thread" is for :D? Imagine the chaos if everybody would start a new thread for his problem, like you did.
     
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  7. pisthai

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    On the end of your Diagnostic Report you can see:
    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: no, invalid SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information:
    ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
    APIC LENOVO CB-01


    OA = OEM Activation, means OEM Windows 7 which needs OA2.0 or 2.1 and in your case there isn't a valid SLIC table.
    CERT = Certificate which is an script in your case for Lenovo
    AFAIK = As Far As I Know

    If you like to activate your Laptop using Daz Loader, you firstly will need to have the HDD formatted and partitioned in MBR (Master Boot Record).

    Please follow the advice from s1ave77 and urie.
     
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  9. Griffith

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    #9 Griffith, Apr 14, 2013
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    I read a Wikipedia Article on BIOS:

    "If a user performs a fresh install of Windows, they will need to have possession of both the OEM key and the digital certificate for their SLIC in order to bypass activation; in practice this is extremely unlikely and hence the only real way this can be achieved is if the user performs a restore using a pre-customised image provided by the OEM. Cracks for non-genuine Windows distributions usually edit the SLIC or emulate it in order to bypass Windows activation."

    So from what I understand now, and after reading over the break-down of OEM keys, my motherboard/bios has been configured to run an OEM key for Windows 8 64-Bit only. And by formatting my second drive to MBR, I will be able to install another key? Anyways, thanks. And is there a way to format my mSATA into MBR without losing any information/documents/programs (also, what are the advantages/disadvantages of having my drive in MBR)?
     
  10. Tito

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    There is a way without formatting.. follow my previous post.
     
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  11. Griffith

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    Thanks, but your link took me to a website that was written in another language, with just a download button for the file "Lenovo 2 ENG". I know you would never post a harmful link, but I don't really know what I am going to do with this file... Once again, I apologize for my lack of knowledge on the subject. Thanks for being so tollerant o_O
     
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    Daz Loader, which you like to use, needs MBR while GPT is the partitioning for EFI which works with Windows 8 for to bypass the 32bit limit of MBR systems (which didn't means you could not run 64bit OS's!!).

    If yopu format your 2. drive to MBR you could use Daz Loader for to activate.

    I'm not sure, you could use SLIC Cert's for to bypass the activation using the OA3.0 which is part of the BIOS. If yes, than you should be able to use GPT formats.
     
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  13. Tito

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    @pisthai

    It can be possible; I myself have done it previously.

    @Griffith

    Click on the yellow button and fill the captcha to download the archive. Then follow the guide inside.
     
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    Ok, so I downloaded the archive, and I extracted all the files and folders to my desktop. However, I am confused as to what I will be doing with these files. The "MANUAL.tx" simply states:

    1. create USB boot FLASHDISC
    2. copy there MARKER.EXE , SLP2MARK.BIN
    3. in DOS type:
    MARKER.EXE /CLRMARK [ENTER]


    MARKER.EXE /SETMARK=SLP2MARK.BIN [pak ENTER]

    So do I...

    1) Create a bootable USB disk using the "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool" in one of the folders
    2) Then copy and paste the MARKER.EXE and SLP2MARK.BIN to the USB folder.
    3) Now I get lost

    What is the "DOS"? When I try to open MARKER.exe, I get an error saying that "the version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you are running".

    Even if I were to complete all three steps, then what?
     
  15. Tito

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    You missed the third step.... boot from the pen drive.

    :D
     
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  16. Griffith

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    Ok, will this cause me to lose any information on my computer? And what happens when I boot from a pen-drive that I have installed all these files on... I just want to know what these files will be doing, I hope you understand my concerns.
     
  17. Tito

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    Basically your HDD willn't be touched a bit ;)

    This marker tool (used by Lenovo) permanently enable the SLIC. The changes will be in the romhole of bios.
     
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    Awesome. I am currently in the process of formatting the drive. Is it normal for this process to take a very long time? Also, the guide says to format the USB in FAT, but the only option I have is FAT32 (the one I am doing right now)... will formatting it in FAT32 make a difference?
     
  19. Tito

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    Nope.. FAT32 is ok. The process should take less than a minute.
     
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    You can select quick format, also select create dos startup disk using files located at: select the BOOT folder you extracted.