Cannot activate WinXPPro after removal of Vista RC1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    last night I removed Vista RC1 because it made a mess of my dual boot laptop. (Vista - XP Pro). My installation of XP was also damaged so I needed to reinstall XP (and Office 2k3) as well.

    The thing is, now, that XP won't activate but Office 2003 did. I can't find the problem, since I have the genuine cd and product key before me.

    I tried to contact the (Dutch) customer support, but they informed me that the product key I gave was registered as XP Media Center Edition instead of XP Pro. We had quite a discussion going on, but the woman on the phone refused to help me. So now I'm stuck.

    Anyone who can help me?

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0545.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Not Activated
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BRK2P-7PYTG-WM4RW
    Windows Product Key Hash: hS4DEWpd5M2KFocAgQtgqlbpZbI=
    Windows Product ID: 76396-015-6871472-22531
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: dd2855fc-d893-41e0-931e-f207ec03dbe5
    Is Admin: Yes
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.540.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    System Scan Data-->
    Scan: Complete
    Cryptography: Complete

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 1
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.5.540.0
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: 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:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\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>dd2855fc-d893-41e0-931e-f207ec03dbe5</UGUID><Version>1.5.0545.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-WM4RW</PKey><PID>76396-015-6871472-22531</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1801674531-1078145449-725345543</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>Satellite A80</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Version>V2.50</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="34"/><Date>20060111000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>16E83F07018400D2</HWID><UserLCID>0413</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0413</SystemLCID><TimeZone>West-Europa (standaardtijd)(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>      <Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91110413-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Editie 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>DC36F42FA4ADD2</Val><Hash>ToznQtC53rHQRX8hljsealXZP1Y=</Hash><Pid>73050-745-5628511-57525</Pid></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Monday, September 18, 2006 1:58 AM


  • Tom Cs,

    You need to activate by phone. Please go through the activation process, and it will guide you to where you can choose to either activate online, or by phone.

    Monday, September 18, 2006 2:58 PM

All replies

  • Problem: Genuine Validation Status: Not Activated

    Try the following:

    1. Reboot your computer into "Safe Mode".

    A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP

    2. Go to Start > Run and type: %systemroot%\system32  then press the Enter key.

    3. Locate these two files: wpa.dbl and wpa.bak

    4. Rename the wpa.dbl file to wpaold.dbl and wpa.bak to wpaold.bak

    5. Reboot your computer into Normal Mode. This will force activation on the following boot. Sometimes if those files get corrupted, they can cause this type of problem.

    If the above procedure does not solve the problem, then try: 

    Guided Help to remove the script that interferes with Windows activation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312295/en-us  

    Monday, September 18, 2006 2:51 AM
  • Well that sucked. I'm now using a repair console to restore the 2 files to get into xp again. Hope it works else i'm back to reinstall everything *again*. Love me pda tho, on which i'm writing this message.
    Monday, September 18, 2006 10:29 AM
  • 0x80040005. now using a repair console :(
    Monday, September 18, 2006 10:31 AM
  • Tom Cs,

    You need to activate by phone. Please go through the activation process, and it will guide you to where you can choose to either activate online, or by phone.

    Monday, September 18, 2006 2:58 PM
  • Tom:


    Are you an official Vista RC1 Beta tester? There is specific support related to Vista RC1 issues.

    Monday, September 18, 2006 5:31 PM