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Vista suddenly not valid and product key not readable after three years

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  • Hi,

    After doing a backup, I was told that copy of Windows Vista Home Premium was no longer valid.  I bought this computer new and have been using this computer without a problem for nearly three years.  Because of the length of time, I can no longer read the sticker on the bottom of the laptop.  To make matters even more interesting, I recently left the US and am in Africa for the next two years and do not have my original Windows CD.  Is there anything I can do?  I can still use my computer right now, but if I continue to ignore the "An unauthorized change was made to Windows" box will I soon have problems?  Thanks so much for any help, and have a great day.

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WWR7C-QF2M7-2TB37
    Windows Product Key Hash: YqRmTj4qWYwTYqB/WJzBj8/adyc=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00056
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {CF214383-8A71-4302-902C-EEE03BF037CC}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
    TTS Error: T:20120717042544234-
    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: 2.0.48.0
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    2007 Microsoft Office system - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Registered, 2.0.48.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: 77F760FE-153-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_77F760FE-153-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3_E2AD56EA-765-d003_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005_B4D0AA8B-920-80070057

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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>{CF214383-8A71-4302-902C-EEE03BF037CC}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-2TB37</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00056</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3764062816-3095869325-3228419515</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>444624U             </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>6GET17WW(V1.08)     </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20090401000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>DF333507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>E. Africa Standard Time(GMT+03:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>LENOVO</OEMID><OEMTableID>TP-6G   </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification><File Name="OGAAddin.dll" Version="2.0.48.0"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>1D2D06F02BEA738</Val><Hash>MakrEwfMkCLZipwUstUJmsuTqi8=</Hash><Pid>81602-924-3237947-68080</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product><Product GUID="{91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>2007 Microsoft Office system</Name><Ver>12</Ver><PidType>19</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="19" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

    Spsys.log Content: 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

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAEAAgABAAIAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAeqgOJ96D5qF6f9KhSHsKEPL0tD70ISIErFYqhQ==

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information: 
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC PTLTD   APIC  
      FACP LENOVO TP-6G   
      HPET LENOVO TP-6G   
      BOOT PTLTD  $SBFTBL$
      MCFG LENOVO TP-6G   
      SLIC LENOVO TP-6G   
      SSDT PmRef CpuPm
      SSDT PmRef CpuPm
      SSDT PmRef CpuPm

    Hi,


    Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:14 PM

Answers

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  • The problem appears to be in the Licensing Store - please try the following.....

    Recreate the Licensing Store with the correct data.

    1) Open an Internet Browser window.
    2) Type: %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.
    3) Find the file CMD.exe
    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select 'Run as Administrator'
    5) Type: net stop slsvc (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing
    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    9) Type: net start slsvc
    10) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)
    11) Restart your computer twice. 

    You may be asked to enter your COA Key and/or Activate. – if asked for the Key, use the one on your COA sticker on the machine’s case (you may need to activate by telephone).  

    Once complete, run another MGADiag report and post back with the results.     


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 6:36 PM
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  • Thanks so much.  I followed all of the instructions, and I was simply told to activate and then enter the key.  My problem of having a sticker that is now unreadable after three years of using the laptop - probably not such an uncommon problem - remains, however, so I seem to be in the exact same place.  You mention activating by phone.  How do I do that?  Would that solve my problem, and is there way they would let me do that considering I can't read my sticker and because the original Windows CD I had is back in the States?  Thanks again.  I realize that this is a comedy of errors.  Another question I have is whether I can go on ignoring the "unauthorized change" notice or whether pretty soon things will no longer work.

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:09 PM
  • In that case, try telephoning your local Activation Center - see if they can help..

    https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx

    They have the power to issue new Keys, or refuse - so be nice to them :)


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:32 PM
    Moderator