Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 on UEFI was activated on install, now isn't. Help!

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  1. RedAero

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    I'll get to the point quickly: I installed a pre-activated Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with all updates up to May on my new rig back in June, onto an SSD, using an UEFI setup. All was well, it was genuine. Afterwards, a week or so later, I installed a genuine Office 2013 package (free from University) that seems to have broken the activation and now my 30 days are up and I haven't found a solution.

    Things to know:

    • Daz's loader doesn't work, because UEFI.
    • KB971033 is installed, but was already installed with the OS itself. It can be uninstalled from the "Installed Updates" list.
    • MS Toolkit doesn't work on Ultimate.
    • I haven't tried RemoveWAT or any other options as of yet because I'd rather not mess something up. I don't really know what I'm doing.
    • I would definitely not like to reformat.

    I'm fairly sure the Win7 distro used Daz's Loader v2.2.2 to begin with, and it worked despite the UEFI, but something seems to have gone wrong since. Any ideas?

    Thank you for your help in advance, I hope there's an easy way to solve this that I simply overlooked. I am posting this thread because the alternative options are quite confusing, particularly w.r.t. UEFI, so I thought I'd get an expert opinion before screwing something up beyond reasonable repair.

    By the way, if it matters, the mobo is an AsRock Z87 Extreme 4.
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

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    Daz Loader never works on UEFI (well, rather GPT-formatted disks). Could be they used something like WindSLIC.
     
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  3. RedAero

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    #3 RedAero, Jul 25, 2014
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    My C: drive (the SSD) is definitely GPT-formatted, with a 100 MB EFI System partition preceding it and some overprovisioned space after it. Nonetheless, Daz's Loader is what says there is an unsupported partition table, and the .nfo with the Win 7 release I got says it uses the same loader and KMSpico for the Enterprise editions. Even if the .nfo didn't say it, what else could have activated it?

    Now, as for WindSLIC, it did appear in my searches but I have no idea what to do with the information in that thread. Is the first post up-to-date? The 4th link there speaks about compiling and whatnot, unfortunately I'm not familiar with cracking on that level. I don't even know what "untar" means...
     
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  5. RedAero

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    #5 RedAero, Jul 25, 2014
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    For reference, here is the .txt readme that came with the distro:

    Code:
      Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86 x64 16in1 en-US OEM ESD May2014
    
    
    
    [ RELEASE INFO ]
    
    
      File:Win7.X86.X64.ESD.en-US.May2014.iso
    
    
      Sources:32bit: X17-59463
    64bit: X17-59465 
    
    
      Size: 4,16GB
      Format: Bootable ISO
       
      CRC32: ae23d770
      MD5:4fd1fa64b1503580f5336b388c536c8f
      SHA-1: 1ac719764253b8e0f30ca5772bf39f24f5061de1
    
    
       
    [ CONTENTS ]
    
    
      * USB3, Sata and Network drivers added.
    
    
      Integrated / Pre-installed in Audit Mode:
    
    
      * .Net Framework 4.5.2 (KB2934520)
      * Internet Explorer 11
      * Hotfixes - 2014-05-13
    
    
      Setupcomplete / Post-install:
    
    
      * DirectX Juni 2010
      * KB890930
      * Defender Updates
    
    
    
    
    [ EDITIONS INCLUDED ]
    
    
      32bit:
     
      * Windows 7 Home Premium          
      * Windows 7 Professional
      * Windows 7 Ultimate
      * Windows 7 Enterprise
      * Windows 7 Home PremiumActivation by OEM 
      * Windows 7 ProfessionalActivation by OEM 
      * Windows 7 UltimateActivation by OEM
      * Windows 7 Enterprise *Activation by OEM *
      
      64bit:  
    
    
      * Windows 7 Home Premium          
      * Windows 7 Professional
      * Windows 7 Ultimate
      * Windows 7 Enterprise
      * Windows 7 Home PremiumActivation by OEM 
      * Windows 7 ProfessionalActivation by OEM 
      * Windows 7 UltimateActivation by OEM
      * Windows 7 Enterprise *Activation by OEM *
    
    
    
    
    [ FEATURES ]
      
      * install.wim compressed to recovery format (install.esd)
        
    
    
    [ COMMENTS & ACTIVATION INFO ]
    
    
      * Only clean installs can be made with this format, not upgrades.
      
