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WGA Thinks my hardware has changed 'significantly'. When it hasnt! RRS feed

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  • Just rebooted my pc and i have some stupid error message telling me that my hardware has been significantly changed since my copy of windows was installed. Which is wrong, no hardware has been changed since the pc was built in December 2005, i know, i built it. I run XP MCE 2005 and the pc is on 24/7. It now says i have 3 days to activate windows, but will not do it over the internet as it says the key has been used too many times. Even thought its only ever been on this pc. To reactivate it wants me to ring up, which i dont see why i should have to ring up and type the long digit code in, to be told i need to talk to a representative, who when i do get through, doesnt even speak english well enough to understand what i am saying. When i paid for and have the genuine copy of the os sat right in front of me. oh and the fact that is has passed every WGA since its launch and always stays fully updated.

    MGADiag Results:

    WGA Diagnostic Data (1.5.0530.2):
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    Genuine Validation Status: Not Activated
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8FGRW-RQHG8-B4CKJ
    Windows Product Key Hash: mq/NfkGxooulz06HgLkbpa9FTvg=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-OEM-2281285-10871
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: COA/Sysem Builder
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.med
    Download Center code: KLJ9FR7
    ID: 5424f9c7-1f48-49d6-81a2-c58431e5e870
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.532.2.
    Signature Type: Microsoft.
    Validation Diagnostic:

    Scan: Complete
    Cryptography: Complete

    Office Status: 100
    Office Diagnostics:

    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; 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

    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>5424f9c7-1f48-49d6-81a2-c58431e5e870</UGUID><Version>1.5.0530.2</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.med</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-B4CKJ</PKey><PID>76487-OEM-2281285-10871</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1343024091-1677128483-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>RS480_</Manufacturer><Model>AWRDACPI</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20060417000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>9ED431870184CE76</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>      <Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90510409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>5EA9C3672EB0500</Val><Hash>GZD+9sfb5ecL3RxyV4F75a86u2M=</Hash><Pid>72085-640-0000106-55032</Pid></Product><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>5F6642DA8AEE500</Val><Hash>JfMVqvAn0N3jbuPdwlDnukKJCg4=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0619212-57456</Pid></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Sunday, June 18, 2006 11:30 PM

Answers

  • Nitronix,

    If you call during normal business hours for your country, as a rule you will get a local or regional activation center that should "speak your language."

    Good Luck!

    Monday, June 19, 2006 1:14 AM