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Help Trying to get legit RRS feed

  • Question

  • I found out my system has an illegit volume version of XP Pro installed. My father in law purchased an OEM version of Windows XP Pro for me to use to get legit when he bought a new hard drive. I booted to Windows and then popped in the disk. I clicked on the install button and was presented with the option to upgrade. I selected that as I read it was the same as the repair install. I used the product key printed on the COA and it was accepted and the system seemed to do the repair install. When I try to validate I get a message that the key is invalid. Below are the results from the diagnostic tool. Am I getting this error because I tried to repair a VLP version with an OEM version, or did he get a counterfit copy. If it is counterfit, it is a really good one as I went through the checks at MS website and it appears to be legit. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0555.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-H2JR9-DTK36-K9FJW
    Windows Product Key Hash: 1685EmTHAEfqfM8XfJx+fczYv/g=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-1005276-23825
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: 78c8904b-2fcf-419e-8b6d-497b1116ec44
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.716.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    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: 109
    Office Diagnostics:

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~2\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>78c8904b-2fcf-419e-8b6d-497b1116ec44</UGUID><Version>1.5.0555.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-K9FJW</PKey><PID>55274-640-1005276-23825</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-789336058-1682526488-854245398</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>ECS</Manufacturer><Model>L7S7A2</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>07.00T</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20010402000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>570F3B0F0184B46F</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    Sunday, November 5, 2006 4:42 AM

Answers

  • Yes, I'm afraid to tell you its a counterfeit copy of Windows (its actually a corporate copy).

     

    If it is of high quality (you can check the quality level by comparing your media at www.howtotell.com) - i suggest submitting a free WGA Counterfeit report if you still have your original purchase receipts and media. You could quality for a free WGA Kit. To do this, go to www.microsoft.com/genuine and click Validate then "See all options".

     

    -phil

    Monday, November 6, 2006 8:18 AM

All replies

  • An Invalid Product Key is one that was illegally generated by a non-Microsoft Product Key Generator.  As a consequence, your Windows XP installation is deemed non-genuine.

    In order to resolve your non-genuine licensing issue, please visit: www.microsoft.com/genuine and click on "Validate Windows". When validation fails, you'll see a button to click on which will provide information on your options which include how to acquire a WGA Kit.

    Sunday, November 5, 2006 2:22 PM
    Moderator
  • So this is in fact a counterfit OEM Disk and COA that my father in law just purchased? It sure looks real enough.
    Sunday, November 5, 2006 7:24 PM
  • Yes, I'm afraid to tell you its a counterfeit copy of Windows (its actually a corporate copy).

     

    If it is of high quality (you can check the quality level by comparing your media at www.howtotell.com) - i suggest submitting a free WGA Counterfeit report if you still have your original purchase receipts and media. You could quality for a free WGA Kit. To do this, go to www.microsoft.com/genuine and click Validate then "See all options".

     

    -phil

    Monday, November 6, 2006 8:18 AM