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installed 11/2005, but yesterday I became a geographically blocked PID RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I purchased Microsoft Windows XP Pro with SP2 (CD w/Key) from Softwareoutlet.com in November 2005.    I have not had any trouble with it until yesterday when Microsoft Genuine Advantage said I may be a victim of software counterfeiting.  I called Microsoft and the customer service rep said it was an open license agreement, and that it was a Genuine Advantage issue.  Thanks for any help,  Kathleen 

    Here is the result after running the diagnostic tool:

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0723.1):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Geographically blocked PID
    Detailed Status: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-7BHGB-TP888-CVC7G
    Windows Product Key Hash: 2wL1IllMebWUxB9ckiTiz7gly7Q=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-640-1825586-23090
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: 803a29b6-fac9-4e5f-9332-eba5d41ef75a
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 13
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.5.554.0
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3175-80070002

    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: Prompt
    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

    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 12:13 AM

Answers

  • According to your MGA Diagnostice Log, the issue is you have a non-genuine "Volume License" version of Windows XP Professional installed.  Legitimate software for individuals should only be "retail" or "OEM" licensed versions of Windows XP.

    A Volume License Key may be valid, but was only legitimately licensed solely to a corporation or larger enterprise/business. Blocked VLK's are Product Keys that Microsoft has received consent from the original owner to block usage of. A VL Product Key is non-transferrable to individuals. In order to resolve your non-genuine licensing issue, please visit: www.microsoft.com/genuine and click on "Validate Windows". When validation fails, you'll see a button to click on which will provide information on your options which include how to acquire a WGA Kit.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 1:04 AM
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