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  • I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this and that the answer isn't going to be one I like. but, I might as well ask anyway. Years ago, I got a computer that had a ripped version of Windows already installed on it. I used it for a while, but I wanted to go genuine so that I could download new features, etc. What I did was I took my old hard drive, and set it up as a slave drive to a new, empty hard drive that I installed as my master drive. A friend said he had Windows CD that was valid that I bought off of him. He said he had previously used it, but got rid of that computer, salvaging all its parts into different computers. He no longer uses that version, but bought the Windows copy less than two years ago. I paid him for his CD, but it tells me the CD key is invalid. Is there a way to disassociate the CD key with his computer so that the key can now be used on a new computer?
    Saturday, January 6, 2007 10:52 PM

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  • Please follow this diagnostic troubleshooting procedure:

    1. Download and run the MGA Diagnostic Tool:   http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012    

    2. After running the MGA Diagnostic Tool, click
        on the "Windows" tab and then click on "Copy".

    3. Next, visit the following website and create a post in the
        "WGA Validation Problems" forum and paste the
        results of the WGA Diagnostic Data in a detailed post.
        http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/default.aspx?SiteID=25

    4. A WGA troubleshooting specialist will analyze the data and
        recommend an appropriate solution.

    Saturday, January 6, 2007 11:58 PM
    Moderator

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  • Please follow this diagnostic troubleshooting procedure:

    1. Download and run the MGA Diagnostic Tool:   http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012    

    2. After running the MGA Diagnostic Tool, click
        on the "Windows" tab and then click on "Copy".

    3. Next, visit the following website and create a post in the
        "WGA Validation Problems" forum and paste the
        results of the WGA Diagnostic Data in a detailed post.
        http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/default.aspx?SiteID=25

    4. A WGA troubleshooting specialist will analyze the data and
        recommend an appropriate solution.

    Saturday, January 6, 2007 11:58 PM
    Moderator
  • Diagnostic Report (1.5.0723.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    Detailed Status: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YXRKT-8TG6W-2B7Q8
    Windows Product Key Hash: RVvFciZMdQfJLyDpZteolhaqicQ=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-0000356-23700
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.0.0.pro
    ID: 2c1a7cf4-61e5-4c7a-ac04-3ae97dcd9bc1
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: Yes
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3175-80070002_B4D0AA8B-469-80070002

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: F:\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:
    Active scripting:
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting:

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>2c1a7cf4-61e5-4c7a-ac04-3ae97dcd9bc1</UGUID><Version>1.5.0723.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.0.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-2B7Q8</PKey><PID>55274-640-0000356-23700</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-57989841-1604221776-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>K8UVM</Manufacturer><Model>K8Upgrade-VM800</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>P2.20</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20060315******.******+***</Date></BIOS><HWID>55973E0F0184205D</HWID><UserLCID>1009</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    Sunday, January 7, 2007 3:38 AM
  • Well, a couple of hours after I posted this, I went ahead and purchased a genuine product key, updated my windows, and installed Service Pack 2. My big problem right now is that I can't open Control Panel. When I try to, my whole task bar disappears for a minute, and then comes back, and nothing happens. Does anybody know what's happening or how I can fix it?
    Sunday, January 7, 2007 7:45 AM