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  • Question

  • I bought a genuine copy of Vista about a month ago from Harris Technology. I activated it when I installed it and now several weeks later, it tells me I have 2 days left to activate! I told it to activate again, but it says the product key is in use! I'm thinking that it is saying that because I have I already activated before.

     

    PLEASE HELP!

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0012.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Detailed Status: 0x1
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-JGW3K-8VV8Y-92WF9
    Windows Product Key Hash: Wmxtwt/fko7atV8Lkr8CNzgBKxo=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-015-5895537-71834
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003
    ID: 9cb62d46-6fc3-4ff0-9cd4-f1510cd8b7dc
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205
    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: 104 Unknown PID
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3178-80070002_77F760FE-150-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-138-80041010_025D1FF3-324-80040154_025D1FF3-269-80040154_025D1FF3-273-80070002_B4D0AA8B-817-80070057

    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>9cb62d46-6fc3-4ff0-9cd4-f1510cd8b7dc</UGUID><Version>1.7.0012.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-92WF9</PKey><PID>89578-015-5895537-71834</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1517733925-1676231780-2351387948</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>NVIDIA</Manufacturer><Model>AWRDACPI</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Award Software International, Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>F9</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20060210000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>97303507018400F6</HWID><UserLCID>0C09</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>AUS Eastern Standard Time(GMT+10:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>104</Result><Products><Product GUID="{30120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>104</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 (Beta)</Name><Ver>12</Ver><PidType>0</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 5:49 AM

Answers

  • It seems that updating your Nvidia Nforce4 Serial ATA drivers stuffs your hardware ID.

    Here's the fix for all you Vista users:
    1. Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/ and click "Validate Windows"

    2. On your PC go to: Computer > "System Properties" then activate Windows.

    Now the activation WILL work.

    Don't bother ringing M$ for help, they just stuff you around & hang up abruptly.
    Friday, March 9, 2007 9:36 PM
  • Is the copy actually installed already on another computer, or is that what the automated system told you?  If it's only on your computer, please try phone activating again and talk with a person when you're given the option.  Thanks!
    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:19 PM

All replies

  • It sounds like a driver or hardware changed your hardware ID enough to ask you to reactivate.  Would you try phone activation?  You can type "slui 4" in a command prompt to get started.  Thanks!
    Thursday, March 8, 2007 1:37 AM
  • I just tried your sugesstion. It didn't work! The IDs didn't match (or something like that) and the person I was talking to on the phone rudely hung up on me before I could tell her.

    I need this fix ASAP... my Vista install will be inactive if I don't do it TODAY!

    I thought buying legitamate software means that I can use it without being restricted!

    Friday, March 9, 2007 5:19 AM
  • Don't worry, I fixed it myself. It seems that public forums know more than the actual company that develops the software.
    Friday, March 9, 2007 5:32 AM
  • I ran into the same issue yesterday. How did you fix it?

    I so would appreciate any insight.

    Thanks,

    Kia

    Friday, March 9, 2007 3:35 PM
  • It seems that updating your Nvidia Nforce4 Serial ATA drivers stuffs your hardware ID.

    Here's the fix for all you Vista users:
    1. Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/ and click "Validate Windows"

    2. On your PC go to: Computer > "System Properties" then activate Windows.

    Now the activation WILL work.

    Don't bother ringing M$ for help, they just stuff you around & hang up abruptly.
    Friday, March 9, 2007 9:36 PM
  • Thankyou and moore thanks
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 5:55 PM
  • Had exactly the same problem (almost) although I didn't get any grace period.  2 days after getting vista activated and validated on my machine I went on a business trip.  Got back home yesterday - turned on the computer (only computer that I own) to be told the activation period had expired. 

    Tried to activate it but - of course - the product key is already in use.... of course it is...  it is on use on my **#(*&$ computer :( 

    Tried to activate by phone... only to be told that I couldn't - the copy is installed already on another computer.

    No hardware has changed on my machine, nothing except not turning it on for just over a week.  I'm really beyond frustrated by this nonsense. 

    The thing that worries me most is that I was planning on upgrading the hard drives and graphics card later this week... probably the thing'll stop working again immediately... 

    I dread to think what will happen when I reinstall and then try to reactivate my genuine Office 2007 afterwards...

     

    Monday, March 12, 2007 10:08 AM
  • Is the copy actually installed already on another computer, or is that what the automated system told you?  If it's only on your computer, please try phone activating again and talk with a person when you're given the option.  Thanks!
    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:19 PM