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  • iv had my copy of windows ever since this version came out (and still refuse to use vista :D) i wake up today and it says its a fake??? this is madness!!!! i bought it when it came out and have used it very diligently and have been happy with all the results

    now why would it say its not valid? even though iv had it since the beginning and just wake up one morning BOOM THIS!!
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:37 PM

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  • Hello Roflcakes,

    Right now, your computer has a Volume Licensing edition of XP Pro installed (Line 10), and that installation was done with a now geographically blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) (Line 2).  VLKs are geographically blocked (blocked when used outside of the geographic region agreed to by Microsoft and the original keyholder) by Microsoft in cooperation with the original keyholder for such reasons as the key was lost, stolen, compromised, misused, or expired.  Also, MS may have blocked the key if it notices a pattern of misuse, ie, more installations of XP using that key than authorized.

    The particular Product Key you are using, which ends in 3R89F-D2KXW-VPK3J, is a widely pirated key, and it looks like it recently had a geographically block put on it to try to curb its use, which probably explains why it was showing as Genuine up until recently.

    As a rule, VL editions of XP should not be sold to individual consumers.  Businesses, schools and gov'ts normally use VL editions for flexibility in installing many computers.  Additionally, VL editions are Upgrade licenses ONLY, and therfore cannot be used as the primary or base license for a computer.

    This is why you were seeing the "software counterfeiting" messages on your computer, because the current installation of XP is an unauthorized installation.

    Please provide the requested Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) information for further assistance.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:45 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:54 PM
  • Hi Roflcakes,

      I think you may have misunderstood,  The Widely Pirated key was not your Product Key. It is a Volume License Key, owned by a company.  The Key leaked to the internet and the owner requested that Microsoft put a Block on it.  Your Retail (or OEM System Builder) key, is (most Likely) just fine.

      Somehow the leaked VLK key was used to install your current copy of XP.  I've seen this happen to other people when they took their computer to a repair shop or let a friend fix or "upgrade" their computer.  The person reinstalled XP, but instead of using the proper Genuine key (maybe because of lazieness or in the hope of doing a favor by installing a Pro version instead of the Genuine Home version) the person installed XP Pro using that leaked VLK key. 


       If you have a Retail or OEM System Builder copy of XP, the best way to resolve your current issue is to reinstall XP using the proper Retail or OEM System Builder key.  

      And just to be sure everything is ok, once you reinstall using the proper key, run the Diagnostic Tool again and it should show "Validation Status: Genuine" and should Not show "Windows License Type: Volume"

    Hope that helps clarify the problem,
    Darin MS
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:45 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:22 PM

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  • Hello Roflcakes,

    We understand the inconvenience you are currently experiencing and would like to provide you with some self-help options we have made available for our customers. Please follow the steps outlined below as it could either resolve your issue or, if need be, provide us with additional information to determine the cause of this issue.

                                                          

    1.      Ensure you log onto the computer experiencing the issue with “Administrator” rights.

    2.      Next we would like to confirm that you are running the most current version of the Genuine Advantage control on your computer. In order to do this please follow the below link and choose the “Validate Windows” option.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine

     

    If the above steps did not resolve your issue lets continue with the steps below.

    If you could also please follow the steps outlined below, the diagnostics Web Site will attempt to resolve the validation errors you are experiencing with Windows.

    http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/diag/RunDiags.aspx?displayLang=en

    Next follow the on-screen prompts to resolve the issue if any of the checks at the above site fail. If, after attempting to resolve the issue as per the instructions on the above site fails, please refer to the link below and run the MGA Diagnostics tool:

     

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

     

    You will be prompted to either “Run” or “Save” the tool. Choose to “Run” the tool and follow the on-screen prompts. You will receive an “Internet Explorer-Security Warning” dialog box for the “Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool”; you must choose to “Run” this tool when prompted.

     

    Once you are presented with the Diagnostics tool choose “Continue” to run the diagnostic report. If the “RESOLVE” button is available after running the diagnostics, please click “RESOLVE” to allow the diagnostic tool to attempt a repair.

     

    1.      After running the MGA Diagnostic tool, click on the “Windows” tab and then click on “Copy”.

    2.      Please return to this post and “Paste” the results here for additional review.

     

    Step 2 is to look on the computer itself, in the documentation you received with the computer or on the packaging that came 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 full Product Key that may be printed on the CoA.

