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Vista suddenly failed validation today RRS feed

  • Question

  • I downloaded Vista RC2 a couple of months ago from the Vista evaluation site. I was given a key there that worked and validation was performed. A few weeks ago, I downloaded and updated Vista to RTM (Build 6000). Again, from the same location.

    Now, today Windows suddenly tells me it fails validation and has limited functionality. What's going on with that? I have been a member of the beta test team since the summer and I hope I have provided valuable feedback. I assumed the evaluation license was good until 07/2007.

    BTW, the last Windows Update that ran last night downloaded and installed an update to the Windows Validation Tool. Is something broken? What do I need to do?

     

    I have filed Service Request: SRZ061215002661

    MGA Diag:

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0723.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Detailed Status: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-3TQ78-BHX9T-37473
    Windows Product Key Hash: 3X5mrPKvpR1vFLKKPEZ1BbkMGcw=
    Windows Product ID: 89587-102-6338314-70986
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001
    ID: aeb4f67a-7336-4c90-b756-68334ecdf9fd
    Is Admin: No
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.5.532.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-138-80041010_025D1FF3-324-80040154_025D1FF3-269-80040154_025D1FF3-273-80070002

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~2\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.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>aeb4f67a-7336-4c90-b756-68334ecdf9fd</UGUID><Version>1.5.0723.1</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-37473</PKey><PID>89587-102-6338314-70986</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-943069649-2073404135-4250563621</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>GBT___</Manufacturer><Model>AWRDACPI</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Award Software International, Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>F5</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20060907000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>833C3607018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{30120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 (Beta)</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>B378BF456E30CB4</Val><Hash>t4NmNFGUwF1cO+ulz6NMM5PMiXA=</Hash><Pid>82503-602-0016626-58035</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

     

    Friday, December 15, 2006 5:02 PM

Answers

  • You need to uninstall your Frankenbuild of Windows Vista Ultimate RTM.

     

    We will not be able to provide support for modified systems. For complete instructions, please go to www.microsoft.com/genuine and click Validate Windows.

     

    -phil

    Saturday, December 16, 2006 12:54 AM
  • Allan:

     

    Definitely, a clarification is due on my part. The current installation of Windows Vista (RTM - 6000) on your PC is non-genuine, and flagged that way because it is using a BETA (not RTM) Product Key/Product ID (as noted by the Diagnostics data pulled from your PC via the Diagnostics tool).

     

    RTM builds of WIndows Vista do NOT take Beta (RC1/RC2/Beta2/Beta1, etc) product keys without heavy modification to the system integrity and the Product Activation protocols on Windows Vista. This modification (as Carey notes above) is dubbed "Frankenbuild" by our internal team.

     

    I'm not sure where you may have recieved these modified bits to have the installation accept the non-RTM product key/productID - where did you get this file from?.

     

    If you indeed have access to the RTM MSDN/Business release, you can purchase an RTM Product Key from the same MSDN/Open License portal. No matter what, you will have to reinstall the operating system, however.

     

    -phil

    Monday, December 18, 2006 5:30 AM

All replies

  • You cannot use a Windows Vista Product Key you obtained for RC2 with the released version (RTM).  You'll need to purchase a Windows XP license for the released version when it becomes available, around January 30, 2007.
    Saturday, December 16, 2006 12:01 AM
    Moderator
  • You need to uninstall your Frankenbuild of Windows Vista Ultimate RTM.

     

    We will not be able to provide support for modified systems. For complete instructions, please go to www.microsoft.com/genuine and click Validate Windows.

     

    -phil

    Saturday, December 16, 2006 12:54 AM
  • Ouch that hurts...btw Phil Liu - I tought that MS want to see how is "final" Vista running and harvest some infos about bugs etc.. Right now I've found some of them , mostly GUI interface bugs but also I'm running on modified 6000build. In January I want to buy offical relase but what can  I do right now? I don't want to switch to XP.. I waant Vistaa!

    Saturday, December 16, 2006 1:30 AM
  • Ruinning a hacked, "modified 6000 build" is of no interest to anyone.
    Saturday, December 16, 2006 3:19 AM
    Moderator
  • Saturday, December 16, 2006 11:05 AM
    Moderator
  • Allan:

     

    Definitely, a clarification is due on my part. The current installation of Windows Vista (RTM - 6000) on your PC is non-genuine, and flagged that way because it is using a BETA (not RTM) Product Key/Product ID (as noted by the Diagnostics data pulled from your PC via the Diagnostics tool).

     

    RTM builds of WIndows Vista do NOT take Beta (RC1/RC2/Beta2/Beta1, etc) product keys without heavy modification to the system integrity and the Product Activation protocols on Windows Vista. This modification (as Carey notes above) is dubbed "Frankenbuild" by our internal team.

     

    I'm not sure where you may have recieved these modified bits to have the installation accept the non-RTM product key/productID - where did you get this file from?.

     

    If you indeed have access to the RTM MSDN/Business release, you can purchase an RTM Product Key from the same MSDN/Open License portal. No matter what, you will have to reinstall the operating system, however.

     

    -phil

    Monday, December 18, 2006 5:30 AM
  • Phil,

    I have been beta-testing Vista since RC1 last summer. I was given this disk for RTM a few weeks ago in our IT shop and told to start final testing of our apps. I simply assumed it would take the same key I had for RC2. It worked fine until a week ago. Then it failed validation. I tried to find out where the installation disk came from but no one has confessed yet.

    As I stated earlier, I solved the problem by using our company's access to Technet to get a complete download AND product key. I did have to re-install the O/S as you said and that solved the problem. My copy now passes validation and testing continues. I apologize for the inconvenience and the error on the part of my shop. We are under a lot of pressure to meet a deadline but cutting corners by using improper copies of the software is unacceptable.

    Thanks.

    -- Allan

    Friday, December 22, 2006 10:54 PM
  • One cannot use a Vista product key issued for beta testing with the released version (RTM).  You'll need to purchase a conventional Vista license when they become available on January 30, 2007.
    Friday, December 22, 2006 11:18 PM
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