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  • Question

  • Hi,

    My Sony Vaio is more than 3 years old, and i have not formatted or reinstalled the Windows XP Home edition on it.  Now i wish to format and reinstall the Win XP Home edition for which i have the Product Key on the back of my laptop on CoA.

    I downloaded a Win XP Home Edition SP3 installer and tried installing it, but when i put in the Product key mentioned on the back of my laptop, it gives me an error " INVALID KEY".

    Please let me know how do i install Windows XP Home edition on it after a clean format. I did not get any installation CD with my laptop.

    Here are some more details for you to verify:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-B2XBR-DTYJD-7D2F6
    Windows Product Key Hash: itATbZCwjhsdeeSKbRS+fqJOkoM=
    Windows Product ID: 76477-OEM-2173573-68910
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom
    ID: {5F969B6C-0B65-4ED6-A276-211381A46666}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.7.36.0
    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

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

    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: 108 Invalid VLK
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 108 Invalid VLK
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-230-1

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; 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>{5F969B6C-0B65-4ED6-A276-211381A46666}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-7D2F6</PKey><PID>76477-OEM-2173573-68910</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2322946312-3262333180-961779777</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Sony Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>VGN-N17G</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies LTD</Manufacturer><Version>R0020J4</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20060907000000.000000+000</Date><SLPBIOS>Sony Corporation,Sony Corporation,Sony Corporation</SLPBIOS></BIOS><HWID>2B913507018400DE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Arabian Standard Time(GMT+04:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>2</stat><msppid></msppid><name>Sony Corporation</name><model>VGN-N Series</model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>108</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>108</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>64BC76978749586</Val><Hash>GW6PzcEVEDTVKeO5Ym5UUm41dBk=</Hash><Pid>89388-707-0441865-65348</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="12" Result="108"/><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="108"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="108"/><App Id="19" Version="12" Result="108"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="108"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="108"/><App Id="44" Version="12" Result="108"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="108"/><App Id="BA" Version="12" Result="108"/></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: AE36:Semp Toshiba Informatica Ltda|1FF90:Sony Corporation|1FF90:Sony Corporation ITCNC|AE36:TOSHIBA CORPORATION
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: Sony Corporation,Sony Corporation,Sony Corporation

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A

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    Sunday, May 23, 2010 11:52 AM

Answers

  • Hello AmeetKM,

    You wrote, "I downloaded a Win XP Home Edition SP3 installer and tried installing it, but when i put in the Product key mentioned on the back of my laptop, it gives me an error " INVALID KEY"."

    It is NOT ADVISABLE to install downloaded copies of any Microsoft software that is not downloaded directly from a Microsoft or Digital River website, because MS research has shown that there is a better than 50% chance of such downloads having malware embedded.

    Getting the error you are seeing at the point you are seeing it tells us that the Windows edition and/or distribution channel on the disc (the download in your case) being used to install Windows does not match the edition and/or distribution channel of the product key being used.  Since your product key is an OEM product key, we can deduce that the Windows you downloaded is NOT an OEM channel distro of Windows.

    Your best option is to contact Sony support to order a set of Recovery Discs, if available, to put the original Genuine Windows back onto your Sony computer.  Start here:  http://www.sony-mea.com/support/product/vgn-n17g/modelfirst

     

     

    Also, please know that your Office Enterprise 2007 installation is reporting as nongenuine due to being installed with a nongenuine product key:

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 108 Invalid VLK
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 108 Invalid VLK
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-230-1

    Please visit www.microsoft.com/genuine, click on the Validate Office button, and when Office fails validation you will be presented with options to Get Genuine Office.


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    Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:14 PM