WMP 11 unable to validate RRS feed

  • Question

  • What is this nonsense?  Is this what you are doing to get people to update to VISTA?  I would not like to do so at this time but would very much like this annoyance handled.  Here is the Diagnositc.


    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0012.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    Detailed Status: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CHWXQ-33KKC-9MFM3
    Windows Product Key Hash: HvlHNFzWU6ZfBLmDcBHkvKR0YnU=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-0132573-23211
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: e641fa6e-ac61-49cb-9203-b3550c8945f3
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    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

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3178-80070002

    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: Prompt
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Prompt
    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>e641fa6e-ac61-49cb-9203-b3550c8945f3</UGUID><Version>1.7.0012.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-9MFM3</PKey><PID>55274-640-0132573-23211</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-117609710-839522115-1060284298</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Computer Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>OptiPlex GX150               </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Computer Corporation</Manufacturer><Version>A01</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20001212000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>4A0A33C70184C056</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90280409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage</Name><Ver>10</Ver><Val>39476F84C4B4004</Val><Hash>4iCnywwNW1w4s9ukTIwGMGxyGic=</Hash><Pid>54185-640-0000025-17156</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 


    Friday, February 16, 2007 5:07 PM


  • Hi Myusko,

      To answer your first question, No, Windows Genuine Advantage is not designed to get people to upgrade to Vista. It is designed to inform users of the Genuine/non-Genuine status of their current Windows install.
    -The WGA Notifier is a Opt-in install (meaning you have to give permission for it to install) it is obtained either thru the Automatic Updater or from a direct download by the user.
    - The WGA Validation is only required for downloading non-critical updates from Microsoft (Meaning: All supported Windows installs have access to Critical Updates regardless of Genuine/non-Genuine status but non-Genuine installs are restricted to only downloading Critical Updates) and does not require that the Notifier be installed.

      As for your current Windows XP install; your computer has a Volume Licensing edition of XP Pro installed (Line 8), and that installation was done with a now-blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) (Line 2).  VLKs are blocked by Microsoft at the request of the original owner of the VLK Key, for such reasons as the key was lost, stolen, compromised, misused, or expired.  Also, MS may have blocked the key if it notices a pattern of misuse (i.e., more installations of XP using that key than authorized).

    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.  Also, Volume Licenses for Windows XP are Upgrade licenses ONLY and cannot be used as the original or base license for a new computer. (i.e. Resellers should NOT be selling a computer with a Volume Licensing edition of Windows pre-installed).

    Your current installation of XP is an unauthorized installation and since WMP is not designated as a Critical Update and, as I mentioned above "non-Genuine installs are restricted to only downloading Critical Updates", this is why you were unable to download it.

    My suggestion is to compare the Windows Product Key on your CoA with the last 15 digits of the Windows Product Key listed on line 4 of the Diagnostic Report.

    If they do not match then you, most likely, received the VLK version install in some other way (one possibility is that a repair shop reinstalled Windows, with their key, while repairing your PC).

    If they match, then you received the VLK version either by purchase or pre-installed and I would suggest going back to your retailer and demand a legal version of Windows, that you paid for.

    Thank you,

    Friday, February 16, 2007 11:45 PM