Windows is not genuine after installing MUI with Vistalizator!

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  1. so.very.tired

    so.very.tired MDL Novice

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    Hi, i'm new here.
    first of all, i'd like to say that English isn't my native language, so please excuse me for any poor language, misspellings or grammatical errors.
    i have a problem, and i hope it's the right place to post it...

    i recently purchased a Lenovo laptop with an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64Bit.
    i bought this computer from the US, so naturally it has English interface Windows.
    as you may know, for unknown, unjustified, stupid reasons, Microsoft does'nt supply Language packs for NON Ultimate/Enterprise versions of Windows 7, and since i bought this computer as a gift for my father, and he's having really hard time using it with English interface Windows, i used Vistalizator's latest version, and the Hebrew MUI languege pack offered at their website (run "Vistalizator" in Google, it can't post links), in order to change the display language to my native language.
    Vistalizator has two installation modes, Internal - "uses the internal Windows language installer", and Express mode - "a 'quick and dirty' approach to install new languages."
    at first, i tried to use the internal installation of course, but unfortunatly, i got an error saying: "Sorry, the internal installation failed! As this is an experimental feature, success is not garanteed. You can always use Express installation mode instead."
    so i tried the express installation mode instead. the MUI was installed, i restarted my computer, and indid, the interface changed to Hebrew, but ever since i installed the MUI, every once in a while, i get a massage that my windows isn't genuine. so i looked it up and found a link from microsoft's support site saying that "Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packs are supported on, licensed for, and available for Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise editions. If these language files are present on another edition of Windows 7, Genuine Windows technologies will detect tampering on the system and then display the "This copy of Windows is not genuine" warning message."
    i had no choice but to revert the changes and remove the Hebrew MUI in order to use Windows properly...

    is there any way to resolve this situation?
    i pretty much looked everywhere for an answer and could'nt find one, i even tried to report to Vistalizator's developers through email but got no response.

    i would very much appreciate any help, thanks in advanced and best regards.
     
  2. so.very.tired

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    #2 so.very.tired, Jan 5, 2012
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    Hi, acrsn!
    thanks for your response.

    Vistalizator is a portable .exe, so no uninstallation needed, i just had to remove the Hebrew MUI (as i did).
    as for the activation status - i'm pretty sure it didn't change at system properties page - it was activated all along, i just won't pass validation checks (at microsoft.com/genuine/validate, for example), and this massage ("This copy of Windows is not genuine..." etc) keeps coming every once in a while. everything is back to normal when i remove the Hebrew MUI.

    what are the alternatives for Vistalizator?

    thanks again, appreciate it.
     
  3. lcdth

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  5. so.very.tired

    so.very.tired MDL Novice

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    #5 so.very.tired, Jan 5, 2012
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    lcdth, doesn't that mean i'll still be overriding the MUI limit and thus be recognized as non-genuine?

    Tito, sorry for my ignorance, but i couldn't understand what SLIC 2.1 is.
    i dont have Windows 7 Ultimate, and i don't think i should pay additional money to get the laptop display my native language.
    this is utterly outrageous Microsoft doesn't supply language packs for all versions just to make me spend more money on new opertaing system, after already paying for one.

    thank you both for your help!

    edit
    i just found this link: mydigitallife.net/windows-7-validated-as-non-genuine-on-unsupported-editions-with-mui-language-pack-installed (funny i didn't come across it earlier) it seems like there's nothing much i can do...
     
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    By the way, what is the brand of the PC??
     
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  8. so.very.tired

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    #8 so.very.tired, Jan 5, 2012
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    brilliant, thanks guys.

    but... what would be a better alternative, using "Windows Loader" offered by Tito, or using the Ultimate Key offered by acrsn (will i be recognized as genuine with this key)?

    edit.
    ok, upgrading windows using the Ultimate key didn't go well ("The upgrade you entered is for an edition of Windows that does not work with Windows Anytime Upgrade. Enter a different upgrade key").
    to hell with them, i'll go for the loader, it looks promising...
     
  9. Dre009

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    Yes that would be my assumption as well
     
  10. so.very.tired

    so.very.tired MDL Novice

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    before trying to upgrade, i ran sfc /scannow like you told me to.
    after it's done its thing, it says that there were some corrupted files and windows was able to repair it (don't remember the exact words)...
    i'll download your upload from here: forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/27069-FINAL-Media-Refresh-MSDN-Windows-7-Ultimate-SP1_U-x86-x64-ISO-Download-English (thanks for that, btw :)) and reinstall windows.
     
  11. so.very.tired

    so.very.tired MDL Novice

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    good point, acrsn.
    so... first i need to use the loader, and then trying to upgrade?
     
  12. so.very.tired

    so.very.tired MDL Novice

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    ok, the strangest thing just happend...
    i restarted the computer, and somehow it started upgrading (when the "Shutting down" screen appears).
    anyway, i'm now on Ultimate version. and it's genuine too. :)
     
  13. so.very.tired

    so.very.tired MDL Novice

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    will do.
    thank you so much for the great help.
    appreciate it. :worthy:
     
  14. theusermustuse

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    Sorry for replying to such an old topic but I have exactly the same problem. Have an eMachines laptop with an OEM Home Premium, and when I tried to upgrade to ultimate for language purposes it wouldn't accept the Acer OEM key, but at the reboot it upgraded to Ultimate anyway. Too bad that it isn't activated now, even though the Home Premium was.
    So I got this trial thing that's gonna expire in three days... What can I do? I don't want to use the loader because the loader itself says I got the Acer certificate and SLIC so it should work... It did upgrade to Ultimate with the same key, why isn't it genuine now?
    Thanks for all the help you can provide
     
  15. Carlos Detweiller

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    Maybe you could enlighten us with an MGADiag report?
     
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    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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    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: {E45991D3-0A75-4F39-A626-6FE76CFAD3C7}(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
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    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)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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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
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    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
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    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
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    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
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    Partial Product Key: HYRR2
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    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
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    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAgABAAIAAAABAAAAAgABAAEAeqiQdeARen/EAwKjDAeuNn5dQP/c9kbK

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

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    ASF! ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
    SLIC ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
    SSDT PmRef CpuPm
     
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    @theusermustuse
    Run the following codes in command prompt as admin.
    Code:
    slmgr.vbs -rilc
    %SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe /run
    
     
  18. Tito

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    Seems that he also needs to install Acer certificate.

    :g:
     
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    #20 theusermustuse, Jun 8, 2013
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    I don't fully understand what those commands do, but I ran them anyway... Unfortunately, still not genuine. It's weird though, the online validator says it's genuine...
    Whenever I try to manually activate in the System window with the OEM product key I get error code 0xCC004E003.