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  • Hi, again.

    Thankyou Dan, very helpful. However, your info was only helpful to the extent of telling me that the lisence key was a pirate key (more annoyed, not your fault), and of course all that info about a new purchase and the rest of it (forgot what the rest was, lol shocking memory). I'm pretty sure it is a pirate key unless, of course, if it was the first key off the shelf kinda thing which I doubt, or am I wrong? Was the key like a generated key (from a keygen, or something) that never came out on a shop shelf?

    I just found out myself that this (household) PC at my residence was indeed a private buy, not that from a computer shop, but from "some person" or something. I've always thought this PC was from a computer shop.

    Once again thankyou for putting me at peace, now I wish to find "the person" and have a word with him/her. I find this a very unlikely event as we (my gf, her father and I) have forgotten who this person was.

    So this concludes this little investigation. I might buy a new copy, as I may, or my gf said something about her friend having new office disks...???

    One last question, would it be a wise thing to uninstall the "pirate key installation" of Office 2003, still currently being used on this PC?

    Thanks

    Thomas Knight-Wagener

    P.S Cheers for the heads up of me posting in the wrong place. I have figured it out now, I didn't notice before.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:51 PM

Answers

  • Hey Thomas,

    Yes by all means please uninstall the Office 2003 immediately. The reason is you do not know where this version came from. The product key isn't a keygen'd key but a blocked corporate VLK. Hopefully this helps with your questions.


    Take care,


    Stephen
    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. If any post fixes your issue, please click the "Post was Helpful" button for that post. This will help us showcase the threads that best help our customers. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:42 PM
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:42 PM

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  • Hello. My name is Thomas Knight-Wagener.
     
    I'm frustrated at the notification from Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). This is so, regarding how the Microsoft Office 2003 program on this PC is infact genuine and activated.

    As soon as I opened Word 2003, the notification popped up before Word started.

    I searched on the net how to get rid of these notifications, or "errors", as far as i'm concerned.

    Several options came up, I want to select the option that doesn't involve me buying a new copy or mucking around. Even though i'm mucking around right now, it's to a tolerable extent.

    I'd rather not delete files in the Windows system, stuff things up and the like. So, I was told to copy Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diognostic Tool's diagnosis info to this post (or question) and a WGA troubleshooting specialist is supposed to reply and help me out.

    Just to let whomever it may concern know, this computer doesn't belong to me, it's at my residence, which is my girlfriend's house. This computer is my girlfriend's father's computer, i'm doing this (removing this "update") because he doesn't have the tolerance for this kind of non-sense.

    MGA info: 

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0006.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VDQ4G-YR4J3-JQ44G
    Windows Product Key Hash: WCd/zrXyCnHVlT/dVM0OcfnpYvM=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-017-9456704-22951
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {E720D1F2-FF81-4E13-86FC-2D7347494DCB}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.8.31.9
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1_E2AD56EA-765-d003_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A
    Version: N/A

    WGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 0
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.8.31.9
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 114
    Version: 1.7.105.35
    WGATray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
    Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.7.105.35
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-230-1

    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: Prompt
    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>{E720D1F2-FF81-4E13-86FC-2D7347494DCB}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0006.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-JQ44G</PKey><PID>76487-017-9456704-22951</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1801674531-1409082233-725345543</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>INTEL_</Manufacturer><Model>D845GBV2</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Intel Corp.</Manufacturer><Version>RG84510A.86A.0022.P12.0211151511</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20021115000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>70CA36D701842052</HWID><UserLCID>0C09</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>W. Australia Standard Time(GMT+08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification><File Name="WgaTray.exe" Version="1.8.31.9"/><File Name="WgaLogon.dll" Version="1.8.31.9"/><File Name="OGAAddin.dll" Version="1.7.105.35"/><File Name="OGAVerify.exe" Version="1.7.105.35"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>59D1605114E3500</Val><Hash>vfZmaSmFPIYrLWTcZSZErUQg+Fo=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0000106-57600</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="16" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="18" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="19" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1A" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1B" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="44" Version="11" Result="114"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 1A64B:GENUINE C&C INC
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A



    Thanks

    Thomas Knight-Wagener
    • Moved by Stephen Holm Monday, March 16, 2009 5:11 PM (Moved from Windows XP Genuine Advantage Validation Issues (Windows XP) to Office Genuine Advantage Validation Issues (Office))
    • Merged by Stephen Holm Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:31 PM
    Monday, March 16, 2009 11:11 AM
  • Note to Mods:  Please move to Office forum.
     
    Hello Muntafire (Thomas Knight-Wagener),

    Here is a snippet of your mgadiag report:

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
    Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.7.105.35
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-230-1


    As you can see, Office Pro 2003 is showing as being installed with a Blocked Volume Licensing Key.

    Blocked VLK means that the product key used to install license was a genuine product key originally issued to a business, educational, or government entity.  However, the key has been blocked from further use, and that could be for many reasons: it was leaked, lost, or stolen from the entity; the entity no longer has a valid VL agreement in effect with Microsoft; or Microsoft has noticed much more use of the key that the agreement allows for.

    In the case of this key, it is a widely published and widely pirated VLK.

    If your GF's father is an individual consumer and purchased this copy of Office Pro 2003 from a commerical seller, then he should not have been given a Volume Licensing edition of Office, and certainly should not have been given this key by the seller.  If the computer's seller was a private individual, then it is possible that they did not know that the installed copy of Office Pro 2003 was a nongenuine installation.

    His options at this point include returning to the seller to demand the genuine Microsoft Office that he paid for; to return the software to the seller for a refund; or to participate in the Office Genuine Offer as described in the FAQ here:  http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspx#ID0EONAC

    Hopefully the information provided can help you resolve the situation with a minimum of hassle and expense.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, March 16, 2009 5:11 PM
    Monday, March 16, 2009 2:53 PM
  • Hey Thomas,

    Yes by all means please uninstall the Office 2003 immediately. The reason is you do not know where this version came from. The product key isn't a keygen'd key but a blocked corporate VLK. Hopefully this helps with your questions.


    Take care,


    Stephen
    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. If any post fixes your issue, please click the "Post was Helpful" button for that post. This will help us showcase the threads that best help our customers. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:42 PM
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:42 PM