Invalid WIndows XP Professional OEM? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is my problem that I installed this on a different system than originally meant for?  I'm confused as to why this isn't working.  I have the media it came with and used it on a hard drive that originally had a Vista system on it.  Can someone help me?

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Validation Code: 8

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-XQ9YW-MPTCX-YVPPD
    Windows Product Key Hash: Aq1POvwuml+C7p2kyKjrysFG/4g=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-640-3628934-23250
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {8058FF46-7386-4D47-AD5E-C6275651693B}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered,
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A
    Version: N/A

    WGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 8
    File Exists: Yes
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    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: 025D1FF3-230-1

    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: 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>{8058FF46-7386-4D47-AD5E-C6275651693B}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-YVPPD</PKey><PID>76487-640-3628934-23250</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1957994488-1592454029-682003330</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP-Pavilion</Manufacturer><Model>RX885AA-ABA a6000n</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version> 5.01</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070202000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>7D7832F701848068</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time(GMT-07:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification><File Name="WgaTray.exe" Version=""/><File Name="WgaLogon.dll" Version=""/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->

    HWID Data-->

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: E0FF:Compaq Computer Corporation|100EF:Compaq Computer Corporation|100EF:Compaq Computer Corporation|E0FF:Hewlett-Packard Company
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->


    Friday, August 21, 2009 4:23 PM


  • Hello gbreader,

    The problem has nothing to do with what system it was meant for.

    The problem is that it is a Volume Licensing edition of XP Pro and that the installation was done with an Invalid Product Key.  Invalid Product key means the Product Key was made with a pirating program called a Key Generator, and that the Product Key was never issued by Microsoft.

    That means the currently installed XP Pro is a nongenuine installation and that is why you are getting the WGA Notifications about nongenuine software.

    If you want to run Windows XP on a computer that came with Vista, you have several options:

    (a)  Downgrade rights:  downgrade rights (the right to use a previous Windows OS in place of Vista) are conferred if the computer came from HP/Compaq with Vista Business or Vista Ultimate.  If the computer came with Vista Biz or Ult, then you are already allowed to install XP Pro without having to pay for an XP Pro license.  However, the task of getting the media and product key to install XP Pro in place of Vista is still your responsibility.  Your computer manufacturers is the best first place to inquire about whether they can sell you the media needed to install and run XP on one of their computers.

    (b)  Purchase XP:  if the Vista that came with the computer did not confer downgrade rights (Vista Home Basic and Home Premium do NOT confer downgrade rights), then you'll have to purchase XP and install it.  You can buy either a retail license (recommened) or a systembuilder/small manufacturer OEM license.

    (3)  Transfer XP:  If you have an older computer with a FULL RETAIL license for XP, you are allowed by the FULL RETAIL End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) to move XP from that old computer to the Vista computer.  Licenses for XP that came preinstalled on a computer are called OEM licenses and these licenses are NOT allowed to be moved to any other computer.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, August 21, 2009 4:58 PM