Problems with Validation for 64bit Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • When Vista cmae out on RC1 i decided to buy the Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 Customer Preview Program. But after i got it i ended up reading up on some things about Vista that made me decide not to install it on my PC. Ive been keeping up with the changes and updates that Vista needed in order to resolve some errors and bugs. I decided now to put the copy of Vista that i purchased directly from Microsoft onto my PC. So i reformatted my entire computer. Installed Vista onto my computer and now i have a computer sitting here with "Restricted access" or something. I tried to activate my key several times but windows kept informing me that it had expired or something. I talked to a computer tech he locally about it and he informed me that i didnt need the product key in order to just test the software out because Microsoft has some 30day trila thing before you have to actually activate the key. So i ended up reformatting my PC again, didnt put the key in, Vista installed the same way it did the first time and now i still cant use Vista, all i can use is IE. Anyway that i can use the key i got in the first place in order to use Vista and test it out on my computer before i pledge myself back to XP and forget Vista all together? I get the error code: 0XC004E003 when i try to activate my product key.

    Here are the results from the MGAD Tool:


    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0066.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80004005
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QVKTV-2PC3K-BY82G
    Windows Product Key Hash: aMrNAieduF+nCgfhFaEro5/3HZs=
    Windows Product ID: 78430-102-4830193-70744
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.5600.2.00010100.0.0.001
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    ID: {2AAF9A0F-C681-4BAA-A838-2F0EDB29A8EB}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered,
    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, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.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: FCEE394C-2989-80070002

    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:
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls:
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins:
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe:
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control:
    Active scripting:
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting:

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{2AAF9A0F-C681-4BAA-A838-2F0EDB29A8EB}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0066.0</Version><OS>6.0.5600.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-BY82G</PKey><PID>78430-102-4830193-70744</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3040413667-3076358719-168589350</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>1405   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20070108000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>3F313507018400F6</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/><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002


    Sunday, November 18, 2007 2:46 PM


  • Hi Bilehazard,


      The Product Key that is currently in your copy of Vista is an MSDN Beta key that expired over 6 months ago. If you have a Retail Vista Product Key, I suggest using that key and when you attempt to Activate, use the Activate by Phone method.  When you call, you will first hear an Automated Voice that will try to Activate Vista for you. If the Automated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep, select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case, only thru the Live Activation Rep will your Activation be successful.


    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:02 PM