The Key You Typed is Invalid for Activation RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm in the process of repairing a laptop for a friend; the HDD had failed and took the recovery partition with it, so I've replaced the HDD and am attempting to re-install Windows from a plain OEM disc and the COA key. I've successfully done something similar with a Windows 7 system, but in this case Vista is failing to validate.

    The message I get is: The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for activation.

    I tried installing SP2, per a suggestion on another thread, then I tried installing Windows and SP2 before attempting to activate. Neither worked; trying without SP2 gave me the black screen and 'genuine' warnings, but trying with SP2 installed just remains saying I have 3 days to activate.

    As far as I know the copy of Windows is genuine. Many thanks for any help!!

    Here's the output from the Validation Diagnostic Tool:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-XY9X3-JDXYP-6CJ97
    Windows Product Key Hash: xFQJU8srKsovk6p1Lk1yW93in4E=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00211
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {03094C51-071C-42A1-BA11-3F110F63386A}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830
    TTS Error: 
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Windows XP Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    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 Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    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: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: 
    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>{03094C51-071C-42A1-BA11-3F110F63386A}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-6CJ97</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00211</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1021362272-226890105-148982085</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Acer            </Manufacturer><Model>Extensa 5635Z    </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix</Manufacturer><Version>V0.3219</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20090806000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>6B313507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>ACRSYS</OEMID><OEMTableID>ACRPRDCT</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: bffdc375-bbd5-499d-8ef1-4f37b61c895f
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89578-00146-321-500211-02-2057-6001.0000-2692013
    Installation ID: 017104471396232762684512161883594951909796840611643270
    Processor Certificate URL:
    Machine Certificate URL:
    Use License URL:
    Product Key Certificate URL:
    Partial Product Key: 6CJ97
    License Status: Initial grace period
    Time remaining: 21600 minute(s) (15 day(s))

    Windows Activation Technologies-->

    HWID Data-->

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information: 
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      SSDT SataRe SataAhci
      SSDT SataRe SataAhci
      SSDT SataRe SataAhci
      SSDT SataRe SataAhci

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:31 PM


All replies

  • Unfortunately, you did not use a generic OEM Windows Vista used a OEM SLP version which is specific for a certain motherboard.

    Carey Frisch

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:14 PM
  • I thought SLP referred to the license key used rather than the install media?

    I case it's relevant, I actually created to media using the WAIK and oscdimg; I thought the result was essentially the same as a generic OEM disc?

    If that way isn't possible, is there anything else to try? As I said the original recovery method has been rendered useless, and paying for a new key is out of the question considering the budget, not to mention unfortunate considering there's still a valid OEM key. Unlike with 7, there seems to be a huge barrier to being able to perform a Vista OEM re-install.


    Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:01 PM
  • Contact Acer Support and ask them to send you their OEM Windows Recovery media for that particular Acer model.

    Carey Frisch

    • Marked as answer by glass hammer Friday, September 27, 2013 1:44 PM
    Friday, September 27, 2013 1:25 AM
  • I'll give it a go. Thanks for your help!
    Friday, September 27, 2013 1:43 PM