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Dell OEM vista - sudden validation failure RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have suddenly started to get an error stating that "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting" when trying to run windows updates.  I am Running Vista Business that was shipped by Dell with my computer that I received approx 16months ago.  When going to http://www.Microsoft.com/genuine and trying to validate windows I receive an error stating "Validation Incomplete, The validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine." and an error code of [0xC004C533]. 

     

    I have the COE for the OS attached to the computer with the original key (if absolutely necessary I can allocate / use a Key from our MS Select agreement). – Please advise what needs to be done to fix this problem, thanks.

     

    I have run the MGADiag tool and the results are as follows:

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0006.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0xc004c533
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VRCTY-3V3RH-WRMG7
    Windows Product Key Hash: l2HYuM058SkcIU57PqWaCOL7rEU=
    Windows Product ID: 89576-OEM-7332141-00054
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006
    ID: {53CD5F4C-12F3-4B68-8B80-250890ED3CE2}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.9.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

     

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: 6.0.6001.18000

     

    WGA 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
    WGATray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

     

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 - 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003 - 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.6.21.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    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_E2AD56EA-765-b063_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005_E2AD56EA-765-b063_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005

     

    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: 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>{53CD5F4C-12F3-4B68-8B80-250890ED3CE2}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0006.1</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-WRMG7</PKey><PID>89576-OEM-7332141-00054</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-771110267-3698590179-1950786234</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>VMware, Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>VMware Virtual Platform</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080815000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>AC323507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>1</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>4686168493A7D00</Val><Hash>sf7owz78kbvCAG7E1aAs7d9aeeo=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0159706-57697</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product><Product GUID="{903B0409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>AB91993B29E4500</Val><Hash>hAfL3/ikx7WzTnt+yJPyU2SZARg=</Hash><Pid>72077-640-2985083-55883</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product><Product GUID="{90510409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>AB91993B29E4500</Val><Hash>hAfL3/ikx7WzTnt+yJPyU2SZARg=</Hash><Pid>72085-640-2985083-55060</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product><Product GUID="{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>2B6A4DC33D76D86</Val><Hash>oMxXPkO23KpPt6zD9hqhxMQcTxQ=</Hash><Pid>89388-707-5505544-65859</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="16" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="19" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="3B" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="44" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="51" Version="11" Result="100"/><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: 6.0.6001.18000
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, Business edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: fd3bcb98-5c55-4b2d-ae32-a4515e3c17a3
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89576-00146-321-400054-02-1033-6000.0000-0722007
    Installation ID: 011292952974758646055483091913384473327584136455572215
    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: WRMG7
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F057.

     

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAIAAgABAAEAAwABAAAAAQABAAEAJJTcREoGOyYMXOa3YgX8FNk64A/y9PGeBx8+ig==

     

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

     

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC   PTLTD     APIC 
      FACP   INTEL   440BX  
      SRAT   VMWARE  MEMPLUG
      BOOT   PTLTD   $SBFTBL$
      MCFG   PTLTD   $PCITBL$

     

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:04 PM

Answers

  • Hi SCUTS,

      If you have the key from the COA sticker from the side or bottome of the computer, it shouldn't be necessary to use a key from your Select Agreement.

    Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Vista Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:

    A)     OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Vista, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the special instructions found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Vista was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Vista looks at the motherboard and sees the special instructions and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)

     

    B)      COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations. The key must be Activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)

     

       Your Vista is using an OEM SLP key, but (for whatever reason) cannot see the special instructions in the computer’s motherboard and is unable to Self-Activate.


      To fix the issue, you will need to change out the OEM SLP key with the COA SLP key.  The normal way to do this is to click the ‘Start’ button, right-click ‘Computer’, select ‘Properties’ and then click ‘Change Product Key’ (located in the lower right-hand side of the window). Enter the COA SLP key and follow the instructions of Change Product Key Wizard.

     

    Alternate steps to change the product key

    1)     Click the Start button

    2)     Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    3)     Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    4)     Click the Next button.

    5)     You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    6)     It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 7)

    7)     Click the Start button

    8)     Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    9)     Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    10) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone

    NOTE: when you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice. If the Automated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep, select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case, only thru the Live Activation Rep will your Activation be successful.    

    Thank you,
    Darin MS

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    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:35 PM

All replies

  • Hi SCUTS,

      If you have the key from the COA sticker from the side or bottome of the computer, it shouldn't be necessary to use a key from your Select Agreement.

    Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Vista Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:

    A)     OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Vista, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the special instructions found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Vista was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Vista looks at the motherboard and sees the special instructions and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)

     

    B)      COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations. The key must be Activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)

     

       Your Vista is using an OEM SLP key, but (for whatever reason) cannot see the special instructions in the computer’s motherboard and is unable to Self-Activate.


      To fix the issue, you will need to change out the OEM SLP key with the COA SLP key.  The normal way to do this is to click the ‘Start’ button, right-click ‘Computer’, select ‘Properties’ and then click ‘Change Product Key’ (located in the lower right-hand side of the window). Enter the COA SLP key and follow the instructions of Change Product Key Wizard.

     

    Alternate steps to change the product key

    1)     Click the Start button

    2)     Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    3)     Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    4)     Click the Next button.

    5)     You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    6)     It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 7)

    7)     Click the Start button

    8)     Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    9)     Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    10) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone

    NOTE: when you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice. If the Automated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep, select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case, only thru the Live Activation Rep will your Activation be successful.    

    Thank you,
    Darin MS

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    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:35 PM
  • Darin,

    Thanks for your help - I followed your instructions and used the COA SLP key and it worked like a charm!

    Kind regards,

    Shaun
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 9:40 PM
  • Excellent, great to hear!

    If you have any other Validation or Activation troubles, don't hesitate to contact us.

    Darin MS
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 11:51 PM