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XP Media Center 2005 Validation RRS feed

  • Question

  • I purchased a license/key for XP Media Center 2005 from an online vendor (oem-avenue.com).  For a while they would provide 'patches' to temporarily satisfy the validation check for windowsupdate. They then stopped providing these 'patches' and I am left trying to update my system but am unable to pass validatation. Here are my diagnostics:

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0012.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Detailed Status: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-9MT6X-PGKC8-J4JTM
    Windows Product Key Hash: W9oNvBRsiyuwnnUS3Z41cRuAWcM=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-365-6725323-22323
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.med
    ID: 8b1e0314-4781-4288-a1d5-c33aa03b767d
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial:
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.530.0
    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: 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: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3178-80070002_B4D0AA8B-469-80070002

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; 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>8b1e0314-4781-4288-a1d5-c33aa03b767d</UGUID><Version>1.7.0012.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.med</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-J4JTM</PKey><PID>76487-365-6725323-22323</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2052111302-484763869-1343024091</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>IBM</Manufacturer><Model>26454AU</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>IBM</Manufacturer><Version>INET36WW</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="2"/><Date>19991120000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>6DD53F07018400DA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>US Mountain Standard Time(GMT-07:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    I would like to be able to validate without purchasing another key/license, and so any assistance would be appreciated.

    Friday, March 2, 2007 6:09 PM

Answers

  • Hello Bsim,

    From the Diagnostic Report and the description you provided, it does appear that you have, indeed, been a victim of Piracy.

    On line 2, it says "Invalid Product Key". I have check the Product Key Hash and Product ID (lines 3 & 4) in our Product Key tool here and the Key was created using an illegal key generating tool.  These product keys are commonly referred to as a ‘keygen’ key.  These type of applications can be found out on the internet and they are used to create Invalid Product Keys that look and act like a real keys, but were not manufactured by Microsoft.

    From the fact that this company was providing " 'patches' to temporarily satisfy the validation check for windowsupdate", in my opinion, it sounds like they knew they provided you Non-Genuine software.

    It is quite common for unscrupulous resellers to bundle a keygen with software because they are aware that there is only a small chance that the purchaser will find out that they have received counterfeit Software and Product Key. If you go to http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/default.mspx , you can see that some counterfeits can be very sophisticated.

    I can provide you with a couple options and I recommend that you follow up with both:

    1) Contact the person/company that sold you the software and demand the Genuine Microsoft software, that you paid for, Or a Refund. You may also want to look into any legal action avalable to you in your location.

    2) Click on the blue star in the System Tray and Submit a Piracy Report to Microsoft. Microsoft's Legal Dept. follows up on all reports. (note: I Highly recommend this, as I have just checked out this site's FAQs and they, in my opion, appear highly suspect... I will also be submitting my own report, as well).  And if it is a High Quality counterfeit (go to http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/default.mspx for comparisons), you may be eligible for a free replacement.

    or

    Click on the blue star in the System Tray and follow the directions to purchase a Windows Genuine Advantage Kit.

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Program Manager

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    Friday, March 2, 2007 9:34 PM