      Activation information:
      * If you want to activate by OEM, install edition marked with OEM Activation
      * and skip the optional activation
    
    
      * A WPI-window will pop up in the last phase of the installation.
      * To skip activation and software, just click on "Exit".   
      * To activate Enterprise, select "Enterprise Only". 
      * For all other editions, select "Windows Loader".
      * All optional applications except 7-Zip and WinRAR uses web installers
        which requires connection to internet.
      * Simply select the software you wish to install and then "Begin install" 
      
      Activators:
      * Daz Loader v2.2.2
      * KMSpico v9.2.3.0 (Enterprise Editions) 
    
    
      Optional free software (web installers):
      * Google Chrome
      * Mozilla Firefox
      * Opera Chromium
      * Adobe Reader
      * Adobe Flashplayer
      * MSE
      * 7-zip 9.25
      * uTorrent
      * WinRAR 5.10
     
      
    [ INSTALLATION ]
    
    
      * Create bootable USB (highly recommended), minimum 8GB, with Rufus (attached) 
        or, if you really must; burn to DVD at slow speed.
     
    
    
      Hope you will enjoy this release!
    
    
      Regards,
      Generation2
    
    
    
    Emphasis mine.

    MGADIAG:

    Code:
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    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
    Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
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    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
    ID: {AC1B93E4-4287-4154-B5FB-F2B137BA0C12}(1)
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    Architecture: 0x00000009
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    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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    OGA Notifications Data-->
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    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    
    
    OGA Data-->
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    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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    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-->
    
    
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    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002
    
    
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    Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
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    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
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    Installation ID: 017783879426840874448925163874636544362875598795265684
    Processor Certificate URL: 
    Machine Certificate URL: 
    Use License URL: 
    Product Key Certificate URL: 
    Partial Product Key: 3MBMV
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 25/07/2014 02:16:25
    
    
    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 6:25:2014 19:22
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
    
    
    
    
    HWID Data-->
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    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A
    
    
    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information: 
      ACPI Table NameOEMID ValueOEMTableID Value
      APICALASKAA M I
      FACPALASKAA M I
      HPETALASKAA M I
      MCFGALASKAA M I
      FPDTALASKAA M I
      ASF!INTEL  HCG
      SSDTPmRefCpu0Ist
      SSDTPmRefCpu0Ist
      SSDTPmRefCpu0Ist
      SSDTPmRefCpu0Ist
      SSDTPmRefCpu0Ist
      AAFTALASKAOEMAAFT 
    
    
    
    
    
    Italicized lines had links in them which I had to remove.
     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yeah, as assumed no activation happened at all so far. System shows Retail Channel (would be OEM:SLP with the Loader) and 'Grace Time expired'.

    You can opt for a BIOS-Mod :cool2:.
     
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  7. RedAero

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    How is that possible? The system reported itself as activated and genuine and ran flawlessly for a week before I installed a genuine Office 2013. Isn't it possible that the Office install (being genuine) un-activated the system?

    What does a BIOS-mod mean in the context of an UEFI system? Oh, and wouldn't RemoveWAT work? Or that WindSLIC? I'd rather not mess with the BIOS unless absolutely necessary.
     
  8. s1ave77

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    Must have confused info, WindSLIC works for UEFI :doh:.

    Hmm, normally Office doesn't deactivate the system.

    Stay away from RemoveWAT!!! It only harms system files and will be disabled soon!!!
     
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  9. RedAero

    RedAero MDL Novice

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    In that case, is there some step-by-step guide on how to use this WindSLIC? As far as I could tell, with the out-of-date initial post and instructions to compile...something... it's far outside my abilities to figure out unaided. Is there perhaps an IRC channel or something where someone could walk me through it?
     
