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  • HI, having great difficulties in getting XP to recognise that my copy of XP Professional is an authentic one, or should I say a backup of an authentic one.

    I am trialling tghe beta of BootCamp on iMac Intel Duo.

    Not seen any entries on the forum which might indicate there are issues? But there shouldn't be any as my XP OS software is a copy of my authentic OEM...

    This is a backed up copy of XP Professional x86 I am trying to install from...it accepts my Product Key at intial install, but windows update states my software isn't genuine...it really is...really...

    Do i really have to trapse to my mum's house where my original copy of XP is in a draw, as I've had apple mac's now for 2 years and not touched a PC in ages, but just happened to have a back up on my Apple Powerbook G4 to use with GuestPC which accepts my prodict key, etc ..argh...

    a solution would be helpful...oh...help...

    futurefjp

    'BEDEVERE:
    What makes you think she is a witch?
    VILLAGER #3:
    Well, she turned me into a newt.
    BEDEVERE:
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    I got better'.

    Just updated a few typos and nonsense's
    Friday, May 19, 2006 3:07 PM

Answers

  • You can only install one (1) copy of your OEM Windows XP on one (1) computer. If you wish to install Windows XP on a Mac using BootCamp, you'll need to purchase a new copy of Windows XP for that particular installation.
    Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:16 PM
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  • WGA says:


    WGA Diagnostic Data (1.5.0526.1):
    --------------------
    Genuine Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-H3XG6-28QXR-9YHT6
    Windows Product Key Hash: ZhyufHx/OXbKWelfdIbAS3U1Dkw=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-0364107-23151
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    Download Center code: NY6FCJ9
    ID: 788d80c3-88da-4f46-9182-1ca0a808dcd7
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial:
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.526.0.
    Signature Type: Microsoft.
    Validation Diagnostic:

    Scan: Complete
    Cryptography: Complete

    Office Status: 109
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-467-80070002

    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.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

    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>788d80c3-88da-4f46-9182-1ca0a808dcd7</UGUID><Version>1.5.0526.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PID>55274-640-0364107-23151</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1844237615-1614895754-682003330</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Apple Computer, Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>iMac4,1</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Apple Computer, Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>    IM41.88Z.0055.B03.0604071522</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20060407000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>37000101040201000102030100A2A7A5FAC29E5150C5B9EAF3AECE561F343942047A9581D1C2F46FF0D234B19B00000000000000000000</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>      <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Friday, May 19, 2006 3:49 PM
  • futurefjp:

     

    The current Product Key being used on your system is non-genuine (labeled Invalid Product Key) for one of two reasons:

    - The key was made using a non-Microsoft sanctioned Key Generator

    - The key was reported lost or stolen from the original purchaser.

     

    Can you verify that your COA matches your Product Key? If it does not, the same advice (given above) will follow:

    1 - Reinstall Windows so your COA matches your Product Key (install using your COA as the Product Key) - This is the preferred method by Microsoft, as it will be a fresh copy, void of potential hacked binary files and security loops that may have been created to bypass WGA. We know this is usually not the user preference, but it is the safest method.

     

    Information about locating COA stickers is here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

     

    2 - WGA is underway to create a tool that will allow you to switch your current invalid/non-genuine Product Key being used to your COA sticker *ONLY*. There's no slated timeline, but it will be soon. This will allow you to change product keys being used without a reinstall.

    HOWEVER, if it DOES match, I suggest taking the media back to the reseller to resolve the problem, or filing a Counterfeit report with Microsoft. If the report is of high quality media, you may qualify for a free WGA kit. Otherwise, you can purchase a WGA kit directly from Microsoft.

    Thanks,

    Greg

    Friday, May 19, 2006 4:33 PM
  • Bootcamp requires a Windows XP Home or Pro SP2 installation CD.  If you're copy is 2 years old, it's not the SP2 version.
    Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:02 PM
  • You can only install one (1) copy of your OEM Windows XP on one (1) computer. If you wish to install Windows XP on a Mac using BootCamp, you'll need to purchase a new copy of Windows XP for that particular installation.
    Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:16 PM
    Moderator