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  • EXACTLY TO THE DAY LAST DECEMBER MY COPY OF WINDOWS VISTA, WHICH I BOUGHT WITH MY TOSHIBA LAPTOP FROM A GOOD GUYS STORE, AFTER 2 YEARS CAME UP INVALID.?!!!!!!

    THE ONLY OTHER POSSIBILITY I CAN THINK OF IS THAT I WAS, AT THE TIME, ALSO USING `REG CURE' TO TIDY UP MY COMPUTER. THAT ALSO DISSAPEARED FROM MY COMPUTER IN JANUARY THIS YEAR.

    WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? I ASSUMED MY COPY OF VISTA DIDN'T HAVE A LIMITED LIFE OR ANYTHING?
    Sunday, March 14, 2010 12:35 AM

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  • Hello WHAT THE...,

    Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Windows Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:

    A)   OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Windows, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the special instructions found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Windows was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Vista looks at the motherboard and sees the special instructions and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)

     

    B)    COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations (sush as if the OEM SLP key stops self-activating for whatever reason). The key must be activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)

     

       Your Windows is using an OEM SLP key, but (for whatever reason) cannot see the special instructions in the computer’s motherboard and is unable to Self-Activate.

      To fix the issue, you will need to change out the OEM SLP key with the COA SLP key.  The normal way to do this is to click the ‘Start’ button, right-click ‘Computer’, select ‘Properties’ and then click ‘Change Product Key’ (located in the lower right-hand side of the window). Enter the COA SLP key and follow the instructions in the Change Product Key Wizard.

     

    Alternate steps to change the product key

     

    1)    Click the Start button

    2)    Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    3)    Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    4)    Click the Next button.

    5)    You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    6)    It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 7)

    7)    Click the Start button

    8)    Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    9)    Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    10) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone

     

    NOTE: when you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice. If the Automated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep., select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case; only thru the Live Activation Rep. will your Activation be successful.

     Thank you,
    Darin MS

     

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:54 PM

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  • "REG CURE" has been known to adversely affect the Windows operating systems and should not be used.

    In order for us to analyze and troubleshoot a non-genuine notification issue you may be experiencing, please download and run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostics Tool. 

    After running the tool, click on the Continue button, then click on the Copy button, then Paste the report into your post.  Also, please include a brief question or pertinent background information that would be helpful in our endeavor to assist you.

    Thank you!


    Carey Frisch
    Sunday, March 14, 2010 10:34 PM
    Moderator

  • Hi Carey and thanks for your help. I've pasted my original enquiry and then pasted the Ad Diagnostic Tool report beneath it. Hoping something can be restored.

    Ta

    Terry

    "EXACTLY TO THE DAY LAST DECEMBER MY COPY OF WINDOWS VISTA, WHICH I BOUGHT WITH MY TOSHIBA LAPTOP FROM A GOOD GUYS STORE, AFTER 2 YEARS CAME UP INVALID.?!!!!!!

    THE ONLY OTHER POSSIBILITY I CAN THINK OF IS THAT I WAS, AT THE TIME, ALSO USING `REG CURE' TO TIDY UP MY COMPUTER. THAT ALSO DISSAPEARED FROM MY COMPUTER IN JANUARY THIS YEAR.

    WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? I ASSUMED MY COPY OF VISTA DIDN'T HAVE A LIMITED LIFE OR ANYTHING?"


    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50

    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VRW92-3VTYM-HBTPB
    Windows Product Key Hash: f2jozkw0zs2dOBYEfV90nVZaNP0=
    Windows Product ID: 89572-OEM-7332166-00152
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.002
    ID: {97C3C4EC-0A87-4F57-BBBF-E2B1B99EC2F7}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.090803-2339
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: 6.0.6002.16398

    WGA 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: 100
    Version: 2.0.48.0
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Registered, 2.0.48.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.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: 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>{97C3C4EC-0A87-4F57-BBBF-E2B1B99EC2F7}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0019.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.002</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-HBTPB</PKey><PID>89572-OEM-7332166-00152</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1649746734-2609692491-3267963880</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>Satellite A200</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies LTD</Manufacturer><Version>1.70   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070626000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>A2303507018400EE</HWID><UserLCID>0C09</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>AUS Eastern Standard Time(GMT+10:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>TOSINV</OEMID><OEMTableID>TOSINV00</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification><File Name="OGAAddin.dll" Version="2.0.48.0"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>4F7D49BE5C50722</Val><Hash>UTLWVLCVAc59lB3PqiDP9VigpHs=</Hash><Pid>81602-913-5232592-68575</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomeBasic edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 199086aa-6cb8-4e5b-b698-f2be56f1e8ee
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89572-00146-321-600152-02-1033-6000.0000-2742007
    Installation ID: 078563259926698336378303783064613522833233383034917325
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43473
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43474
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43476
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43475
    Partial Product Key: HBTPB
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F02A.

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OAAAAAIAAgABAAIAAQABAAAABAABAAEAnJ+OXiDFi0KsK+pOEEzS92BV8vTAKxRCFjGsVjfz9Eg=

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC   INTEL   CALISTGA
      FACP   TOSINV  TOSINV00
      HPET   INTEL   CALISTGA
      BOOT   PTLTD   $SBFTBL$
      MCFG   INTEL   CALISTGA
      TCPA   PTLTD   CALISTGA
      APIC   INTEL   CALISTGA
      SLIC   TOSINV  TOSINV00
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri
      SSDT   SataRe  SataPri

     

    Monday, March 15, 2010 9:33 AM
  • Hello WHAT THE...,

    Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Windows Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:

    A)   OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Windows, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the special instructions found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Windows was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Vista looks at the motherboard and sees the special instructions and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)

     

    B)    COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations (sush as if the OEM SLP key stops self-activating for whatever reason). The key must be activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)

     

       Your Windows is using an OEM SLP key, but (for whatever reason) cannot see the special instructions in the computer’s motherboard and is unable to Self-Activate.

      To fix the issue, you will need to change out the OEM SLP key with the COA SLP key.  The normal way to do this is to click the ‘Start’ button, right-click ‘Computer’, select ‘Properties’ and then click ‘Change Product Key’ (located in the lower right-hand side of the window). Enter the COA SLP key and follow the instructions in the Change Product Key Wizard.

     

    Alternate steps to change the product key

     

    1)    Click the Start button

    2)    Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    3)    Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    4)    Click the Next button.

    5)    You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    6)    It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 7)

    7)    Click the Start button

    8)    Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    9)    Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    10) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone

     

    NOTE: when you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice. If the Automated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep., select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case; only thru the Live Activation Rep. will your Activation be successful.

     Thank you,
    Darin MS

     

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:54 PM
  • thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!! smiles, all is good in the world again.

    you have an outstanding day too!
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:58 AM