Vista Error and Fix: 0x8007000D – Data is Invalid

Posted June 23, 2006 by Hack_Vista in Microsoft Vista

A few users have reported this “Data is invalid” error during the activation of their Vista installation. Here is how to fix Vista error 0x8007000D.


My vista installation progress continued with good success. On a couple of boxes, I have had problems validating due to a 0x8007000D or “Data is invalid” error.

Typically, I have been able to isolate this error to ISO mounting tools such as Daemon Tools or Alcohol 120%. Some antivirus programs may cause this error as well.

In fact, sometimes installing one of these tools after activation will actually cause Vista to no longer be activated, and you may get a “This machine is unlicensed” message also.

If you must have a image-mounting tool, try one of the older version of Daemon Tools. I have had good luck with versions 3.33 and earlier.

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