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  • Hello:

    I built a home computer recently and I bought a "GENUINE" Windows XP OEM software with COA.  I installed it on a clean formated hardrive.  Upon installation, and running "Genuine Microsoft Software" I received the following message "This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation. The product key found on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft."  I also receive the message "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting."

    Having said all this, all MS updates are going through and Microsoft isn't shutting me out from the updates.  I am thus very confused. Is it my home computer that's to blame or did I fall victim of a sophisticated counterfeiting ring? I want to contact the police in my city and Microsoft's fraud department to report the business that sold me this but I want to make sure it's not my computer and I'm not to blame somehow.  I also want to make sure that the "Genuine Microsoft Software" is working correctly before I take further action.

    I can tell you that the software came in very sophisticated packaging and all security measures as per Microsoft's website seem to be there.  I have attached a picture of the CD and packaging for your own review.  "EDITED <<WILL REPOST IMAGE TONIGHT>> EDITED"

    I have also run the diagnosis tool and copied and pasted the results below. 

    Please help me determine what's going on.  

    Thanks!

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Validation Code: 8

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V4G66-8RGHY-XBPY3
    Windows Product Key Hash: 0XSDhD+bCa+iQzM/Se4JlY5GR1M=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-011-2729375-22692
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {BDA8DF57-A00D-4A44-92CC-DBE41ED28413}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A
    Version: N/A

    WGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 8
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.9.40.0
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    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: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-543-80070002_025D1FF3-230-1

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; 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>{BDA8DF57-A00D-4A44-92CC-DBE41ED28413}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0019.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-XBPY3</PKey><PID>76487-011-2729375-22692</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-329068152-884357618-1644491937</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>VIA Technologies, Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>PM800-8237</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="2"/><Date>20040525000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>88B13CCF01842273</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification><File Name="WgaTray.exe" Version="1.9.40.0"/><File Name="WgaLogon.dll" Version="1.9.40.0"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->
    N/A

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 1C0D7:Elitegroup Computer Systems Co Ltd|100E6:GENUINE C&C INC|100E6:GENUINE C&C INC
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A

     

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010 3:07 AM

Answers

  • Hello Microsoft Fan 1,

    Here is a snippet of your mgadaig report:

    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key   "Invalid" means the product key was not assigned by Microsoft; it was made with a pirating program known as a Key Generator, or KeyGen for short.
    Validation Code: 8

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V4G66-8RGHY-XBPY3
    Windows Product Key Hash: 0XSDhD+bCa+iQzM/Se4JlY5GR1M=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-011-2729375-22692  This value would be "OEM" if the product were a genuine systembuilder/OEM licensing kit.
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail  This should read "COA OEM" if the product were a genuine systembuilder/OEM licensing kit.
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {BDA8DF57-A00D-4A44-92CC-DBE41ED28413}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1
    Resolution Status: N/A


    It seems the most recent reports like yours we are seeing here in the forums show that the current crop of counterfeit OEM licensing kits are based on retail bits rather than what we were seeing for a long time, where they were based on Volume Licensing bits.

    The supposedly OEM licensing kit you have certainly appears to be as phony as a three dollar bill :-)  Please take whatever steps you can to get your money back from the seller.

    If you cannot get satisfaction from the seller, please submit your materials for evaluation as hi-quality counterfeits and possible Complimentary replacement by Microsoft.  To do this, click on the "Learn More Online" link that the WGA Notifier displays on your screen from time to time.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:36 PM
    Tuesday, March 9, 2010 7:38 PM

All replies

  • Hello Microsoft Fan 1,

    Here is a snippet of your mgadaig report:

    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key   "Invalid" means the product key was not assigned by Microsoft; it was made with a pirating program known as a Key Generator, or KeyGen for short.
    Validation Code: 8

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V4G66-8RGHY-XBPY3
    Windows Product Key Hash: 0XSDhD+bCa+iQzM/Se4JlY5GR1M=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-011-2729375-22692  This value would be "OEM" if the product were a genuine systembuilder/OEM licensing kit.
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail  This should read "COA OEM" if the product were a genuine systembuilder/OEM licensing kit.
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {BDA8DF57-A00D-4A44-92CC-DBE41ED28413}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1
    Resolution Status: N/A


    It seems the most recent reports like yours we are seeing here in the forums show that the current crop of counterfeit OEM licensing kits are based on retail bits rather than what we were seeing for a long time, where they were based on Volume Licensing bits.

    The supposedly OEM licensing kit you have certainly appears to be as phony as a three dollar bill :-)  Please take whatever steps you can to get your money back from the seller.

    If you cannot get satisfaction from the seller, please submit your materials for evaluation as hi-quality counterfeits and possible Complimentary replacement by Microsoft.  To do this, click on the "Learn More Online" link that the WGA Notifier displays on your screen from time to time.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:36 PM
    Tuesday, March 9, 2010 7:38 PM
  • Thank you very much for your reply.

    This store is continuing to sell these counterfeit copies of Windows XP.  I will be filing a police report.  Please let me know if there is anyone at Microsoft I can contact to prosecute this con artist or if I could be of any other assistance and help put a stop to this.
    Tuesday, March 9, 2010 9:31 PM
  • Hello Microsoft Fan 1,

    You can report suspected piracy at www.microsoft.com/piracy.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:15 AM
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2010 1:56 AM
  • Hello Microsoft Fan 1,

    The materials look pretty "good" from what we can see in the pic.  IMO chances are good that they will qualify as hi-quality counterfeits, but only the MS labs are authorized to make that call.

    Good Luck! :-)

    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 11:54 PM