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validating XP Home Edition, with XP Pro installed RRS feed

  • Question

  • This PC has a invalid version of XP Professional on it and I was wishing to validate it.  I went out and bought a copy of XP Home Edition.

    Can this validation be accomplished without a complete re-install of the OS?  I've tried using the setup.exe as well as the Windows update utility on the PC to no avail.

     

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Brian

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0012.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    Detailed Status: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BPQBY-F4R3R-TVBTH
    Windows Product Key Hash: 1ZQXver03SDhUBgLCKvTUeqjfpI=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-642-7769785-23293
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: 07ce2fac-fc60-4d3c-8525-89178754f3a0
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: 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:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 3
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.7.18.5
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3178-80070002

    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>07ce2fac-fc60-4d3c-8525-89178754f3a0</UGUID><Version>1.7.0012.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-TVBTH</PKey><PID>55274-642-7769785-23293</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1202660629-2052111302-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD</Manufacturer><Model>MS-7142</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20050216000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>78E83CEF0184225D</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>59D1605114E3500</Val><Hash>vfZmaSmFPIYrLWTcZSZErUQg+Fo=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0000106-57064</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    Monday, May 14, 2007 3:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting your diagnostic log Smile

    I'm afraid you need to wipe the drive and install a fresh copy of Windows XP Home.  XP Pro and Home are different editions and the legitimate product keys are not swappable to Pro and Home and vice-versa.

    I suggest to backup your personal and important data (email, media files, docs etc) before installing a fresh copy of XP Home. 

    Monday, May 14, 2007 4:02 PM
  • JB Jackson,

     

    Thank you for posting your diagnostic information and posting on the thread. Diagnostic results help our team find resolutions. I have extracted a portion of your diagnostic results to review with you.

     

    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.36.0
    Signed By: Microsoft

     

    I am sorry to hear about the problem your currently experiencing. I can see right away what the issue is with Windows XP operating system and why it is not passing validation.  Unfortunately, the product key used to install the operating system is a Volume License Key (VLK) that has been blocked per the request of the legal VLK holder.  As a rule, VL editions of either an Operating System and/or Office should not be sold to individual consumers. Businesses, schools and governments normally use VL editions for flexibility in installing many computers. Also, Volume Licenses for Windows XP and version of MS Office are Upgrade licenses ONLY and cannot be used as the original or base license for a new computer.


    This is why you were seeing the "Software Counterfeiting" messages on your computer, because the current installation of XP Pro is an unauthorized installation. In any case, please uninstall the non-genuine installation of the operating system to alleviate any complications which may arise from the non-genuine status of your system. As a customer there are options available to you for a resolution. First, if this comes as a total surprise, please go back to where you purchased the software and let them know it is a counterfeit copy and demand they immediately reimburse you and/or provide a Genuine Copy which was originally paid for. Print a copy of the diagnostic report so you may show them proof for the 114 Blocked VLK statuses. Second, if you purchased this copy of XP from a reseller or retailer, you are a victim and should report this piracy to Microsoft. Microsoft legal will follow up on all leads provided. Reporting piracy to Microsoft will help alleviate others in becoming victims such as yourself. You may be eligible for a complimentary replacement copy if you were sold a high quality counterfeit copy of Office.  For details on the ways to “Get Genuine”, see the web page that outlined your validation failure details or http://www.microsoft.com/genuine.  It will provide all of the possible steps which you can take.

     

    The key installed on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft. The key is counterfeit and was most likely generated by a non-sanctioned key generator. The product key found on your computer has been detected on multiple computers. Product keys are only allowed to be used on one computer unless otherwise specified in the end user licensing agreement.

     

    Counterfeiters have been known to sell computers with Windows installed, all using the same product key, to unsuspecting consumers. Again, you may be eligible for a complimentary replacement copy if you were sold a high quality counterfeit copy of Office. Please review and follow the guidance @ http://www.microsoft.com/genuine on how to become genuine.

    I am sorry to hear about your situation. Please don't hesitate re-posting if you need further assistance.

     

     

    Thank you
    Stephen Holm
    WGA Forum Manager

    Monday, May 14, 2007 8:31 PM
  • I understand where this PC is coming from and the fact that it is illegal and I wish to remedy the situation.
    I bought a copy of XP Home Edition and an earlier post has made me aware that the installed XP Pro will not allow for the Home Edition to be installed as a quick fix, but a full install would be required.  I would like to avoid this fix if at all possible.
    Would a legit copy of XP Pro be sufficient to update the necessary licensing files on the PC?

    Brian
    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 2:15 PM
  • JB Jackson,

     

    The Genuine Advantage Product Key Update Tool is only valid for users attempting to change their current non-genuine Product Key to a genuine COA sticker or genuine Product Key - all without a reinstall! http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409 . If you have XP Pro (same as on machine) then you can use the product key changer. You must have the original genuine key which came with the machine originally and not a blocked VLK key. If for some reason you don't have the genuine key then you will have to wipe the hard drive and install the Home edition you just purchased as described by the other poster.  Have a great day and hope this additional information assists.

