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  • i want to update my product key but it says i have the wrong product key. im confused on how to make my non genuine software into genuine software without buying one. it just won't work for me. I have a blocked VLK. anybody knows what to do?
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 5:31 PM

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  • Bloocheese,

     

    Without having your diagnostic results I will take a stab @ what is happening.  I am sorry to hear about the problem your currently experiencing.  Unfortunately, the product key used to install the operating system is a Volume License Key (VLK) that has been blocked per the request of the legal VLK holder.  As a rule, VL editions of either an Operating System and/or Office should not be sold to individual consumers. Businesses, schools and governments normally use VL editions for flexibility in installing many computers. Also, Volume Licenses for Windows XP and versions of MS Office are Upgrade licenses ONLY and cannot be used as the original or base license for a new computer.


         This is why you were seeing the "Software Counterfeiting" messages on your computer, because the current installation of the operating system is an unauthorized installation. In any case, please uninstall the non-genuine installation of the operating system to alleviate any complications which may arise from the non-genuine status of your system. As a customer there are options available to you for a resolution. For details on the ways to “Get Genuine”, see the web page that outlined your validation failure details or http://www.microsoft.com/genuine.  It will provide all of the possible steps which you can take.

    First, if this comes as a total surprise to you, please visit the retailer where you purchased the computer and let them know MS Office is a counterfeit copy.  Please print a copy of the diagnostic report so you may show them proof for the 114 Blocked VLK statuses.  Demand they immediately reimburse you and/or provide a Genuine Copy which was originally paid for. Curious was your computer turned in for repairs/upgrades and was the hard drive reformatted?   In any case, please uninstall the non-genuine installation to alleviate any complications.
      

    Again, I am sorry to hear about your situation. Please be sure to backup or otherwise offload any data from the hard disk because a clean installation or reimaging will destroy all personal user data on the hard drive. Please don't hesitate re-posting if you need further assistance.
     
    Thank you
    Stephen Holm
    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Thursday, June 14, 2007 6:39 PM

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  • Bloocheese,

     

    Without having your diagnostic results I will take a stab @ what is happening.  I am sorry to hear about the problem your currently experiencing.  Unfortunately, the product key used to install the operating system is a Volume License Key (VLK) that has been blocked per the request of the legal VLK holder.  As a rule, VL editions of either an Operating System and/or Office should not be sold to individual consumers. Businesses, schools and governments normally use VL editions for flexibility in installing many computers. Also, Volume Licenses for Windows XP and versions of MS Office are Upgrade licenses ONLY and cannot be used as the original or base license for a new computer.


         This is why you were seeing the "Software Counterfeiting" messages on your computer, because the current installation of the operating system is an unauthorized installation. In any case, please uninstall the non-genuine installation of the operating system to alleviate any complications which may arise from the non-genuine status of your system. As a customer there are options available to you for a resolution. For details on the ways to “Get Genuine”, see the web page that outlined your validation failure details or http://www.microsoft.com/genuine.  It will provide all of the possible steps which you can take.

    First, if this comes as a total surprise to you, please visit the retailer where you purchased the computer and let them know MS Office is a counterfeit copy.  Please print a copy of the diagnostic report so you may show them proof for the 114 Blocked VLK statuses.  Demand they immediately reimburse you and/or provide a Genuine Copy which was originally paid for. Curious was your computer turned in for repairs/upgrades and was the hard drive reformatted?   In any case, please uninstall the non-genuine installation to alleviate any complications.
      

    Again, I am sorry to hear about your situation. Please be sure to backup or otherwise offload any data from the hard disk because a clean installation or reimaging will destroy all personal user data on the hard drive. Please don't hesitate re-posting if you need further assistance.
     
    Thank you
    Stephen Holm
    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Thursday, June 14, 2007 6:39 PM
  • Bloocheese,

     

    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response in this thread.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with your retail purchase of Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center, or another version of Windows?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    Friday, June 15, 2007 1:07 PM