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  11. RedAero

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    I... I think it worked. :worthy: It's really that easy? Thanks a milliion, man, you're a godsend!
     
  12. s1ave77

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    You can give another MGADiag report to check for success :g:.
     
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  13. RedAero

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    #13 RedAero, Jul 25, 2014
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    Code:
    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):-----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    
    
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
    Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
    ID: {AC1B93E4-4287-4154-B5FB-F2B137BA0C12}(3)
    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.140303-2144
    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
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    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
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    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
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    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
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    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
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    Installation ID: 014834815905266080376072618403628303808345329590411514
    Processor Certificate URL: 
    Machine Certificate URL: 
    Use License URL: 
    Product Key Certificate URL: 
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    License Status: Licensed
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    Trusted time: 25/07/2014 03:13:57
    
    
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    HrOnline: 0x00000000
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    Event Time Stamp: 6:25:2014 19:22
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    Windows marker version: 0x20001
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      FACPALASKAA M I
      HPETALASKAA M I
      MCFGALASKAA M I
      FPDTALASKAA M I
      ASF!INTEL  HCG
      SSDTPmRefCpu0Ist
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      SSDTPmRefCpu0Ist
      SSDTPmRefCpu0Ist
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      AAFTALASKAOEMAAFT 
      SLICACRSYSACRPRDCT
    
    
    
    
    
    I see OEM_SLP, should be good.
     
  14. s1ave77

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    #14 s1ave77, Jul 25, 2014
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    Looks good:

    Code:
    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: 00426-00178-926-600006-02-1033-7601.0000-2062014
    Installation ID: 014834815905266080376072618403628303808345329590411514
    Processor Certificate URL:
    Machine Certificate URL:
    Use License URL:
    Product Key Certificate URL:
    Partial Product Key: HYRR2
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trusted time: 25/07/2014 03:13:57 
    Code:
    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0x00000000
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Code:
    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 Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
      APIC            ALASKA        A M I
      FACP            ALASKA        A M I
      HPET            ALASKA        A M I
      MCFG            ALASKA        A M I
      FPDT            ALASKA        A M I
      ASF!            INTEL          HCG
      SSDT            PmRef        Cpu0Ist
      SSDT            PmRef        Cpu0Ist
      SSDT            PmRef        Cpu0Ist
      SSDT            PmRef        Cpu0Ist
      SSDT            PmRef        Cpu0Ist
      AAFT            ALASKA        OEMAAFT
      SLIC            ACRSYS        ACRPRDCT
     
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  15. RedAero

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    Thanks again, man, you definitely saved me a lot of trial and error :cheers:
     
  16. s1ave77

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    You're welcome :D.
     
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  17. robertocarlos

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    Don't mean to be repetitive on an issue apparently already resolved but yes, the WindSLIC method works like a charm (so far) on a GTP partition (UEFI boot). DAZ or KMSPico doesn't work, IR5 & IR7 neither. The only solution I've found that actually activates Windows is the WindSLIC; in my case working on Gigabyte mobo.

    Thanks and good Windowing!
     
  18. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    KMSpico should work fine if you use a volume sku that supports KMS activation such as Professional or Enterprise
     
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  19. Yen

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    I appreciate the time and energy people bring to help the members here.
    Anyway as soon as it is clear that somebody tries to install / activate a modified OS (ISO), the right advice would be to promt the one to make a clean install of a verified ISO. Until then any further advice should be denied.

    I NEVER would run an OS which has been modified from somebody I don't know.
     
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  20. CaptainKirk1966

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    It looks like what happened is the pre-activator was Daz loader, which failed to pre-activate because of the gpt disk. The OP, passing genuine tests, thought he was at first activated, but he wasn't, and the trial eventually expired. At this point, the OP was left with a fairly clean install that just needed a proper activation.

    Even though he should have started with a clean iso, we should at least complement the OP for having the good sense to avoid RemoveWat after he found that Daz loder had failed him.