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  • BUT When I run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool (1.9.0027.0), it says it is not activated. You can probably tell by what I am about to post, but it is Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002. Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0): ----------------------------------------- Windows Validation Data--> Validation Status: Not Activated Validation Code: 1 Cached Validation Code: N/A Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GD6GR-K6DP3-4C8MT Windows Product Key Hash: s2kt66ZJWfV4nS1wFD5F9bxTSDw= Windows Product ID: 55277-OEM-2111907-00102 Windows Product ID Type: 2 Windows License Type: OEM SLP Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.0.0.hom ID: {CE1CFCA0-97F8-4B69-8A9E-03576411E143}(3) Is Admin: Yes TestCab: 0x0 LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0 Signed By: Microsoft Product Name: N/A Architecture: N/A Build lab: N/A TTS Error: N/A Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-258-3 Resolution Status: Not Activated Vista WgaER Data--> ThreatID(s): N/A Version: N/A Windows XP 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 OGAExec.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: B4D0AA8B-543-80070002_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-258-3 Browser Data--> Proxy settings: N/A User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; 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: Unknown. No Setting Found. Active scripting: Allowed Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed File Scan Data--> Other data--> Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{CE1CFCA0-97F8-4B69-8A9E-03576411E143}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010300.0.0.hom</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-4C8MT</PKey><PID>55277-OEM-2111907-00102</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1708537768-117609710-682003330</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP Pavilion 061</Manufacturer><Model>PY029AA-ABA A1129N</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>3.20</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20050708******.******+***</Date><SLPBIOS>Dell System,Dell Computer,Dell System,Dell System</SLPBIOS></BIOS><HWID>544638070184D356</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> Licensing Data--> N/A Windows Activation Technologies--> N/A HWID Data--> N/A OEM Activation 1.0 Data--> BIOS string matches: yes Marker string from BIOS: 100D8:Compaq Computer Corporation|100D8:Compaq Computer Corporation|100D8:Hewlett-Packard Company|1005E:Hewlett-Packard Company Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: Dell System,Dell Computer,Dell System,Dell System OEM Activation 2.0 Data--> N/A
    Monday, October 17, 2011 12:11 PM

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  • Hello fprrtp6,

     

    As Noel pointed out, your installation of XP Home is an installation of a Dell OEM SLP license onto an HP/Compaq computer (or in this case at least an HP/Compaq motherboard), which is a violation of the OEM End User Licensing Agreement.

    Further information provided by you tells us that this cobbled-together computer does not have a genuine Microsoft Windows Certificate of Authenticity affixed to the computer.  In such circumstances, without that CoA, the computer is not licensed to run any sort of OEM license for Windows.  If the computer did happen to have a CoA for an HP issued OEM SLP license for Windows, you could install a genuine copy of Windows onto the computer as long as you used the proper HP OEM SLP recovery disc(s), or as long as you were able to use the Product Key on the CoA plus the Product Key Updater Utility that Noel linked to.

    As it stands right now, in order to Get Genuine, you must purchase and install Genuine Microsoft Windows.  If the computer has enough "Horsepower" to run Windows 7, your best option is to purchase and install a copy of Genuine Windows 7.  If not, then you must try to find a Genuine full retail or systembuilder OEM license for XP and install that---please be careful of what you buy in that regard as XP has been out of production for some time now, making remaining genuine stocks somewhat scarce, but also making a wider market for nongenuine counterfeits.



    Monday, October 17, 2011 12:47 PM

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  • By the way, I have owned this copy of windows XP since I bought the computer, and recently I had to re-install windows. Being that I was missing my product key, I followed an instructional found here: http://www.ehow.com/how_5656478_remove-windows-xp-activation.html I think that was a wrong/bad idea because in 6 days my computer will become inoperable.
    Monday, October 17, 2011 12:14 PM
  • "fprrtp6" wrote in message news:83b7aa5f-02de-4b40-833e-b24c5de72aa4...
    BUT When I run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool (1.9.0027.0), it says it is not activated. You can probably tell by what I am about to post, but it is Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002. Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0): ----------------------------------------- Windows Validation Data—>
    Validation Status: Not Activated
    Validation Code: 1
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GD6GR-K6DP3-4C8MT
    Windows Product Key Hash: s2kt66ZJWfV4nS1wFD5F9bxTSDw=
    Windows Product ID: 55277-OEM-2111907-00102
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.0.0.hom
     
     
    Other data—>
    SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP Pavilion 061</Manufacturer><Model>PY029AA-ABA A1129N</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>3.20</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20050708******.******+***</Date><SLPBIOS>Dell System,Dell Computer,Dell System,Dell System</SLPBIOS></BIOS
     
    OEM Activation 1.0 Data--> BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 100D8:Compaq Computer Corporation|100D8:Compaq Computer Corporation|100D8:Hewlett-Packard Company|1005E:Hewlett-Packard Company
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: Dell System,Dell Computer,Dell System,Dell System
     
     
     
    The installation of Windows on this machine was done with a Dell Recovery disk – which cannot activate a Compaq/HP computer.
    For which version and edition of Windows is the computer licensed, according to the COA sticker on the machine’s case?
     
    IF the license is for Windows XP Home edition you may be able to change the Key to the one on the sticker using the Product Key Update Tool.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Monday, October 17, 2011 12:18 PM
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  • That is just it. There isn't one on the case.
    Monday, October 17, 2011 12:31 PM
  • Hello fprrtp6,

     

    As Noel pointed out, your installation of XP Home is an installation of a Dell OEM SLP license onto an HP/Compaq computer (or in this case at least an HP/Compaq motherboard), which is a violation of the OEM End User Licensing Agreement.

    Further information provided by you tells us that this cobbled-together computer does not have a genuine Microsoft Windows Certificate of Authenticity affixed to the computer.  In such circumstances, without that CoA, the computer is not licensed to run any sort of OEM license for Windows.  If the computer did happen to have a CoA for an HP issued OEM SLP license for Windows, you could install a genuine copy of Windows onto the computer as long as you used the proper HP OEM SLP recovery disc(s), or as long as you were able to use the Product Key on the CoA plus the Product Key Updater Utility that Noel linked to.

    As it stands right now, in order to Get Genuine, you must purchase and install Genuine Microsoft Windows.  If the computer has enough "Horsepower" to run Windows 7, your best option is to purchase and install a copy of Genuine Windows 7.  If not, then you must try to find a Genuine full retail or systembuilder OEM license for XP and install that---please be careful of what you buy in that regard as XP has been out of production for some time now, making remaining genuine stocks somewhat scarce, but also making a wider market for nongenuine counterfeits.



    Monday, October 17, 2011 12:47 PM