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  • I purchased a brand new copy of XP Pro in a sealed package with a COA and installed it months and months ago (using this COA, now it tells me that I have an invalid key. How can that be when XP installed prefectly? I think a while back I even run a validation to get my updates and now this new validation says it is not valid. Where do I go from here. The COA has OEM Software in black letters on it. Thanks for any help.

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0540.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Genuine Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-3XJ9H-KVFRT-WDC8Y
    Windows Product Key Hash: VSMkRTowcjyD0mEVm0BpvRYK1rI=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-8540641-23778
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    Download Center code: MWG965B
    ID: 5d6a540e-574e-4832-93b7-008f577edf37
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    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: 12
    Cache refresh Interval: 12628 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: 100
    Office Diagnostics:

    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>5d6a540e-574e-4832-93b7-008f577edf37</UGUID><Version>1.5.0540.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-WDC8Y</PKey><PID>55274-640-8540641-23778</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-823518204-329068152-725345543</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>soyocomputer</Manufacturer><Model>P4VTE</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>Version 07.00T</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20010402000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>7BEC3E07018400EC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91170409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>4CBB8F82ECF55F4</Val><Hash>vsXGRBcwE3PNJFBdB59sAhUpFlQ=</Hash><Pid>72079-762-4837501-55395</Pid></Product><Product GUID="{91120409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>6ADE2F8C9A3DD4</Val><Hash>r/Fdd+yfgdotKREPeeP+OjeFwbg=</Hash><Pid>70141-746-3164941-56201</Pid></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:56 AM

Answers

  • Theclient,

    Right now, your computer has a Volume Licensing (VL) edition of XP Pro installed (Line 7), and that installation was done with an invalid Volume Licensing Key (VLK) (Line 1).  VLKs are invalidated by Microsoft at the report of the original keyholder for such reasons as the key was lost, stolen, compromised, or misused.  Also, MS may have invalidated the key if it was generated by a non-MS Key Generator program.

    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.

    Please compare the Product Key on your XP Pro COA with the one reported above.  If they are not the same, you may be able to "genuine-ize" your installation by using the Key Updater Utility:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409  The Key Updater Utility requires full internet access to work, so please be sure to set a special rule in your firewall program (if you are using one) for it.

    Let us know how you make out....

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006 5:07 AM