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  • Hello - here is my situation. I installed Vista as a trial, possible I did this a couple times (rearm), but it got to me and I actually liked it. Now with the new Service Pack coming out in the future, I didn't want to play around with hacks and rearms, I just wanted it to work and not have to worry about one day just stopping. So I looked online, first to the Windows Marketplace and saw you could get some really nice prices on an Vista Ultimate Upgrade (like $208) and I saw you could download it as well from Microsoft for $265. So my search begain to find the best price for a full copy -- why full, so I could just install the key and not have to do an in place install with the upgrade. I came across a site that said it had valid licenses and you could download straight from them. All well and good, but I wouldn't receive a box or sticker just a key. Now for $175 versus the $208 on the marketplace site I thought lets give it a try.

    I just received the key and activated the product. Everything is fine, but how do I really know they didn't steal the key or get it from some group license enterprise key which Microsoft is going to close down in the future. My inital thought about feeling confortable with Vista and having it work forever kind of makes me feel uneasy now. Like in 6 months my key might stop working becasue it is part of some huge underground "fill inthe blank with countries with huge pirating issues" pirating ring. Sort of thinking I should have spent the extra $35 to get it from the marketplace and received a box with a sticker and just did an inplace upgrade on top of itself.

    Can someone please advise. I have the WGA printout but don't want you guys saying something like - no this is wrong we have deactivated your key. Again, I'm a guy that wants to do the right thing and own my Vista copy.

    Please advise,

    Minnelli
    Sunday, November 4, 2007 4:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi Minnelli,

     

      Your Vista looks fine and I do not forsee you having any Genuine vs. Non-Genuine problems.

     

     

      As for your copy of Office , you might want to do something about that.

     

     

     

    Anyways, you have a good night and enjoy Vista!

     

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    p.s. Good bargain hunting on that copy of Vista, by the way.

    Saturday, November 10, 2007 1:24 AM

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  • Hi Minnelli,

     

      Thank you for the question. I completely understand your unease in thinking "was that low price Vista deal too good to be true?"

     

      I can say that the fact that you were able to Activate is a good sign. Next I would suggest going to http://microsoft.com/genuine and click the Validate Windows button. If you can Validate successfully, that's an even better sign.

     

      Now I understand that you don't want to post the Diagnostic Report, for fear that if we felt it was Non-Genuine that we would block that key. Believe me, It doesn't work that way and even if it did work that way, we wouldn't do it like that. We are really more interested in stopping the people that are Selling non-gen Windows. But, without the Diagnostic Report, I really can't give you a positive answer on if your copy of Vista is Genuine or not. So, as a compromise, post your Diagnostic Report but go ahead and edit out the visable potion of the Product Key (line 5). There are other potions of the Diagnostic, that I can look at, that can give me good information, without looking at the Product Key. At that point, I would be able to give you a definite answer.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Saturday, November 10, 2007 12:13 AM
  • Ok - finally I got someone at Microsoft who understands what I'm talking about...here is my report thanks in advance. I just want to make sure they weren't selling hacked 'generated' keys or something and then I get shafted when SP1 comes out. Now they did state I won't get my COA. By the way it was ShopArhive (not archive - arhive). Let me know, to put my mind at ease...thanks again...Minnelli

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0062.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Cached Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-K22BW-TQQBY-8JMDQ
    Windows Product Key Hash: lz5ID0fn44N9WpRJG+ko3Jt/iFQ=
    Windows Product ID: 89580-314-0421034-71359
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {9F62FBE2-3D53-402E-B756-3AC69CA4E3BF}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.070627-1500
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    Grace Flag: 0x0
    Commit: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Reboot Flag: 0x0
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Wgaer.exe Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Wgaer.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    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 Data-->
    Office Status: 103 Blocked VLK
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-2968-80070002_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:\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>{9F62FBE2-3D53-402E-B756-3AC69CA4E3BF}</UGUID><Version> 1.7.0062.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-8JMDQ</PKey><PID>89580-314-0421034-71359</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3198361578-1334744131-1916466654</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>ASUS CROSSHAIR ACPI BIOS Revision 0804</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date> 20070917000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>70323507018400F6</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>103</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>103</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>ACD7202654E586</Val><Hash>fFic3JgCreGGRxyF8uMWB4R4Jcg=</Hash><Pid>89388-707-1528066-65918</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002
    Saturday, November 10, 2007 1:04 AM
  • Hi Minnelli,

     

      Your Vista looks fine and I do not forsee you having any Genuine vs. Non-Genuine problems.

     

     

      As for your copy of Office , you might want to do something about that.

     

     

     

    Anyways, you have a good night and enjoy Vista!

     

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    p.s. Good bargain hunting on that copy of Vista, by the way.

    Saturday, November 10, 2007 1:24 AM
  • Yes, I know I have to go back to 2003, I saw the reference in the output, but cutting it out would have cried foul Smile My "trial" Wink hasn't been very successful. It's tough to try and use the new version when at work you have the older version. I use it very seldom and my wife is complaining about it being so different. So yes I'm aware, but I'm making the effort with a lot of other stuff (i.e. Vista). Keeping up with the "script kiddies" is getting too hard and I would rather pay and do it the right way. That being said I just bought roboform instead of using a demo Wink ...I really do appreciate the support and look forward to future Microsoft products...

    Minnelli
    Saturday, November 10, 2007 2:34 AM