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  • Question

  • My OS is Vista Ultimate.

    After running the Genuine Advantage Validation software I got that my pc failed due to two Office programs:

    Publisher 2002 - "the validation process could not be completed because your copy of Microsoft Office has not been activated."

    Microsoft Office XP with FrontPage - "the product key used to install Office has been blocked by Microsoft." 

    I recently bought my laptop and MS Office XP was already installed but apparently is an unauthorized copy.  I did install Publisher which I transferred from my old pc. I have the original CD purchased at a retail outlet. 

    I attempted to uninstall both programs using the MS Add/Remove programs utility and I get the following Windows Installer message: "the installation source for this product is not available.  Verify that the source exists and that you can access it."  This is interesting because I have the installation source for Publisher. Not for XP though. 

    Anyway, I have installed the MS Office 2007 trail so I want and need to uninstall the offending programs.  Can you help me?

    Thanks...

     

     

    Saturday, April 7, 2007 6:41 PM

Answers

  • Real Voice,

     

    I understand the inconvenience you are currently experiencing and would like to provide you with some self-help options we have made available for our customers to address the issue you are currently experiencing. Please follow the steps outlined below as it could either resolve your issue or, if need be, provide us with additional information to determine the cause of this issue.

    1. Ensure you log onto the computer experiencing the issue with “Administrator” rights.
    2. Next we would like to confirm that you are running the most current version of the Genuine Advantage control on your computer. In order to do this please follow the below link and choose the “Validate Office” option.

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine

    If the above steps did not resolve your issue lets continue with the steps below.

    I would like to provide some of the self-help options we have made available for our customers to address these issues. If you could please follow the steps outlined below the diagnostics Web Site will attempt to resolve the validation errors you are experiencing with Office.
    http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/diag/RunDiags.aspx?displayLang=en

    Next follow the on-screen prompts to resolve the issue if any of the checks at the above site fail. You can do this by choosing the “Resolve Now” button if it appears. If, after attempting to resolve the issue as per the instructions on the above site fails, please refer to the link below and run the MGA Diagnostics tool:

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012    

    You will be prompted to either “Run” or “Save” the tool. Choose to “Run” the tool and follow the on-screen prompts. You will receive an “Internet Explorer-Security Warning” dialog box for the “Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool”, you must choose to “Run” this tool when prompted.

    Once you are presented with the Diagnostics tool choose “Continue” to run the diagnostic report. If the “RESOLVE” button is available after running the diagnostics, please click “RESOLVE” to allow the diagnostic tool to attempt a repair.


    1. After running the MGA Diagnostic tool, click on the “Windows” tab and then click on “Copy”.
    2. Please return to this post and “Paste” the results here for additional review.


    If the issue still has not been resolved could you please provide us with the following information?


    Thank you,
    Stephen Holm
    OGA Forum Manager,
    Stephen MS

    Monday, April 9, 2007 11:58 PM
  • Realvoice,

     

    I will provide some more information but I really need the diagnostic results which I discussed earlier. First you will need to uninstall MS Office 2007 trial using the add/remove program in the control panel. The information I am providing below is not for 2007. Please post your diagnostic results so I can analyze your problems and provide a better solution.  Again, I understand the inconvenience you are currently experiencing and would like to provide available options we have for assisting customers to address issues they are currently experiencing. Attached below is a Knowledge Base (KB) article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301. This will allow you to download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility and explain detailed information. Use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility and uninstall all Microsoft Office programs on your computer, then reinstall Microsoft Office using the genuine MS Office installation CD and product key.
    Next, review the KB article @ http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/PkuInstructions.aspx?displayLang=enUtility.  This link provides information for Windows Product Key Update Tool Instructions.
    If you are still having issues, can you do the following?
    1) Logon to the PC that is experiencing the notifications as a user with “ADMINISTRATOR” privileges.
    2) Download the tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 click RUN.
    3) When the tool loads, click “CONTINUE”.
    4) Is the “RESOLVE” button available? If so, please click “RESOLVE” to allow the diagnostic tool repair the issue.
    5) From the Windows tab, click the COPY button.
    6) Please reply back to this post and PASTE the entire results into reply of this post. 
    We can take a look at it and offer you some suggestions as to how to resolve this issue.

