Validation Key In Use - Can't Activate RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just purchased a new desktop and have turned my older desktop into a server with Windows Server 2003.  The older machine had a validated copy of Vista Business on it but it has now been replaced.  On my new machine when I try to activate my copy of VISTA Business with the original key I get the message that the validation key is in use.  What to do?

    By the way, I am an instructor at a college and my key came from the ELMS system.

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0012.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Validation Control not Installed
    Detailed Status: 0x1
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8Q22B-K8BM3-MRW4W
    Windows Product Key Hash: N1+BJIdShRdqRg3OhCo6d8hCl70=
    Windows Product ID: 89576-009-0000025-71808
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.006
    ID: a67c1675-ee6f-4293-aae6-ab234cbe26c6
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070006
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    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: 102
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3178-80070002_77F760FE-150-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_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:\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>a67c1675-ee6f-4293-aae6-ab234cbe26c6</UGUID><Version>1.7.0012.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.006</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-MRW4W</PKey><PID>89576-009-0000025-71808</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1519286721-2167973944-2569833353</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>INTEL_</Manufacturer><Model>IntelDG965WH</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Intel Corp.</Manufacturer><Version>MQ96510J.86A.1577.2006.1115.2351</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20061115000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>8D320500018400F6</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>102</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-0014-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>928E86383D09A5C</Val><Hash>RjIsgjpE2sUmi1x0CFlFSBeweqk=</Hash><Pid>81605-302-4076092-65854</Pid><PidType>10</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 


    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:26 PM


  • Please go to your System Properties panel (which you can access by right-clicking on Computer in the start menu and choosing Properties) and click on the blue "Change product key" link at the bottom of that window.  Then try entering your product key there.  Let me know if that works.  Thank you!
    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:09 PM