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  • Hello:

    I have a computer with a bad COA.  It is windows XP pro installed with a VL.  I bought a new retail copy of Windows XP Pro to replace the bad one, using your tool to replace the bad COA.  When I run the tool, and enter the new COA, it tells me it is not valid for this operating system.  They are both Windows XP Pro.  What should I do?

     Diagnostic Report (1.5.0555.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-6M6Y2-92MW3-6C36M
    Windows Product Key Hash: sUuNeME8mYYL2Ke6u7yC61UoWZM=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-9626122-23257
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: 7f1f5a29-7094-4654-b464-f6388702ea76
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.530.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\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-->

     

    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 4:42 PM

Answers

  • C67rush,

    The current Product Key being used on your system is non-genuine for one of two reasons:

    - The key was made using a non-Microsoft sanctioned Key Generator

    - The key was reported lost or stolen from the original purchaser.

     

    Can you verify that your COA matches your Product Key? If it does not you can try the following:

     

    1 - Reinstall Windows so your COA matches your Product Key (install using your COA as the Product Key) - This is the preferred method by Microsoft, as it will be a fresh copy, void of potential hacked binary files and security loops that may have been created to bypass WGA. We know this is usually not the user preference, but it is the safest method.

     

    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

     Note: This is provided no core system files are corrupted. If they are you will need to complete a clean install of your system.

     

     

               If your COA does match the product key being used on your system I recommend filing a counterfeit report, it MAY be a high quality counterfeit (which MAY qualify you for a *free* WGA kit) – Counterfeit report is located here: http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/Reporting.mspx

     

     

    If the Product key Update Tool will not work, Then you will have to do a clean re-install.

    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 5:19 PM

All replies

  • C67rush,

    The current Product Key being used on your system is non-genuine for one of two reasons:

    - The key was made using a non-Microsoft sanctioned Key Generator

    - The key was reported lost or stolen from the original purchaser.

     

    Can you verify that your COA matches your Product Key? If it does not you can try the following:

     

    1 - Reinstall Windows so your COA matches your Product Key (install using your COA as the Product Key) - This is the preferred method by Microsoft, as it will be a fresh copy, void of potential hacked binary files and security loops that may have been created to bypass WGA. We know this is usually not the user preference, but it is the safest method.

     

    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

     Note: This is provided no core system files are corrupted. If they are you will need to complete a clean install of your system.

     

     

               If your COA does match the product key being used on your system I recommend filing a counterfeit report, it MAY be a high quality counterfeit (which MAY qualify you for a *free* WGA kit) – Counterfeit report is located here: http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/Reporting.mspx

     

     

    If the Product key Update Tool will not work, Then you will have to do a clean re-install.

    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 5:19 PM
  • c67rush,

    Upgrade copies purchased at retail cannot be used to "genuine-ize" a nongenuine installation of XP Pro.  However, a full retail copy of XP Pro can.

    Upgrade copies of XP Pro go for about $159-199 USD while full retail copies go for about $299 USD.

    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 6:44 PM