     

    Thank you,
    Stephen Holm
    OGA Forum Manager,
    Stephen

    Thursday, April 19, 2007 7:57 PM

All replies

  • Real Voice,

     

    I understand the inconvenience you are currently experiencing and would like to provide you with some self-help options we have made available for our customers to address the issue you are currently experiencing. Please follow the steps outlined below as it could either resolve your issue or, if need be, provide us with additional information to determine the cause of this issue.

    1. Ensure you log onto the computer experiencing the issue with “Administrator” rights.
    2. Next we would like to confirm that you are running the most current version of the Genuine Advantage control on your computer. In order to do this please follow the below link and choose the “Validate Office” option.

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine

    If the above steps did not resolve your issue lets continue with the steps below.

    I would like to provide some of the self-help options we have made available for our customers to address these issues. If you could please follow the steps outlined below the diagnostics Web Site will attempt to resolve the validation errors you are experiencing with Office.
    http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/diag/RunDiags.aspx?displayLang=en

    Next follow the on-screen prompts to resolve the issue if any of the checks at the above site fail. You can do this by choosing the “Resolve Now” button if it appears. If, after attempting to resolve the issue as per the instructions on the above site fails, please refer to the link below and run the MGA Diagnostics tool:

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012    

    You will be prompted to either “Run” or “Save” the tool. Choose to “Run” the tool and follow the on-screen prompts. You will receive an “Internet Explorer-Security Warning” dialog box for the “Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool”, you must choose to “Run” this tool when prompted.

    Once you are presented with the Diagnostics tool choose “Continue” to run the diagnostic report. If the “RESOLVE” button is available after running the diagnostics, please click “RESOLVE” to allow the diagnostic tool to attempt a repair.


    1. After running the MGA Diagnostic tool, click on the “Windows” tab and then click on “Copy”.
    2. Please return to this post and “Paste” the results here for additional review.


    If the issue still has not been resolved could you please provide us with the following information?


    Thank you,
    Stephen Holm
    OGA Forum Manager,
    Stephen MS

    Monday, April 9, 2007 11:58 PM
  • Realvoice,

     

    I will provide some more information but I really need the diagnostic results which I discussed earlier. First you will need to uninstall MS Office 2007 trial using the add/remove program in the control panel. The information I am providing below is not for 2007. Please post your diagnostic results so I can analyze your problems and provide a better solution.  Again, I understand the inconvenience you are currently experiencing and would like to provide available options we have for assisting customers to address issues they are currently experiencing. Attached below is a Knowledge Base (KB) article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301. This will allow you to download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility and explain detailed information. Use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility and uninstall all Microsoft Office programs on your computer, then reinstall Microsoft Office using the genuine MS Office installation CD and product key.
    Next, review the KB article @ http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/PkuInstructions.aspx?displayLang=enUtility.  This link provides information for Windows Product Key Update Tool Instructions.
    If you are still having issues, can you do the following?
    1) Logon to the PC that is experiencing the notifications as a user with “ADMINISTRATOR” privileges.
    2) Download the tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 click RUN.
    3) When the tool loads, click “CONTINUE”.
    4) Is the “RESOLVE” button available? If so, please click “RESOLVE” to allow the diagnostic tool repair the issue.
    5) From the Windows tab, click the COPY button.
    6) Please reply back to this post and PASTE the entire results into reply of this post. 
    We can take a look at it and offer you some suggestions as to how to resolve this issue.

     

    Thank you,
    Stephen Holm
    OGA Forum Manager,
    Stephen

    Thursday, April 19, 2007 7:57 PM