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what is going on the worlds gone mad, so have i and my pc. advantage my ____. RRS feed

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  • Theft if you ask me. on a grand scale, theft from the man in the street, by microsoft and its third party companies.
    THIS IS THE COPY OF MY INFO. PUT UP ON HERE, AFTER READING THROUGH THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF POSTS PUT UP BY THOUSANDS OF YOUR CUSTOMERS WHO THROUGH NO FAULT OF THIER OWN HAVE BEEN PUT INTO THE POSITION LIKE MYSELF OF BEING MADE TO FEEL LIKE DIRTY CRIMINALS BY YOU MICROSOFT. I HOPE YOUR PROUD OF YOURSELVES FOR PUTTING ME INTO THIS POSITION. DO NOT TELL ME SOMEONE ELSE HAS DONE THIS AND NOT YOU. YOU, MICROSOFT ARE THE ONE THATS PUT ME AND MILLIONS OF OTHER INOCENT PEOPLE INTO THIS POSITION. I HOPE YOU PAY THE PRICE FOR YOUR STUPIDITY.
    MY COMPUTER INFO BELOW HAS BEEN SENT TO YOU AS REQUESTED IN GOOD FAITH. TREAT IT WITH RESPECT.

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0006.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    Validation Code: 3
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-3R89F-D2KXW-VPK3J
    Windows Product Key Hash: Ro/Y7HENE9CfW7lW+QtlNbYQEE8=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-8365391-23128
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {56365B73-4769-44AC-A534-414BEC6B0081}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.40.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A
    Version: N/A

    WGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 3
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.9.40.0
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WGATray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Word 2002 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.7.111.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-230-1

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; 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>{56365B73-4769-44AC-A534-414BEC6B0081}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0006.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-VPK3J</PKey><PID>55274-640-8365391-23128</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1659004503-823518204-682003330</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>ASUS P5VD2-MX ACPI BIOS Revision 1003</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20061027000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>112839070184206D</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><File Name="WgaTray.exe" Version="1.9.40.0"/><File Name="WgaLogon.dll" Version="1.9.40.0"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{911B0409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Word 2002</Name><Ver>10</Ver><Val>268E01271600368</Val><Hash>202NflS9hBGb5QZAzEdxuuGUUfo=</Hash><Pid>54189-OEM-1695106-58868</Pid><PidType>4</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="1B" Version="10" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: no
    Marker string from BIOS: N/A
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A

     

    Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:10 AM

Answers

  • Hello Smurfyist,

    Thank you for taking time and providing us with all the details. It is very unfortunately that a company sold you non-genuine Microsoft software. Please visit http://www.microsoft.com/piracy and submit a piracy report. Follow the steps requested and provide as much details as possible. 

    Let me give one example how customers find out they are non-genuine.  Customers have taken in their systems for service along with all the software received when purchasing their system. The customer picks up the system and viola’ no problems whatsoever until they need to download an update. Suddenly their system is non-genuine. The customer's computer was not installed with their software but either a blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) or a Keygen’d Product Key. Also the software could work for several weeks, months, or even a year or more then suddenly become blocked. Basically a VLK may have become compromised within a company and then they report this to Microsoft. The key will become blocked and the company will be re-issued a different key. This is just one example. 

    Thank you Smurfyist,


    Stephen


    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. 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. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Friday, April 17, 2009 10:38 PM
    Friday, April 17, 2009 10:38 PM

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  • Your MGA report shows that a counterfeit copy of Windows XP Professional was installed on your computer.
    Visit http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/default.aspx and click on Validate Windows.  When validation fails,
    click on the Get Genuine button to see your options which include how to acquire a WGA Kit.
    Carey Frisch
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Friday, April 17, 2009 6:37 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by smurfyist Friday, April 17, 2009 10:02 PM
    Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:12 AM
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  • Hello smurfyist,

    Does your computer have a Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity (CoA)  affixed to it?  If so, please tell us what version and edition of Windows is printed on the CoA.  Note:  do NOT post the Product Key that is printed on the CoA.

    If you purchased retail software, your retail package will have the CoA on the package boxtop.  On retail software the Product Key is not printed on the CoA.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:27 AM
  • Your MGA report shows that a counterfeit copy of Windows XP Professional was installed on your computer.
    Visit http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/default.aspx and click on Validate Windows.  When validation fails,
    click on the Get Genuine button to see your options which include how to acquire a WGA Kit.
    Carey Frisch

    Thankyou for your reply, according to the information i now have, yes, the windows xp professional os loaded onto my computer seems to be fake, Through no fault of mine. The company i bought my computer from on the 01-03-2007 (Qwelt_group) trading as bargain_world_uk_ltd 143-145 kettering road, northampton, NN1 4BS. IS NO LONGER TRADING. 
    I bought this computer in good faith from them on the premise that they were a respected seller, computer was sold to me as including "1 OEM Genuine version of microsoft windows XP Professional operating system worth £259" At the time i looked it up to see what that meant.

    - from microsofts site. Quote -

      How Activation Works

    Software bought "off the shelf" or on new PCs sold by OEMs requires activation. However, the OEM may activate the software at the factory before delivery to the end user. Once activation is completed, most users will never have to activate their installation again.