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

     

    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:40 PM
  • ____ all i want is that annoying box in the corner gone if thats gone then im happy and it killed my wallpaper and several other things in my folders!! perminantly deleted!! all that work !!! gone!!!
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:47 PM
  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Geographically blocked PID
    Validation Code: 13

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-3R89F-D2KXW-VPK3J
    Windows Product Key Hash: Ro/Y7HENE9CfW7lW+QtlNbYQEE8=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-640-8365391-23590
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: {42804FF6-E65A-4FA5-B778-42B33D3EE2D8}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.40.0
    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: 13
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.9.40.0
    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: B4D0AA8B-543-80070002_025D1FF3-230-1

    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>{42804FF6-E65A-4FA5-B778-42B33D3EE2D8}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-VPK3J</PKey><PID>76487-640-8365391-23590</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1060284298-1592454029-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>NVIDIA</Manufacturer><Model>AWRDACPI</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="2"/><Date>20040827000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>AD1132AF01844E6D</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification><File Name="WgaTray.exe" Version="1.9.40.0"/><File Name="WgaLogon.dll" Version="1.9.40.0"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: no
    Marker string from BIOS: N/A
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    theres the thing i needed to paste


    i bought this a Fries if that helps any

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:50 PM
  • Hello Roflcakes,

    Hard to believe, since the WGA Notifications utility has not been programmed to delete any user files whatsoever.

    Please follow the previous instructions for assistance.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:51 PM
  • idk but some files were deleted with my luck the important ones.... -_- ....   but i cant find them with search or anything
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:54 PM
  • Hello Roflcakes,

    Right now, your computer has a Volume Licensing edition of XP Pro installed (Line 10), and that installation was done with a now geographically blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) (Line 2).  VLKs are geographically blocked (blocked when used outside of the geographic region agreed to by Microsoft and the original keyholder) by Microsoft in cooperation with the original keyholder for such reasons as the key was lost, stolen, compromised, misused, or expired.  Also, MS may have blocked the key if it notices a pattern of misuse, ie, more installations of XP using that key than authorized.

    The particular Product Key you are using, which ends in 3R89F-D2KXW-VPK3J, is a widely pirated key, and it looks like it recently had a geographically block put on it to try to curb its use, which probably explains why it was showing as Genuine up until recently.

    As a rule, VL editions of XP should not be sold to individual consumers.  Businesses, schools and gov'ts normally use VL editions for flexibility in installing many computers.  Additionally, VL editions are Upgrade licenses ONLY, and therfore cannot be used as the primary or base license for a computer.

    This is why you were seeing the "software counterfeiting" messages on your computer, because the current installation of XP is an unauthorized installation.

    Please provide the requested Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) information for further assistance.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:45 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:54 PM
  • well widely pirated key... i know who sent it out there and im going to kick his ____...

    on another note so what do i just need to buy another copy of windows??

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:58 PM
  • Hello Roflcakes,

    You mentioned in your first post that you bought XP.  You might have purchased a retail copy of XP in which case you'd have a pretty retail box with a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) on the boxtop, a genuine hologrammed CD, and a Product Key on a yellow-orange sticker either on the back of a jewel case or the CD holder folder that came in the retail box.  Or, you might have purchased a systembuilder/OEM license kit which comes with a thin pamphlet, a CoA to stick on your computer case, and a holgrammed CD in a plain white CD envelope.

    Do you have any of that?  If so, maybe you just need to do a clean installation to put back the original Genuine XP back onto the computer.

    If you don't have any Genuine materials, then yes you'll need to 'fess up and buy a Genuine copy of the Windows of your choice.

    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:07 PM
  • well that sucks cause the @sshole trashed my house i cant find anything in this dump


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    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:15 PM
  • Hi Roflcakes,

      I think you may have misunderstood,  The Widely Pirated key was not your Product Key. It is a Volume License Key, owned by a company.  The Key leaked to the internet and the owner requested that Microsoft put a Block on it.  Your Retail (or OEM System Builder) key, is (most Likely) just fine.

      Somehow the leaked VLK key was used to install your current copy of XP.  I've seen this happen to other people when they took their computer to a repair shop or let a friend fix or "upgrade" their computer.  The person reinstalled XP, but instead of using the proper Genuine key (maybe because of lazieness or in the hope of doing a favor by installing a Pro version instead of the Genuine Home version) the person installed XP Pro using that leaked VLK key. 


       If you have a Retail or OEM System Builder copy of XP, the best way to resolve your current issue is to reinstall XP using the proper Retail or OEM System Builder key.  

      And just to be sure everything is ok, once you reinstall using the proper key, run the Diagnostic Tool again and it should show "Validation Status: Genuine" and should Not show "Windows License Type: Volume"

    Hope that helps clarify the problem,
    Darin MS
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:45 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:22 PM