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  • In the middle of writing up my Masters project my computer died on me with a hard disk problem, and since the store from which I bought it would have taken two weeks to fix it, a computer-savvy friend sorted things out for me. My computer is an Advent 7083 laptop, which does not come with a Windows CD/DVD, and after formatting my hard disk my friend installed a non-genuine copy of Windows. Apparently the machine comes with a recovery system on the disk, but I'm not sure if this would have survived the hard disk format. I have a genuine product key on a label underneath the machine, and was wondering if it is possible to change my invalid key to this.

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0540.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Genuine Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-6R64R-PRDWX-PV6CG
    Windows Product Key Hash: rLZJFLME617Ijj8acCbr0OdGc6c=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-641-9572624-23618
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    Download Center code: 7LFJN64
    ID: 48bde45a-fdd7-4fc7-95af-13df28c6b5db
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial:
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.540.0
    Signature Type: Microsoft
    Validation Diagnostic:

    System Scan Data-->
    Scan: Complete
    Cryptography: Complete

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 8
    Cache refresh Interval: 1395 seconds
    Extended notification delay(non-genuine): N/A
    Extended notification delay(un-activated): N/A
    All disabled: N/A
    Reminder reduced: N/A
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.5.540.0
    Signatue Type: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100
    Office Diagnostics:

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; 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>48bde45a-fdd7-4fc7-95af-13df28c6b5db</UGUID><Version>1.5.0540.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-PV6CG</PKey><PID>55274-641-9572624-23618</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2000478354-1957994488-725345543</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>DIXONSXP</Manufacturer><Model>DIXONSXP</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>080012 </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20050914000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>B2E633E70184C05A</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>B4731799DF39D00</Val><Hash>TE2IkmLeZINNu18+rAJgSV4jzMk=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-1790864-57760</Pid></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    Thursday, September 14, 2006 7:23 PM

Answers

  • Doon1984,

    The current Product Key being used on your system is non-genuine for one of two reasons:

    - The key was made using a non-Microsoft sanctioned Key Generator

    - The key was reported lost or stolen from the original purchaser.

     

    Can you verify that your COA matches your Product Key? If it does not you can try the following:

     

    1 - Reinstall Windows so your COA matches your Product Key (install using your COA as the Product Key) - This is the preferred method by Microsoft, as it will be a fresh copy, void of potential hacked binary files and security loops that may have been created to bypass WGA. We know this is usually not the user preference, but it is the safest method.

     

    The Genuine Advantage Product Key Update Tool is only valid for users attempting to change their current non-genuine Product Key to a genuine COA sticker or genuine Product Key – all without a reinstall! http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409

     Note: This is provided no core system files are corrupted. If they are you will need to complete a clean install of your system.

     

     

               If your COA does match the product key being used on your system I recommend filing a counterfeit report, it MAY be a high quality counterfeit (which MAY qualify you for a *free* WGA kit) – Counterfeit report is located here: http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/Reporting.mspx

     

     

     

    Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:52 PM

All replies

  • Doon1984,

    The current Product Key being used on your system is non-genuine for one of two reasons:

    - The key was made using a non-Microsoft sanctioned Key Generator

    - The key was reported lost or stolen from the original purchaser.

     

    Can you verify that your COA matches your Product Key? If it does not you can try the following:

     

    1 - Reinstall Windows so your COA matches your Product Key (install using your COA as the Product Key) - This is the preferred method by Microsoft, as it will be a fresh copy, void of potential hacked binary files and security loops that may have been created to bypass WGA. We know this is usually not the user preference, but it is the safest method.

     

    The Genuine Advantage Product Key Update Tool is only valid for users attempting to change their current non-genuine Product Key to a genuine COA sticker or genuine Product Key – all without a reinstall! http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409

     Note: This is provided no core system files are corrupted. If they are you will need to complete a clean install of your system.

     

     

               If your COA does match the product key being used on your system I recommend filing a counterfeit report, it MAY be a high quality counterfeit (which MAY qualify you for a *free* WGA kit) – Counterfeit report is located here: http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/Reporting.mspx

     

     

     

    Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:52 PM
  • Hi Derrick,

    thanks very much for your reply.

    I've tried using the key update tool but when I put in my genuine product key at the first asking it tells me "The product key entered is not a valid key for this system. Please check it for typing errors and try again". It seems that my genuine key is for XP Home whereas this non-genuine copy is XP Professional. I've found some instructions on the web for reinstalling windows without a CD on this machine, but it doesn't seem to work. If I found someone who has a CD of Windows XP Home and put in my own product key would it work out OK?

    Friday, September 15, 2006 9:01 AM