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XP? Invalid Product Key? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have had XP for many years now and I replaced it very soon after Vista came out.  I tend to re-install my operating system 2-3 times a year as well.  I just built a new computer and finally dusted off the old XP Pro disc and when trying to update, it tells me I am not Genuine and I need to purchase something.  I have the orginal disc as well as the label.  When I used to re-install the operating system, this never happened, why is this happening now?  It's getting frustrating as this is my office computer.

    Here are the results: 

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Validation Code: 8

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-T2FRH-PKQD3-RRVWM
    Windows Product Key Hash: AnsQI8bB1pzjZKbp3GOZxdwoT74=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-0615162-23989
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: {F22203BF-5784-4481-AE7B-B52803680555}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.9.1
    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: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    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 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 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>{F22203BF-5784-4481-AE7B-B52803680555}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-RRVWM</PKey><PID>55274-640-0615162-23989</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1390067357-879983540-725345543</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE ACPI BIOS Revision 1701</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20081002000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>7C17330701848076</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>SA Western Standard Time(GMT-04:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><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

    I appreciate the help.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 8:13 PM

Answers

  • Hello RoadwarriorTT,

    Right now, your computer has a Volume Licensing (VL) edition of XP Pro installed (Line 10), and that installation was done with an invalid Volume Licensing Key (VLK) (Line 2).  VLKs are invalidated by Microsoft key if it was generated by a non-MS Key Generator (keygen) pirating program, which appears to be the situation in your case.

    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.  Also, Volume Licenses for XP are upgrade licenses only and can never be used as the orginal or base license for a computer.

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

    The next step in the process is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticty (CoA).  If you have one, tell us about the C0A.  Tell us:

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

    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.

    5.  Retail purchased products come in a nice pretty retail box, and the CoA for retail product is located on the boxtop.  The Product Key is printed on a yellow-orange sticker affixed to the back of the CD holder folder found inside the retail box.

    Not sure what to look for?  Click here:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 4:03 PM