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    I bought a brand new Sony desktop computer August last year, preinstalled with Window Vista Business. It has been working well since. Yesterday when I turned on the computer, the log-in window appear as usual, but when I hit my icon to log in, a window popped up saying "The Window Vista product key you typed is invalid". Window refused to load, computer not working.

     

    Please help.

    Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:50 PM

Answers

  • Hello Tran T,

     

      When the Window pops up that says "The Window Vista product key you typed is invalid", does it say anything else such as something like "Enter a New Key", "Learn more online" or anything else?

     

       All my troubleshooting techniques require that you be login to the OS and have (at the very least) access to an Internet Browser. If the Windows does not say anything else and if you are unable to reach behind the window to the Start Button or are unable to launch an internet browser, I am unable to help and I suggest going to http://support.microsoft.com for additional support options.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Tuesday, April 22, 2008 10:47 PM
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    Hi carma,

     

      First off, there is a Support Doc: "You may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista was already activated by a Volume License or OEM installation" at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;931573  That I believe is specific to your issue. Please follow the resolution portion of the doc.

     

    If that does not resolve your issue, please follow the steps below. If the first set of steps does not resolve, move on to the next set of steps.

     

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Step set #1

     

    1) Open Internet Explorer

    2) A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

    3) Find the file cmd.exe

    4) Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)

    6) Hit the Enter key

    7) Reboot 2 times

     

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Step set #2

     

    1) Open Internet Browser

    2) Type %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.

    3) Find the file CMD.exe

    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)

    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing

    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar

    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32

    9) Type net start slsvc

    10) Reboot Twice

    11) Vista may require you to enter a Product Key (use the COA SLP key found on the sticker on the side or bottom of your computer) and Activate. Use the Activate by Phone method outlined below

     

    Activate by Phone steps:

     

    a) If you have access to the Start button: Click the Start button, and type in "slui.exe 4" in the search field and then press the "Enter" key. This will bring up the Activate by Phone dialog window. Follow the steps provided by the window. The phone activation process should only take about 6 minutes.


    b) If you do not have access to the Start button: Reboot and login to Vista, a dialog window will come up. In that window, click the option "Access computer with reduced functionality". Once you do that, Internet Explorer or Firefox browser will open. In the address bar type "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" press enter, a new window will come up, type: slui 4 and hit enter and follow steps to Activate over the Phone.


    NOTE: The key to this process is that you need to talk to a Live Activation Rep! When you first call, you will be interacting with an Automated Voice, either select the option to talk to a Live Rep or if there is no option, do not enter any numbers. This should force the automated voice to transfer you to a Live Rep.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Thursday, May 22, 2008 9:32 PM

All replies

  • Hello Tran T,

     

      When the Window pops up that says "The Window Vista product key you typed is invalid", does it say anything else such as something like "Enter a New Key", "Learn more online" or anything else?

     

       All my troubleshooting techniques require that you be login to the OS and have (at the very least) access to an Internet Browser. If the Windows does not say anything else and if you are unable to reach behind the window to the Start Button or are unable to launch an internet browser, I am unable to help and I suggest going to http://support.microsoft.com for additional support options.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Tuesday, April 22, 2008 10:47 PM
  • Thank you, Darin.

    There was another window which gave three options: buy product key, type a different product key; or Contact Sunny Electronic Inc. to solve the problem. We hit the links that provided on that message but they did not response. It was not possible to reach behind Windows, threfore no access to the internet.

    What should I do now? My mother suggested that I bring the computer to the repair store.

     

    Tran T

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008 1:07 AM
  • Hi Tran,

     

      Click on the "Buy Product Key" link. This will launch an Internet Browser. Once the Internet Browser comes up, follow the below steps to generate a Diagnostic Report.  The Report will help me diagnose your issue.

     

    1) Type: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 into the browser address bar.

    2) A window will come up asking if you want to Run or Save, Select Run

    3) When the program runs, Click the Continue button, then click the Copy button.

    4) Usering the Internet Browser again, return to this thread by Typing: http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3221360&SiteID=25 into the browser address bar.

    5) In a reply post, Paste the Diagnostic Report.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:35 PM
  • Hi Darin,
    i had the same problem Tran had, and i did those steps, and thats my report:

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0095.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
    Cached Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GD2PK-BD3R2-44MV3
    Windows Product Key Hash: f7FPE6g/CLFmnJ4E6GbEU9Xn1sA=
    Windows Product ID: 89572-OEM-7332166-00021
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.002
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {C4A66B6A-782B-4149-8463-0B4C35B81D83}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.071023-1545
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    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: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WGATray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
    Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; 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>{C4A66B6A-782B-4149-8463-0B4C35B81D83}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0095.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.002</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-44MV3</PKey><PID>89572-OEM-7332166-00021</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2092717146-2233780731-3832129437</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP Compaq 6720s</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>68MDU Ver. F.09</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080110000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>B1313507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>3801</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Arabian Standard Time(GMT+04:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-MPC</OEMTableID></OEM><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>59D1605114E3500</Val><Hash>vfZmaSmFPIYrLWTcZSZErUQg+Fo=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0000106-57601</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="16" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="18" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="19" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1A" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1B" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="44" Version="11" Result="114"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002



    i guess the key is missing some.. can u give me the rest? i lost mine.
    Saturday, May 17, 2008 11:32 AM
  •  

    Hi carma,

     

      First off, there is a Support Doc: "You may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista was already activated by a Volume License or OEM installation" at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;931573  That I believe is specific to your issue. Please follow the resolution portion of the doc.

     

    If that does not resolve your issue, please follow the steps below. If the first set of steps does not resolve, move on to the next set of steps.

     

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Step set #1

     

    1) Open Internet Explorer

    2) A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

    3) Find the file cmd.exe

    4) Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)

    6) Hit the Enter key

    7) Reboot 2 times

     

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Step set #2

     

    1) Open Internet Browser

    2) Type %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.

    3) Find the file CMD.exe

    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)

    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing

    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar

    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32

    9) Type net start slsvc

    10) Reboot Twice

    11) Vista may require you to enter a Product Key (use the COA SLP key found on the sticker on the side or bottom of your computer) and Activate. Use the Activate by Phone method outlined below

     

    Activate by Phone steps:

     

    a) If you have access to the Start button: Click the Start button, and type in "slui.exe 4" in the search field and then press the "Enter" key. This will bring up the Activate by Phone dialog window. Follow the steps provided by the window. The phone activation process should only take about 6 minutes.


    b) If you do not have access to the Start button: Reboot and login to Vista, a dialog window will come up. In that window, click the option "Access computer with reduced functionality". Once you do that, Internet Explorer or Firefox browser will open. In the address bar type "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" press enter, a new window will come up, type: slui 4 and hit enter and follow steps to Activate over the Phone.


    NOTE: The key to this process is that you need to talk to a Live Activation Rep! When you first call, you will be interacting with an Automated Voice, either select the option to talk to a Live Rep or if there is no option, do not enter any numbers. This should force the automated voice to transfer you to a Live Rep.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Thursday, May 22, 2008 9:32 PM