    Easy and safe
    Product Activation is a simple and straightforward process. In most cases, the only information required to activate is an Installation ID created by the software. The information collected will not be used to personally identify you.

    Product Activation takes less than one minute when completed over the Internet. If activation is completed in this way, the product will take care of most of the work and will require very little user participation.

    Activation can also be completed by speaking with a Microsoft customer service representative. If activation is completed by telephoning Microsoft, a customer service representative will assist with the activation.

    Convenient
    To make activation convenient, the products do not require activation immediately after installation. Office XP and Office 2003 and their components will allow up to 50 launches before requiring activation. Visio 2002 will allow up to 10 launches before requiring activation. Windows XP will allow 30 days from first boot before requiring activation.

    Product Activation Facts

    Microsoft Product Activation is easy for users to accomplish and many users will only be required to activate once for the life of the product (some users may have to activate again if they move the software from one PC to another or upgrade a significant number of components within their PC).

    Customers who acquire licenses for most products through one of Microsoft's volume licensing programs will not be required to activate those licenses.

    Microsoft Product Activation is entirely software based and requires no hardware dongles, floppy diskettes or other external tools.

    None of the information collected during activation will be used to personally identify you.

    Customers may activate the product via one of two methods:
    1. Internet. Microsoft servers process the activation and silently activate the product.
    2. Telephone. Customer service representatives process activations and exceptions.

    The way i read the above microsoft info, lead me to believe that the copy i registered online with microsoft was perfectly legitimate.
    I am not happy at all to find out over 2 years after registering that this is not a genuine legitimate copy.
    Yes i now realise it is obviously not legitimate, unlike other's i can not take action against the pirate company. i have no backup disc, non suplyed by the crook.

    In your response to my original post Carey, you say check out my options through get genuine button, THIER ARE NO OPTIONS FOR CUSTOMERS IN MY POSITION. My computer was purchased over 6 months ago and also i have no back up disc. so i do not qualify for help, do i? I suspect i am in the same boat as thousands of others. reportedly the seller i bought my system from sold over 3000 systems.

    Friday, April 17, 2009 10:00 PM
  • Hello Smurfyist,

    Thank you for taking time and providing us with all the details. It is very unfortunately that a company sold you non-genuine Microsoft software. Please visit http://www.microsoft.com/piracy and submit a piracy report. Follow the steps requested and provide as much details as possible. 

    Let me give one example how customers find out they are non-genuine.  Customers have taken in their systems for service along with all the software received when purchasing their system. The customer picks up the system and viola’ no problems whatsoever until they need to download an update. Suddenly their system is non-genuine. The customer's computer was not installed with their software but either a blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) or a Keygen’d Product Key. Also the software could work for several weeks, months, or even a year or more then suddenly become blocked. Basically a VLK may have become compromised within a company and then they report this to Microsoft. The key will become blocked and the company will be re-issued a different key. This is just one example. 

    Thank you Smurfyist,


    Stephen


    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. 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. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Friday, April 17, 2009 10:38 PM
    Friday, April 17, 2009 10:38 PM
  • Hello Smurfyist,

    Thank you for taking time and providing us with all the details. It is very unfortunately that a company sold you non-genuine Microsoft software. Please visit http://www.microsoft.com/piracy and submit a piracy report. Follow the steps requested and provide as much details as possible. 

    Let me give one example how customers find out they are non-genuine.  Customers have taken in their systems for service along with all the software received when purchasing their system. The customer picks up the system and viola’ no problems whatsoever until they need to download an update. Suddenly their system is non-genuine. The customer's computer was not installed with their software but either a blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) or a Keygen’d Product Key. Also the software could work for several weeks, months, or even a year or more then suddenly become blocked. Basically a VLK may have become compromised within a company and then they report this to Microsoft. The key will become blocked and the company will be re-issued a different key. This is just one example. 

    Thank you Smurfyist,


    Stephen


    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. 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. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    Thankyou Stephen. unfortunatly that statement you've made does NOT help me, or anyone else for that matter one little bit. What on earth is the point in my reporting the copy of xp professional on my computer as a pirate copy?
    the company sold me a computer with a genuine copy of windows xp professional suposedly pre loaded, all the information i had at the time of purchase lead me to believe it was genuine. including ms info AT REGISTRATION. MORE THAN 2 YEARS LATER MS ATTACKS MY COMPUTER, AND SAYS PIRATE COPY.  
    Friday, April 17, 2009 11:06 PM
  • Hello Smurfyist,

    Please direct your anger at the unscroupulous people who sold you a computer without the genuine software that they promised, and pursue your remedies with them to the fullest extent of the law.

    Do not bash Microsoft, they are just as much a victim as you, since they got cheated too.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Saturday, April 18, 2009 1:53 PM
  • Thank you Dan

    Stephen
    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. 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. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    Monday, April 20, 2009 5:55 PM
  • Just to comment here that today I have just hit the same issue - I purchased from the same company in April 2008.... I have the invoice from the company saying xp pro oem was installed, I researched the company before purchase and they seemed genuine, I registered my copy of windows and I used windows genuine advantage multiple times as various fixes came out via windows update.
    Monday, May 25, 2009 12:55 AM