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VLK Blocked? RRS feed

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  • Just got back from the Origins convention in Ohio and 'lo and behold I get a 'You may be a victim of software counterfeiting' warning on my comp.  After reading this forum I checked with my retailer (where I had XP installed) and found out that they are closed down.  I downloaded the MGA Diagnostic Tool and it generated the following data:

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0540.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Genuine Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4RHJG-83M4Y-7X9GW
    Windows Product Key Hash: 5CG2aCaHENU8LMWFFoQ/184emQ0=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-649-6478953-23639
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    Download Center code: WR64QGC
    ID: 0df06d42-304b-4bb4-96ea-490459f3f6b6
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: Yes
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.540.0
    Signature Type: Microsoft
    Validation Diagnostic:

    System Scan Data-->
    Scan: Complete
    Cryptography: Complete

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 3
    Cache refresh Interval: 50731 seconds
    Extended notification delay(non-genuine): N/A
    Extended notification delay(un-activated): N/A
    All disabled: N/A
    Reminder reduced: N/A
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.5.540.0
    Signatue Type: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109
    Office Diagnostics:

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~2\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>0df06d42-304b-4bb4-96ea-490459f3f6b6</UGUID><Version>1.5.0540.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-7X9GW</PKey><PID>55274-649-6478953-23639</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-117609710-287218729-682003330</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>NVIDIA</Manufacturer><Model>AWRDACPI</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="2"/><Date>20041006000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>A44C30370184606B</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Newfoundland Standard Time(GMT-03:30)</TimeZone></MachineData>      <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

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    Any and all help would be greatly appreicated with this. 

    Later
    D

    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 3:05 AM

Answers

  • If you open up this link: www.microsoft.com/genuine  and click validate windows, when you fail it should give you a button that says "Get Genuine" if you click the button it should lead you to where you can order a WGA kit.
    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 10:01 AM
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  • If you open up this link: www.microsoft.com/genuine  and click validate windows, when you fail it should give you a button that says "Get Genuine" if you click the button it should lead you to where you can order a WGA kit.
    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 10:01 AM
    Moderator
  • VCDH,

    Right now, your computer has a Volume Licensing edition of XP Pro installed (Line 7), and that installation was done with a now-blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) (Line 2).  VLKs are blocked by Microsoft at the request of the original keyholder for such reasons as the key was lost, stolen, compromised, misused, or expired.  Also, MS may have blocked the key if it notices a pattern of misuse, ie, more installations of XP using that key than authorized.

    As a rule, VL editions of XP should not be sold to individual consumers.  Businesses, schools and gov'ts normally use VL editions for flexibility in installing many computers.

    This is why you were seeing the "software counterfeiting" messages on your computer, because the current installation of XP is an unauthorized installation.

    The next step in the process is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticty (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?  In your case we would expect to see IBM.

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for?  Click here:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 7:18 PM
  • 1.  It started out as XP Home but a few months ago it switched to Pro on it's own.  I didn't do anything about it as I didn't see any unwanted changes in preformance.

    2.  There's a COA patch on the back but it says for Windows98. 

    3.  There is no further documentation.  I suspect that it's because I have a VLK.

    I have a problem here in that the retailer that I had install XP closed down last week.  I have been unable to contact them (such a suprise...).  Have I been taken in by my retailer because he used a VLK?  If so what are my options?  I'm not going to be paying another 200 dollars on top of the 300 or more I had to get XP (and other stuff) installed.

    Later

    D

     

    Thursday, July 6, 2006 1:08 AM
  • VCDH,

    Your options:

    1.  Do nothing.  The computer will continue to operate normally.  You will not be able to manually access Windows Updates, but if you have Automatic Updates set, you will still get security-related critical updates pushed out to you.  Yopu will not be able to get nice-to-have downloads from MS downloads.

    2.  Visit a trustworthy local retailer or computer store, or trustworthy online retailer to purchase a genuine copy of XP.  If you have a genuine MS W98 or Me CD, you can use that as qualifying media to purchase an upgrade version of XP Home, which is the least expensive XP.  Recently these have been on sale at major consumer electronics and office supply stores in the USA for as little as $39.99 after rebate.

    3.  Consider participating in the Genuine Windows Offer if you qualify.  See:  http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspx?displaylang=en#Question6Label

    4.  Conisder an alternative operating system.

    Good Luck!

    Thursday, July 6, 2006 1:34 AM