Cannot Validate Windows XP Pro SP3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, I have just bought XP Pro SP3 on Ebay. It was a brand new copy, still sealed in the box. It will not validate, It says that it may be a counterfeight copy. That doesnt seem right, The CD is a hologram CD. Can someone please help me?Diagnostic Report (1.9.0006.1):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Validation Code: 8
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-W8VDW-TTY9P-GR7KY
    Windows Product Key Hash: KnHRvG4NVqh1oZR0uL+0+JAIKR0=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-640-4262365-23175
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {4E335577-B10B-4BC3-8BD0-AAD1D83CEDD6}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered,
    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: 8
    File Exists: Yes
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WGATray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    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\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.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>{4E335577-B10B-4BC3-8BD0-AAD1D83CEDD6}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0006.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-GR7KY</PKey><PID>76487-640-4262365-23175</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-299502267-602162358-682003330</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>1401   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20090109000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>23D23BAF01844E72</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification><File Name="WgaTray.exe" Version=""/><File Name="WgaLogon.dll" Version=""/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->

    HWID Data-->

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 13610:ASUSTeK Computer Inc|1A6E9:HITACHI, Ltd|1A6E9:HITACHI, Ltd|1A6E9:HITACHI, Ltd|1F564:Systemax Manufacturing
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 6:23 PM


  • Hello mannjames420,

    Can you post a link to the auction from which you purchased?

    Right now, the particular computer that generated this mgadiag report has a Volume Licensing edition of XP Pro installed (Line 10), and that installation was done with an Invalid Volume Licensing Key.  Invalid VLKs are generated by pirating programs called "key generators" (keygen for short) that are designed to mimic the same formula that Microsoft uses to generate genuine Porduct Keys.  However, since the Product Key is pirated and not generated by Microsoft, it is Invalid.

    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 are Upgrade Licenses only and cannot be sued as original or base licenses on a new computer.

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

    Look on the computer or in the materials that came with your computer to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA).  If you have one, tell us about the CoA.  Tell us:

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

    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?  We would expect it to read Compaq or HPQ.

    4.  DO NOT post the full Product Key that may be on the CoA.

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

    Regarding the materials you purchased on eBay, was this copy of XP purchased in a nice pretty retail box?  Does the retail package have a Certificate of Authenticity on the boxtop?  Compare the quality of the CoA on the boxtop to the samples at this link:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    Look closely at the exact CD that did this exact installation.  Is the hologrammed label embedded within the plastic of the CD or is it a thin label on the top surface of the CD?  Does the CD say "Upgrade" or "For distribution only with a new PC"?  On the outer box, does it say "Upgrade" or "For new PCs or PCs with Windows 95"?  Does the CD have a colored silkscreened quadrant on the face?

    Put the CD in the computer and navigate to the \i386 folder, then look for the setupp.ini file, a small text file with two sections.  Please copy and paste the last section in your reply to this message.

    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 8:02 PM