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  • Stephen, I am having a similar problem with my XP home edition.  The CD that came with one of my Gateways desktops (either my 710 or 310) will not activate now that I have loaded XP onto my new MacBook with Parallels.  When do the MGADT only the last 3 groups of Key's appear.  When i run a Belarc Advisor the key is full but is not (apparently) the actual activation key. Will the XP program on these CD's only work on the original machine?  How can i get the full Key to the CD that i have?  Gateway suggested "myrestorecds.com or restoredisks.com" but they warn that the restore CDs will only work on the original machine and the cost $40 if they even have it. 

    The COA tags on the computers state: 

              Win XP home edition, there is no mfg. name on the tag.

             and have the product keys but neither will activate the XP Cd i just installed from the CD.  It is possible that the CD i have is from a pre-repair version of windows so I definately would not have the key.

    Here is the MGAD results.

    Thanks

    Ken 

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0110.1):

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    WGA Data-->

    Validation Status: Not Activated

    Validation Code: 1

    Online Validation Code: N/A

    Cached Validation Code: N/A

    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^removed.

    Windows Product Key Hash: zXgGJwnTjctofb1FzBPpyOpDcn4=

    Windows Product ID: 55277-OEM-2149397-88397

    Windows Product ID Type: 3

    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder

    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom

    ID: {45B86979-2B32-4ED6-8FE1-F8A936DE2D50}(3)

    Is Admin: Yes

    TestCab: 0x0

    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.69.2

    Signed By: Microsoft

    Product Name: N/A

    Architecture: N/A

    Build lab: N/A

    TTS Error: N/A

    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-199-3

    Resolution Status: N/A

     

    WgaER Data-->

    ThreatID(s): N/A

    Version: N/A

     

    WGA 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

    WGATray.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: 025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-199-3_FA827CE6-153-8007007e_FA827CE6-180-8007007e

     

    Browser Data-->

    Proxy settings: N/A

    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; 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

     

     

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

    BIOS string matches: yes

    Marker string from BIOS: 16213:GENUINE C&C INC|17615:Microsoft Corporation

    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: Gateway,Gateway,Gateway,Gateway

     

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->

    N/A

    • Split by Stephen Holm Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:35 PM Splitting Post
    Thursday, January 15, 2009 5:52 PM

Answers

  • Hello Zenkengee,


    Please re run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and past the UNEDITED version back in this thread.  Don't worry your product key will not be reveiled totally.


    Thank you :-)


    Stephen
    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:37 AM
    Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:47 PM

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  • Hello Zenkengee,


    Please re run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and past the UNEDITED version back in this thread.  Don't worry your product key will not be reveiled totally.


    Thank you :-)


    Stephen
    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:37 AM
    Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:47 PM
  • Either use your SLP Key or:

    1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Activate Windows.

      Or, click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area.
    2. Click Yes, let's activate Windows over the Internet now.
    3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
    4. Use one of the following methods:
      • If you want to register and activate Windows at the same time, click Yes, I want to register and activate Windows at the same time, click Read the Windows Registration Privacy Statement, click Back, click Next, type your contact information in the appropriate boxes in the registration form, and then click Next. An asterisk (*) appears next to required information.
      • If you only want to activate Windows, click No, I don't want to register now; let's just activate Windows, and then click Next.
      The wizard establishes a connection with an activation server, and then processes the activation request.
    5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK:
      You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.

    If internet activation doesn't work, do this:

    1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Activate Windows.

      Or, click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area.
    2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
    3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
    4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

      Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.
    5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.
      You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.
    • Proposed as answer by motherboardlove Monday, January 19, 2009 1:42 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:37 AM
    Monday, January 19, 2009 1:41 PM
  • Zenkengee,

    According to the data in the mgadiag report, you are attempting to install your OEM XP license from your Gateway computer onto your MacBook.

    According to the standard USA OEM End User Licensing Agreement for Microsoft Operating Systems, the license for XP provided to you by Gateway as purchased presinstalled on your Gateway computer is valid ONLY on that exact Gateway computer and is not permitted to be installed on or moved to any other computer.

    To read the EULA that applies to your installation(s) of XP or Vista, click Start>Run, type winver and hit enter, then click on the link to read your EULA.

    In order to install Windows XP or Vista on a new computer, whether it is a MacBook or a regular "Wintel" computer, you are required to purchase a License.  You can use either a full retail license or a systembuilder/OEM license for XP or Vista.  Please be sure to buy Genuine Microsoft Windows! :-)
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 4:26 PM