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  • So, I recenty got a second hand laptop with Vista on it from my dad. I've been mainly using it for stuff I have to do for college. However recently, a things been poping up saying I have to re-enter the activation key (apparently the thing had a recent hard-drive swap out because the old one was buggy).

    Now, the thing says to check the activation key on the bottom of the laptop. I checked it. Only half of its there. So I tried an online verification thing, but every time I activated it it either froze or just dumped me at some search bar on the site. I would try to buy a new one of pay for a new activation code, but I'm on a college budget and trying to keep my spending ballanced due to my diabetes.

    Please help, I'm at my wits end.

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:07 PM

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  • "Daniel Grover" wrote in message news:0b75d362-656b-4d7f-9c62-f31622f0fa7c...

    Here it is:

    Windows:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-T3PCK-3FRWY-KKMRQ
    Windows Product Key Hash: l3Vu3XOYEcKE/ZqlRC9vew8kcKs=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00180
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Partial Product Key: KKMRQ
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F057.

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A

    This is a fun one!
    The OEM in this case could be any one of a number of companies - the BIOS indicates that it's a generic laptop made in China (I think)  and rebadged by a number of companies.

    Your current Product Key is an OEM_SLP Key for Vista Home Premium - the OEM is probably Dixons/PCWorld/Comet/Advent (or a number of other companies)
     
    Your problem has arisen because for some reason the SLIC table that should be present in the BIOS to enable self-activation of the OEM_SLP Key is missing (or at least Windows can't see it).
    The usual fix for this is, as you've already found out, to change the Key to the one on your COA Sticker. Since you seem to have lost half of it, that option is obviously not open to you.
     
    Other options:-
    1) Attempt a BIOS update to one that includes the appropriate SLIC table (it may work, and it may not - BIOS updates are always scary, and best done by pros)
    2) Use the System Recovery software to get back to ex-factory conditions - may work, or it may not.
    3) Contact Dixons (or the OEM) and see if they have a record of your product Key (VERY unlikely), or can provide another Key for you (also very unlikely)
    4) Purchase a Full Retail License for Win7, and install that.
     
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Daniel Grover Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:09 PM
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:01 PM
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  • "Daniel Grover" wrote in message news:56785c9b-349e-439a-9504-de656a7487e4...

    So, I recenty got a second hand laptop with Vista on it from my dad. I've been mainly using it for stuff I have to do for college. However recently, a things been poping up saying I have to re-enter the activation key (apparently the thing had a recent hard-drive swap out because the old one was buggy).

    Now, the thing says to check the activation key on the bottom of the laptop. I checked it. Only half of its there. So I tried an online verification thing, but every time I activated it it either froze or just dumped me at some search bar on the site. I would try to buy a new one of pay for a new activation code, but I'm on a college budget and trying to keep my spending ballanced due to my diabetes.

    Please help, I'm at my wits end.


    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:03 PM
    Moderator
  • Here it is:

    Windows:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-T3PCK-3FRWY-KKMRQ
    Windows Product Key Hash: l3Vu3XOYEcKE/ZqlRC9vew8kcKs=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00180
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {8BB4C8BD-AC50-466D-88BC-B8878E10C0E6}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.101014-0432
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Windows XP 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
    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: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; 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>{8BB4C8BD-AC50-466D-88BC-B8878E10C0E6}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-KKMRQ</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00180</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1757939113-1854994290-2718380261</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Standard</Manufacturer><Model>L51II3</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Standard</Manufacturer><Version>1.10</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070112000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>67323507018400EE</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: bffdc375-bbd5-499d-8ef1-4f37b61c895f
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89578-00146-321-500180-02-2057-6000.0000-3382010
    Installation ID: 054770455326951882888245908521262783046044985735306655
    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: KKMRQ
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F057.

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OAAAAAEABAABAAIAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAnJ9+9Uj9qtRyWupOSOScN4rvHD/y9Dh5PpGsVled+Bo=

    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   INTEL   CALISTGA
      FACP   INTEL   CALISTGA
      HPET   INTEL   CALISTGA
      BOOT   PTLTD   $SBFTBL$
      MCFG   INTEL   CALISTGA
      APIC   INTEL   CALISTGA
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri

     

     

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:21 PM
  • "Daniel Grover" wrote in message news:0b75d362-656b-4d7f-9c62-f31622f0fa7c...

    Here it is:

    Windows:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-T3PCK-3FRWY-KKMRQ
    Windows Product Key Hash: l3Vu3XOYEcKE/ZqlRC9vew8kcKs=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00180
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Partial Product Key: KKMRQ
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F057.

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A

    This is a fun one!
    The OEM in this case could be any one of a number of companies - the BIOS indicates that it's a generic laptop made in China (I think)  and rebadged by a number of companies.

    Your current Product Key is an OEM_SLP Key for Vista Home Premium - the OEM is probably Dixons/PCWorld/Comet/Advent (or a number of other companies)
     
    Your problem has arisen because for some reason the SLIC table that should be present in the BIOS to enable self-activation of the OEM_SLP Key is missing (or at least Windows can't see it).
    The usual fix for this is, as you've already found out, to change the Key to the one on your COA Sticker. Since you seem to have lost half of it, that option is obviously not open to you.
     
    Other options:-
    1) Attempt a BIOS update to one that includes the appropriate SLIC table (it may work, and it may not - BIOS updates are always scary, and best done by pros)
    2) Use the System Recovery software to get back to ex-factory conditions - may work, or it may not.
    3) Contact Dixons (or the OEM) and see if they have a record of your product Key (VERY unlikely), or can provide another Key for you (also very unlikely)
    4) Purchase a Full Retail License for Win7, and install that.
     
     

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Daniel Grover Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:09 PM
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:01 PM
    Moderator
  • Hypotheticly, how would I attempt a BIOS update. Just out of curiosity.
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:11 PM
  • "Daniel Grover" wrote in message news:2390bd55-e000-498b-90c3-879b21aef88a...
    Hypotheticly, how would I attempt a BIOS update. Just out of curiosity.

    Bear in mind that flashing the BIOS is one of the few software operations on a PC that can turn the thing into a very expensive doorstop!
    Note that installing the wrong BIOS will trash your machine unrecoverably!
    Note also that the BIOS is specific to a particular model (and sometimes to a particular revision number) from a particular manufacturer.
    DO NOT attempt to update any BIOS unless you are certain that you have the right update.
    DO NOT attempt to update the BIOS while running on batteries - many updaters will check for this anyhow.
     
    Warnings over - the process itself is fairly simple :)
     
    You would need to download the updated BIOS from the appropriate manufacturer's website, and use the installer that usually comes with it (or from the same manufacturer) to either run the update from windows, or create a boot disk which will then do the update. Each manufacturer has their own preferred methods, and you need to carefully read their instructions first.
     
     
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:29 PM
    Moderator
  • Thought it would be overly complicated and possibly lethal to my computer, thanks for the warning. To try and do something like that and screw up my computer would leave me a very sad person, catonic even.

    Thanks for the help, now to back up my files and find the reboot disk.

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:13 PM