     

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    WGA Forum Manager

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 8:28 PM
  • JBJackson,

     

    A genuine XP Pro Product Key used with the Key Updater Utility will "genuine-ize" a nongenuine installation of XP Pro assuming the installation is not "too" hacked and cracked.  The updater utility checks about 6,000 files for validity and too many cracked files will cause it to abort, requiring an old-fashioned full installation.

     

    Keep in mind though, that the Product Key you use can't already be in use on another computer, or else that installation will eventually lose its activation.  Only one activated installation of XP per Product Key has been and continues to be the Rule of Thumb.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2007 2:51 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting your diagnostic log Smile

    I'm afraid you need to wipe the drive and install a fresh copy of Windows XP Home.  XP Pro and Home are different editions and the legitimate product keys are not swappable to Pro and Home and vice-versa.

    I suggest to backup your personal and important data (email, media files, docs etc) before installing a fresh copy of XP Home. 

    Monday, May 14, 2007 4:02 PM
  • JB Jackson,

     

    Thank you for posting your diagnostic information and posting on the thread. Diagnostic results help our team find resolutions. I have extracted a portion of your diagnostic results to review with you.

     

    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.36.0
    Signed By: Microsoft

     

    I am sorry to hear about the problem your currently experiencing. I can see right away what the issue is with Windows XP operating system and why it is not passing validation.  Unfortunately, the product key used to install the operating system is a Volume License Key (VLK) that has been blocked per the request of the legal VLK holder.  As a rule, VL editions of either an Operating System and/or Office should not be sold to individual consumers. Businesses, schools and governments normally use VL editions for flexibility in installing many computers. Also, Volume Licenses for Windows XP and version of MS Office are Upgrade licenses ONLY and cannot be used as the original or base license for a new computer.


    This is why you were seeing the "Software Counterfeiting" messages on your computer, because the current installation of XP Pro is an unauthorized installation. In any case, please uninstall the non-genuine installation of the operating system to alleviate any complications which may arise from the non-genuine status of your system. As a customer there are options available to you for a resolution. First, if this comes as a total surprise, please go back to where you purchased the software and let them know it is a counterfeit copy and demand they immediately reimburse you and/or provide a Genuine Copy which was originally paid for. Print a copy of the diagnostic report so you may show them proof for the 114 Blocked VLK statuses. Second, if you purchased this copy of XP from a reseller or retailer, you are a victim and should report this piracy to Microsoft. Microsoft legal will follow up on all leads provided. Reporting piracy to Microsoft will help alleviate others in becoming victims such as yourself. You may be eligible for a complimentary replacement copy if you were sold a high quality counterfeit copy of Office.  For details on the ways to “Get Genuine”, see the web page that outlined your validation failure details or http://www.microsoft.com/genuine.  It will provide all of the possible steps which you can take.

     

    The key installed on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft. The key is counterfeit and was most likely generated by a non-sanctioned key generator. The product key found on your computer has been detected on multiple computers. Product keys are only allowed to be used on one computer unless otherwise specified in the end user licensing agreement.

     

    Counterfeiters have been known to sell computers with Windows installed, all using the same product key, to unsuspecting consumers. Again, you may be eligible for a complimentary replacement copy if you were sold a high quality counterfeit copy of Office. Please review and follow the guidance @ http://www.microsoft.com/genuine on how to become genuine.

    I am sorry to hear about your situation. Please don't hesitate re-posting if you need further assistance.

     

     

    Thank you
    Stephen Holm
    WGA Forum Manager

    Monday, May 14, 2007 8:31 PM
  • I understand where this PC is coming from and the fact that it is illegal and I wish to remedy the situation.
    I bought a copy of XP Home Edition and an earlier post has made me aware that the installed XP Pro will not allow for the Home Edition to be installed as a quick fix, but a full install would be required.  I would like to avoid this fix if at all possible.
    Would a legit copy of XP Pro be sufficient to update the necessary licensing files on the PC?

    Brian
    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 2:15 PM
  • JB Jackson,

     

    The Genuine Advantage Product Key Update Tool is only valid for users attempting to change their current non-genuine Product Key to a genuine COA sticker or genuine Product Key - all without a reinstall! http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409 . If you have XP Pro (same as on machine) then you can use the product key changer. You must have the original genuine key which came with the machine originally and not a blocked VLK key. If for some reason you don't have the genuine key then you will have to wipe the hard drive and install the Home edition you just purchased as described by the other poster.  Have a great day and hope this additional information assists.

     

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    WGA Forum Manager

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 8:28 PM
  • JBJackson,

     

    A genuine XP Pro Product Key used with the Key Updater Utility will "genuine-ize" a nongenuine installation of XP Pro assuming the installation is not "too" hacked and cracked.  The updater utility checks about 6,000 files for validity and too many cracked files will cause it to abort, requiring an old-fashioned full installation.

     

    Keep in mind though, that the Product Key you use can't already be in use on another computer, or else that installation will eventually lose its activation.  Only one activated installation of XP per Product Key has been and continues to be the Rule of Thumb.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2007 2:51 AM