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  • Hi,

    I have been a beta tester for Windwos Vista for a while now and I am running Windows Vista RC1 on my PC. It had been running great until last night, when I was told after installing the validation tool, that windwos could not be validated. When I go to http://www.microsoft.com/genuine and click validate windows it says that it cannot validate because my copy of Windows Vista is not activated. The problem is, Windows Vista says that it is. I even re-entered my product key and re-activated my Windows but I still get the same error message.

    I read in another thread something about Spyware Doctor 4.0 messing up the Windows license,  and I did have that installed previously, but as I have since re-activated I wouldn't have thought that would cause a problem.

    Below are the results from the validation tool:

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0723.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Detailed Status: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YQ9M9-Y37MF-6CFCX
    Windows Product Key Hash: dzuCsGyVqqOguNisEruRydL03EQ=
    Windows Product ID: 78430-100-0057603-70855
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.5600.2.00010100.0.0.001
    ID: {364498CC-635E-4D77-939F-E49654D74F6D}
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 5600.vista_rc1.060829-2230
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3175-80070002_B4D0AA8B-530-57_025D1FF3-138-80041010_025D1FF3-324-80040154_025D1FF3-269-80040154_025D1FF3-273-80070002

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\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>{364498CC-635E-4D77-939F-E49654D74F6D}</UGUID><Version>1.5.0723.1</Version><OS>6.0.5600.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-6CFCX</PKey><PID>78430-100-0057603-70855</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3649922447-1356029079-3812878673</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0502    </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20060626000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>0B313507018400DC</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Cen. Australia Standard Time(GMT+09:30)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{30120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 (Beta)</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>86630759CC484B4</Val><Hash>Vv4RrBqQTUVBbOgTAoTPqAYiF9o=</Hash><Pid>82503-602-0021202-58425</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    Monday, December 18, 2006 11:47 AM

Answers

  • That is entirely correct, and thank you for the speedy response.

    I got frustrated with the popups so I did some manual editing of SLUI.exe (program making the popups) by changing the first executed byte of the application to 0xC3 (makes the application terminate instantly). it seems that people at microsoft wanted to make this file uneditable by only giving write/modify permissions to the trustedinstaller group, but there is a way to change all that (if you would like to know how i did it please ask).

    Then when i installed my 'new' (second hand) Nvidia FX 5600 (last night), Windows Aero wouldn't work, and i had previously unistalled the Nvidia Drivers in the control panel, which also unistalled the Nvidia chipset drivers from Microsoft, which are like a billion times better than the Nvidia drivers. In the end i got frustrated and reinstalled Vista, and the first thing I did, even before installing drivers, was to activate and validate. This time everything ran perfectly smoothly.

    Anyway, i once again thank you for your response to the problem.

    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:11 AM

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  • Please tell me if this is right...

    You are already activated.  You tried to validate. 

    The validation failure page gave you error 0xC004C40F telling you "Windows must be activated before validation can determine if this copy of Windows is genuine."  (Is that right?)

    Your system properties, however, tell you that you are activated.

    You've reentered your key and reactivated.  And rebooted.  And tried to validate again, but you're still facing the same error code.

    Is that all correct?  If not, please tell me the error code you are seeing at the validation failure page.  It'll be gray and in brackets at the end of the message on that page.

    Thank you!

     

    Monday, December 18, 2006 11:39 PM
  • That is entirely correct, and thank you for the speedy response.

    I got frustrated with the popups so I did some manual editing of SLUI.exe (program making the popups) by changing the first executed byte of the application to 0xC3 (makes the application terminate instantly). it seems that people at microsoft wanted to make this file uneditable by only giving write/modify permissions to the trustedinstaller group, but there is a way to change all that (if you would like to know how i did it please ask).

    Then when i installed my 'new' (second hand) Nvidia FX 5600 (last night), Windows Aero wouldn't work, and i had previously unistalled the Nvidia Drivers in the control panel, which also unistalled the Nvidia chipset drivers from Microsoft, which are like a billion times better than the Nvidia drivers. In the end i got frustrated and reinstalled Vista, and the first thing I did, even before installing drivers, was to activate and validate. This time everything ran perfectly smoothly.

    Anyway, i once again thank you for your response to the problem.

    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:11 AM