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MSDNAA Vista Business SP1 x64 keeps asking for activation on every reboot even though it has already been activated (a billion times) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Reformatted recently and decided to try out Vista x64. Runs very fast and am very satisfied (in comparison to 32-bit), except for the fact that I have to redo activation EVERY SINGLE TIME I turn on the computer even though I have already activated it on every single power up before. Is activation dictated by software or hardware? Do I have some sort of corrupt file? Or is there some BIOS setting that I am messing up? (maybe Vista interprets every reboot as a large enough hardware change that it requires re-activation?) I reformatted twice too, and it has happened both to both installs. Furthermore, I have installed most updates (there are some that create an infinite reboot loop; another thing that I has disappointed me)

    Any help would be appreciated. If I can't fix this, I'm not sure what I'm going to do...... maybe go back to XP? =X
    Friday, March 27, 2009 8:56 AM

Answers

  • Hi j0b0sapi3n,

      Hmmm, I see nothing wrong in your Diagnostic Report.

      The only thing I can think of isthere is something strange with Vista's Licensing Store. Try the first set of steps (below) and if they don't work move to the next.


    1) Click the Start button
    2) Type: cmd in the Start Search field
    3) At the top the Start window, you will see cmd.exe
    4) Right Click cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator
    5) Type: cscript %windir%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ilc %windir%\System32\licensing\ppdlic\Security-Licensing-SLC-ppdlic.xrm-ms
    6) Hit the Enter key
    7) Reboot 2 times

    1) Return to the CMD window
    2) 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) Reboot Twice
    12) You may be required to re-enter your Product Key and/or re-activate.

    You may need to activate using the Activate by Phone method

    Thank you,
    Darin MS


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    Monday, March 30, 2009 5:49 PM

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  • Hi j0b0sapi3n,

      Vista should only ask to be reactivated after a significant chanage in the computer's Hardware ID which is caused by adding or replacing hardware on the computer and/or can sometimes be caused by a Driver install where the Driver changes the Hardware ID of the hardware the Driver is controlling.

      The only times I've see Vista constantly ask for Reactivation was when a user was connecting (and disconnecting) the computer to a Docking station that had a number of it's own internal Hard Drives (only seen that happen twice) or if Vista's Licensing Store was having some sort of problem.

     In order for me to make a better Diagnosis (as well as be able to suggest a better suited Fix) we request all users initially download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue" click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS

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    Friday, March 27, 2009 8:05 PM
  • Thanks for the quick reply. I will run this and get back to you.
    Saturday, March 28, 2009 8:55 AM
  • Okay I am the same person as j0b0sapi3n, but I changed computers and somehow my registration got messed up. Anyway, I changed to 2 new sticks of RAM today and it didn't have the activation thing on bootup, but I figured it didn't hurt to run the diag, in case something is wrong, here it is:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0006.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Cached Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CP683-4GGBM-JX7R3
    Windows Product Key Hash: UFpErf4/RKWRzJQXGl+Vuog2XBE=
    Windows Product ID: 89584-429-6646312-71153
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006
    ID: {E8A08837-4354-4AF2-AF22-46BE3B043F4B}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    WGA 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
    WGATray.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 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\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-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{E8A08837-4354-4AF2-AF22-46BE3B043F4B}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0006.1</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-JX7R3</PKey><PID>89584-429-6646312-71153</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3590030391-2454834418-392207617</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>P5E-VM HDMI</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0604   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080716000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>89323507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</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: 6.0.6001.18000
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, Business edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, RETAIL channel
    Activation ID: 9de9abe2-d01d-4538-af84-4498bdbc2ba3
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89584-00142-429-664631-00-1033-6001.0000-0832009
    Installation ID: 002050083075120913123942100840358700798870682313791512
    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: JX7R3
    License Status: Licensed

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NgAAAAEABAABAAEAAQACAAAAAgABAAEA6GH8AACaAPgCpYj9ZP5QaLzx8vT0elyjYOasVkxY

    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            A_M_I_        OEMAPIC
      FACP            A_M_I_        OEMFACP
      HPET            A_M_I_        OEMHPET
      MCFG            A_M_I_        OEMMCFG
      OEMB            A_M_I_        AMI_OEM
      GSCI            A_M_I_        GMCHSCI
      OSFR            A_M_I_        OEMOSFR
    Monday, March 30, 2009 4:39 AM
  • Hi j0b0sapi3n,

      Hmmm, I see nothing wrong in your Diagnostic Report.

      The only thing I can think of isthere is something strange with Vista's Licensing Store. Try the first set of steps (below) and if they don't work move to the next.


    1) Click the Start button
    2) Type: cmd in the Start Search field
    3) At the top the Start window, you will see cmd.exe
    4) Right Click cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator
    5) Type: cscript %windir%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ilc %windir%\System32\licensing\ppdlic\Security-Licensing-SLC-ppdlic.xrm-ms
    6) Hit the Enter key
    7) Reboot 2 times

    1) Return to the CMD window
    2) 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) Reboot Twice
    12) You may be required to re-enter your Product Key and/or re-activate.

    You may need to activate using the Activate by Phone method

    Thank you,
    Darin MS


    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own. If any post fixes your issue, please click the "Post was Helpful" button for that post. This will help us showcase the threads that best help our customers.
    Monday, March 30, 2009 5:49 PM