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  • I performed a clean install of XP Pro SP3 using a new disk with a COA sticker.   Shortly after I installed and connected to the internet, the Microsoft Validation site displayed that it was genuine and welcome to etc....  A short time later after installing some other basic stuff that I use, the site came up again seemingly on its own and again, it said that my version was genuine.

    Then I called up the windows update site, where I installed the MS update software and started receiving updates.  As expected there were a bunch (60) updates to do.  I accepted everything excepted all but IE 8, which has caused me problems on this PC.   AFter the updates finished, it prompted to restart, and I did so.  After the reboot, I now see the "You may be a victim of software counterfitting" !!!  I never reached the point where I could attempt activation.

    What's the deal- why did it prove genuine before the updates?

    Below is the MGA diagnostic tool output.  Any advice is greatly appreciated,
    Gary




    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Validation Code: 8

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-Q4B4T-K3T8X-KTKGG
    Windows Product Key Hash: YueqvoeziO+Dzv+lyr4W2Q3GLvE=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-640-5662907-23112
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {503E14C9-ED4B-47C9-BF76-CDEFE83DF7B5}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.40.0
    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

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

    WGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 8
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.9.40.0
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    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: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-543-80070002_025D1FF3-230-1

    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>{503E14C9-ED4B-47C9-BF76-CDEFE83DF7B5}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-KTKGG</PKey><PID>76487-640-5662907-23112</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1757981266-1606980848-1177238915</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Computer Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>Dimension 2400               </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Computer Corporation</Manufacturer><Version>A05</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20031202000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>4EDB3B4F01842072</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification><File Name="WgaTray.exe" Version="1.9.40.0"/><File Name="WgaLogon.dll" Version="1.9.40.0"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 1B285:Dell Inc|1B285:Microsoft Corporation
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A

     

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:15 AM

Answers

  • Hello Bearski,

    According to the posted mgadiag report, your XP Pro that is supposed to be an OEM license for XP (OEM license kits consist of the hologrammed CD, the User Guide pamphlet, and the Certificate of Authenticity sticker with product key) is in reality a volume licensing copy of XP Pro and the product key used to install it is nongenuine because it is invalid, meaning it was made up by a Key Generator program and was never officially issued by Microsoft.

    Under these circumstances, you should consider applying for the Windows Genuine Offer of the Complimentary Replacement.  Please click on the "Learn More Online" link that is included in the nongenuine notices to apply for the offer.

    As to why this installation appeared to have been Valid up until you started installing updates, it's anyone's guess.  My guess is that the pirates who made these discs included some "aftermarket" programming that displays claims that the software is valid.  To my knowledge, even with SP3, the two component programs of Windows Genuine Advantage (the validation tool and the notification tool) are not installed with Windows, but are offered to you (and if you accept, are installed) upon your first "manual" visit to Windows Updates.  So anything about validation that would have "came up again seemingly on its own" before you visited Windows Update is likely to have been the result of clever but bogus programming.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:52 PM
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:09 PM

All replies

  • Hello Bearski,

    According to the posted mgadiag report, your XP Pro that is supposed to be an OEM license for XP (OEM license kits consist of the hologrammed CD, the User Guide pamphlet, and the Certificate of Authenticity sticker with product key) is in reality a volume licensing copy of XP Pro and the product key used to install it is nongenuine because it is invalid, meaning it was made up by a Key Generator program and was never officially issued by Microsoft.

    Under these circumstances, you should consider applying for the Windows Genuine Offer of the Complimentary Replacement.  Please click on the "Learn More Online" link that is included in the nongenuine notices to apply for the offer.

    As to why this installation appeared to have been Valid up until you started installing updates, it's anyone's guess.  My guess is that the pirates who made these discs included some "aftermarket" programming that displays claims that the software is valid.  To my knowledge, even with SP3, the two component programs of Windows Genuine Advantage (the validation tool and the notification tool) are not installed with Windows, but are offered to you (and if you accept, are installed) upon your first "manual" visit to Windows Updates.  So anything about validation that would have "came up again seemingly on its own" before you visited Windows Update is likely to have been the result of clever but bogus programming.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:52 PM
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:09 PM

  • Hey, Dan,

    Thanks so much for enlightening me.  That makes perfect sense.   I will pursue your suggestion.
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:24 PM