Windows 7 Activation Error 8007000D, Data is invalid.

Dburris02 used Ask the Experts™
Hello Brain Trust,

My sites are getting more frequent errors pertaining to the 8007000D Data is Invalid, windows not Genuine. We activate the KMS using VAMT 3.1. What I have tried thus far is as follows;

-MS Fix It 50485.
-Slmgr /rearm (after resetting the reg key to 1 to allow another rearm, it says successful but does not resolve)
-Side by side comparison of the File path suggested to be the cause of error HKLM.../Enum/ Root between an activated workstation and the not genuine machine. Due to machines varying in installed applications, I was unable to determine which keys were incorrectly modified.
- We use a version of encryption provided by Credent and it has been known to cause problems in peculiar ways, I've done what is known as "Unlocking" the drive to see if that would allow the Fix it to properly modify the registry but that did not suffice. I can also try to completely uninstall if anyone feels that would be helpful.
- I have run Slmgr /dlv but that only told me of the error code.

All in all, I have searched far and wide in various forums but have not found anything that could possibly point me in a legitimate direction for a solution. If anyone has any suggestions they are all welcome because I just don't think Re-imaging is the best course of action due to the increased frequency of issues.

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we used a program called "Deed Freeze" that locked a HDD down so no changes would remain after a reboot.
so when system changes where make we would have to unlock the systems.. what a pain in the rear.
first I would look at the firewall of the clients, either disable or open up for your KMS server.
see if you can contact your KMS server from the desktop too.
if no joy then I would boot your machine up in the unlocked state and if you can (not sure if it works or not) safe mode with networking.
I would try slmgr /ato  first just to see if it activates.
no joy try
slmgr /upk (uninstall current key)
slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (manually install KMS client key)
slmgr /ato


Thank you! It looks like the software encryption was the culprit and could have possibly corrupted some of the system files. But aside from that, now when I apply a Activation key from the VAMT console, the system will accept the code but state that the OS is still "Non-genuine". I am going to reach out to our engineering dept and request the actual KMS key to input manually.

I'm glad your finding out the cause. This will be good help for others as KMS and Encryption goes forward.
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The problem has now been resolved. In my case, the Credent DDPE encryption had locked the system files preventing the KMS Host from updating the KMS key. I simply uninstalled the DDPE client and after a restart I was able to install and activate the KMS key. I will however note that after uninstalling the client on 2 separate machines, I received 2 different error codes. One was 0xC004F200 and the other 0xC004F009. With the first error, I installed the key and but it would not allow me to activate the license stating that it was non-genuine. After letting the system sit for a day or so, the license updated and activated on it's own. As for the 2nd error, I was able to easily update the key information and activate the license.

Problem solved good man, I Hope I was of some service :)


This was the solution that I had found while running multiple tests on various machines and has thus far been successful.

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