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Cannot activate my Windows Vista Ulitmate Retail 64 Bit.. RRS feed

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  • I am trying to activate my Windows Vista Ultimate Retail 64 Bit. I am only getting the following three option when i try to activate 1) Buy a new product key 2) Type a different product key 3) Contact MS to help resolve this problem.
    I read people here recommending to activate by phone.. But i never get that option.
    Also tried the actions suggested in this link http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/thread/0ff84f22-6c67-4420-9f6c-97c83f8f5704
    Nothing seems to help. When I go to MS website to validate whether my copy is genuine it says that its genuine. I am doing a clean Install so option of backdating and installing it is not possible.

    When i use option 2) Type a different product key and type in the product key that came with box and try to activate get error with error code 0xC004E003.

    Below it the Diag tool data.  Please help.




    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0

    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80004005
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X9PJQ-PYF36-G8WGV
    Windows Product Key Hash: 3HCMZpnmIjPGHPPrR3Wncy9wTZ0=
    Windows Product ID: 89587-OEM-7332132-00125
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001
    ID: {32098661-3493-4B04-B639-0E61307F0268}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.9.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    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
    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: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\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>{32098661-3493-4B04-B639-0E61307F0268}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-G8WGV</PKey><PID>89587-OEM-7332132-00125</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2998748439-107253444-2036840239</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Sony Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>VGN-FZ210CE</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies LTD</Manufacturer><Version>R1120J7</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070704000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>EA333507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>US Mountain Standard Time(GMT-07:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>Sony</OEMID><OEMTableID>VAIO</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6000.16386
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, Ultimate edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 5e802570-4657-4e84-bfbc-6a0e531b84af
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89587-00146-321-300125-02-1033-6000.0000-3042009
    Installation ID: 012901232335518001819764675351943171153536316026584052
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57201
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57203
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57205
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57204
    Partial Product Key: G8WGV
    License Status: Initial grace period
    Time remaining: 43119 minute(s) (29 day(s))

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OAAAAAEABAABAAEAAQABAAAABAABAAEAeqiK2V4jvO5wsAYMRoPgqXJQ8vS40Nf13lXSP6xWKoU=

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    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
      APIC   Sony  VAIO
      FACP   Sony  VAIO
      HPET   Sony  VAIO
      BOOT   Sony  VAIO
      MCFG   Sony  VAIO
      SLIC   Sony  VAIO
      TMOR   Sony  VAIO
      APIC   Sony  VAIO
      SSDT   Sony  VAIO
      SSDT   Sony  VAIO
      SSDT   Sony  VAIO
      SSDT   Sony  VAIO
      SSDT   Sony  VAIO


     Thanks,
    Arun

    Sunday, November 1, 2009 3:07 AM

Answers

  • Hello Arun,

    Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Vista Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:

    A)   OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Vista, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the special instructions found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Vista was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Vista looks at the motherboard and sees the special instructions and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)

     

    B)    COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations. The key must be activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)

     

       Your Vista is using an OEM SLP key, but (for whatever reason) cannot see the special instructions in the computer’s motherboard and is unable to Self-Activate.

      To fix the issue, you will need to change out the OEM SLP key with the COA SLP key.  The normal way to do this is to click the ‘Start’ button, right-click ‘Computer’, select ‘Properties’ and then click ‘Change Product Key’ (located in the lower right-hand side of the window). Enter the COA SLP key and follow the instructions in the Change Product Key Wizard.

     

    Alternate steps to change the product key

     

    1)    Click the Start button

    2)    Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    3)    Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    4)    Click the Next button.

    5)    You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    6)    It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 7)

    7)    Click the Start button

    8)    Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    9)    Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    10) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone

     

    NOTE: when you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice. If the Automated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep., select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case; only thru the Live Activation Rep. will your Activation be successful.

     Thank you,
    Darin MS

    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, November 3, 2009 7:36 PM
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 7:36 PM

All replies

  • Hello Arun,

    Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Vista Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:

    A)   OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Vista, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the special instructions found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Vista was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Vista looks at the motherboard and sees the special instructions and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)

     

    B)    COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations. The key must be activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)

     

       Your Vista is using an OEM SLP key, but (for whatever reason) cannot see the special instructions in the computer’s motherboard and is unable to Self-Activate.

      To fix the issue, you will need to change out the OEM SLP key with the COA SLP key.  The normal way to do this is to click the ‘Start’ button, right-click ‘Computer’, select ‘Properties’ and then click ‘Change Product Key’ (located in the lower right-hand side of the window). Enter the COA SLP key and follow the instructions in the Change Product Key Wizard.

     

    Alternate steps to change the product key

     

    1)    Click the Start button

    2)    Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    3)    Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    4)    Click the Next button.

    5)    You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    6)    It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 7)

    7)    Click the Start button

    8)    Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    9)    Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    10) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone

     

    NOTE: when you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice. If the Automated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep., select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case; only thru the Live Activation Rep. will your Activation be successful.

     Thank you,
    Darin MS

    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, November 3, 2009 7:36 PM
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 7:36 PM
  • Darin,

    Called MS as per your advice above. They told me that since I had replaced HDD on my laptop (went bust together with the recovery partition and I could not find the recovery disks) MS would not recognize my CoA and my best option would be to browse for help on the MS site. Does not sound right as I never heard that HDD is part of the hardware bundle associated with the license (e.g. if one swaps an HDD it results in loss of the software's right of use). Any thoughts will be very much appreciated. Thanks and regards, Andrei
    • Proposed as answer by axisplanet Monday, December 28, 2009 8:34 AM
    Sunday, December 27, 2009 6:50 PM