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Windows Vista suddenly not valid

    Question

  • I looked at my computer last night and noticed the wallpaper was gone and a message was popping up at the bottom right telling me I need to activate my Windows. I bought this computer brand new from HP many years ago, Windows was pre-installed and I have never wiped and re-installed it or anything like that.

    I scanned for malware but found nothing. I rebooted the computer hoping that would fix it but now it's telling me that my security essentials will stop working in 30 days because my Windows is not valid.

    I have tried using some of the other suggestions I found in this section but none of them worked. 

    I tried to use the http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate/ page but it doesn't work either.  If I use it in Chrome it tells me "Windows Validation was Interrupted" and if I use it in IE it just keeps looping back to the instructions page.

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-27HYQ-XTKW2-WQD8Q
    Windows Product Key Hash: U8YEZzymoD4DMyaMb32rPrNIS90=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7332157-00061
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {E05AED48-103B-4AF8-87AB-390E3764B8C6}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.120824-0336
    TTS Error: 
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Windows XP 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: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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>{E05AED48-103B-4AF8-87AB-390E3764B8C6}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-WQD8Q</PKey><PID>89583-OEM-7332157-00061</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3409344383-381538188-1065863607</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP-Pavilion</Manufacturer><Model>NY805AV-ABA s5110t</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>5.22</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20090507000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>FE323507018400F8</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><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-CPC</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>83D84101F291D86</Val><Hash>gN+n9+Zg3Fc66TYV4mB8Ojpnl2g=</Hash><Pid>89388-707-4698546-65975</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="19" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="44" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="BA" 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, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: bffdc375-bbd5-499d-8ef1-4f37b61c895f
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89583-00146-321-500061-02-1033-6001.0000-1992009
    Installation ID: 015744892926576741661111791246886666974856302800888865
    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: WQD8Q
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F02A.

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAIAAgABAAEAAgABAAAAAgABAAEAeqiU7hi1SfHAEqp2Bgk6sI3v8vRWvi5UrFZGyg==

    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 HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      FACP HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      HPET HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      MCFG HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      SLIC HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      SSDT PmRef CpuPm


    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:58 PM

Answers

  • The problem appears to be in the Licensing Store - please try the following.....

     

    Recreate the Licensing Store with the correct data.

     

    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. 

     

    You may be asked to enter your COA Key and/or Activate. – if asked for the Key, use the one on your COA sticker on the machine’s case (you may need to activate by telephone).  

     

    Once complete, run another MGADiag report and post back with the results.     


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:01 PM
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  • The problem appears to be in the Licensing Store - please try the following.....

     

    Recreate the Licensing Store with the correct data.

     

    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. 

     

    You may be asked to enter your COA Key and/or Activate. – if asked for the Key, use the one on your COA sticker on the machine’s case (you may need to activate by telephone).  

     

    Once complete, run another MGADiag report and post back with the results.     


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:01 PM
    Moderator
  • I did that and now it's asking for my key. When I input the key it tells me the key is not a valid key.

    I'm wondering about this. In the diagnostic report it has "Windows Product Key: *****-*****-27HYQ-XTKW2-WQD8Q"

    Should that product key match the key on my computer sticker? Because it doesn't.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:28 PM
  • Computers that come pre-installed with Windows from large manufacturers usually come with two Product Keys.

     

    OEM SLP: This is the key that came in Windows (from the factory). It works by connecting to a BIOS flag (the SLIC table) found only on  computers from that Manufacturer. It also checks for the existence of proper matching licenses in the OS itself. Once it sees both, it self-activates every time the machine is rebooted.

     

    COA SLP: This is the key seen on the sticker located on the side, bottom or in the battery compartment of your machine. This key is for use if the OEM SLP self-activation stops working for whatever reason.

    For which version and edition of Windows is the COA sticker valid??


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:58 PM
    Moderator
  • Sticker says Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:02 PM
  • In that case, it should work - make sure that you haven't misread the Key.

     0xC004F050 usually means that you've misread a character - either C/G/6 or B/8 or Y/V are the most common.

     

    Note that the following characters cannot be used - A E I L N O S U Z 1 0 - so don't bother trying unless you like the noise it makes :)

    an O/0 is almost always a Q


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:05 PM
    Moderator
  • I wish I confused one of those so I wouldn't feel so dumb. I turned a 7 into a V. Even though I read it three times. 

    Anyway, it seems to be fixed and working properly now. Thank you for the help.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:29 PM
  • Heh - I know the feeling all too well!

    Glad you seem sorted now - please post a new MGADiag report so we can check it for you.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:36 PM
    Moderator
  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WDT2V-XK4BQ-XXFB3
    Windows Product Key Hash: OW65kF1Crp0u/2SZa0IntJ+b/UU=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7213096-71491
    Windows Product ID Type: 8
    Windows License Type: COA SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {E05AED48-103B-4AF8-87AB-390E3764B8C6}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.120824-0336
    TTS Error: 
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Windows XP 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: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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>{E05AED48-103B-4AF8-87AB-390E3764B8C6}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-XXFB3</PKey><PID>89583-OEM-7213096-71491</PID><PIDType>8</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3409344383-381538188-1065863607</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP-Pavilion</Manufacturer><Model>NY805AV-ABA s5110t</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>5.22</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20090507000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>FE323507018400F8</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><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-CPC</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>83D84101F291D86</Val><Hash>gN+n9+Zg3Fc66TYV4mB8Ojpnl2g=</Hash><Pid>89388-707-4698546-65975</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="19" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="44" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="BA" 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, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_COA_SLP channel
    Activation ID: a4eec485-e375-48b4-8f51-80d13a4086b6
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89583-00144-130-971491-02-1033-6002.0000-0302013
    Installation ID: 000380342422527910700711000146468474574702296994400464
    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: XXFB3
    License Status: Licensed

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAIAAgABAAEAAgABAAAAAgABAAEAeqiU7hi1SfHAEqp2Bgk6sI3v8vRWvi5UrFZGyg==

    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 HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      FACP HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      HPET HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      MCFG HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      SLIC HPQOEM SLIC-CPC
      SSDT PmRef CpuPm

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:05 AM
  • That looks fine to me.

    Good luck!


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:52 AM
    Moderator