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Vista Ultimate lost Validation after 8 months? RRS feed

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  • I'm on it right now, trying to figure out what just went wrong..   I have a MSDN subscription, been running Ultimate since Nov and today I log in to find I need to activate my windows?  I downloaded it from Microsoft, so I don't have a KEY..   I click on "Go Online to Validate" and I get an error on the website.

    "Windows Validation Error", 

     

    "Unknown error encountered during Windows validation. The validation service is unable to determine whether your copy of Windows is genuine. Please validate again. If additional attempts result in validation errors you may want to try again later."

     

    [0x80080250]

     

    Someone explain to me what just happened?    I'm just about fed up with Vista, I've had nothing but issues with it and compatibility with software..   Sound standards changed, so I went a long time with my SB blitzing on me, till Creative came out with a driver that would work..   60% of the programs or games I install, have issues or dont work at all.

     

    At this point I'm about to go back to XP and wait for the next version of Windows or better yet, go buy an iMac.

     

    I've been trying to think what has changed and the only thing I've done is update the video drivers on my machine yesterday.  Radeon X1600.   It rebooted right after I did it, so I don't think that was the issue.   I did notice I was hit with 2 patches through Windows Update, did one of the patches do this to me?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:18 AM

Answers

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    Please post the results of the WGA diagnostics tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012) with any new question. 

     

    Please also post the error code you get (if any) when you validate by clicking "Validate Windows" here: www.microsoft.com/genuine
    The error code will be gray and in brackets at the end of the message on the page that says validation failed.  (It'll look something like this:  [0xC004C000]).

    Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:35 AM

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  • I just went out and got a new key from my MSDN site and it worked..   What the heck is MS doing?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:22 AM
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    Please post the results of the WGA diagnostics tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012) with any new question. 

     

    Please also post the error code you get (if any) when you validate by clicking "Validate Windows" here: www.microsoft.com/genuine
    The error code will be gray and in brackets at the end of the message on the page that says validation failed.  (It'll look something like this:  [0xC004C000]).

    Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:35 AM
  • Now that I went to my MSDN and got the key, again, the website is working fine.   However, since this issue popped up, I've bluescreen about 10 times..

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0039.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Detailed Status: 0x1
    Cached / Grace status: (N/A, hr = 0x80004005) / (N/A, hr = 0x80004005)
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-R7V48-F7FFQ-VF3PB
    Windows Product Key Hash: iMy4Deu1px/pUX7y2cfwf16anzI=
    Windows Product ID: 89580-378-0513203-71007
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001
    ID: {D6767A0D-7010-4E2D-B935-EEC0050AE37C}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    Commit / Reboot / BRT: (N/A, hr = 0x80004005) / 0x0 / (N/A, hr = 0x80004005)
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.36.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205
    TTS Error: T:20070820152801036-
    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: 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-2993-80070002_025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3_672A8F41-307-80004005_672A8F41-349-80004005_672A8F41-244-80004005

    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>{D6767A0D-7010-4E2D-B935-EEC0050AE37C}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0039.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-VF3PB</PKey><PID>89580-378-0513203-71007</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2936638841-4160434338-1497295982</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>To Be Filled By O.E.M.</Manufacturer><Model>To Be Filled By O.E.M.</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>1017.002</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20051114000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>53323507018400F6</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002E-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>71EEEBECF6656BA</Val><Hash>1F4svZyZRPQAPxNHEk7VD2ouaMw=</Hash><Pid>81608-861-0591983-65651</Pid><PidType>8</PidType></Product><Product GUID="{91120000-0051-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>F0A2B48D84A6BA</Val><Hash>Z8i3acE4dG9gnUf3RiJ2NRQj9IA=</Hash><Pid>84890-861-4315663-63323</Pid><PidType>8</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:00 AM