VISTA Business Activation Issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello. I reinstalled my copy of VISTA Business and when I go to activate it it tell me my code is for a different verison of VISTA. It refers to me using Business "N". Sorry to be an idiot but is there a difference between VISTA Business and VISTA Business "N"? 

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0110.1):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Cached Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-6Q2WX-2QTQ8-QXX44
    Windows Product Key Hash: YmBa1Z8l7cV+a+l1STbEBtbM99c=
    Windows Product ID: 89577-025-5000027-71054
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.016
    ID: {681A6F35-EA15-414B-89ED-C406E5A744E9}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered,
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business N
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.080917-1612
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    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: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3_FA827CE6-153-8007007e_FA827CE6-180-8007007e

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; 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>{681A6F35-EA15-414B-89ED-C406E5A744E9}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0110.1</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.016</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-QXX44</PKey><PID>89577-025-5000027-71054</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2998912630-2789953646-3535594772</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>2001   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20071015000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>9E303507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time(GMT-07:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6000.16509
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, BusinessN edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, RETAIL channel
    Activation ID: db442be4-81ed-4ab3-9d66-2417e8a5c81c
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89577-00142-025-500002-00-1033-6000.0000-3602008
    Installation ID: 019646320835817875645684414922553960375975448973878024
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57201
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57203
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57205
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57204
    Partial Product Key: QXX44
    License Status: Initial grace period
    Time remaining: 43118 minute(s) (29 day(s))

    HWID Data-->

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

    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   A_M_I_  OEMAPIC
      FACP   A_M_I_  OEMFACP
      HPET   A_M_I_  OEMHPET
      MCFG   A_M_I_  OEMMCFG
      OEMB   A_M_I_  AMI_OEM


    Friday, December 26, 2008 4:27 AM


All replies

  • Dturley,

    Where do you live? Also where did you purchase Windows Vista?  Here is information regarding Vista Business N version 
    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/business/n/default.mspx . 

    Thank you,

    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager
    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, December 29, 2008 8:49 PM
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, December 29, 2008 8:52 PM
    Friday, December 26, 2008 5:27 PM
  • Thanks for the reply. I live in Canada and it looks like I should have installed Business instead of Business N.

    After a frustrating and lengthy phone tour of the Indian subcontinent, it looks like I have run afoul of the fact that because my HDD died and was swapped out, and I have an upgrade copy of VISTA, I am required to first re-install XP. Then I am supposed to "upgrade" to VISTA.  When I bought my new PC it came with a copy of XP and a mail in offer for VISTA. The VISTA copy sent out by Redmond was the upgrade Business VISTA edition.

    It seems pointless to me to install two operating systems when I only need and want one. All of this in order to conform to a pointless MS licensing scheme. Pardon the side bar, but it seems to me that MS is going to a lot of trouble to inconvenience honest users and doing little to deter piracy.

    So I am afraid I am at that crossroads when I seriously consider Linux or Apple.

    Monday, December 29, 2008 3:46 PM