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  • Hello, I bought a new Dell Laptop about 6 months ago.  Windows Vista Home Basic was working fine until now.  It now says to enter activation key or buy a new one.  Looking at the CD Cover for my Vista software from Dell, it says the product key is located on the bottom or side of the laptop.  It is not there and there is no residue or any indication that the product key was ever there. 
    Saturday, April 10, 2010 8:03 AM

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  • Hello ONEOFHIS,

      It appears that Vista's Licensing Store may be having a problem of some kind.  Please try the below steps ot recreate the Store.

    1) Open an Internet Browser window.
    2) Type: %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.
    3) Find the file CMD.exe
    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select 'Run as Administrator'
    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing
    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    9) Type: net start slsvc
    10) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)
    11) Restart your computer twice.
    12) You may be required to enter the Product Key and/or Activate. (be sure to use the Product key from the sticker on the side or bottom of the PC and to Activate by Phone).

     

    Thank you,


    Darin MS
    Monday, April 12, 2010 11:55 PM

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  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50

    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4WD8X-M9WM7-CH4CG
    Windows Product Key Hash: EkdqJZ28Y9zyrh7DU/lHNjTXlQY=
    Windows Product ID: 89572-OEM-7332166-00096
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.002
    ID: {7FF938A4-1BD7-44BC-8FA2-4C985B70533B}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.091208-0542
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    WGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    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 Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 102
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 77F760FE-153-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3_B4D0AA8B-920-80070057

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\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>{7FF938A4-1BD7-44BC-8FA2-4C985B70533B}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0019.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.002</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-CH4CG</PKey><PID>89572-OEM-7332166-00096</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3355389311-1854270396-3204399708</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron 1545                   </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A10</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20090717000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>B4333507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Arab Standard Time(GMT+03:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-MPC</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>102</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><PidType>19</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomeBasic edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 199086aa-6cb8-4e5b-b698-f2be56f1e8ee
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89572-00146-321-600096-02-1033-6001.0000-3342009
    Installation ID: 016253152364342236006973652004746996898262564584023471
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43473
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43474
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43476
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43475
    Partial Product Key: CH4CG
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F032.

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OAAAAAIAAQABAAIAAgABAAAABAABAAEA6GHw2a51c8zaM5yfdg4oH43v8vRUbbw2SnmsVneCRso=

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
      APIC            DELL          WN09  
      FACP            DELL          WN09  
      HPET            DELL          WN09  
      MCFG            DELL          WN09  
      SLIC            HPQOEM        SLIC-MPC
      SSDT            PmRef        CpuPm


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    Saturday, April 10, 2010 7:02 PM
  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50

    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4WD8X-M9WM7-CH4CG
    Windows Product Key Hash: EkdqJZ28Y9zyrh7DU/lHNjTXlQY=
    Windows Product ID: 89572-OEM-7332166-00096
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.002
    ID: {7FF938A4-1BD7-44BC-8FA2-4C985B70533B}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.091208-0542
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    WGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    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 Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 102
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 77F760FE-153-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3_B4D0AA8B-920-80070057

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\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>{7FF938A4-1BD7-44BC-8FA2-4C985B70533B}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0019.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.002</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-CH4CG</PKey><PID>89572-OEM-7332166-00096</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3355389311-1854270396-3204399708</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron 1545                   </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A10</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20090717000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>B4333507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Arab Standard Time(GMT+03:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-MPC</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>102</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><PidType>19</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomeBasic edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 199086aa-6cb8-4e5b-b698-f2be56f1e8ee
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89572-00146-321-600096-02-1033-6001.0000-3342009
    Installation ID: 016253152364342236006973652004746996898262564584023471
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43473
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43474
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43476
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43475
    Partial Product Key: CH4CG
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F032.

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OAAAAAIAAQABAAIAAgABAAAABAABAAEA6GHw2a51c8zaM5yfdg4oH43v8vRUbbw2SnmsVneCRso=

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
      APIC            DELL          WN09  
      FACP            DELL          WN09  
      HPET            DELL          WN09  
      MCFG            DELL          WN09  
      SLIC            HPQOEM        SLIC-MPC
      SSDT            PmRef        CpuPm


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    Saturday, April 10, 2010 7:03 PM
  • Hello ONEOFHIS,

      It appears that Vista's Licensing Store may be having a problem of some kind.  Please try the below steps ot recreate the Store.

    1) Open an Internet Browser window.
    2) Type: %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.
    3) Find the file CMD.exe
    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select 'Run as Administrator'
    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing
    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    9) Type: net start slsvc
    10) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)
    11) Restart your computer twice.
    12) You may be required to enter the Product Key and/or Activate. (be sure to use the Product key from the sticker on the side or bottom of the PC and to Activate by Phone).

     

    Thank you,


    Darin MS
    Monday, April 12, 2010 11:55 PM
  • Thanks Darin,

    My only concern is your point #12, because the product key was not in the expected location ( bottom or side of laptop ).  Is there any way to recover the Product Key from the software or another way?

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 4:47 AM
  • Hi ONEOFHIS,

      The problem is that Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Windows Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:


    A) OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Windows, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the special instructions found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Windows was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Vista looks at the motherboard and sees the special instructions and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)

    B)  COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations (sush as if the OEM SLP key stops self-activating for whatever reason). The key must be activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)

     The steps I provided kind of hit two birds with one stone.  The steps, first, reset the Licensing Store but it also has you change over to the COA SLP key so if the problem was caused by either the Licensing Store or by a problem with the OEM SLP key, those steps would resolve it.

     There is a program out on the internet (called magic jellybean) that can tell the full Product key currently being used in your Windows. (due to policy, I can't link to or promote the use of non-Microsoft tools, of this kind, but other non-microsoft forum members have posted about and linked to it in the past). 

      The problem with this tool is that it can only show you the key currently being used.  In your case, that would be the OEM SLP key. Now if your issue was solely caused by a bad Licensing Store, then re-entering the OEM SLP key in step #12 would be ok, but if the issue is being caused by a problem with the OEM SLP key then re-entering it would just reintroduce the problem again.

      All computers that come with Windows pre-installed and use the OEM SLP key system are required to have the COA SLP key listed on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker affixed to the PC. If you have lost the COA Sticker and you need the COA SLP key, I can only direct you to the support doc KB811224 "How to identify, locate, and replace a product keyhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/811224

    Thank you,

     


    Darin MS
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:00 PM
  • Thanks for all your help Darrin.  After all this trouble, I found the missing COA, which is now located on all Dell laptops inside the battery compartment.

    Thanks again

    Saturday, April 24, 2010 4:52 AM