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  • I am trying to silently install this on my network using WindowsXP-KB905474-ENU-x86-Standalone.exe /Q and it will not install.
    Monday, January 26, 2009 7:27 PM


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  • RinRen,

    You should not have to worry about this if you are running a network. 



    Stephen Holm
    • Proposed as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:48 AM
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:48 AM
  • It seems if we do not install this we have to enter our office 2007 product key every few months.  Is there another way around it?
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:54 AM
  • Rin,

    What exactly are you talking about? You mentioned XP WGA previously and now you are mentioning Office 2007 product keys? Curious are you a system adminsitrator for a very large company? Exactly how many computers do you have installed and running on the network? Next please tell me exactly what version of Microsoft Office 2007 currently installed?  Please follow the steps below as it could resolve your issue. If need be, provide us with additional information to determine the cause of this issue.

    Make sure you are logged on as an Administrator.

    Confirm you are using the most current version of Genuine Advantage by clicking Validate Office on the website below:


    If the above steps do not resolve your issue, continue below.

    The MGADT website will attempt to resolve the validation errors you are experiencing with Office.


    Please run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Test (MGADT) so that I may analyze the results.

    By clicking the link below, you will download the MGADT.  Then click the Run button. Then click the Run button again. Then click the Continue button to perform the diagnostic. The Windows tab should show, click the Copy button to paste your report to the clipboard.  Then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum by adding a post in it and pressing Ctrl V (to paste the text). Clicking the OK button will clear the Diagnostic window. Here is the download link:


    Please tell us about the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for your copy of Microsoft Office.

    1. What edition/version of Office do you have? To find your edition/version click Start, Word Options, Resources, About,there you should find the title of your edition.

    ·         Office Basic

    ·         Office Standard

    ·         Office Home and Student

    ·         Office Mobile

    ·         Office Small Business

    ·         Office Professional

    ·         Office Professional Plus

    ·         Office Enterprise

    ·         Office Ultimate

    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4. Please provide the customer scenario you are experiencing.

    5. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for, see this page to reference your COA:


    NOTE: The data collected with the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you. The information can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

    Thank you.



    Stephen Holm
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:59 AM
  • We have about 120 machines.  The few that have Office 2007 Enterprise seem to ask for a product key every few months.  If I go to Windows Update and run the Genuine Advantage tool the product key is accepted and it does not ask for the key for a few months.  So as a test I tried to push the EXE and using the /Q switch to see if that was actually the issue and it would not install.   So now I have to do it manually, no big deal if it isn't the reason but if it is I need a way to push it to my clients.
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 3:09 AM
  • Morning RinRen,

    Unfortunately th is situation falls outside Windows Genuine Advantage. Also have you researched Windows Server Update Services Community (WSUS)? Please visit WSUS located here:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/bb509327.aspx 

    I suggest posting your question to the “Discussions in Windows XP General” or the “Discussions in Windows XP Newsgroups” here:



    If you should have other non-WGA questions please visit our communities/articles/support webpage for helpful information: 



    Thank you for visiting the WGA program forum.





    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:55 PM
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:54 PM