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Vista keeps asking me to activate.

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  • I had to update my BIOS. 
    I built my computer myself running Vista Home Premium.
    Everything was fine until I flashed my BIOS... now Windows keeps asking me to activate Vista.
    It won't take my original key as it thinks its already in use...

    Reading the threads it looks like I may have to activate by phone ????

    Does this mean I can't install my copy of Vista on my other computer ??  I really have to buy a seperate copy of Windows for every computer in the house ??

    Here is my copy of the diagnostics....

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0062.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Cached Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2RYTF-DXCWP-FGC38
    Windows Product Key Hash: Nug89Usy63mzFpe0wLA97eO8rsM=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7359605-92333
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {FFE924F2-302E-44FE-BABD-D05746CBA580}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.070627-1500
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    Grace Flag: 0x0
    Commit: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Reboot Flag: 0x0
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Wgaer.exe Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Wgaer.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    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 Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-2968-80070002_025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.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>{FFE924F2-302E-44FE-BABD-D05746CBA580}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0062.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-FGC38</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7359605-92333</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-4138081313-2194311769-1804448489</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>MSI</Manufacturer><Model>MS-7260</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>MS-7260</Manufacturer><Version>V1.9</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20070906000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>25323507018400F6</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>B150756C8BC5712</Val><Hash>22ZPMCuzS71s+6OYHM/G/ZJPE5A=</Hash><Pid>81602-905-8504963-68321</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002


    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 3:46 PM

Answers

  •  

    Hi shingsts,

     

    "Reading the threads it looks like I may have to activate by phone ????"

     

    Yes, Activate by phone and if you have any problems with the automatic phone activation, stay on the line or select the option that takes you to a live operator.

     

    "I really have to buy a seperate copy of Windows for every computer in the house ??"

     

    Yes, Retail Windows Vista is only Licensed to be installed on one computer at a time.

     

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 6:11 PM
    Owner

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  •  

    Hi shingsts,

     

    "Reading the threads it looks like I may have to activate by phone ????"

     

    Yes, Activate by phone and if you have any problems with the automatic phone activation, stay on the line or select the option that takes you to a live operator.

     

    "I really have to buy a seperate copy of Windows for every computer in the house ??"

     

    Yes, Retail Windows Vista is only Licensed to be installed on one computer at a time.

     

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 6:11 PM
    Owner
  • I believe the activation by phone worked... thanks for the advise.

     

    One more question tho...  I have an external hard drive that I have Vista do weekly backups on so I don't lose any data.

    If my internal hard drive crash's and I have to replace it... do I need by buy another copy of Vista??

    If thats the case... then it seems to me its not one copy of Windows per computer but one copy of Windows per hard drive... 

    When Vista does its weekly back-up... does it also back up my registration key... etc ??

     

     

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 6:18 AM